Black Poetry : Life and Death at 06:30

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  1. 8th wonder

    8th wonder Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Life & Death at 06:30

    Looking around at the loved ones
    Who have taken care of me
    Protected me
    Shielded me…

    I wait for life and death

    Ego says..
    What time is it?

    06:10

    Fear invited herself in like she always does…
    causing my heart to ache
    waking up Disobedience and Self doubt from their nap

    Low self-esteem says…
    where we goin?

    Goin to meet Jesus
    “why” says Dishonesty
    because sweety, it’s time…

    06:15

    Procrastination says,
    “im scared, my stomach hurts”..
    “can we meet him some other time”?
    I reply, “I know….God knows I know…
    But I don’t think so….

    06:20

    The angel sitting in the center of the room
    Starts to sing a melody of
    A psalm I know so well
    “The lord is my shepherd, I shall not want”…..

    I want to cry and celebrate
    The pain is so intense….so heavy
    A premature mourning is experienced

    Deceit says….
    Im sleepy
    So sleepy
    Surely if he’s worthy, he’ll come back another time

    I rush over to give comfort
    As I rock her in my arms
    Brushing her long black hair away from her face…
    I realize
    Ive rocked her for so long now
    The weight is unbearable

    looking at the clock….

    06:30

    He’s here girls….
    Tears start rolling down my cheeks
    I notice a light so bright
    I can hardly see….

    Christ has come

    With his arms stretched wide
    He says, “Bring them all to me, the time has come for them to leave…

    As I draw everyone closer
    I begin to say my goodbyes
    That’s when I realize
    They are all but one person.
    One who’s face I know so very well….

    My own…
     
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    entering from the garden of serenity

    my words have left me..this poem, this insight, this...vision of life has me looking to the heavens seeking the words to say...

    God has showered you and spread your gift wide for others to see...i love this and all that you do..you my dear are

    ***poetry in motion***

    :love:
     
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    8th,

    this piece is a "wonder of the world". powerful and heavy. diggin' this like an old school record for real. soul stirring.

    one love,blak
     
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    like a fine piece of art I must read this piece again and again to find all the pieces of art that I am sure are hidden their.

    Excellent piece
    thank you for sharing it with us
     
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    8th

    I am truly moved by this piece.
     
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    Dnommo,

    Love....thankyou so much for your words.... you know they mean the world to me- as you do.....

    Black,

    Brotha....ya know ya got me smile'n from ear to ear!! Thanks for the props....

    Shaz,

    thanks for the read... it feels good to have someone see into my work as i do.....

    Afri,

    hey sis..... as always....its a pleasure to have you read me.....


    8th!
     
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    wowww, 8th...this piece heyah, has left me in awe, dear poetess. i thank you for this one.

    ~~~massagingthemind~~~
     
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    8th wonder Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lister,

    Thankyou sis, for your kind words..... definitely felt...

    8th!
     
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    Cindy,

    i am humbled deeply....

    your response is overwhelming as i feel grateful that my sisters can "feel" me on this one....

    thankyou for reading me..

    8th!:)
     
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    8th wonder Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ahhh....thanks sis!

    :toast:
     
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