Black Poetry : no past

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  1. NicoleM

    NicoleM Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    what if we had no past
    and live and let live
    really meant
    live and yet give
    what if everything good
    was meant to last
    like cut flowers
    and hours
    with the one you love
    like friendship and conversation
    and reaching out
    wasn't just for special occasions
    what if reciprocity wasn't a law
    but a natural thing
    like the rhythm of a see-saw tottering
    and tears falling
    over something or someone
    missing
    from the big picture you're painting
    what if we had no past
    and we all set each other free
    from feeling guilty
    and momentary embarassings
    and every day was today
    what if we did away with the former things
    that's what God does
    He throws mistakes away
    as far as the east is from the west
    as far as the night from the day
    never to be found again
    He sees our condition
    and pictures us at our best
    now that's grace
    and it's not a race
    we have until the end of time
    to keep falling down
    so why is it that we clown
    I wish we could do for one another
    what God does for everyone
    I wish we could learn to start over
    with every rising of the sun
    and live moment to moment
    with no past
    seeking nothing
    rising higher than that last blast
    demanding nothing
    in the way of restitution
    it's really just a sad substitution
    and imitation of restoration
    being unbound from limitation
    is the wave of the future
    it's about taking out the sutures
    being willing to bleed
    that's how you lead
    and change history
    and usher humanity
    a little closer to divinity
    the past is such a human thing
    like complaining and murmuring
    running and hiding
    when we really ought to be
    rolling and riding
    understanding
    that life is filled with surprisings
    uprisings
    but what if we were yielding
    like surfing
    relax and glide
    it doesn't matter how high
    or how low
    or even what you know
    in your brain about pain
    It's aout what the heart can learn
    and making the ego go
    so that every turn
    is easy
    not that every moment is breezy
    or that you'll never get butterflies
    and feel a little queasy
    but what if we never learned to hold a grudge
    cause it's not about "I" or "me"
    it's about giving permission
    to cleanse your conscience of every smudge
    and in the process
    setting myself free to be blessed
    setting myself apart from the rest
    who can't rest
    for laying awake at night
    wondering how much more
    will it take to reach best
    not realizing that 100% is enough
    no matter the outcome
    100% means you don't worry
    about "how come" and "why"
    100% means you have no reason to cry
    just imagine what it would be like
    to have no past
    and live each day
    as if it were your last

    (c) 2004 nicole mitchell
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very heart felt deeply
    i'm listening to every line pose'd
    keep flowin
     
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    NicoleM Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    many thanks to you sir...;-)
     
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    likewise likewise keep flowin
    expressing i'm listening
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Living life to the fullest, no inhibitions, no one judging you, our people loving and supporting each other....sounds like Eden to me, positive drop.
     
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    yeah, Eden, that's what's up
     
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    Love the vision you portray, Nicole. I wish all of that too.
     
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    Nicole,
    Praise be to G-d,
    What a beautiful flowing poem so full of fullness................
    i really enjoyed it, thanks for sharing....

    Peace and Blessings.....
     
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    Nicole, Nicole, Nicole...this is a beautiful read. :read: I don't normally like reading long poems such as this, but your every line held my attention ever so gently. Thank you...and I do mean thank you very much for taking the time to share it with me. :wave:

    Joyce
     
  10. NicoleM

    NicoleM Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Joyce~

    THANK YOU...I know my poems are long. I have never written a short one. I don't even think I can...first lines well up in my spirit all day long and when I pen them, the flow will keep coming and coming...I cut them off when I get tired of writing....so I THANK YOU for riding with me and reading it through...I hope you check for some of my others...Nic

    Thanks to all of you for the LOVE you are showing me. That's what's up...holla
     
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