Black Poetry : january brings the rain

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    She said
    in January that she
    was taking my daughter
    away.......
    ...............going somewhere
    somewhere maybe over the
    same rainbow I now choke
    on...........cause ain't no
    sunshine when she's gone
    ......finding bright sides
    to something intangible
    is impossible yet the darkness
    remains....and it rains
    so deep inside of me that
    my lungs are drowning

    memories hang on the wall
    of a flooded room that once
    held a breath....

    now the only thing that exists
    is the smell of molded smiles
    floating deep inside me.

    (c)2001 blakverb
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Blak~

    Such a sad piece ... ~ one question for you ~ "have you been able to sit still and feel the wind kiss your face with peace?"

    I'll holla.

    N2 = me!!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man

    dis be well felt on a sad note .....but ya surely will
    come through like always brutha
     
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    twin,

    it took me a while to read this one for the title alone brings pain to me. It was in January that "she" left me and got preganant by her boss. Two days after my brithday to be exact. I understand the pain in this one. But...i have grown since then...

    "I am not my past"

    thanks for the reflection and the deep sentiments in this one...
     
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    Sometimes as black women
    We think the seasons belong to us
    So we carry snow and rain on our bare backs
    And we forget that our men
    Have walked under the storm clouds too
    This is what I've learned today.....

    That men feel harsh winds on their faces too

    thank you for this gentle breeze

    I am forever changed

    I'm feeling this one ohhhh soo deep

    *babyface*

    :heart:
     
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