Black Poetry : New Beginnings//Second chances

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  1. Afridancr

    Afridancr Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I prayed for a new beginning
    Knowing God IS
    a God of second chances

    But not because dad said HE is
    but because I AM a living
    witness to HIS
    2nd
    3rd
    and
    4th chances

    In honor of my spiritual father I
    pick up the phone to make contact
    with my biological to leave a message
    of love on Valentine's Day...

    "Hello Dad. Just wanted to call you to tell
    you I love you and wish you a happy Valentine's day."

    to my surprise he called back with a
    message returning the love and a
    promise that he'd get back to me after work.

    Of course...I knew better than to wait
    however, I did anxiously anticipate

    emotionless
    numb
    heartbroken
    disappointed
    wasn't I...
    replayed this scene in my mind and
    actually...
    wasn't a bit surprised

    surprised that
    1 month
    6 days and
    3 hours later...
    still no phone call

    grandma said I should be happy he
    even bothered to call back and leave a message

    this same man who preached to me about
    the importance of family and keeping contact,
    hasn't called or answered letters from his own mother
    since before Christmas of 2001

    Now isn't that the pot calling the kettle black!!

    Maybe that's why he hasn't called me back!!

    My sister told me, "if it hurts it must be the truth.
    I assume he's hurting.
    Turned the tables on ole pops reminding him of his
    own words and asked why he didn't take heed
    of them himself

    Well now, let's not call him a hypocrite!!!:eek:

    He's probably dating one of his male or female friend's
    daughter, moved her into his newly built home in Erie, PA and broke up another relationship

    Hmmm...
    so much for new beginnings and second chances
    some things never change

    I pray things are different when I work on
    NB's and SC's with mom today.

    Sometimes life is a battlefield but
    to God I give the Glory!!

    (C)2002. EOA all rights reserved
     
  2. GQ

    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WoW!!!!

    Fri...this is a very kewl read Queen!!!!

    :heart:
    GQ
     
  3. Rashad

    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes...

    i feel ya on this here!
    Tyte scribe!!:)
     
  4. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    give praise
    second chances
    and repentance go hand and hand


    peace to a sista
    point well taken

    dss
     
  5. lpoet

    lpoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nice poem.............lord knows i'm a living witness of those 2nd 3rd and 4th chances
     
  6. Afridancr

    Afridancr Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    GQ~~ thanks dear!

    Rashad~~ so glad you felt me!

    So'ja~~ Lord knows I've been given hundreds of second chances and I thank HIM in advance for chances to come!

    Shery~~ That's one of my favorite gospel songs cause it gives me so mush strength when I feel i can't go on.

    Be not entangled in bondage again...I just STAND!!!!
    Thank you for your strength and your inspiration!

    I love you too Sher!!!
    :heart:

    Lonelypoet~~ God IS a God of 2nd chances!! I'm sure we've ALL had our fare share of them too!!!
     
  7. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Inspirational read dear Afri ...

    I loved it :heart: :heart:

    N2
     
  8. Reason

    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Afri

    Tyght piece ma!

    Reas
     
  9. Danilyn

    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice Afri! Thank u for sharing :)
     
  10. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Afri !

    You brought the REALNESS right here sis...this one made me think about alot of **** concerning my own peeps..and I love when a peice does that...BAM ! love this right here.

    peace
    g-man
     
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