Black Poetry : Jerrod’s Complaint

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  1. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Reasons for living shrink with each passing day
    as another ache, another pain, another inconvenience
    greets me, gleefully reminding me that time always wins.
    My physicality stole away in my immortal middle age,
    leaving legs useless for running basepaths
    or springing to the backboard, but capable
    of taking me where I once did these things.

    My vision is growing dim but not dim enough
    for me not to notice what has happened to me.
    Aside from walking what has become the straight
    and narrow, sucking in the planets air, I am a burden.
    Is this nothing but the rantings of a man growing older
    and feeling sorry for himself or is it anger?

    My sexual difference is only useful for vague
    Memories and pissing on the side of the stool.
    It is gone now and much of me departed along with it.
    I am now more important to others than to myself
    I am glad for the ability to ambulate from place to place;
    that I can still hear,think and see those "sweet young things”
    floating in the vague periphery of my tunnel vision.

    There is no mistaking a puny *****, shriveled
    and shrunken for rigid and ready penis prepared
    to penetrate soft flesh at will when the sight is obvious.
    They don't hear the silent laughter inside my head
    or feel the devastating humiliation that accompanies it
    when time takes tolls and lust’s dime is not enough.
     
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    i'm not certain what it is that i want to say about this...i am effected and somewhat understanding of this as i realize my mortality more and more with each passing day and each conversation held with those who have yet to experience some places that i have gone...hmmm...
     
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    Thinking ahead

    we men define ourselves somuch by our sexuality--this was my attempt at looking ahead and wondering about life

    Ra

    ;)
     
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    hmmm...

    i love the peice by the way!!
     
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    indeed Ra..... u open up da reality doors
    all left now is to step in......i feel ya as i wonder
     
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    ain't gonna last forever

    what then--when things start to change-what do we do--do we quit--or do we goon living the best that we can?

    Ra

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    surely most we just quit !
    but i'll keep on in da best way i know how ..... hummm!!
    most def something to think about !!!
     
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    Ain't something we like to . . .

    . . . think about, but its gonna happen and then what? Do we quit, give up or find new meaning in our lives--Ra

    :)
     
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