Black Poetry : Ode to Michelangelo: Creating Beauty:Love

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  1. PoeticManifesta

    PoeticManifesta Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nobody remembers the pain that one endured to accomplish such a feat, Michaelangelo suffered for such beautiful works of art.

    A curved spine, that supported him.. even when his limbs were weak.

    Splints that supported his ankles, for when his limbs had become lifeless; but mind was still focused on creating beauty.

    A head full of beautiful thoughts and ideas; and his neck cramped beyond measure.

    His hand wrapped in gauze, paintbrush attached to his wrist... as he experienced a rapture.. his brush tried to capture the beauty that was in his heart.

    His methods allowed him to create the art; which to him was love.

    My tools help me protect myself from love.

    Since nobody, or nothing has supported me through it.

    I have shoes that keep me running, away from love.

    Ankles wrapped in gauze because of falling in love.

    I have a heart that is guarded because I was hurt by love.

    I have a hand that isnt held, because it was let go by love.

    I have eyes that look away, because they are afraid that they will show my yearning to love.

    I have Michaelangelo; who showed the world what he loved, how to love; and the patience derived from creating a masterpiece that blossomed of his love.

    Sistine was just a chapel, before he made it "The" Sistine chapel that was branded with the works of such a great artist.

    We all suffer for the things we love.... trying to create a world for the beautiful ideas and people in our lives.

    Putting pieces together.. when there is so much pain, ambiguation and utter exaustion is apparent is not always easy.

    It is for these reasons that love is not easy, God's most beautiful creation.. takes time to master.. to be skilled at loving, and learning to love is no easy feat.

    But the blossoms of love will be forever fruitful.. great love stories are forever remembered, as great works of art are always admired.

    We all suffer for what we love.

    Learn to love, what we suffer for...

    which is the very beauty of art istelf.

     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes indeed u hit it on point sis.....big ups poetic
     
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    This was such a lovely dedication to the European that was commissioned to paint the "white Jesus" that has blinded our people for so long...that I am really touched by your heartfelt words. We need to dedicate a poem to the other aspects of his life as well..."the darkside"...the grave digging side...the side that "really tells the people who he was and why."
     
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    PoeticManifesta Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    For you to even comment.. i believe ive achieved what this poem was set up to do. Art is art.. we hav blinded our own people by displaying monumental murals the size of the pyramids of.. Biggie.. and Pac... and now Jay-Z.
    Like they are the Gods we should look up to.. ah'ta'ta'ta!


    Thx Rich.. as always :heart:
     
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    yes u arch the core of truth and a deeper side this was outstanding
    i have to read again letting myself go inside it deeper ...big ups sis
    u did it again poetic
     
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    BEAUTIFUL...

    POETIC:

    This scribe is a work of art. I was totally
    moved by this write. Your words were so
    on point. Very Very Very nice work.

    Much Luv
    :welldone:
     
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