Black Poetry : love & happiness

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by alyce, Feb 28, 2001.

  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ~for those who know that they know what they know~ :wink:

    If we live long enough we understand
    that love is more than a feeling ~
    Feelings deceive us, and turn us into
    creatures of the moment
    But when the heart truly loves
    no mood, no situation, noBody
    is strong enough to destroy it
    Even if the object of our affection
    does not love us back
    We love anyway...
    Emotionally, we're able to let
    love 'sleep'

    but it never dies
    for at the slightest touch, it will arise

    If we live long enough, we come to
    understand that no one outside ourselves
    can MAKE us happy
    We realize that happiness comes from
    the love we have within us, FOR ourselves
    And because love is the mother of happiness,
    and peace...which together, beget joy...
    we are compelled to share it

    when we obey our hearts
    it multiplies

    If we live long enough, we'll come to an experience
    in our lives that brings us more joy than we've ever
    known ~ love so deep, so profound,
    that all of what we hoped for, and more,
    is manifested in the flesh before our eyes

    but circumstances may seem all wrong

    then
    joy is muted
    peace runs and hides ~

    yet, true love will not be long denied

    just standing by

    and for a time

    happiness lies still
    and safe
    inside

    A, 2000
     
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    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Say that Alyce....Keep coming strong with this flow.
     
  3. henryx40

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    longevity

    long enough won't need to be near death
    long enough doesn't have to be in our last breath
    long enough don't mean we in the middle of a pause
    long enough won't be a just because

    at least it hasn't been that way for me

    i've lived through all the kid stuff
    and the juvenile games
    i've lived through one night stands
    even left one standing in the rain
    i've lived through the jealousy envy and hate
    and i know that my search is not too late
    for past the life i live is the live to be
    in the love of my enterity
    and long enough will be soon
     
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    If only to know real and true love.
     
  5. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    all i gotta do is keep livin huh ? :wink:

    Teach Me More!

    Beautiful Alyce

    Destee
     
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    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Al Green wish he could have . . .

    . . . said it so well. This is the love that we live and die for and you have capture that esscence in words--you have said what we all wish to kow and feel without leaving the page--I swallowed my gum on this one--Ra :cool:
     
  7. Nita

    Nita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh how I long to receive.

    I agree with Des....teach me
    I'm all ears.
     
  8. herman

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    teacher, teacher

    This is the course you know well. Blessed are they who've received their instruction at your feet. :)

    H
     
  9. MzBlkAngel

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    feelin you on dis...Beautiful posed
     
  10. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thanks mzblkangel...
    I love alyce and her creativity.....so
    when another one comes back...makes me feel good
     
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