Black Poetry : I AM LEGION FOR I AM MANY

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  1. PatriceCQueen

    PatriceCQueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am the one who can love you exclusively
    Be there for you with all honors

    I am the one who can fulfill your desires
    Yet only be a body you enter

    I am the loving woman
    That is a mother to all that reaches her

    I am the teacher
    That imparts things needed to people who want to learn

    I am the angel that hands out mercy
    For grace is necessary to the fallen

    I am the tortured soul
    That seeks out to destroy herself within

    I am the little child who wants a game
    Which can only be played with her

    I am the adolescent that wants her virginity back
    So she can harness it and maybe never share it

    I am the discarded soul
    That does not want heaven if heaven rejects me

    I am the prophet that sought only God
    Finding that to protect Deity she must slay herself

    I am the sacrifice that no one sees
    My cross is stages of disconnection

    I am the visionary with a thousand revelations
    Breaking through the walls to express thought

    I am history unfolding
    Caught up in the winds of change

    I am the whore of Babylon
    My desire is only pleasure at all expense

    To know me is to know I am all I say I am
    To disregard me is to lose my innocence and the facts that all of me am truth

    The most difficult part is when you greet me
    It is possible that you are not aware of who you are speaking to

    Patrice C. Queen


    This piece speaks to a fractured state that some of us become. It is not to say wrong or right, weak or strong. What I would request when you meet a person like this is no judgement and try to understand how they got there and realize you alone cannot save them. This type of person takes a community to put back together and never give up. Remember an act or a series of actions blew them apart and not every one can find the pieces all the time to put them back together. ( I hope this helps in understanding this piece)
     
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    nevar Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    love the visionary ms. Patrice flow on poet.:spinstar:
     
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    PatriceCQueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i think that is my favorite line too in this poem

    thanks for letting me know what spoke to you

    patrice
     
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    nevar Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    your quite welcome poet.:spinstar: :skate:
     
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    Hey Now
    Quote-I am the prophet that sought only God
    Only to find that to protect Deity she must slay herself

    Reply-Very Nice
    Mental picture of one self
    More than read the cover
    Much love
     
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    You are a poetic goddess
     
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    PatriceCQueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    LOL

    whats dat Ibrahim
    just messing with u

    Patrice
     
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    i appreciate everytime you respond to my work for it is always reveealing
     
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    Im just being honest
     
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    Listen, I feel like this all the time... i also know that there is war being waged in the heavenlies so this definately hit on a spiritual sense, i could feel that mos def, sistah... thank u for this tyte scribe... just know you're not alone. D.S.
     
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