Quiet Poetry Lounge : Moon Rising

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Jade, Oct 12, 2001.

  1. Jade

    Jade Member MEMBER

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    Hallmark...

    another year, another month,
    and another day,

    Tonight, I struggle to articulate my feelings,
    I hesitate to utter my truth.
    Seeking space for an introspective session,
    I went to my favorite place. The ocean is so
    large, so perpetual, and so alive.

    The water is medicinal and inviting.
    It calls to me, soothes my fears, calms my very soul.
    And in the distance, there is an orange disturbance
    behind the clouds.

    I engage myself in a game of emotional chess.
    Finding myself at checkmate and my opponent
    in a position of potential victory, my mind drifts
    back to the shadow dance in the eastern sky.

    The clouds begin to thin and I am drawn to the
    mystery of color in the distance, intrigued by the
    way it dances behind the veil.

    In the midst of my emotional turmoil,
    I retreat within myself to seek solace.
    I ask the creator for a reprieve, a sign,
    some consolation.

    In the distance, the orange shadow dance
    becomes a fix object, at first it appeared to be
    partially submerged, then it appears to rest atop
    the water. Minute-by-minute it changes.

    I return to my emotional pre-occupation,
    contemplating my next move, I actually consider giving up.
    Then I remember my request to the creator.

    My attention returns to the eastern sky and
    my mystery becomes a revelation, the Moon is Rising.
    At first, it is a flicker that skips across the water.

    As it continues its ascent, the flicker
    becomes a solid beam of light, a
    bridge that beckons my soul. I feel
    compelled to leave my opponent,
    my fears, my frustrations and my
    emotional mayhem on the shore.

    I am resolved.

    I allow my soul to begin a slow journey
    across the bridge. As my soul moves
    toward the Moon Rising, there is an
    unexpected exchange. In exchange
    for fear, I have strength. In exchange
    for my sorrow, I have gladness.

    My opponent has disappeared....

    I feel my STRENGTH coming on....

    and out of the abyss.....

    the Moon is Rising....

    on me….
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    welcome, Jade...

    this filled me with such peace....I am a devout lover of moon glow.

    thank you

    a
     
  3. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME !!!

    U BRING THE SOFT MOON GLOW INTO
    MY SOLO HEART THANK U 4 DIS AS I
    WELCOME THEE OPENLY TO DESTEE'S
    PLACE :) :toast: :) :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    still on da rise .............
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I was completely submerged...I mean, I got lost in these images poet. This was so beyond awesome I'm just gonna stop even trying to comment on this one...
     
  6. Tha-Emissary

    Tha-Emissary Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well my mouth is open. A very calm worded yet empowering piece of work. You got my clap!
     
  7. cursed heart

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    Very nice,so peaceful!
     
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