Black Poetry : In The Blink...Of An Eye

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  1. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In the blink of an eye, I
    Saw stars that have been lost in night skies
    And we’ve been lost for a long time
    Trying to find our way back to daydreams
    I’ve seen us lose todays and waste tomorrows
    In reassurance that our eyes will see galaxies
    In the blink of an eye, I
    Saw what I could’ve been and could’ve had
    But settled for scarred fairytales
    With the stench of cliché smells
    Compelled to blink, I
    Played staring games with reality
    Sadly beating me every time as we
    Make decisions without foundation
    In the blink of an eye, I
    Reevaluated life when death said hi while
    We sacrifice eternal for temporary things
    Deemed ruler over lustful things
    As man sells his lies to women’s thighs and
    Her heart sells her trust to Man
    ****, HIV was fast to catch
    In the blink of an eye, I
    Sat and watched my brain waves
    Coast along oceans of Sunday sermons
    But last Saturday, I lost my religion in a blink
    No patience to think, I just acted
    And now it’s time for judgment
    But where did all the time go?
    I could’ve been doing something bigger
    Something good, something better
    In the blink of an eye, I
    Found myself at Rock bottom
    But used to decorate heaven’s pedestals
    Took my faith to the hospital
    To be reworked when God seemed to not hear me
    ****, I
    Used to bathe in sunshine
    But now the sun is never on time
    In the drop of a dime
    Rainy days come more often
    It happened that quick
    My homeboy lost his life to a bullet and
    My father lost his freedom in prison and
    My entire race lost the focus on a mission
    In the blink of an eye
    Politicians destroyed what I believe in
    In the blink of an eye
    My grandmother cried
    When Obama showed her what she believed in
    Tears stick to memories as love was lost in a blink
    As cheating becomes easier and
    Actually loving someone becomes harder
    It happened in an instant
    Where young daughters have daughters and
    Immature boys become fathers
    Hundreds become dollars and
    Dollars become quarters
    Thanks to this Economy
    History dies in the blink of an eye
    If we’re not willing to save it
    ****, it happened just that quick
    Murder, Infidelity, War, Poverty
    Greed, Deception, Loss, Aggression
    A continuum of wrong direction
    Life happens in the blink of an eye
    And it hurts sometimes, but we have to hold on to it
    As pain happens fast
    Change can take years
    But in the blink of an eye…
    We’ll know when change is here

    Copyright 2008
     
  2. PurpleMoons

    PurpleMoons Administrator STAFF

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    WOW!

    It all happens so fast within a blink of an eye!
    Sometimes I just want to close my eyes
    so I'll never have to blink, but then I'll never
    see what could be and/or what has happened
    to me.

    In the blink of an eye! Wow, so deep!

    heartfelt scribe Sister!

    :heart:
     
  3. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    i was feeling this part

    especially

    yes yes let's see how this plays out

    it will be interesting
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In the scheme of things change can happen just like that, making us wonder how, when, and why something happened. I was into this whole piece but these 2 lines:

    I related to so much, I had to say, "Wow"! Yet another well written, potent scribe.
     
  5. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this piece hits all the high notes, yes indeed!!
    "Change" too can take place ..at the blink of an eye,
    but...
    We'd all have to blink at the same time :SuN011:
     
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    Phenomenon:
    You did it AGAIN!!!!:)
    I was about to quote the lines
    that really moved me in this
    piece but I see watz & queen be me to
    them. Great Minds think alike.:)
    I guess I don't have to tell you
    this piece is AWESOME!!!


    Muc Luv
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    extremely awesomely written here bruh ya pen talking to my mental
     
  8. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks to my destee fam for blessing this piece. I'm honored that it touched you all in the right places
     
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    Wow! How often this crosses my mind, I shall not say! But you were right on point! In the blink of an eye....in the blink of an eye...smh!

    Time waits for no one and "change" is constant! Thank you for such a profound piece!
     
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    ONE word Poet...WOW!
     
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