Black Poetry : My Umph

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Heartbeat, Aug 23, 2001.

  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Your knuckles to the bone
    Your fingers split and blistered
    Sun up to sun down
    You've worked so hard

    So tired you were
    But always with a smile
    Enough love for everyone
    So much love
    We never missed a material beat
    We smiled at your radiant face
    Never once noticing the blisters on your feet

    Your sacrifice will never be forgotton
    You've given me your strength
    From picking tobacco and cotton
    The sweat from your brow
    My life liquid to move on
    Quenching the thirst
    Of all elements to succeed at what I do
    When I need a little more umph
    I'm inspired by you

    BE

    (c) Bruce H. Edwards, 2001
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BRAVO!

    Excellent scribe....thank you for reminding us of those who have paved this road we now travel, with their very lives...

    a
     
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    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BE,

    Nice, very nice!!!

    Peace
    GQ
     
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    did you say "umph" ????

    wow Heartbeat ... gosh ... you don't know this
    but whenever i felt low another step i couldn't go
    i'd call my Momma, say i'm on my way
    cause i needed more umph to make the day

    wow

    thank you for this

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  5. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    YES!!!

    Living inside of this one today!!!

    *knuckles*

    :rolling:
     
  6. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this peice has inspired me to continue on this note
    thank you for the inspiration
     
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