Black Poetry : Mirror Images

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  1. Randee

    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Staring into my mirror image yesterday
    disdained at what I saw
    26 and two gray hairs and a wrinkle later
    i find myself armed with CVS duality - foundation and rinse
    attempting to waste time and money
    and salvage what little i felt i had left
    My bathroom becomes some chi-chi spa
    as i pamper myself like i haven't in so long
    manicure, pedicure . . . thinking i will catch me a real man
    if he only can't see my one wrinkle and 2 grey hairs
    oatmeal facial, sea body scrub . . . he will want to run his hands over my smooth body
    painted my lips in something called Perfect Passion
    covered my face in something some white woman told me would match MY complexion . . . as if I was the only sistah at Macy's that day
    rinsing the black dye through my hair
    you walked in on me in a state of shock
    "what i'm doing is fixing what's broken"
    you look at me quizically
    "nothing is broken except your mirror if you see greys and wrinkles"
    you stood behind me and we looked into the mirror together while I plucked hairs from my arching eyebrows
    "what do you see" he asked?
    "nothing, now that I covered those 2 grey hairs"
    "thats the problem, put those down, do you want to know why i stare?
    you have sex appeal, it can't be bought at the store
    you have intelligence, wisdom, and something to say when you open your mouth
    you have wide hips, a phat *** and large breasts
    your skin is smooth and flawless
    your lips large and wet
    your hands are always busy
    your heart is always warm
    your eyes are huge and show emotion
    your features are your own.
    As a tear slips down my face
    he again looks quizical
    "I was just telling myself I am broken and need to find a real man.
    But, it's your arms that always hold me
    your soft lips covering the top of my head
    your back strong enough to support me
    your eyes constantly dancing with laughter
    your words which make me think
    and your pride which i love.
    Staring into our mirror images
    i kiss you in perfect passion.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow!
    dis was off da hook here
    flow on
     
  3. Randee

    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks Rich, been writing so much lately. But it all sounds the same.
     
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    Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

    I was loving this from start to finish....you actually almost brought
    tears to my eyes....being a woman and knowing pain....sometimes
    that new nail polish or lipstick - that new outfit...makes you feel
    better but the inside it can't fix...........

    while hatred may pull you in........."LOVE" pulls you "0UT"

    and he stood right behind you and did just that...with that mirror
    image of true beauty..............

    WOW...............I love this piece!
     
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    lovin this...
     
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    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Rich and Angelicsage - Appreicate the loving words. You are so right about hate pulling us in and love pulling us out. See why its so hard to leave this man who is never there.

    LovelyGoldenOne - Thank you and my thoughts are with you always.
     
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    this was nice...
    very nice read
     
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    Honey, your writing does NOT all sound the same. Not at all. This one touched me very deeply. I think most of us can see our flaws much much better than our attributes. Your cousin is very wise - I hope you really believe him. I haven't seen your outsides, but I have a feeling they're beautiful. Your mind sure is.
     
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    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Gempis, you right, about everything! As always!
     
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