Black Poetry : June, 2003

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by gempis, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I noticed your best friend first
    sitting there and
    I didn't make the connection until
    you started to stand up.
    You hesitated but I
    jumped right in and said hi
    real warmly like it was all good -
    I do that well.
    "What are you doing here?"
    you said
    and it could have been just a
    question but
    it felt too much like all of your
    put downs
    derisions
    judgements.
    I could have said I
    still love this group
    no thanks to you, *****, and
    poetry is cool
    but
    I politey said I
    heard about this and
    wanted to be here.
    Your best friend
    - my former in-law,
    for god sakes -
    was acting weird
    **** this
    I said I'm gonna go
    sit down and I
    took a seat way over there.
    You could easily see me
    from your seat but I would
    have had to turn slightly to
    see you, and for a few
    moments I felt like I
    was in high school again,
    awkward in my
    self-consciousness.
    But the poetry eased the
    tension to the back of my brain
    where it belonged and
    at halftime I left the room
    for a while to pee and
    go walking and I
    thought, the bald head
    still looks as dumb on you
    as it did when you first
    shaved it after
    we broke up and
    what's up with the new
    ear piercing?
    Whatever
    I bet you don't even
    go to the gym anymore.
    The reading was over and
    I went to say goodbye
    make small talk -
    do you still work at the
    hospital - and you said
    yeah but that was all and
    it was up to me to
    talk more and
    you didn't even ask how I
    was or what I was doing,
    just kinda acted snotty
    or disinterested, I
    couldn't figure out which and
    I didn't care.
    We can never be friends
    it is not possible
    and when I left, you were
    helping to put away the
    chairs and I said to myself,
    some things never change
    and I wanted to pop you
    one but I walked out the
    door and kept walking
    to my car
    away from you
    away from 1999 which
    is where I am dragged back
    to whenever I talk to you
    I am never going back there
    never going back there.
    By the time I got home I
    had forgotten about you
    again, because
    once you let go the
    mind is kind and
    doesn't bother you with
    bad films anymore, but
    the next time I see you I
    think I'll just wave because
    I've got better things to do.
     
  2. omoboladapoet

    omoboladapoet Member MEMBER

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    nice i like this
     
  3. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    nice flowin' tyte scribe
     
  4. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey gempis, :wave:

    I like this piece very much!!

    Nice flow!!

    ~Sierra~:heart:
     
  5. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Who Wrote This

    Gempis... who?

    She got skills! :)
     
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    word...
    i know this sticky situation
    so well...
    step and keep stepin
    peace
    khasm
     
  7. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Awwww, thanks y'all. :)
     
  8. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i really like this...nice....
     
  9. Bluewater

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    hey gempis
    yes you are
    "unique in every way"
    lovin this
    wonderful
    Peace
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Gempis. I really liked this :)
     
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