Black Poetry : NOTHING FOR MYSELF, EVERYTHING FOR YOU!

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  1. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    They asked me on my birthday , just what special thing did I need.
    Not a woman of material vision and definitely not of greed.
    I want nothing for myself I replied , I want it for my seed.
    Nothing for myself, Everything for you...for all the love you
    give to me and the cute lil things you do.

    My baby is my heart you see, my first grandchild so bright
    and filled with promise...stricken with a death sentence
    by this Cancer, the true ungodly menace....
    So you ask me what can you do for me and I say ...
    Nothing for me please, do it for Raven who God is saving.

    How do you do it they ask day in day out, don't you ever
    cry don't you want to shout!
    Yes! From my mountain top, I want the pain and tears to
    stop...But I want nothing for me and everything for you!
    For all the love you give me and the cute lil things you do.

    If I could change places and bare your pain and burdens too...
    Nothing for me and everything for you!
    I don't need diamonds and pearls or cruises and vacations
    around the world.
    I want solace and peace and suffering to cease, I want
    to erase the furrow in your face that has now become a
    crease.

    To many days crying and not enough laughter, one day
    of peace and solace for my baby, that's what I am after!
    Some folks think it makes me special cause it's selfless
    they say...But, doesn't every mother/grandmother think
    that way?

    Nothing for me, and everything for you, there is so much
    you have not seen, and so much you want to do.
    But instead you lay in bed, racked with pain , shiny bald
    head. Squeezing smiles out to please us, and never really
    making a fuss. Oh what bravery you show, as I see you
    now I know...

    NOTHING FOR ME...AND EVERYTHING FOR YOU!
    BJS(C)2003
     
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    turtle1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THIS WAS SOOOOOOOO NICE!!
    IT REALY TOUCHED ME!!!!!!!!!
    VERY VERY NICE!!!!!!!
    MUCH LOVE!!!!!!!!!
     
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    WoW!
    That just melts
    the heart!
    Thank you
    so much for sharing
    this wonderful piece!
    It opened up my heart!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    O'my goodness u really took me in
    this was well done and said i felt it
    deep down in my soul u touching me
    flow on lady
     
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    So, beautiful this is, you just flowed your heart out, and it is oh, so clear, that all
    your heart is for Raven. God bless.
     
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    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THANKS POETS FOR READING AND RESPONDING!

    Thank you so much for reading. Glad you didn't turn your eyes away.
    Often when we speak of sorrow that is the first response, to say
    nothing for fear of saying the wrong thing...Your words exemplify
    why Destee will always be home for me! I love you much...
    BLESSINGS ON YOUR HOUSE!
     
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    sistah i feel as u feel and taste the pain u hold
    my heart and loving prayer is always with u
    this piece really touch deep inside of me today
     
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    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sister...this was beautiful and heartwrenching...
    You and the little one are still in our prayers...
    this brought tears to the soul...
    Peace be yours sister...Peace be yours...
     
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