Black Poetry : I just want you to know - A Tribute to my Lady and AngelicSage

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  1. MANASIAC

    MANASIAC Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I just want you to know
    By Manasiac
    From the Fla Meets Nyc Series - The Union of Opposities

    I used to be felonious
    Harmonious with death and laced an evil perception
    But because of you
    I have completed my Angelic resurrection

    I just want you to know
    That without you
    I would not even be standing atop this mole hill
    I would still be waddling in the mud of life
    Never knowing how love feels

    I was a Womanizer and taker of women’s souls
    I was Lothario in full form
    Sexing you in 24 hours or less
    And after I caught my nut
    I would erase myself out of your life
    With no intentions of seeing you another night

    I just want you to know
    That without you
    I would not even be eating this morsel of loves bread
    I would still be eating at the table of deceit
    Looking well on the outside
    But spiritually I was malnurished and mentally dead

    I only respect a woman with a nice exterior
    And please shut the hell up when I talk
    Because I think that you are inferior
    Your species is second class
    Women are nothing but water to be drunk when thirsty
    I am the higher species, I am the flask

    The only thing a woman can do for me
    Is spread her legs
    Or be on her knees
    Her thoughts, opinions, and advice
    Should be cast to the sea

    I just want you to know
    That without you
    I would still be a misanthrope with no hope
    A man who hated himself and his existence
    I was worse the than Junkie addicted to dope
    I would still be kicking against the pricks of misery

    But when I harkened to your voice
    I was able to see something that my patriarchal view could not see

    I just want you to know

    Don't worry about me cheating with other peoples
    Always remember, to me
    You are not a help meet
    You are an Equal

    While these other cats complain and complain about Black Women
    I sat in the shadows changing my perception
    I carved out my faults
    With a hefty dose of introspection

    Realized I was the problem
    And that my Black Woman was the solution

    I just want you know

    I was a world of trite, under achievement and confusion
    My Black Woman was the environmental change
    That rectified my pollution

    I just want you know


    I did not post that much anyway in the poetry forum, but this will be my final poem and post in the poetry forum. I want to say thank you to Destee for creating the space, for us to express freely in this place, but I would also like to thank the mods, and especially AngelicSage for keeping the forum in good shape. AngelicSage will be missed...

    :hearts2:
     
  2. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    This is simply beautiful Brother MANASIAC

    Thank you for sharing this with me ... with us ...

    Now that you have grown to this great place you speak of ...

    i hate to imagine it's time for you to go ... but i do understand ...

    and am oh so very happy that this house could contribute so greatly to the growth of you.

    Please come back home as often as you can.

    Much Love and Peace.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  3. realeyezrealize

    realeyezrealize Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WOW

    I gotta say thank you too Sage,
    cause I never knew that a brother could express himself
    and that soo deeeeply
    believe me I'm touched.
    Moreover moved too,
    MAN...
    whatever she did to you ohhh.
    I find it enlightening to see the fruits received
    from what another has sown
    It surely shows that she'll be missed
    And if I didn't know why these eyez have realized.
    People do make a difference in others lives.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow! brutha u really express the worth of our sista Sage
    this was beautiful
     
  5. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We never truly know what a soul can do for another in words and in gestures. You conveyed this so well in this piece. It was very moving. Another destee member leaving? Peace to you brotha.
     
  6. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Manasia...I am so flattered, overflowing with joy and yet I'm sad...Please don't let this be your final post, I have been compelled to continue writing as I am overwhelmed by the emotion of my family here, so stay with me...please, u know I enjoy reading you.

    But...Getting to this poem

    WOW...

    This is a breathtaking piece that shows how powerful change can be when two are brought together, by divine ordination. Your girl has a gem, and I hope to meet her soon, I know that she must be "wonderful" in order to have your eye. You know...I remember our first conversation in chat, and I will never forget the "old manasia"...I always knew there was a "teddy bear" under there but let me stop...I don't wanna be exposing a warrior like that but I must say...."I am sooooo proud of you and so settled in my spirit by your growth as a person, a man, a friend and a confidant. You know this is just a "see ya later for us"...not a goodbye, never that, never that...

    Thank you...Thank you ....Thank you... :hearts2:

    I feel blessed to know "You"...beyond the words...just as you feel blessed to know me..."God is good"...I look forward to reading the screenplay and seeing the film...:wink:

    Love you...
    ~A~
     
  7. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ...realeyezrealize, smh...your reply made me smirk...
    so I felt the need to demistify my techinique...lol
    I call it "Friendship"...the kind that doesn't seek
    to change another but to stand by them no matter what
    and always lend a listening ear...while it's more complex
    than that..."True Friendship" is a rare commodity these days
    but it's probably not my place to define it...
    I'll let Manasia tell you...but then, I think he already has
    in his poem...

    That was a beautiful piece...indeed
     
  8. realeyezrealize

    realeyezrealize Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Manasia...
    for the rendition of this relationship
    Sage...
    thanks for the clearification
    but I only ment friendship?
    In it's intimacy
    definetly
    special
    and sentimental too.
    Much luvvvv
    2 both you and Manasia
     
  9. caramelpython

    caramelpython Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brother You Know you are my dawg 4 life and we have spoken on a few occasions about alot of things but you have shown me true growth up in here and im impressed and have nothing but mad respect 4 you.
    You don't post your poetry alot but when u do bro u do it right on point. walk to the beat of your own drum :drums: and you know how 2 pick a good chat fight :bully: LOL But u cool with me :peace:
     
  10. LibertyLady

    LibertyLady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you for sharing this piece with us bro..


    it takes currage and strength to open yourself like that to a woman...and people
    Like i said youre revelutionary in the end you go for the truth..in seeking the truth in life in yourself as well as setting for youre goals and going for it..


    it is a sign of growth....(take it as a compliment)
    not that you were smal .....not at all...



    let me know when you need a :kick: or a :hammer:


    or just someone to talk to


    as a sis ....





    or listening to a boring conversation :yawn: lol




    Lovelibertylady:heart:
     
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