Black Poetry : Maria Elayna De Santis, sorella bello mio

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  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "my beautiful sister"

    I remember you
    bellissima maria
    in my heart, at the core
    you were my dear
    friend

    long ago
    doctors said
    you would never
    bear children
    something wrong
    something hormonal
    called you abnormal

    But I watched you
    dolce maria
    your compassion for
    children was awe
    inspiring ~
    their special needs
    were always met with
    patience

    your small delicate hands
    introduced them to ‘language’

    oh maria, amica
    sorella, mio
    you lived your life alone
    each morning you made your
    bed in sorrow
    never knowing the arms of love
    in the night

    I remember
    gradevole maria

    you wondered why
    God would curse
    your birth…why
    He pronounced your
    gender ‘female’
    sealing your beauty
    on the inside

    yet He’d given you a heart
    yearning to love….

    oh profondo maria mio!
    your many talents
    were unheralded
    your many voices
    were unheard
    but whether called upon
    or not ~ it was your nature
    to serve

    I remember,
    povero maria

    being "different" claimed
    your sanity

    but your life enriched
    my own

    and in that one instant
    when we lost touch

    they found you
    cold

    & alone

    alyce, 2001

    R.I.P. Maria Elayna De Santis,
    born, Brooklyn, NY 1950
    died, Los Angeles, CA, 1992

    (she's the one teaching the angelic choir to 'sign' )
     
  2. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce

    I love reading your beautiful, artful, purposeful prose.
    You speak a language all of your own A.S.L. ;)

    From Heaven...Beautiful Maria reads you and then she sleeps

    *a recordar y escritir es precioso*



    :angel1:
     
  3. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :( this is beautiful. a scribe of unadulterated love. "10"

    one love,blak
     
  4. MapleXtract

    MapleXtract Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I agree...

    ...with Blak, and Hunter; you just have this incredible way with words. Also, where you voice your inspirations, you also, very deeply, inspire. Truly :heart:felt, sis...
     
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