Black Poetry : My Greatest Foe

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    In work or in play
    In love or woe
    Only I am my greatest foe
    And yes, there may still be some karma, I yet owe
    But even through THAT, I'll still portray and bestow
    All the facets of strength my lineage gives me
    Because, just like my mother said,
    "I come from good stock and I'm well bred"
    And she is soaked up in me
    Just like the pot-likka soppin' cornbread she fed
    Steeped in like tea set to brew
    Simmered like beef stew
    And smooothed.....like Gumbo Roux
    So, only GOD can give or take away whatever's due

    But who I am today is just a sample
    Because I've got blessings waiting,...MORE than ample
    And some have even thought they could make an example
    Out
    Of
    ME!
    But, just like that iceberg that sank the Titanic
    So far, sweetheart, this is just the TIP, you see!
    Cuz every day, God further deepens my fathoms you try to plumb
    And just when you think you've got me pegged
    He gives me even more room
    And you.... more breadth to circumvent
    Like the wisdom to Solomon lent
    Because my future is full of possibilities
    Shaped by the broken twigs
    And crushed leaves down the paths I ALREADY went
    So, you see, as for the potentialities of ME.... I aint even made a DENT!

    And you're not the first who couldn't read and understand me fully
    So, don't ever think you can just grease and work me like a pulley
    By yanking my chain or tweaking the torque
    Cuz when I done with you, I'll break OFF the fork
    In the softest spot you've got
    For mounting up with the wings of EAGLES is my lot
    Cuz I'm claiming it with my words
    I'm not meant for pickin' and peckin' with yard birds
    Because chickens can't fly...that high

    So, all you'll ever do is vainly crow
    Because, only I
    Am my greatest foe
    But with God's help....the more rounds I go.
     
  2. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Chocolate Trill Thunder!

    .......My Greatest Foe...............Always the Case!

    Deep, Deep and Deeper than Deep, for real my sister friend, cherryblossom...Peace In.


     
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    true dat sis indeed in ya foe
     
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    Thank you, Clyde! And as you know, "Greater is He that is within me than he that is in the world."


    Much appreciated, Rich, always!
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and the Family!




    Now thats real cherryblossom, for real.

     
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    Originally Posted by cherryblossom
    Thank you, Clyde! And as you know, "Greater is He that is within me than he that is in the world." [/QUOTE]

    Thanks again, Clyde.

    But, you know you're preaching to the choir!

    "There are some things I may not know,
    there are some places that I can't go.
    But I am sure of this one thing;
    Yes, God is real, for I can feel Him in my soul.

    Chorus:
    Yes, God is real,
    real in my soul.
    (Yes, God is) real,
    for He has washed and made me whole.

    His love for me,
    (is like pure gold) just like pure gold,
    (Yes, God is) real, for I can feel Him in my soul...."

     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and the Truth!



    Thanks again, Clyde.

    But, you know you're preaching to the choir!

    "There are some things I may not know,
    there are some places that I can't go.
    But I am sure of this one thing;
    Yes, God is real, for I can feel Him in my soul.

    Chorus:
    Yes, God is real,
    real in my soul.
    (Yes, God is) real,
    for He has washed and made me whole.

    His love for me,
    (is like pure gold) just like pure gold,
    (Yes, God is) real, for I can feel Him in my soul...."

    [/QUOTE]




    Peace In, cherryblossom.

     
  8. Khasm13

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    dang sis....u came hardcore on this piece....
    breakin off forks and stuff....lol
    great drop poet...felt ur direction...

    one love
    khasm
     
  9. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    lol

    Thanx, Khasm13.
     
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    Always trying to stay one step ahead of my enemy
    Shadow boxing with this unseen foe in the dark
    Only to learn that my greatest foe lives within

    I can overstand what you are saying sista cherry. I enjoyed the flow and word choice, it all came together as an awesomely intense write.
     
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