Black Poetry : I THINK...

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  1. Lataisha Nicole

    Lataisha Nicole Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I THINK
    YEAH I’VE THOUGHT ABOUT IT
    JUST WHAT WILL MY LEGACY BE
    WHAT WILL CAUSE MY DEMISE
    AIDS, CANCER, OR FOUND DEAD IN THE STREETS
    WILL I GO PENNILESS OR WORLD RENOWN
    WHAT LESSONS WOULD I HAVE TAUGHT
    I GUESS EVERYTHING THAT I’VE BEEN SHOWN
    AND IN THE END WILL I BE FOUND IN A STATE OF WANTING
    WAITING FOR TRUE LOVE TO COME
    AND IF IT COMES BEFORE I GO, WILL IT SCARE ME TO DEATH
    OR WILL I PICK UP AND RUN
    A SELF SABOTAGED, WRINKLES IN THE SKIN FROM LIFE BEING SO HARD
    I THINK THERE MUST BE A WORLD WHERE LOVES RAPID
    WHERE WAR HATE AND GENOCIDE DOESN’T WRECK HAVOC
    I THINK THERE MUST BE PARENTS THAT LOVE THEIR CHILDREN SOOO MUCH
    I THINK THERE MUST HAVE BEEN A TIME WHEN I WASN’T AFRAID OF TOUCH
    I THINK, I THINK,I THINK TOO MUCH
    BUT NOT EVEN DURING SLEEP DOES THIS MIND STOP
    CONSTANTLY I’M WONDERING, HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT
    I THINK ABOUT THE BILLS, BUT NOT HALF A S MUCH A S HOW I FEEL
    I THINK ABOUT HOPE AND FAITH AND COURAGE
    AND WONDER IF I’VE GOT ENOUGH OF EITHER
    I’M AFRAID TO BE FOUND IN A POSITION WHEN IT WILL MATTER THE MOST
    ONLY TO LEARN THAT I OWN NEITHER
    THE RAIN FALLS AND I THINK THAT I MAY DROWN FROM MY OWN TEARS
    I THINK THAT THERE MUST BE A ME INSIDE OF ME
    THAT OWNS THE CAPACITY TO FORGIVE
    THAT’S WORTHY OF FORGIVENESS
    THAT’S ABSENT OF FEAR
    I THINK THE END IS DRAWING NEAR
    I’M AFRAID THAT IT WILL FIND ME HERE
    LONGING, WAITING, THINKING
    Lataisha Nicole
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    There's a path my mind journey often only to yet be answered of what thy future holds but i am thinking !

    This piece touch my mental and got me thinking ......like a wake up call thankz
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I think as long as we're not only thinking, but doing, then we'll be alright. I so do get what you're saying here poetess, I think so much sometimes it's a wonder the words don't roll out of my ears. I appreciated this well penned piece sis.
     
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    Without the Longing, the Wanting, the Waiting ...what have we? Thinking is a very good thing to do, ...Never stop!!
    great piece poet :terrific:
     
  5. Lataisha Nicole

    Lataisha Nicole Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Queen, Watz, and Rich,

    Sometimes I feel so powerless to the situations around us. I want to take all the pains away, stop every ones hurt( including my own). I long to make some drastic moves, but in the scheme I find that I am not as powerful as I hoped I were. So sometimess I think, and other times, I pray, I think about the strength I have, and I pray for the strength I would like to have, and know one day that these thoughts and prayers will come to be revelation. I hope to be caught moving on and not thinking about my next move, when my clock strikes, DONE.

    I thank you
    Queen, for your passion.
    Watz, for your strength
    Rich, for your encouragement

    Bless!
     
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    before action occurs...the thought process must run its course. LET US CONTINUE TO THINK BEFORE WE ACT.