Black Poetry : musings at midnight

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  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    on the banks of the manatawnee
    river, there are paths
    worn smooth by african feet

    and when the winds blow
    you can almost hear the sounds
    of people running through the rustling
    of the bushes

    on the banks of the manatawnee
    river, there are plush, grassy slopes
    that cradled weary bodies
    when they could go no further

    my mind carries me often
    to the river banks that
    served to guide my people
    to freedom
    and I wonder
    if the rivers could speak,
    what would their waters spill forth?...

    and I've heard the night
    has a thousand eyes
    and I shudder when I
    think of all the horrific acts
    done beneath the stars

    on the banks of the manatawnee
    river, a little boy cried
    because his father was beaten
    till he died ~ and
    a man's heart failed
    as his woman's body was impaled

    and I wonder, if our pain reaches
    heaven and pierces the skies
    will tears rain down from those
    thousand eyes?

    a
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I read this with tired eyes, yet I have the energy to bow to this magnificent peace (close your eyes, I'm bowing)

    blak
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    IN THE WEE HOUR

    GURL YA GOT ME IN AWE!
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    Maggie Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Any time of day

    you bring it, sis...but I'm seriously diggin your midnight vibes!

    flow Ms. A

    Maggie
     
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    those bitter knowings
    only are sweet because
    at least we know...
    this muse took me there
    i visualize only because
    i done seen the manatawny...
    thank you.
    -7:spinstar:
     
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