Black Poetry : Man-Child: Absolution

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  1. mensahpoetic

    mensahpoetic Active Member MEMBER

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    thanks to GA_SunShyne for inspiring this piece...

    the boys of our world
    ...future leaders &
    decision makers, the
    next in line to play
    stock exchange games and
    write wedding vows on loose leaf paper
    instead of carving them in stone.
    ...glass responsibility,
    mistakes made & things shatter
    to shambles while
    mama
    and her women-singers
    hum aretha franklin basslines
    ...sweeping up the fractured lives
    their little boys leave behind
    while
    running towards the sunset,
    chasing the intangible madness that
    boils their blood.

    Little boys
    ...penis hard & carefree...
    frolic in yards & ignore the tresspassing signs
    ...running with afrika to their backs &
    their sisters underneath their feet
    ...sisterhood's skeletons pile mile high in the
    wake of manhood's
    disconnected concern for him
    and him only.
    The world's his oyster but
    his wife will clean it for him
    before he hoards the riches his
    shell grants him
    ...and the woman of his mind
    can taste the salty hardness of his
    selfishness, yet she
    continues with warm smiles
    ...because the love of a woman
    is the great absolution that washes a man's
    accountability away.

    ...our mothers...
    make women out of girls &
    challenge them to be all
    ...child-bearer...
    ...child-teacher...
    ...cook, lover & man's best friend...
    but are our sons failed?
    they
    ...we...
    can remain emotionless and
    devoid of ambition & still
    have spoils at our grasp.
    It saddens me to think that
    we boys look to women for
    manly ways cuz our fathers
    found other demons & dreams to chase
    ...and worse,
    the father that stays can choose to be worthless
    knowing...
    mama-wife will dip into her love and
    rub his ego until the
    sting of emasculation ejaculates &
    everything will be made okay again.

    And there are men who
    need that ego stroke & will
    turn violent,
    like boys who can't have their way,
    and beat on their sister-lovers,
    rape them out of spite cuz
    their women's growth reflects their
    stunted progression
    ...and still,
    the bloodied beauty of his world...
    will love him until he is sorry
    & will never do it again
    ...and becomes absolved from
    his actions once again

    ...just like a man-child...

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  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you are much, much, too deep....

    thank you for this

    a
     
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    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mensah...

    Outstanding!!!!

    :peace:
    GQ
     
  4. mensahpoetic

    mensahpoetic Active Member MEMBER

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    Alyce, GQ & Sherri...

    thank you for checking out my piece & showing me a little bit of love.

    thanks to GA_SunShyne for hipping me to some insight on how boys are raised differently than girls in this society & how it creates gender-specific roles....

    anyway, peace y'all...:)
     
  5. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    mensi.


    when you presented me with the question...
    "do men have it easier than women?" i had
    no idea that my answer would manifest itself
    through you... in such a spectacular form.

    i am pleasant-ly surprised.

    you are wonderful-ly gifted & just plain ole
    deep like dat... so... i should have known that
    you would come wit dha real (so to speak) :D...

    thank you for paying attention & for listening
    with your heart&mind...

    itsallLove, chile. (endless-ly)

    elayne.
     
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    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    MensahPoetic ... great work ... awesome poetry :toast:

    I'd like to add that there is a signature limit of 4 lines, including blank lines (Forum Rules). I would have tried to pick the 4 lines for you ... but ... well ... of course I couldn't. Please reduce your signature to 4 lines for me.

    Thanks a bunch.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  7. seed-roots-tree

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    This was


    DEEP.

    I am - uh uh - SPEECHLESS!

    Thanks Mensah

    ONE.
     
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