Black Poetry : Make Me Understand

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  1. MsBerry_98

    MsBerry_98 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    He does things to you no queen should endure.
    You bare the brunt of his frustration, emasculation,
    and recrimination.
    never once flinching
    looking him straight in the eye
    always with a
    "but I love you" ready to fall from your lips.

    Make me understand.

    He decideds that you aren't what he needs at the moment,
    seeks another,
    finds she's not it either,
    then expects you to be there
    when he decides it's cool for you to be there.
    After many tears filled with
    disgust, loathing, and reproach...
    you talk...
    and once again it's all good...
    Til the next time anyway.

    Make me understand.

    Powerful, beautiful, Black woman.
    That's you in all other aspects of your life.
    You are the one in control,
    the one everyone depends on to get the job done.
    Why then, with this man, do you become childlike?
    Helplessly devoted and hopelessly taken in.

    Make me understand.

    I want the magic words to fall from my lips.
    The words that would bring You back.
    I want to speak healing to your heart
    and see it instantly mended
    with no recollection of that time.

    Make you understand...

    He does things to you that no Queen should endure.
    You bare the brunt of his frustration, emasculation,
    and recrimination.
    Never once flinching, looking him straight in the eye.
    Except this time you'll realize
    you love You more than you love him
    and walk away.

    Make him understand.

    I hope you understand...
     
  2. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    MsB.


    ...well dayum lil sister!! :)

    one... big... bold word will describe this heah:

    BRAVISSIMO!!
    (...& i'm clappin' real loud & hard!) :D

    :heart:
    Elayne.
     
  3. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    MsB

    you got my frontal lobes on this one here... Like the way you flowed this




    One
     
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    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My Sista! My Sista!

    I'm diggin this here!!
    Nice & Deep flow!!
    I hope she understands...:rolleyes:
     
  5. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I enjoyed this very
    inspiring piece.
    Thank you. :)

    Poetically Turn'd Out!
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
  6. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    no chase
    no value
    no pride of aquisition

    "ugly but true"
     
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    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    great flow.
    hard to understand what we would
    not allow ourselves to endure...
    self love isn't always automatic
    and you don't really have to understand that
    but accept it, move on, and pray for her...
    -7:spinstar:
     
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    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    MsB,

    Outstanding work!!!

    :heart:
    GQ
     
  9. MsBerry_98

    MsBerry_98 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks guys...

    Sunny E... Thank you , thank you, thank you. :heart: (yo' hands alright? :lol: )

    ZoRb... I'm glad you graced me w/ your presence. Thanks for the read!

    Sherrie... that's what the good book says... Thanks for hitting me up. :)

    Rashad... Thank you lil bruh. Glad you likey.

    CoCo... I'm truly glad you thought it was inspiring. You are very welcome. :)

    Shaz... so true, so true. Thanks for the read.

    Wildflower... I can't say I've never allowed a man to treat me with less respect than I should, however it's not always easy to see the forest for the trees... know what I mean?

    GQ... Thanks a bunch.
     
  10. Danilyn

    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is excellentay!!!!!!!
    And that's all I can say about that! :)
     
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