Black Poetry : "I WAS ALONE," she said...

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    “I was alone,” she said
    the day of the crash
    NO…not that crash
    When the stock market fell
    My well of plenty
    Went from two million
    To twenty dollars
    In twenty minutes
    I thought I was finished

    NOW…

    I’ve become accustomed to;
    Food stamps
    WIC powdered milk
    Government cheese

    They say NEED necessitates change
    But a deranged mind
    May not recognize
    NECESSITY

    “I was alone,” she said
    when repo joe
    hooked his tow to the LEX
    and hauled my **** away
    now, I drive a hoopdy
    to work…everyday

    “I was alone,” she said
    when the lights went off
    and I had to call to Georgia for a hookup
    ‘til payday…next Tuesday.

    “I was alone,” she said
    but my aloneness wasn’t predicated
    on the absence of another
    I was bothered
    By small troubles
    Of little annoyances
    That keeps on coming

    When the rent came…
    When the utilities came…
    When the plastics came…
    When the dentist came…
    When the pediatrician came…
    When the gynecologist came…
    My **** AIN’T been the same
    Since the market’s collapse
    Sent shock waves of minor mishaps
    Throughout my world

    It was then that
    My FATHER came
    And my personality changed
    Along with my friends…and thangs

    Now, I walk
    In the shadow of my FATHER’S arms
    Protected from destruction through man-made harm
    Saved from damnation by HIS love and grace
    Looking forward to a future in a better place

    Self-control keeps me from
    Drowning in my bills
    And heaven knows
    The grief I feel
    Everyday
    Just fighting the will of my flesh
    As they say.

    “I was alone,” she said
    But I wasn’t lonely
    …didn’t feel the cruelty
    of late night silence
    crashing over me

    My father was with me.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed indeed indeed !!! Thou Father whom be alwayz within
    yes surely he will step right on in to win ya troublesom heart
    protect you from the start give u peace indeed Amen !

    HE WILL WORK IT OUT !
    com'mo BALLER say it...
     
  3. Natasha

    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    say this !

    like you know what you are talking about !

    on point
    as usual
    that which does not kill you can only make you stronger
     
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    MsBerry_98 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Love it. Absolutely, positively, irrevocably L O V E it.

    Much :heart:
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    it's hard...when your world comes tumbling down...and everyone around you seem to STOP knowing you...and, you start to wonder; WHAT AM I GONNA DO...'til you realize where your good fortune came from.

    THANKS for reading.
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There is an incredible feeling of peace
    when you put your trust in HIM.
    I felt this peace. Thanks.

    Scribeaboutit! It helps.
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brother just BRAVO...!!!

    10

    blak
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    coco...in HIM, we have all we need...thus, PEACE. THANKS for reading.

    Blak v....THANKS for the love.
     
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