Black Poetry : nature's journey (not what you think)

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  1. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Driving down the tree covered lane
    I shade my eyes from the interruption
    Of sun beams through leaves as I
    Wonder if I could grasp its warmth;

    I opened the sunroof to the salute of
    Oaks holding hands over the road
    Covered with multi-colored leafs
    Painting a picture of crayola dreams;

    I look through my rear view mirror as
    I increase my pace to see the dance of
    Colors flying high as though they believe
    The wind will carry them back home;

    I wonder if I drive fast enough could I
    Throw them high enough for the oaks
    To reach down and grab them just so
    They could have another try at strength;

    Maybe so but that will change the fate
    Of life and the purpose of their fall onto
    A road traveled my so many before me
    And so many yet to appear in my sight;

    That one day someone may pull over and
    Get out to search for that one rustic colored
    Leaf to carry with them through the day on
    A journey so few leaves are willing to travel;

    Could today be the day that another leaf
    Will fall unwillingly or shall he let go of
    Safety’s embrace to fall into the hands of
    destiny awaiting them on the road we call life?

    Tell me…which leaf are you today?

    meditate
     
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    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Boy!!! You been in that garden again ain't ya???? But I ain't mad at ya.....This was tight to the tenth power....Flow on poet!
     
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    Bishop...i'm gonna drop a few in a bottle and toss em into the brook so that they can float down stream into the protection fot he lighthouse...the garden is lovely this time of the year...

    thansk for the read bro and keep shining that light...there are many who need our direction...

    one.
     
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    loved this read!
    so descriptive and orange/red/yellow/brown/green...
    i be the leaf that holds on until just before
    winter becomes spring
    stubborn through all winter's snow rain and wind...
    -7:spinstar:
     
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    The circle of life although not in its original form teaches so much to those of thought who can appreciate the nuances and irony of that it brings. The mighty oak or weeping willow whose crowning glory like the locks of a mighty queen being cut but not in vain complete the cycle to be reborn once again in the spring as a king. Question: How can natures sin altered state of being continue to hold secretes of majesty and grace?

    When poetry becomes a carefully illustrated work of art to be tasted by all the senses it transcends the ordinary and in this poem my brother I can tell you the road you were on, the time of day you were their and the speed you were traveling, (you need to slow down), (LOL)
    Excellent poem
     
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    lololol...thanks shaz...you have look deep into the premise of this piece...i almost got a ticket that day :D

    your question i think should be posted in one of the discussion forums...it is food for thought and i must tell you i will be thinking on that the rest of the day....

    thanks for the read...

    wildflower...thank you i am honored by your voice...oh yeah...STOP BEING SO STUBBORN... :D
     
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    "D"

    Man u touched my soul on this here.
    I see I'm a have to meditate on this
    for a minute...
    Most times people do not want think
    about their fate.
    But with faith
    whether your the strong green leaf
    on the tree planted by the river or
    the rust color leaf locate on soil
    We all must toil and believe
    In the hope of life according
    to our destiny. Whatever it
    maybe.
    Thanks poet for the read!
    Meditating....
     
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    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    bro' you are blessing me with that one...i tell ya...i need to check with my family and see if there's a lost brother out there somewhere...

    i need to call my twin, blakverb and have him check milk cartons for ya picture...

    you have grabbed this one here...keep the brook shing bright poet...

    (waiting to read the product of your meditation)
     
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    oops, did i say stubborn?
    i meant to say strong... :D
    LOL
    -7:spinstar:
     
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    Wisdom Speaks To Me...

    Through this beautiful poem. I would have to say at this time, that I am the leaf that is falling from the arms for the oak's safety...only to fall by faith into the arms of destiny.

    Thank You Bro...Joyce
     
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