Black Poetry : I need a smile (open-mic joint)

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  1. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I need a smile…

    So I shall close my eyes and
    Inhale the sweetest of joy and
    Embrace the calmest of thoughts and
    Reach out my arms to imagine
    You…walking my way ready to
    Find comfort in my seclusion
    For no other has been here and
    No other will until you appear
    To take your rightful place
    Returning as a rib reformed
    Rebuilt, remade, re…manifested
    As the part of me that completes
    The cage surrounding the most
    Intimate part of my being…
    You are the key, not the key holder
    For the chamber that unlocks
    My innermost secrets can only be
    Filled by one that my “free will”
    Can trust and my “Spirit” can recognize,

    I…need…a…smile…

    so I shall lay quietly in the tall grass
    and listen to the moving of the breeze
    and hear the playfulness of sparrows
    and imagine you laying next to me
    with your arm resting on my chest
    playing with the third button down
    on my linen shirt and I can hear your
    thoughts of tomorrow as they are
    released on the next exhale you
    direct towards me when you fall
    gently off into a peaceful comforting sleep,

    I…need…a…smile…

    so I shall sit back into your lap
    allowing my head to rest trustfully
    on your knees as you take each loc
    of my hair and twist it, twists it,
    twist it, twist…it, t-w-ist…it,
    into the strength and fullness of all
    it could be and I have found my smile
    for I know that you have been here
    with me through the good and bad,
    ups and downs, trials and tribulations
    when my loc’s were nothing more
    than a thought staring at me from
    the mirror reflection of a bald man…

    I…have…my…smile…
     
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    movin forward

    wit a smile so bright
    ready to ligt up da night
    Mr.D i see ya open and free:D

    smiling beside u brutha
     
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    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks bro' i am the feature poet at a open mic this week so i decided to drop one here...been trying to get away from da open mics but i keep getting invites...

    thanks for da read poet...
     
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    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ooooo-wee!... you are ab(soul)ute-ly correct...

    "you have your smile..." 'cause i'm still grinnin'
    from being allowed the chance to experience
    this heah!! you have started my morning as only
    a "Dnommo Peace" can... thank You!!

    :):):):)
    SunShyne~
     
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    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    aiiight folks...my morning has been made cuz da sun has shyned upon my scribe...mos' def' enjoy dis here tan...

    thanks for the read...
     
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    man drop dis one

    to da mic and that nappy head piece
    surely all smiles wil be felt i love these two
    took me right in fast!now i'm caressing da thoughts :D
     
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    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    bro'

    ya always got me trippin ova here...thanks i will definitely drop both of them this week...i jes didn't wanna hurt 'em that much tho but what the heck...

    thanks for the read poet..
     
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    WORD!

    brotha, brotha, this sho has been a treat!
    where r u reading?
    i might be able to make it!
    -7
     
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    I'm with -7...

    Let a sister know when and where... I'm sure it'll be worth the drive.
     
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