Black Poetry : I Sit Alone

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  1. jrouse

    jrouse Member MEMBER

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    I am the present,
    Yet I offer no gift,

    For the present, is my only reality,
    My past lost, my future dreary,
    My footsteps leave no trace,
    And have no home.

    Awaiting my next breath,
    The next heartbeat,
    My next labored step.
    For on what does my dreams rest
    Shall it be a falling star?


    For this is my only reality,
    Life is my curse,
    Time my enemy,
    Death my final lover.


    By: J. Rouse
     
  2. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very poignant piece
    THANK YOU for sharing.

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    may i sit
    at the left hand of you
    ...converse with you

    may i offer SELF
    as a present
    from me to you

    may i {and destiny}
    change the reality you've come to see
    that time may not be an enemy
    but a companion to accompany you
    as you wait for me

    may i be next to you
    when you take that final breath
    ...that final exhalation from life's obligation
    that i might make easier
    that labored step
    the final heartbeat
    that takes you from me

    would you let me
    sit beside you?
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Baller u sumed it up so well
    nice piece poet !!
     
  4. jrouse

    jrouse Member MEMBER

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    I'm not depressed or anything this is pretty old
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    depressed is not how i took the twists and turns of your river, jrouse. i was simply celebrating that which is you...my way of THANKING you for sharing with us.

    love&manyblessings.
     
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    Twofish Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i have often considered such ponderings, especially in my early years as a writer...it reflects where you were at that particular moment in life - and has helped you to become who you are today :)

    1luv
     
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    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow...
    that'sallicouldthinkof.
    -7:spinstar:
     
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    Loving this!
     
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