Black Poetry : Man over Mom

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  1. Randee

    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    there are no words to describe
    the lost look in his eyes
    as all the boys formed a line
    arm in arm with dad in hand
    and you were nowhere
    i can't understand
    i was there
    where were you
    the choices you make
    affect all us too
    you can't see he's hurting
    you don't dry his tears
    suprised by your moves and motives
    even after all these years
    you hold yourself hostage
    when they trying to let you in
    your words hurt more
    than that knife to your skin
    time is passing, they growing fast
    not too much longer will these days last
    i'm trying to teach them right from wrong
    but when they looking to the streets
    days is short and nights is long
    i've taught them to do things a man should do
    and now you ask who the (*&@# is you
    i've been the mom and the man
    forced into the role by your masterplan
    and it's something i just can't understand
    i pray daily that they make it through school
    that this life don't turn them all to fools
    they think i don't get the clothes and the kicks
    trying to explain they aint got to sell licks
    trying to explain that things will come when they do
    and all of this without guidance from you
    i dream of life far, far away
    where one day my grandbabies will come and play
    i stress and i fret with these fast lil girls
    my sons can't hang without da pearl
    i ain't ready to raise their too
    especially in the face of raising them without you.
     
  2. Khasm13

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    well said poet....

    one love
    khasm
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    U expressed it well great joint :wave:
     
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    Strong talk from both sides of the fence!
    Said so awesomely:rolleyes:
     
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    Sister Poet Randee,

    There is nothing more poetic than the truth.
     
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    The Mother ship sails alone

    Feeling this
    :toast: