Black Poetry : I Am NOT A DIVA!

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    I am not Diva.
    I have never sung an operatic aria
    I have never packed any concert hall
    'Nor been asked for a souvenir of my autograph's scrawl

    I have never been draped in great carats of any precious gem
    Nor ever had a lady's maid behind me, holding my gown's hem

    Never been in sequined attire, sparkling in rhinestones
    Nor created my own inspired parfums & namesaked colognes
    I have never backed my own fashion designs
    My presence has never formed long waiting lines
    Just to see my face
    Nor my whereabouts set paparrazi to trace

    No, I am not a "Diva."
    I am just a woman with a longing fever
    To be loved and held

    I am not some "Goddess," divinely bred
    No, I am merely a woman, divinely led
    To return in kind, impelled to weld
    My side to his like the original Rib to Rib

    No, I am not a "Diva"
    I am just a woman, a nuturing believer
    With no slick repartee nor by nature glib

    I am not a "Diva"
    Literally nor figuratively,
    No magic spell weaver

    I don't summon erections
    To convince you of my sex appeal
    No, I'm just a woman, keeping it real
    Telling you what I want and how I feel

    I have no cutsy & creative acrostic
    Invented to soften the caustic
    Connotative urban definition
    No, neither by condition nor ambition

    Because, I AM NOT A "DIVA"
    I am a just a woman
    With a full heart's projector........ and a willing receiver​
     
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    nor am I a diva
    like beyonce in a g string

    beautiful poem sister

    being proud of who you are is where it's at...

    nuff respect

    although i do beleive u have the Goddess in u.... or God whichever u prefer....

    I'm glad u wrote this because there is a certain song that needed this written.....

    real talk

    one
     
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    i appreciate the humility

    you are more then "just" a woman

    your body of work shows that

    peace

    wow
     
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    beautifully written!
     
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    You are a woman, a sister, with a commanding control of language and usage, you are who you are, and then some. Outstanding work, pen on fire!
     
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    To: Miss Lady, So'ja, Lavette, and Whatzinaname

    Thank you ALL for the glowing praise! I wrote that piece a while ago in response to all the "divas" out there. (lol) At the time, I was just amazed at all the Black women who call themselves a "diva" like that label makes them something extra "special." So, that poem was me disassociating myself with the term.

    Thanks again!
     
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    awesome write sis you indeed more then an diva when it come to structure.
     
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    say what...

    Not a diva…how dare you
    Disrespect the language I choose
    Labeling greatness is what I do
    A DIVA you are…WE all know it’s true
    I thank you to keep your opinions to your self
    Stop distorting the truth…trying to be someone else
    YOU’re a MAIN attraction…across any land
    QUEEN. PRISTINE. Worthy of any man
    A songstress of love…with a humble heart to boot
    You may not be famous…or drowning in the loot
    But you are a DIVA…running a game, in full disguise
    But a DIVA no less…now stop telling your lies.:)

    AND ACCEPT YOUR FATE.
     
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    OMG! :faint: May I have your permission to print and frame this?!
     
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    No DIVA could ever hold a candle to a Woman, I :bowdown: to this piece poet, it's awesome!
     
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