Black Poetry : laughter is the best medicine?

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  1. Derrick Jay

    Derrick Jay Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    laughter it seems, is not always the best medicine
    as we sit here together uncomfortably
    trying to find a space between time and pleasure
    as moments drift into dreams
    i laugh in spite of myself
    thinking what if i hadn't smiled that day
    turning the corner by the cafe
    catching warm eyes reflecting my secrets
    we laughed at the suddeness of it all
    too good to be a lie
    perfect placement of intentions
    as we laughed away our fears
    she with me through the journey
    one smile gently kissing the next
    not perplexed by the reasoning
    and we don't know our own souls
    laughter it seems, is not always the best medicine
    as the strangeness sets in slowly
    we really know each other don't we?
    or have we just taken advantage of our sins
    i laugh at the mirror of revelation
    denying the horsemen coming towards us
    we laugh like love and live forever
    amongst starry landscapes and closed eyes
    the judgement comes all too soon
    we laugh at the prospect of maybe it wasn't meant to be
    after all you can capture a moment can't you?
    we laugh at the thought of it
    secure in our ignorance
    laughter it seems, is not always the medicine
    as we wander over how we tried
    laughing away our hurt together
    refusing to accept the visit of goodbye
    we no longer laugh
    its true as this last lust turns cold
    this was not the thing to do
    but we laugh uncomfortably to mask the lie
    the world on the other side of the door beckons
    as one tear falls helplessly
    the laughter itself begins to cry
    we cannot refuse the answer
    and its too late to laugh again
    so i go to my medicine cabinet
    and close the door...
     
  2. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "one smile gently kissing the next
    not perplexed by the reasoning
    and we don't know our own souls"


    it's a fact that remains constant...
    i love the way you do that thing you do
    ...with words.

    :heart:
    Elayne.
     
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    Derrick Jay, it's been a while since I've read you, my brotha. This here is saying so much. I have read it more than once and am astounded by the way you've so soundly handled my mental...giving me MUCH to feed on this morning.

    This is what I love about poetry. And I thank you...
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    smiling big coz dis here as kissed my soul my brutha
    love ya work of art
     
  5. Derrick Jay

    Derrick Jay Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanx fam, couldn't do this without your support...
     
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    yes, djay it has been awhile since we have been blessed to read you. this piece made me realize what i have been missing...your word usage is still tyght. lovin' this piece. it holds the truth about the type of situation that we sometymes put ourselves in. keep on scribin' as i continue to watch you and ofcourse, bless us with mo!
     
  7. Nia Maishani

    Nia Maishani Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And THIS...is Poetry

    Very deep, and ineffably engrossing. Can't wait to read more.

    Welcome. :toast:
     
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