Black Poetry : I Finally Let Myself In

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  1. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Because I was a poet
    and didn't know it,
    I let the hate seep
    in and bore a hole.
    And I didn't feel it.
    I was too deep,
    but that deepness
    saved my soul.
    And I didn't sense it.
    Put the E in eccentric
    when anonymity was my goal.
    And I didn't see it.
    Openly dealt with
    emotions that were not mine.
    And I didn't get it.
    Could've spoken my mind
    and you would've dealt just fine.
    And I didn't do it.
    I can just be,
    Can't you see,
    It's really me,
    I'm a poet,
    And I know it,
    Don't hate me
    when I show it,
    it's no sin.
    I saw my true image
    and finally, let myself in.
     
  2. AfroBoricuaRoni

    AfroBoricuaRoni Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was beautiful. i know exactly what you mean. it's good to finally realize a gift and form of expression.


    Roni :heart:
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Poets know each other. Wouldn't it be a waste if we didn't? Thanks so much!!
     
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    I totally felt you on this here.

    When people ask me, I tell them I write poetry, but I'm not a poet.

    I sing, but I'm not a singer, I draw but I'm not an artist.

    Accepting who you are is the key to being at your greatest.

    Very nice mind expanding piece.

    Thank you.
     
  5. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Accepting who you are is the key to being at your greatest.

    And the sooner we recognize this, the better off we are. Glad you felt me on this. :)
     
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    Watzinaname.. you are blazing here. This is tight. The realization. Of one within the nation.

    That part about openly dealing with emotions that wasn't yours is off the hook.
    Keep em dropping. :bomb: Bring it to the Mic. Chat Room Any Night
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That part about openly dealing with emotions that wasn't yours is off the hook.
    Keep em dropping. Bring it to the Mic. Chat Room Any Night

    You know, it's funny...That was the one line that gave me the most trouble. Wasn't sure I put it right, but apparently I did. Not sure if I'm ready for the Mic chat yet, but maybe in the future....Thanks.
     
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    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And we are so glad you did!

    Well said Scribe , so well said! Keep on scribing and thanks for sharing
    with us!

    Blessings on Ya House!
     
  9. mkhaya lo'

    mkhaya lo' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    indeed i am glad you finally let yourself in, and most importantly, you realised that you are a poet!! scribe on poet!!

    lo'
     
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    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    True Indeed...

    One of the most difficult feats in life is to
    "own" your talent and that often means just
    being able to say that "you are a poet"...


    Love the composition in this...Excellent work!
     
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