Black Poetry : It Was Complicated...

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It Was
    Complicated

    I sat atop a cliff…overlooking a crowded beach

    Non-descript bodies rushed to and fro
    With dark, brooding complexities
    Eye-candy
    For fast and furious
    Erections
    Gushing
    Highly excitable tastes
    And motivations

    I could not see them

    Grief and rapture rippled through my torn heart
    Searching for a new start
    A new start for something better
    A start that screamed, “forget her.”

    “For Get Her!”

    My complicated world was caving in
    Could not comprehend the exit signs of fear
    Did not hear the warnings a broken heart gives

    When searching for a new start

    Waves of discontentment
    Endlessly lapping rocky shores
    Cascading over boulders as birds soar the heavens

    Water-claimed boundaries
    Respected the beaches aim
    To bound it true

    I listened to
    The gracious song of waters lapping
    Clapping…against that rocky shore

    I wanted more

    More of the soothing melodies
    That rode gentle breezes
    And sang their way into me
    Replacing the pain and grief of my misery

    Elemental songs sang to me
    …gave to me
    Precious moments of serenity

    I tried to share
    …tried to show her how much I care

    But it was complicated

    I wasn’t sated in my needs
    Didn’t think she’d believe my words were true
    Things I didn’t do
    Words I didn’t say
    That, probably, should have been done…and said
    Wasn’t truly cognizant of what I had
    Took chances with “The girl of my Dreams”
    And, every time, it seemed
    Sanity took hold of me
    There came another epiphany
    Or, was it just another hard on
    For things to go wrong
    Sabotaging my
    Happiness

    Again, I confess
    It was complicated

    My waiting and relating to other people’s sayings and datings
    While hoping it wasn’t just loathing, hating
    Their having something I was wanting, thinking
    What I had was
    Outdated.

    As I said,
    It’s complicated

    I looked out over mile after mile of rolling waves of greetings
    The ocean gave
    While trying to reach the shore

    The more I sat and stared
    Admired and glared
    At pictures Hallmark will someday share
    I realized
    Beauty is a thing worth sharing

    I began to see

    A new start

    (For me).​
     
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    TotalView Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brother Poet baller,

    Yes. Beauty is a thing worth sharing. Thank you for sharing yours.

    (smile)
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THANK YOU...for your ALWAYS supportive words, my sistah...always bringing a little warmth to the chill that surrounds me...and a smile to my heart.

    THANKS for responding.:)
     
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