Black Poetry : Missin Pieces

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  1. amirah

    amirah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Today I looked around and something was missin..
    looked in the same place
    on that same shelf
    But all I saw
    was a picture of him
    and me

    Used ta be a pretty picture

    Used ta look better

    Used ta look like...
    feel like...
    something that could save me
    FROM me

    But today I looked at the picture
    and
    it was
    just...
    us

    and we looked like just any other..
    a sistah and a brutha..
    not the same as back then...
    little older..
    little "thicker"...
    smiling less
    feeling more..
    but
    wiser now.

    Back then woulda done anything
    for the man in the picture..
    had to have him
    had to get it

    thought he could give
    it
    to me...
    make me have it, too.

    One day he walked in.
    Sat down.
    Moved in.

    Granny used to tell me 'if it look too good...
    probly 'cuz somebody throwed it away...

    Leave it be!'

    But I couldn't...
    not me.

    Together we became a FULL 1/2..
    still not whole..
    'cuz something was missing...
    way deep down...
    like in the soul..

    where
    I
    couldn't
    reach.

    Then the picture fell.
    I picked it up
    and reached to put it back
    on the shelf...

    I saw the empty space
    was filled
    with something else...

    TWO people
    not HALF..
    not ONE..

    and
    they
    both
    needed
    a shelf of their own.
     
  2. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you've told a love story within these words...

    the pain of two hearts drifting apart and then never quite fitting back together as a whole again...needing their own space..

    this is beautifully written...

    K
     
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    now this....

    "brought the pain".....an expression I use to say I felt this to the depths of my soul .... I empathize, because I recognize....

    beautiful bittersweet piece of reality...keep it flowing....

    a
     
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    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was real... I can feel the emotion in this peice. looking forward to reading more.

    Welcome
    Reas
     
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    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "staring at a photograph with you and i inframed/ when i blink my eyes you start to fade away."

    this piece is a perfect picture of a broken picture.

    nice to read you as i anticipate more...

    nfinitely,
    jh.
     
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    This has touched me deeply...

    Thank you...
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    so many tymes

    we see the light as we get older
    the compassionate flow of pain is felt
     
  8. amirah

    amirah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Humbled by the welcome

    to this 'piece of my :heart:..too often thoughts flow thru my mind and never make it to paper...thanks for the read.
     
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