Black Poetry : I Am… (Me, Extended)

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  1. DigginThaShyne

    DigginThaShyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am one man
    saying to another
    ‘brother, be strong….we can survive’
    I am a man fed up with living
    I am a man clinging to stay alive
    I am a man, dictating my own destiny
    I am a man pulled by fate’s chains

    I debate the reality of my individuality
    sometimes stuck in the creases
    of the frightening mentality

    that we are all the same….
    if true, then I’m shattered
    who I am doesn’t matter
    no different than you, another face with a name
    I am no one
    just a figment of multiple imaginations
    cut from one mold
    with several deviations
    then I realize….

    I am a man…. my own man
    I am the man deliberating daybreak at dusk
    I am the man midnight motions to
    hoping to alleviate some of its darkness
    with my random rays of light
    I am a u-turn man
    and you turn, if you can,
    matching my full circle rotations,
    from nonsense, to sense, into nonsense again

    I am the man with the verbal knife
    I am a cutting man
    I am a cutting edge man
    I am a restitching man, a healing man
    I am a man whose wounds may never heal

    see, extended, I stretch out to all facets of life
    turning corners, crossing borders,
    seeing me, for the very 1st time
    realizing


    I’m in this ****
    cause I am this ****
    hell, I built this ****—
    from two words
    that perfectly fit together:
    I am…
    but what do they mean
    analyzing
    the irregular and regular
    of what constitutes me

    I am a man more aware, of himself, than before
    I am a man whose awareness is crippled
    I see what I’ve always wanted to see
    hiding behind what is really there
    I am a man who knows the truth
    I am a man ignorant of his reality

    I am a man struggling to get by
    I am a man struggling, and asking why
    I am a man struggling so he will not die
    I am a man who longs to fly


    but where will I go?
    life bounds me in on 4 sides
    how can you escape the very thing
    that you’ve always longed to see?

    I am a man, saying to myself
    ‘brother, be strong….you can take it’
    each tiny bit of resistance
    where I refuse to break
    makes me realize
    that
    I am, simply,
    a man
     
  2. Realguyjeff

    Realguyjeff Active Member MEMBER

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    That's Real

    I am a man. One who thanks a brother for sharing. Keep it real.
     
  3. diva08

    diva08 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    your flow reminds me of my own the way you do your words... go on bro. i likes.
     
  4. aqueenpassing

    aqueenpassing Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    " I AM"

    Diva08,

    what a wonderful flow that captivates one spirit of a man and his thoughts. I really enjoyed this read. Keep flowing

    Be blessed
    Queen:toast:
     
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