Black Poetry : In Honor Of V-Day

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  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In honor of Vaginas and Valentines everywhere....
    and
    Dedicated to Eve Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues"
    Hunter, author of "The Vagina Chronicles"
    Valencia, aka Chi-V...my sista/friend and aVid adVocate of all things pertaining to the care and feeding of "V"

    ***************************************************

    Before I studied the history
    of vagina in books

    I'd been living her

    Inseparable since birth

    since the maternity
    nurse first
    wiped the mucous
    from between my tiny
    labia majora
    that my mother’s
    hormones produced

    *nature’s own
    protective covering
    for my brand new
    hymen*

    I have lived this
    V-filled journey

    I found her
    functional, certainly,
    but Freud left out
    “Vaginal” from his
    psycho-sexual stages
    of deveLIPment
    but more than that
    by age 11

    new discoveries

    puberty
    menstruation
    and that first
    and last
    frontier

    incredible
    fidgetal-digital
    exploration

    manipulating
    the mysteries
    that lay just
    beneath a thin sheath
    of silky skin


    8000 luscious little
    nerve endings
    percolating
    silently
    on a pearly
    surface
    as small as
    a pin head....


    that..
    if stroked at the
    right rhythm(s) for
    the right amount of
    time
    felt
    like being electrocuted
    by 10,000 watts
    shock waves
    sky rockets
    exploding, spreading
    sensations from
    the center of
    my universe
    spiraling outward
    upward
    downward
    and INWARD
    like the tentacles
    of a 10-headed
    one-eyed
    octoPUSS

    TO~WARD
    the spot I decided
    to claim
    as my personal address

    I possessed the only key
    I opened it up, locked it down on
    the daily...
    and existed quite comfortably
    I lived inside
    my hallowed satin walls,

    by 20, I would occasionally
    venture out
    to search for
    and share pleasures
    with another
    curious to
    see what more
    V might uncover



    I have lived my vagina
    for many years
    and find that
    we are the most intimate
    of sista/friends

    We are interdependent
    we consult each other
    we have our specialized
    areas of expertise and
    value each other’s
    opinion on what
    and who feels
    good in us

    long before I read the
    history of my vagina

    ...at that indiscernible
    moment when my
    father supplied
    the proper
    chromosome
    for my female
    to form

    long before I knew
    my ABCs
    or the importance of the
    letter “V”

    it was preordained

    I was born to
    be happy with my sex
    and my girl
    has
    always been satisfied
    with me


    Alyce (c) 2002
     
  2. Ms_MochaB

    Ms_MochaB Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    HA!!!!

    ... And that's what my Vagina means to me ... lol
    Girl, it's tyte, but it's ryte

    AWESOME ... Sista, just plain ol' awesome

    Alicia
     
  3. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "psycho-sexual stages of deveLIPment" damnnnnnnnnn! :lol: Sustah A ..... look atcha' :lol: you've been initiated into the Vaginal Hall of Fame too?! :lol:

    Gurl this is such a tyte azzed prose poetess! Great tribute!

    Always :heart:

    N2
     
  4. epiphany

    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce....

    Gurrrrrrlllllll!
    Now see, u don did it now..
    this is tooooooo tooooooo tyte..
    ahhhhhhh, can I have your autograph..?
    :spinstar: :spinstar: :spinstar: :spinstar: :spinstar: to the 25th power....:toast:


    Epiphany :heart:
     
  5. LISTERSCRIBIN'

    LISTERSCRIBIN' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    oh, yeah...deep. i'm lovin' it. alyce, gurl...tha flo on this piece is really like no otha'. thank you for this heyah. can you hear that? that's me in tha background clappin'. very well.
     
  6. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    dis wat I's call

    :bomb: DOWNRIGHTEXPLOSIVEPOETRY!:bomb:


    Poetically Turn'd Out!
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
  7. OneTyme.

    OneTyme. Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hmmmmmmm...

    Nice piece Alyce!
    Lesson: Get to know self and be happy no matter what!
    Thanks. :)
     
  8. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce...true testimony of self here...i enjoyed the read...

    one.
     
  9. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks Poets...

    yesterday was named "V-Day", by author Eve Ensler... those who are familiar with her "Monologues" know that it's about women's issues, not just our physical vaginas. Most of her proceeds for her one woman performances go to women's shelters around the country, and other self-help services so many of our sisters need nationwide. Her show was aired last night on HBO... and I must day, the format of poetic readings and storytelling combined with the documentary style of interviews she's done with real women about their lives and issues with themSELVES, brought much more depth and meaning to her book, for me.

    This scribe was another sort of exercise. And I must say, not as easy to write as one might think.

    Thanks for feeling me.

    :heart:

    a
     
  10. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The best Christmas present I ever gave....was the one that was just given back to me. This is why we will always remain best friends. Your fingers always find the magic dust hidden inside of treasure chests. Only you can open up a book and find a thousand invisible poems. I can't wait for the world to find your 'chest'. V will forever be changed.

    love you gurl....love you like nappy hair loves black skin!!!!!!!!

    *TWO COLOURED GURLZ*

    :heart:
     
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