Black Poetry : I Fear Her ; A Scene from 2114 Muldown Avenue

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  1. abstract219

    abstract219 ...standing on the shoulders of giants MEMBER

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    I fear her.

    A singular rose in a vase.
    Sits on a table between us.
    Tiny teacups-she hold delicately.
    Offering me Korean Green Tea.

    And I'm wondering why I'm here.
    Out of all the men in her world.
    Says she does'nt open the door much.
    This is her place, her home, her space.
    Until now, she was'nt ready to share.

    The smoke from the incense curls.
    Like a kitten's tail-then lingers in the air.
    Dazed by the intoxicating swirls of piano music,
    Muted colors and her presence...
    I still fear her.

    A wealth of books-titles too numerous to read.
    A Dali print on the western wall...
    Poems stacked but oddly numbered..
    She speaks in hushed syllables,
    And I can't catch my breath.

    A bohemian, in opposition to most things corporate
    She swims upstream against the tides
    Of fanaticism and intolerance.
    But like driftwood in placid waters,
    Her rebellion speaks softly.

    Her skin-bright like tangerines
    Bright, like the hope of spring...
    This day, she shatters my preconceptions
    Of what a woman could be,
    What a woman would be
    If released from the mold of imitation.

    I fear her.
    Like a ballet of butterflies floating lazily
    On a June day-she moves gracefully.
    A lotus opening in slow motion,
    She is African violets in full bloom.

    And Im wondering why Im here
    Out of all the men in her world..
    Im a young colt on gangly legs
    Unsure of itself...
    But smartly aware of it's purpose...

    Im aware of the only thing holding me together
    Is the waiting, the sharp sense of anticipation
    A small kiss, awkward at first....
    Then rising to a extended dance...

    Comets and starbursts brighten the room...
    And I'm wonderously lost in her world, her life.
    Mentally adrift in a field of sunflowers..
    Alone with her, in moments of bliss.

    And I'm still wondering why I'm here.
    Out of all the men in her world.
    At once, my fear leaves me,
    And I find myself in her arms.
     
  2. Khasm13

    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

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    great piece....it's only natural 2 fear things that seem 2 good to be tru...
    keep scribe'n poet...

    one love
    khasm
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    feeling this .....it can be a fearful thing when it flow so good .
    tyte poetic drop
     
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    spicybrown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That's deep Abstract219. Enjoyed reading this piece Brotha:spinstar:

    :welldone:
     
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    sweet apple*pie Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    colorful. sensual. mysteriously lingering........brilliant.
    Thank you.
     
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    cursed heart Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was beautiful!
     
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    IfUComeSoftly Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nice drop poet... loved the essence
     
  8. abstract219

    abstract219 ...standing on the shoulders of giants MEMBER

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    wow....I thank you all. It is a honor anytime anyone finds anything in my work....each one of the sistas here inspired me to write this.
     
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    This is a fine piece of work...my goodness!
     
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    Not many pieces leave me at a loss for words. Each intricately worded phrase paints such a vivid picture of that fear, that awe. But woven together, this piece is a tapestry of beauty. And since every sista here inspired it, I'm sure we all in unison say, thanks, infinitely.... :welldone:
     
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