Black Poetry : Like A Thousand Words

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by PoeticShae, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. PoeticShae

    PoeticShae Active Member MEMBER

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    my soul is like a thousand words, unspoken
    put away with rusty blankets
    my dreams are like liquid silver flowing tight ropes,
    clasped on tempt sounds that only sing songs around my neck


    in the first eclipse,
    on thursday
    january 12, 1980
    born

    i was born to speak tongues anointed at my fingertips
    rising above cold suns love tomorrow, but
    let it be sold, sold
    like old souls kissed,
    my spirit were once juicy fruit
    smacked in jaws, enjoyed.

    now, tunnel vision got me on
    hard feet climbing uneven roads
    the dusty splatter in my internal rites of passage
    i am the opal of the ivory seas
    sold….passing gazing moons on vessels

    redeemed precious metal belongings-to the other
    these lyric sons of adam, negro spit
    i feel like-like i am lounging on their lives
    transformed skin
    french thick black to queens and kings—
    now sealed-open

    channeling life to breath into this ancient yawn
    pouring libation from the hips of apple trees
    i heave black on my back,
    stools on white mobs unable to see
    my red heart bleeding,
    my blue blood meeting oxygen
    flesh touched skin

    i could once strip the wings off butterflies
    paste them to my armpits
    shudder at their evolution
    but rejoice, only existing when changing positions
    feel me, cutting pods out the awakening
    bitterroot- in pastel imaginings lower falls in a
    pot luck womb primed
    under a whole new identity

    i have seen me before jumping,
    in side my self-pulling poison
    dazed in sweet-sweat
    hoping to catch my breath
    wanting to drink out streams, almost relieved

    becoming a cliché item,
    buried in forked skin plush
    woman scorned?
    almost, i can just taste the better line of life/deaf
    clapping, welcoming home
    dancing in acclaimed democracy


    Meeting of the Minds Journal
     
  2. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i like this alot...very nice...
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very sweet flow lovin dis scribing u pose
     
  4. PoeticShae

    PoeticShae Active Member MEMBER

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    thanks...I am having difficulty with the bold and italics though :(
     
  5. poeticlyspeakin

    poeticlyspeakin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nice flow.. im liking this
     
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