Black Poetry : Looking Back

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  1. Nasheed

    Nasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Looking back in time makes me sad. I see pain and degradation every step of the way. A child left to the mercy of a stepfather and learning to fend for himself. Trying to learn what this life is all about. Surrounded by two legged animals ready to feast on a young impressionable mind.

    The pain suffered from the beatings received is a constant nightmare. A young boy, begging for it to stop and the words falling on deaf ears. A sadistic grin and a cold stare is the only mercy received. Blow after blow from the whip of a man who will never be pleased.

    Wondering, what did I do wrong? Am I treated this way because I was born or because I'm not your biological son? Trying to be the best son alive and doing everything you say. "Never good enough" rings out in my ears as my mind prepares for another dance.

    Looking back for a mothers help which never came. Sometimes, I was told I am to blame. Never to forget words "If only you would behave", **** what a thing to say. To young to understand the bondage she had to endure. Calling to the "ALMIGHTY" to release me and take me away. Didn't get the answer I was looking for but a voice said to press on and remember this when you have a son.

    So, here I stand today. A strong, loving and nurturing man. I see that the "ALMIGHTY" had a plan. Just "Looking Back", something I wanted to share.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The torment that can happen to our precious jewels, our children. It pains me to read this, but I am glad that you grew into a "strong, loving and nurturing man" despite this. Thank you for sharing, this was deeply felt.
     
  3. MRS. LADY

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    well thank you very much

    for sharing...

    I'm happy that you could rise above it brah...

    welcome to the community.

    those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it... so although we don't have to live in the past.. sometimes we gotta look at where we have been to appreciate where we are and are going....

    much peace, love and nuff respect.
     
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    healing words

    An inspiration to many, I am sure. A remarkable journey you've been on thus far! Thank you for sharing, Nasheed.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow deep and felt when one look back against the darkness and to
    the light of what one become weight heavy sharing this brings healing
    to the and mind ....stay up bruh !
     
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    Hi Nasheed
    You are so right
    The Almighty had a plan
    and it's is hard looking back
    and thninking about the things in the past
    you are here now, sharing your strenght
    love and kinness. Thank you so much
    for sharing

    Peace~N~Love
     
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    as someone who went thru a hell childhood

    i feel your power

    and i'm glad to see you came out on top

    peace poet

    thanks for sharing
     
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    Mom, perhaps you were new at being a Mother, I overstand all that took place back in those days, as I never understood it then...I do overstand it today!! ...and all is forgiven. For you cannot pass to me, what wasn't passed to you. That means I had to attend a special school called "HardKnocks" ...I came through it all with a smile.

    awesome piece poet!!
     
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    I am so Happy To read what you have to say Brother Nasheed....This was touching. The endurance oof pain always and forever makes us stronger
    Very Happy to see you
    ~Peace~
     
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    Yeah! It's beyond a beautiful thing when we can stand on the "other side" and right the wrongs of our past. It's like a second chance to break the cycle and contribute our own individuality in a positive way! Great flow poet!
     
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