Black Poetry : Mom to Dad

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Danilyn, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. Danilyn

    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I gave you a gift
    A precious gift
    And you act like you don’t want it.
    In return, you give me a ring.
    But I need something less symbolic,
    and more real.
    What good is a love based on feelings and not substance?
    You claim to love, yet can’t prove it.
    You claim to try, I can’t see it.
    My sacrifices many,
    your sacrifices few –
    And my love is supposed to grow for you?
    Instead of produce, you defend.
    Instead of progress, you remain steadfast –
    Unmovable.
    Love is more than combining flesh or even souls.
    It’s commitment to not only each other,
    but to your promise –
    Your duty –
    To provide and protect –
    to secure.
    Love dwindles with failing trust and nonexistent dependability.
    You were commissioned by God to rule –
    Little by little, you’re being fired from the position.
    If for no other reason, be an example to the gift I gave,
    The gift we made.
    Run the race and win the prize.
    Lose,
    and it will disappear before your eyes.
    Bad can be done alone.
    The time I waste can never be recovered.
    The pain I suffer makes me cold and hard.
    Want the gift –
    Appreciate me who gave it to you.
    Spend your life cherishing both.
    Because just as easily as it was given,
    it can easily be taken away.
    And for the well-being of both,
    I will not hesitate.
     
  2. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sometimes in life we have to make choices that will tear us apart no matter what direction we take....

    "the pain I suffer makes me cold and hard"...I feel you on this one..but when it stops being so painful, your heart will thaw and let the sunshine in again.....and we have to let it shine...

    K
     
  3. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    *smh*

    this was a heartfelt piece!



    thorough flow :)
     
  4. Rashad

    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice work

    Much love and respect for
    what u do no doubt.
    Nuth'n but love.Peace.:heart:
     
  5. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    it's time to stand up fellaz...

    and stop "...failing our families."

    *touching*