Black Poetry : I See Me...

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by coey30, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. coey30

    coey30 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It took almost two decades of living on this earth to finally love myself. if you only knew how hard it was to write this poem, how hard it is to embrace every stretch mark like a lifeline when I feel dead inside. to say that my skin color is a shade of armor that can never be bruised. to say that my smile is a page of the bible. that my face is a halo that spent it’s entire life basking in the sun. I learned how to love weakness. I wear my insecurities like a good suit to a job interview. I am awkward. I am awkward. I am awkward and I love it. I make a fool of myself, but still have the confidence of a firefly buzzing in the gut of a cave.

    I’m no longer afraid to stumble, to fall flat on my face and look around like nothing happened, to turn this center stage into a playground, have you all look at me, live in my own skin, and wake up every morning. look deep into the mirror and say, “you know what, you know what Watson, I love you. I love you so much and you are beautiful…”

    Sometime, well most times I find myself retracing the steps of my past
    Wanting to make the corrections so the next one lasts
    And I have given up on the hope of what love has to offer
    So I speak making reason the description of me and speaking a little softer
    I wasn’t always this way it took some time for me to get on course
    And I can admit I made mistakes, like what happen to for better or worse
    But this time, I want a different result so something’s I had to change
    Cause if I want different result, I can’t do the same.
    Like breaking a dollar just to throw away the change
    So I had to rethink my priorities, delete a few and others needed to be rearranged
    But I’m new and improved it that I have grown
    I’ve realized that I don’t want to go through this life alone
    I was not meant to be this way
    And I regret some of the moves I’ve made but that’s yesterday
    I can’t change the and to be honest I don’t think I want to
    Well maybe something but only a few
    But fact remains there’s not much I can do
    So I move forward and to myself and other I remain true
    See, we all need to make upgrade and change our way of thinking
    Cause time changes and first install of us left us stinking
    So ill start off with something simple, Like “how is your day?”
    Or better yet asked how does she want her day to be is really what I would say
    I want her day to unfold like origami in reverse, un-creasing itself, loosing its shape and flattening back into beautiful possibilities.
    I want to be the breeze for her trees
    The ground that hold her roots and catches her leafs
    I want her to believe in me
    That no matter what storm is facing approaching I ain’t leaving
    Even if I have the “oh ****” look on face, Looks are deceiving
    Cause I look beyond the surface, cause that’s where you find the best parts
    It’s her smile that caught my eye, but I only fall for the heart…
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    your poetry has matured, coey. i'm loving the flow of you.

    the river floweth.
     
  3. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hello there Coey!

    "So I had to rethink my priorities, delete a few and others needed to be rearranged
    But I’m new and improved it that I have grown
    I’ve realized that I don’t want to go through this life alone
    I was not meant to be this way
    And I regret some of the moves I’ve made but that’s yesterday"

    Acceptance change is needed, taking steps towards it and not beating self over the head with regrets of yesterday. May not have been smooth sailing, but it sure reads like it. Really enjoyed those lines!

    And these lines...

    "So ill start off with something simple, Like “how is your day?”
    Or better yet asked how does she want her day to be is really what I would say
    I want her day to unfold like origami in reverse, un-creasing itself, loosing its shape and flattening back into beautiful possibilities."

    I received an absolute lovely feeling from reading those words. Caring is an attractive quality.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome piece!


    Coco