Black Poetry : Look At Me

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by LyrikalShe, May 20, 2003.

  1. LyrikalShe

    LyrikalShe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    look at me
    can you tell
    that the blood that gives me life
    could cause you death
    i'm no needle using addict
    or been with every
    tom **** and harry hoe
    i was an apron-wearing
    house-cleaning
    make-sure-dinner-is-ready-
    when-he-gets-home
    stay at home pregnant fiancee
    who lived and breathed for him
    but i wasn't enough

    look at me
    do i have
    "i have hiv"
    tatooed on my forehead
    should i be branded
    with the scarlet letter
    so you'll know to stay away from me
    lest being near me
    infect you
    when you can do
    hella more damage to me
    than i could do to you

    look at me
    that red ribbon
    in my hair
    isn't there just for decoration
    it's a proclamation
    an exclamation
    a declaration
    and a plea
    don't think
    "this can't happen to me"
    it can
    it did to me
    cause my monogamy wasn't monogamy
    at least not on his part
    and now...

    look at me


    c. 2003 Brandi N. Rainey
    All rights reserved
     
  2. Monetary

    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    LyrikalShe

    Sorry to hear that, Sweetie.

    Very nicely expressed...and tight flow.

    I can tell you've made peace with what happened and you're not bitter...that's very good too...healing.

    :thanks: for sharing

    :toast:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    let da true feelings flow
    expressing openly makes it all good
    continue to flow i'm listening
     
  4. Khasm13

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    woooooweeee...
    that be da hot ish..
    dat topic is a flaming dish...
    that's happened to way too many females
    go ahead sis and bring da light
    casting da demons of ignorance to da depths of hell
    with poetic might...

    scribed very very very well...
    peace
    khasm
     
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    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Prayers for you, She!
    let your voice be heard!
     
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    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Spoken words of a Queen.
     
  7. LyrikalShe

    LyrikalShe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    To all of you, thank you so much for venturing into this little piece of my world. Khasm, I'm trying to do exactly that. Shed light on this topic and send the ignorance to hell. But I'm doing just fine. Just trying to take what I've been given and hopefully turn it into a blessing for someone out there who may be feeling as alone as I once did. Thank you all again.

    Serenity...
    Brandi
     
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    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

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    keep keeping the faith brandi
    peace
    khasm
     
  9. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    beautiful and powerful words...
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Loving words!