Black Poetry : Memories Reborn

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  1. IfUComeSoftly

    IfUComeSoftly Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the scent of you still lingers
    triggering memories of us
    memories of magnolia trees
    when we walked barefoot
    in my grandma's backyard
    laughing at the past
    ignorant of the fleeting present
    dreaming of our future
    Memories of how we sat
    in the park reading sonia sanchez
    cherry blossoms all around us
    i told you my favorite book--
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    You told me yours changes
    memories of honeysuckles and sweet grass
    we're so different--me cornbread fed
    southern raised while you—a northerner
    love italian ices and street ball
    i showed you how to pick good ones
    tickled pink--you didn't like the taste
    At first--then you grew to appreciate
    the pureness of nature unrefined
    memoirs of blackberries vines
    how to find the juicer ones
    wrap 'em in a scrap of cloth
    sprinkle with sugar, tie it up
    suckle out all the juice
    discard the seeds and try again
    memories of peach trees--showing off
    Trying to show you how to climb a tree
    I fell and badly scraped my thigh
    you looked so concerned until
    you let a grin crack through
    I popped you in the chest
    you didn't attempt to hold in
    your laughter any more
    long after it healed you still kiss
    me there threatening to harm me if i
    ever harm myself like that again
    memories of crabapples
    you declared to never eat anything else
    that required salt to bear the taste
    memories of how you would take
    the flower from my hair
    slide it down my spine

    skim it across my shoulders
    caress my arms leaving a
    scented trail of promises
    and passionate kisses
    inevitable climaxes and love
    memories of us live on in every tree,
    shrub, bush, flower, plant, grass
    even if i could forget you
    even if i could forget us
    there are new reminders
    reborn every spring and every season
    thereafter
    how can i forget you
    you surround me daily

     
  2. abstract219

    abstract219 ...standing on the shoulders of giants MEMBER

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    wow....stunning...just stunning...
    you know what I think about you and your work....i think it's obvious.

    a great write....real visual...i can picture being near that tree....

    your vibe is awesome...
     
  3. IfUComeSoftly

    IfUComeSoftly Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i would blush but i'm shameless... i'm just lappin it all up... lol... lmao.... i should be shot... to tell you the truth... anything i write here... i literally write within ten mins before i post it... the things that take a while to write i dont' put on here... i'm ashamed of them... that they won't measure up to the poetry on here
     
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    I really enjoyed this piece. Really nice.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    i love this picture u painted got me all up in it too
    just awesome made me remember through memories .
     
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    Sassysammy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I love'd this drop right here, it was so smooth, warm, and inviting. it made me recollect those days I spent with my love! Peaceful thoughts!!
    Flow on!!!
     
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