Black Poetry : Left Behind

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  1. afroprincess

    afroprincess Active Member MEMBER

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    Left Behind
    By: afroprincess

    Left behind
    And it’s only a fault of mine
    Instead of doing what I got to in order to succeed
    I been too busy worrying about a situation that changed because of me

    Stepped over the assignments of my life
    Then when scores went south and excuses didn’t work
    It hurt like a cut from a knife
    I gave up on the dream
    Now I’m left struggling to make it look as easy as it seems

    If only I had a little more time
    Is a lie I convinced myself was on my dime
    Got sick of the criticism, so I told my critics
    Take just a minute and live my life
    Go through the things I go through
    Struggle through the struggles I struggle through

    And you know what
    They did
    Came back with a unanimous decision
    That my life ain’t so rough
    All I need is to get a little tough

    But here’s the thing they don’t see
    It’s only me
    My security foundation has been thoroughly shaken
    Gone away from me is my life:
    My best friend slash mother
    And older and younger brother
    Plus the baldness that is my pops

    I said, my security foundation has been thoroughly shaken
    And instead of my independence rising to front
    It flew away and left me a problem alone to confront

    So before their quick assumption
    About my trouble free existence
    Think of a sheltered cub being deserted by the pack left to fend for herself
    Then add the part about me being self-righteous and extremely stubborn by asking them not to hover
    My feet not moving but my heart is breaking
    My words were never seriously spoken
    So I was left here broken

    All the time I have to remind myself that:
    I was left behind
    And it was only a fault of mine​
     
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    the gift of knowing thy faults and ventures too
    the will to understand and change what u can
    and know what is beyond ......tyte heart felt scribe poet !
    feeling you here
     
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    Afro Princess.... =\

    This poem comes at a time that fits eerily into my life and the things I am currently going through.

    As such I can't help but feel this piece all the way to the depths of my spiritual sanctum.

    I am touched, and it's because of you.

    WELL WRITTEN!

    One.

    ~Ikoro
     
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