Black Poetry : "Imagine"....For AALIYAH

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  1. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    where were you
    when they shot
    John Lennon?

    and

    did you

    "Imagine there's no heaven"...too?

    I was
    barefooted
    and
    bedecked
    In a silver toe ring

    when the
    airplane
    swallowed up

    Aaliyah's dancing shoes

    my son
    lay sleeping in bed
    beside me

    "My one in a million"

    Billie Holiday
    heart-aching radio blues

    bed sheets....rumpled

    young dreams
    between the seams....crumpled

    propellers spitting out

    empty
    unwritten
    tunes......

    no John!
    I can no longer

    "Imagine..
    there..
    is..
    no..
    heaven..."

    because then

    her death
    just wouldn't make sense

    no....

    she must have crossed over
    gently

    to sing her solo

    amongst the angels

    "Imagine..."

    her beautiful voice
    up there
    where the music
    will continue

    to re-create itself


    R.I.P. my beautiful young black sister
    from this moment on I will strain my ears
    to hear you singing in heaven

    **AALIYAH***

    Hunter
    All Rights Reserved

    :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
     
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    Amen!! TO A SISTAH AALIYAH

    A QUEEN OFSOUL HEAVENLY BOUND
    MY SHE REST IN PEACE AND SING IN JOY

    I LOVE YA AALIYAHHHHHHHH!!!!:heart:
     
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    yeah...

    i just recently got the news of her plane crash

    it's weird b/c i have been in quite a spiritual
    mood lately and i am also 22 years of age


    if i have ever strayed away from GOD and
    lost faith in him he has made me a true believer
    today b/c the timing of her death is just too
    coincidental

    pd
     
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    Hunter

    This is shear beauty -- and off the top of your dome, the beauty grows in shining bold locks of love...

    When you sent me your message -- you said, "Give you a moment in silence".... and that "you were gonna compose a prose to let the world know of this young & talented, beautiful & gifted sista" whose just passed away..., and sistah -- you just did that... because this piece simply stole my every breath from inside of me!


    Praise-n-Poetry



    Madd RESPECT & :heart:
     
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    Hunter

    I am moved by this in many ways....while we speak of where we were when the famous among us, close their eyes in death...I began to reflect on where I was when this young woman was born.

    In 22 short/long years, it is sobering to see how far I've come on this road...how much farther I have to go to be all I can become...

    What matters to me most today, is I must ever be "in stride" toward the goal....when my journey ends.

    This was a young woman "in stride"....toward her goal. And God doeth all things well.

    Thank you for sharing your heart

    a
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hunter,

    There are some people who give off such pleasant vibes. Aaliyah was one of those people. She'll make a wonderful addition to GOD's already Magnificent choir. This is a lovely memorial. Thanks
    She will be missed.

    Madd Sistahly Love:heart:
    CCBSKYN
     
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    Aaliyah...

    I've been near crying since I heard of the crash
    and it didn't help that I had to take a flight with
    my own babies the next day...
    It made me think of how we ever must keep our
    minds toward heaven and the Lord and do His
    will...
    It made me feel better when I saw a special on
    MTV about AALIYAH and she said that she thanks
    God everyday for being able to do what she loves
    everyday, she recognized the blessing...
    Let's keep her family in our prayers.
    Thank you for this peace, hunter.
    -7:spinstar::(
     
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    beautifully written, hunter. thank you for this piece...yes, indeed.
     
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    This...

    [size=huge]...I believe, is one of
    the best dedication
    pieces, I've ever read.
    I'm just saddened that
    it's as a result of such
    a tragedy.
    A truly, beautiful
    dedication, ma...[/size]
     
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