Black Poetry : No Metaphoric Crutch

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    My pen bleeds, mostly through couplet rhymes,
    What my heart has lived and seen
    I don’t use a lotta metaphor in my lines;
    So you won’t have to read in between
    Cuz when I scribe, my ink is, largely, literal
    I put it right out there, simple and plain
    So, as you read, put cha salt shaker away…you won’t need the grain
    You can take it just like I said it.
    It’s like an outline or a blueprint
    So, no matter the subject covered,
    You’ll know just what I meant

    Cuz just what I write is who I be
    Perhaps, like a younger version of Nikki G
    Cuz metaphoric meanderings manipulate mentals like taking a quiz
    But like Teena Marie, I’m real/no chaser, kicking straight “Square Biz”

    Because, from my own life and first-hand witnessing my loved one’s hurts,
    I’m able to sympathize
    From my years in the classroom,
    Seeing the horrors our children live
    And through their eyes, my heart does empathize
    So, you see, I’m not much on metaphor
    Because nothing can take the place
    Of the present scars nor the past stripes
    My ancestors' backs bore

    So, if, at times, my lyrics seem less like poetry and more like prose
    Well, that’s alright. At least, you won’t have to assume or suppose
    The theme of my thesis
    Cuz I don’t want you to
    M
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    S
    S
    This
    When I purge the pulsing pain through my practical pen
    So, whether or not any may agree and whether or not I get an “Amen”
    I’ll still speak it just like I’ve see it
    Scratching and digging at the core,
    Not in take-the-place-of metaphor
    Because my pen beats out the rhythms of my life
    The high and low pressured thumps of joy and strife
    Measured by flows, diastolic and systolic
    Cuz, my life aint never been……symbolic
     
  2. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    no betwix and in between things

    just the straight of it...as it has been seen

    i mean

    we don't need to read in between lines
    to know it's time
    to read things clear
    without fear of
    "SHE MEANT THIS"
    coz
    what you might miss
    is what she REALLY meant by
    what she said
    LET IT BE READ
    as it is
    coz that's what she meant
    by what she said

    now...put the rest to bed
    (QUIETLY)
     
  3. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    LOL! This is too cute, Bro Baller! THANK YOU!

    I see you feel me! SHO NUFF!

    Like we used to say back-in-tha-day...."Said THAT, meant THAT and will represent THAT!"
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Excellent piece poet, it keep me reading, thanks for sharing this.
     
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