Black Poetry : HOW WE FEEL

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  1. sweet apple*pie

    sweet apple*pie Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    How We Feel…
    Means nothing in the greater scheme of things
    For what are feelings
    But leaves rustling in the wind


    The World in which we live in…
    Is too consumed with “How they feel”
    It is now an excuse for everything.
    We base everything on how we feel
    Not knowing that feelings are tricky things
    That hold shallow weight under deep waters


    Feelings solve nothing.


    A petty explanation
    For why we do the things we do.

    “I felt like cursing you out”

    “I felt like sleeping with him”

    “I felt like causing you pain”

    “I felt like filling my cup to the brim”



    “I feel like white people are evil, so I hold racist thoughts in my heart”

    “I feel like all Men are dogs, cause that one I was with was a fool”

    "I feel like I hate America, yet I wouldn’t want to live no where else”

    "I feel like money is the purpose of my existence, so I use many scheming tools”



    “I feel my sexual desires so I give in to every one of them, fantasies and all”

    “I feel like my mother/father was never there for me, so I give them no respect”

    “I feel like God is not listening to me, so I turn my face away from Him”

    “I feel like my children don’t appreciate me, so to them I will reject”


    So many things….
    We base upon…F e e l i n g s….
    They have a place, and they have a value…

    However….

    We should not be a slave unto them.
    Because they are here to deceive us.
    They are not always our friends
    They can be the enemy we should not trust
    Like leaves rustling in the wind

    Oh Solomon!


    Lets make the decision
    To slide our feelings to the side….
    Bring back moral responsibility to our lives.
    It’s not always about YOU
    But what is Good For All
    This type of mentality will help us stand Tall


    Feelings get in the way of doing what is Right and what is Wrong.


    They deny the rights of
    Civility, Justice, and Integrity
    All the things Martin fought for
    Feelings are self-saturated
    They do not seek the better interest of all
    They only serve the interest of self.
    The clog up the Heart, Mind, and Arteries with foreign ailments
    Of unhealthy things, this is why we get sick
    If your feelings are good, let them be good enough to take action
    For feelings left idle serve no purpose
    Simply floating on the inside of you
    That doesn’t help me or you
    I am here to help you friend, for I’m guilty too…

    F e e l i n g s…
     
  2. jus_dat_nice

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    I feel....
    this one was great :laugh:
    Awesome job apple*pie:bowdown:
     
  3. free2b_me

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    Deep

    This flow is too deep
    My feelings, I can't keep
    To myself
    In the hopes
    To know
    To whom I just let go
    I dont know
    I
    Feel my feelings
    In all things
    I believe
    I express them
    But for now
    I leave them
    Wrestling
    In the winds....



    See gurl, you inspire me... :)
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa!

    sweet apple*pie,

    Look! Where do you keep gettting this stuff from? I have told you on many occasion that you are too young to be able to dig this deep. Most of what you write simply amazes me. The depth of this piece is beyond so many peeps, its unreal. Feelings are shallow and without merit and substance. But you my dear Friend aren't suppose to know this much about the subject, at such a young age, in my opinion. I also notice you have dodged answering an outstanding question, which is: What else are you cooking besides apple pie? :)

    Maybe you will answer it since I made it bold :)

     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    feelings can be the block of da day !
    I feel you deeply......
     
  6. sweet apple*pie

    sweet apple*pie Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    he he he! You crazy JDN...stop teasin me, LOL!!



    Thank you Free! I hope people can understand that this flow is meant in the larger context. It was meant to be a statement flow, but I wish for everyones feelings (including my own) to be of importance. Thanks again!



    Thanks Clyde! You know, I was actually having conversational time with God this morning, when this flow came to me. I was telling God about something, and a voice said to me " Your feelings may not matter, do what is right" and the idea for this flow came.



    In regards to what else I am cooking
    I was going to answer this question, however, I don't think it is meant for me to answer, but the beholder....so perhaps you, dear friend, can tell me what I am cooking for you can see from the outside. Let me know! he he he!




    I hope for feelings not to block, but perhaps, give birth to more solid, well thought out ideas...feelings can sometimes be micro-waved versions of the truth.
    Thank you $$RICH$$!!
     
  7. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    sweet apple*pie,

    Okay, unknowingly, you have supplied me with the answer to the question asked of you. It is no longer a mystery what else you are cooking besides apple pie, trust me, K. You have finally made yourself perfectly clear. Thank you Queen.

     
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    this is a different spin on feelings....
    and i definately wasn't expecting this to come from a woman....lol
    j/k....you are right on point with this prose....nice!!!!

    one love
    khasm
     
  9. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes...

    There are definitely a lot of BAD feelings roaming around us that mean us no good,
    but I'm experiencing a GOOD feeling taking in some soul-good poetry today!


    Have a good day Apple!


    MaddSistahlyLove!
    Coco:heart:
     
  10. sweet apple*pie

    sweet apple*pie Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Okay...now that you know...why don't you tell me? I want to know if we are both on the same page.



    Thanks Khasm, appreciate the love...may I humbly say that I am not your ordinary woman? I like think outside the box



    Thank you coco...I would agree...bad feelings and everyone is for self today....sad really. Thanks!
     
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