Black Poetry : LOOKING FOR LOVE ON A NIGHTLY BASIS

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  1. afrostotle

    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is for any brothas out there who have or have had to wrestle with the demons of love, relationships, and/or one night stands

    There goes another one……..sailing away amidst salty seas
    sending my.. crimson capsule
    out of control, spiraling
    three hundred and sixty
    degrees… I’m dizzy…dazed
    and “Yo……did you catch the plates on the
    truck that hit me?”
    Maybe it serves me right,
    after all, it was I who sidestepped what really matters,
    and mistook the fleeting fantasies of
    what I hoped could be, but never was
    blinded by reality, I failed to see.. the truth because………I was
    in lust…… thinking with the wrong head
    my nose was thrust…. wide open, my..my..my..sense of rationale,
    or at least I was hoping…was now raised from the dead
    or at least I thought……… But once again, I was wrong
    and now I stand here, alone…. as my needs
    chase in vain after something that never
    will be… Love; what does it mean, if
    the reality of it differs from my dreams
    and….. it’s never really as
    true as it seems?
    So, here I am, once again…swimming upstream
    submerged in some sort of hind- sighted reflection
    aware of this weakness caused by years of rejection,
    I know I may never distinguish between a one night stand,
    and something that requires a deeper connection
    fortunately for me, her rejection of the thought of any thing more
    gave me a rude awakening,
    in her mind….. it was only what, and not who I am,
    that was in it for the taking…
    but, although I knew full well what I should do,
    my libido obstructed my view….and I ended my search
    with the first skirt that flirted
    Never stopping to think that I would need something more
    than the superficial episode that was later in store
    Now mornings here, but not my dear, my dear, my dear
    I reach but she’s nowhere near…..
    Maybe it should have been a given that it was merely a fling,
    maybe it’s not mine’s to have.. this..this..this..this thing
    that escapes so easily through the palm of my hand
    All I know is; I’ll never find it in a one-night stand
    It makes me beg the question: How can I make love, without ever being in love?
    I don’t know; but without the answer,
    I’m eternally doomed to a life of,….a lack there of.
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    u captured a picture a vision and pose'd it
    to perfection lovin ya scribe keep flowin
     
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    enjoyed the read
    what a picture you have painted...
    nice
     
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    afrostotle, you are just great. loved going along with you for the ride on this one, truly.
     
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    I just loved the way you made me feel what you had to say. And believe me when I say that plenty of sistas can relate to what you're saying.
     
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    Afrostotle.........(in the most awe struck of tones)

    this was profound...many fail to distinguish between the two
    lust and love seem so close / in the beginning...and often we think
    hind sight is 20/20...not always and reflection doesn't always work
    sometimes the pain of the aftershock does...it's often the only thing
    that will deter...one from the path again, but a heart in search
    will override everytime....


    wow...I'm engulfed in your work...
     
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    indeed
    so wonderful
    your journey up stream
    so deep so enlighten
    wonderful
    Peace
     
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    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    $$RICH$$..........thanks to my brotha"of the most-high type. Any feedback from you is always welcomed, relished, and revered. I merely aspire to be half the poet you are.........One love

    MZBLKANGEL & SISTA 'SAGE"THE ANGELIC ONE".........the two of you, Triniti(and Destee of course), have truly taught me how to be a better man..Every peice of yall's that I read, gives me vision and new life...........Mother EARTH, and her daughter AFRIKA, smiles with pride each time you sistas speak.......One Love

    GEMPIS.......Your wordz zapp me with mad wattage of metaphysical energy every time I have the privilege of reading......One Love
     
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    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    POETICRAPTURE.........your name speaks volumes, your wordz.....questioning, provoking, and teaching..........4REELZ....ONE LOVE

    "The role of the Black Artist in America, is to draw upon the creative soul deep within him/her, and convey to the rest of the world, how that soul sees it, and praise, complement, question, and when necessary, envoke change
    -The Honorable Dr. Gwendolyn Brooks
     
  10. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i really enjoyed this alot.....very very nice...
     
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