Black Poetry : Lacing Up My Shoes

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by gempis, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    when fear put my heart in a vice grip
    and tried to choke me moment after moment
    when people scared me and
    I scared me even more

    running set me free

    when the rivers of anxiety tried to drown me
    and the panic took my ability to really see
    fight or flight feeling
    paralyzing me

    running set me free

    when darkness was every inch of my world
    chest felt like a lead mountain
    so heavy, no reason to live
    wanted so much to be dead and tried

    running set me free

    when the world was confusing, abusing
    being the only one I had and the lone
    one to help me, not to mention
    all that lonely, hurting me

    running set me free

    then there was the stress, yes
    caught between rigidity and desire -
    mess, only true outcome was
    the toll on my body and mind but

    running set me free

    now I look down from
    this wall I stand on
    all that terror
    that other person
    so far below
    so long ago

    running set me free

    the wind on my body still
    turns my sod into brick
    the feeling I'm flying will always
    quiet my scream into a whisper
    wanting to run forever, to die this
    way, always helps me grow

    running saved my life
     
  2. Bluewater

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    gempis
    nice flow
    i know JUST!
    what you mean
    wind rushing
    on your face
    trying to get
    some space
    leaving the
    bad vibes
    in the dust
    time to think
    to adjust
    lacing up
    my shoes
    i like this
    thank you
    feeling you on this
    Peace
     
  3. poeticlyspeakin

    poeticlyspeakin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I really, really like this, but you know what...? No matter how good it feels to run, you can't run forever...
     
  4. angelicsage

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    Oh my..........you had me hanging on to each word,
    I truly felt this within..........deeply,
    Gempis, your pen speaks and evokes a reflection of the emotion
    that was was placed in this piece.

    Wow,
    Angelic
     
  5. Khasm13

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    sometimes it betta ta run
    den stick it out
    this was a tyte scribe gurl
    peace
    khasm
     
  6. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bluewater, angelicsage and Khasm13, thank you so much for your words. Love and peace to you.
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!:heart: my thoughts ecxactly ain't nuttin like X- Country!!!! :) :D
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow! very nice scribe this was awesome
     
  9. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you sooo much, SwtT and $$RICH$$. :heart:
     
  10. j'hiah

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    glad l ran into this one :toast:

    very personal and poetic vybe...

    peace.
     
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