Black Poetry : I DON'T NEED FAIR WEATHER FOLKS?

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  1. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It’s hard to fight when there is no support in sight.
    The strangle hold of darkness cover my eyes.
    No one to turn to help in the fight.
    It becomes one long and battling night.
    Over and over it never seems to cease.
    Folded into the dark night it creeps.

    It’s day now.

    But the cover of darkness is still there.
    Becoming an issue that’s too hard to bear.
    Turning to my family things are in despair.

    All seem to run away.

    No one wants to hear the truth.
    Of how I'm struggling to change the decree.
    I thought you were on my side.
    I was on yours.

    Thru times of trouble I stood like a wall.
    I didn’t crumble and run.
    When trouble was near.
    I stayed and saw you thru every fear.

    Now I’m afraid
    I’m isolated now.
    You abandoned and left me in trouble some how.

    It was fine when things were going just great.
    You stayed and partied, you drank and you ate.

    Now I need you.
    To be by my side.

    I’m on a different mission and a very hard ride!
    I need you to have my back
    As I take this ride.
    I just want you
    To be here
    By my side.

    These attitude changes you see in me now.
    They were brought to the forefront by
    These circumstances some how.

    Don’t judge me
    because I take a stance.
    I would die
    If I don’t do something
    To change the past.

    I would die tomorrow
    If I don’t take on this fight.
    You know what was done
    To me wasn’t right.

    Don’t look at me now
    Like I lost my mind.

    It’s me the one who
    Was there for you in bad times.
    It’s just that things have gone awry.

    Now I need to do this
    To correct my stride.
    It seems
    I’m on a mission not right.

    I won’t hurt anyone who wasn't first in the fight
    But I’m going to make it
    Make it all right.

    I’m going to give them a terrible fight.
    I can get as dirty or stay above board.
    It’s up to my tactics to bring an accord.

    I asked you to stand by me, not in my way
    Because when trouble begins I need to know
    Where you are today.

    Will you stay, after you see this man fight?
    Doing all things he feels
    He has to do to make it right.

    I know its going to seem like a dark sight.
    But I believe in what
    I have to do here tonight.

    The fight is front of me
    Not by my side.

    I don’t need the distraction you have on my mind.

    When we became friends we made a pack.
    To watch out and support and have each others back.

    For better or worse were the words I heard
    When we joined in marriage we said those words.

    We chanted the right things when we came
    Together I told you
    I would be there for you
    In all kinds of weather.
    No matter what you go thru

    I did.

    I stood there you can’t deny that fact.
    Now I don’t feel that you have my back.

    Let the battle begin.

    It has to happen
    Even if I loose friends.

    I don’t care any more
    Because it has to be done.

    They turned against me
    Against me, now watch them run.

    I don’t need fair weather
    People or friends like that.
    Blowing in the wind like no spine in the back.

    When the smoke clears will you be here?

    If you falter now
    I will decide after the fight.
    To let or continue
    To let you remain in my life.
    This has brought this down to my choice

    If not I am going to say
    I’m sorry right now.
    Because the fight began
    When they crossed me you saw.

    I didn’t start it
    But I have a stake in how it ends.
    Good-by to my family and my fair weather friends.
     
  2. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    deep flow..and i enjoyed the read...thanks for sharing
    your pen been on fire Hodee
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You have a way of writing, that allows the reader to coast along, stop, pay attention, and then coast along again. You repeat this rhythm as necessary throughout your pieces, and I enjoy it. This piece spoke volumes about a struggle wherein you feel alone in it, questioning your friends and the one you thought would always be there. Goodness knows I have been there, and it makes you feel lousy. I hope you're not in this space right now, if so, keep up the good fight, and those who truly care will still be there, regardless.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man this took me so deeply in and had my mind riding waves
    deep str8 up scribing wow bruh !
     
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    Feeling you Hodee, we real dawgs got your back!
     
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    ...My dear brother, there was so much emotion whirling
    inside of this piece...like a great wind before the storm...
    but I sooo understand...I sooo understand
    This was...an emotional one, that pulled every fiber
    of pain, rage and perseverence from me...

    My best to you brother...Sometimes when the smoke
    clears there will be some standing that you least expected

    Much love,
    Sage
     
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    Very deep and beautifully penned! Keep it coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :callme: :callme: :callme:
     
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    It is true brotha
    very true these are trying times
    and dangerous times where we need only those
    truly and faithfully dedicated towards a better future
    :read: :)
     
  9. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BUMP.. because It is time again.
    To clean out the bad one's and the fair weather friends.
     
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    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    " CLEAR" .. revive
     
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