Black Poetry : kismet

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by alyce, Feb 14, 2001.

  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    red Alabama clay
    between little dark toes
    muddy from the rain
    where the honeysuckle grows

    ~

    tenement houses,
    five flights high
    up on the roof
    catch-a-piece-of-sky

    ~

    rows of corn fields
    for childhood play
    tall, green grass
    rollin' all day

    ~

    concrete jungle gyms
    turn-stile hoppin'
    front stoop day-dreamin'/
    corner-finger-poppin'

    ~

    back yard bar-b-q's
    summer skinny dippin'
    catchin' light'nin bugs
    & lemonade sippin'

    ~

    three-card monte
    street ball playin'
    50 meter racin'
    fire-hydrant-sprayin'

    ~

    do-drop inn
    bathtub gin

    ~

    subway cars
    all night bars

    ~

    moonlit lovin'
    starry nights~
    ghetto heaven
    city lights...

    ...about a million miles &
    almost 100 years combined
    2 terrestrial bodies collide ~
    their souls forever aligned...


    Alyce (c) 2000





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  2. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The real beauty is the end result that comes from two different cultures....all because the basics are exactly the same. Well done Poet.

    BE
     
  3. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    your poetry challenges me to think deeper
    i'm sure i'm not the only one

    teach us
     
  4. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bravo!

    [This was painted so well--the imagery is great--Ra
     
  5. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    HOW GOOD DOES IT GET

    Good 'nuff to be a BLAST from da past! 1poetsought
     
  6. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The imagery in this piece is vividly depicted. I could see every detail you painted, and this had such an easy flowing quality to it. Quite an enjoyable read.
     
  7. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    thank you poetsought

    for reposting alyce's work

    haven't seen her on the boards lately

    well done alyce :)

    peace

    pd
     
  8. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i am

    humbled any time someone digs through the archives and resurrects an old relic. this one truly tells, in snipets, a love story that perhaps will be told in its entirety, one day.

    you honor me with this blast from the past. it's a favorite of mine. and i sincerely thank you for the reminisce.

    :heart:

    alyce
     
  9. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    OUR GRIOTS

    Let us forever honor our griots (storytellers). 1poetsought
     
  10. LISTERSCRIBIN'

    LISTERSCRIBIN' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    queen, alyce...this piece is absolutely beautiful. it is so good to be back and read you.


    ~~~jusletitflo~~~