Black Poetry : It Takes A Fool...

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  1. NyneElementz

    NyneElementz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It takes a fool
    To learn
    That love
    Don’t love nobody
    It takes a fool
    To learn
    That love
    Don’t love no one

    Long ago,
    You couldn't find
    A bigger fool than me.
    Love was my religion,
    And I made women
    My pastors and deacons,
    Especially took heed
    To my elders
    To achieve
    The ultimate spiritual goal:
    To find a love of my own.
    I baptized my heart
    In grand delusional dreams
    Of finding the one,
    Sacrificing sanity and spirit
    For the sake of securing
    A sense of sweet sanctuary
    In the arms of one woman.
    I once believed that
    Suffering heartache
    Was divine punishment
    For causing displeasure
    And that my tears were symbols
    Of sacrifice and sincerity
    They could dismiss at whim,
    And most of them did.
    As a token of willing service,
    I studied Romance and Kama Sutra
    To master my practice of worship,
    Hoping to be granted good graces
    And radiance in which to bathe.
    Daily, I meditated and molded
    My masculinity in manners prescribed
    As pleasing to their eyes,
    Endeavoring to earn their love
    On an endless basis.
    But...

    It takes a fool
    To learn
    That love
    Don’t love nobody
    It takes a fool
    To learn
    That love
    Don’t love no one.

    And my lesson began with learning
    That a good man was not the center
    Of most women's true desires.
    I was simply the public lie
    Spread among circles of sisterhood,
    The fabricated front
    For female roundtable discussions.
    Despite the fact that my first love
    Spoke the truth when she declared
    The sincerity of her love for me,
    No other dared to desire who I was.
    Blinded by my belief in love,
    I got used for sexual pleasures
    With every remorseless lie whispered.
    Love was evading me
    And I needed to know why.
    So I followed the trails of several
    By way of observation.
    I watched as they chose men
    With heartless spirits,
    Hoping to change them,
    But not many men change
    While youth is on their side.
    I warned my beloveds
    To stay away from their cruelties
    Only to be dismissed
    For not being the same as them,
    Leaving me to sing this
    As my faith shattered...

    It takes a fool
    To learn
    That love
    Don’t love nobody
    It takes a fool
    To learn
    That love
    Don’t love no one

    After bearing the scars
    From battling truth in futility,
    I've resolved to love myself,
    Even if no other love was found.
    I've been bombarded
    With songs, side conversations,
    And media material
    All suggesting that men
    Don’t have the slightest clue
    About loving a woman.
    But being the student I am,
    I found poor choice
    To be the true blame
    For the lessons
    They mistake as misfortunes.
    And I actually see Karma
    Blowing me a kiss
    From time to time,
    Saying this one is for you.
    Often, I don't know
    Whether I should smile and thank her
    Or shed tears for Karma's victims.
    All I can remember is
    Warnings cause them to hate you,
    And showing love yields the same result
    To highly magnified powers;
    So I remain lost in un-appreciation.
    But I won't complain,
    Because after all...

    It takes a fool
    To learn
    That love
    Don’t love nobody
    It takes a fool
    To learn
    That love
    Don’t love no one.

    I suppose there is someone
    Who is out there for me,
    But I won’t hold my breath;
    Not while I’m surrounded
    Seemingly on all sides
    By divorces and dramas
    That breaks the love
    Within the loving.
    I won’t waste eyesight
    Following everything
    That seems pretty on the outside,
    I won’t waste my energy
    Rolling the dice and gambling
    Against the heartache
    That visits me repeatedly,
    Nor will I waste my tears
    Crying out for a love
    That will not answer my call.
    Because I’m done being
    The next novel written,
    The next song sung,
    The next poem written,
    The next spectacle seen,
    And most of all
    The fool with a broken heart
    Blindly believing,
    Because…

    It takes a fool
    To learn
    That love
    Don’t love nobody
    It takes a fool
    To learn
    That love
    Don’t love no one.

    Copyright 2006, Nyne Elementz
     
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    Often it take such that to learn that love is like a thorn
    it can bring hardship yet can be gentle and kind , but
    it take a fool to learn that love don't love nobody
    yet what that somebody want to learn about love how
    to betray it and manifest it in the good will.................

    This was a very interesting piece of work poet !
     
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    NyneElementz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks. I plan to place it in Volume 4 of Good Man In Hiding: Personal Poetic Chronicles of Love and Pain. I thought of the song every time I broke up with someone, and decided to write a poem about all of my past experiences with it. I wrote it three months ago.

    The ironic thing is that after I wrote that poem, and two others on the same subject, and after giving up on dating, I found my wife!!! I'm 2 weeks married to a wonderful woman and poetess. Life is funny.
     
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    sometime past pain is a gain in life
    i am very happy that your heart found peace
    and one to truely share it with , i really enjoyed
    the deep expression of what brings us to a fool
    when it come to love ...................................

    when the book hit let us know so we can support ya .
     
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    We can learn much through our mistakes. We can't turn back the hands of time, but we can make better choices in the future. I'm glad you're life took a turn for the better, and you found that special someone.
     
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    that was hot!!
    really enjoy reading u!!!:book:
    :smooch:
     
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    this some deep write enjoyed ya nyne hope to see more of your flows.:jump:
     
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    danggggggggg my bratha i was feelin yo flo frum the heart
    wut u said was so true ,and it does take a fool tho kno all of that
    but even plp that arent fools kno that
    i luved dis piece
    so flo on wit nonstop
    jus a sistah showin sum luv



    blackluv and bp
     
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    Sure Ya' Write


    Man... you laid it O-U-T!

    THE PERFECT STORM :hulk:
     
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