Black Poetry : I'm Nobody or Somebody? thoughts to ponder...

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  1. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You asked who I am and yet
    Everyday you speak my name
    You see,
    I’m the one who “knows what happened”
    I’m the one that “cares”
    I’m the one sitting in the chair next to you
    I’m the one that’s “there”

    I’m the one who “will listen to you”
    I’m the one who’ll be home tomorrow
    I’m the one who knows the troubles you’ve seen
    I’m the one who knows your sorrows

    I’m the one who “will ever give you a job”
    I’m the one who “will ever love someone like you”
    I’m the one who “understand your pain”
    I’m the one who “knows you better than you”

    I’m the one who’s in the woods when the tree falls
    And yes, it definitely makes a sound
    I’m the one here to answer your call
    I’m the one that’s “ever around”

    I’m the one who broke the table, glass, lamp,
    Mirror, and the window on your father’s car;
    I’m the one your playing with when your
    Parents ask you where you are;

    I’m the one you call whenever you want to avoid
    Consequences for actions that you’ve done
    And I’m the one you call upon when you won’t
    Accept the truth about who you really are;

    If you haven’t figured out who I be, just think
    the next time you’re asked, “Is this seat taken?”
    and then realize that although the seat is empty
    doesn’t mean that I’m not there

    if Nobody was there then,
    why did somebody leave the dollar on the ground?
    Somebody take the last donut?

    How did you know somebody stole your car
    when nobody saw what really happened?
    How did you know somebody’s been in your house
    When nobody was supposed to be there?

    How did somebody have to know what happened
    When nobody was there to see it?
    Why do you need somebody to be there when
    Nobody volunteers to do it?

    And does somebody always sign his or her name
    Anonymous so that nobody knows whom you are?

    So if somebody does so much and yet
    nobody was there to witness it,
    then whom do we know who is who?

    something to think about...
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this play in my mind ova & ova !!!!
    sho nuff something to think about .
     
  3. PurpleMoons

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    real deep dnommo, i'm feelin this. but of course you knew it would be deep.
     
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    serenti-poet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    so much to think about but it's a joy to think sometimes, thanks for blessins the fam with this piece D I luved it to the fullest as always peace unto and keep flowin :)
     
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    dnommo...good to read this flow man...been missing you...
     
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    Oh darling that was awesome that was a very thought evoking read...


    I'm just sayin...
     
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    I was feelin' this! very deep
    and paradoxicaly constructed!
    have to read this a few times
    just to start to get it!
    Peace peeps!
     
  8. prophet2

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    Very thought provoking!!!!!
     
  9. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    $$$RICH$$$...thanks bro' this one has been on my mind for a few days and i just finally got around to putting it on papaer...

    PurpleMoons...thanks regal one...you know my flow so well...i am quieted by your visit (yeah there's a smile there too...)

    serenti-poet...my neighbor in the garden of serenity and peace...thank you for your words...i shall reflect today...

    bishop...resting high in the tower...my bro' it has been a while and i have missed the flow...polease forgive me for i am making adjustments so that i won't be away so long again...

    DreamWeaver...thanks for the visit...and i luv the 'darling' part...makes me feel at home...

    skmrybe7...thank you my friend...i would hope it would cause one to read over twice...just some things we say consistantly and nver realize the impact...i knew you would appreciate it and understand...it is always good to see your words...

    prophet2...my friend in the faith...words spoken from the pen my Father gave me...please pm me your email info...i haven't talked to you in a while...

    to all who have read...thank you for your input and wisdom...

    one.
     
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    good one writer...
    this piece was more complex
    than a hermaphrodite having sex

    enjoyed da read
    peace
    khasm
     
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