Black Poetry : Ode to My Female Kin Who Have Crossed Over

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  1. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As I Take Each Step

    Humph, nana could cuss you
    with her eyes,
    and make you repent
    untold lies.

    I Feel All of You Walking

    My aunt lost two
    of her own,
    so she protected the rest of
    her family, to the bone.

    Walking With Me

    Mom lived life hard,
    and loved us even harder still,
    gold was surrounding her
    iron clad will.

    Walking In My Footsteps

    Nana thought all children were
    unique, just special.
    Probably why she became mother
    of that church called New Bethel.

    Walking In My Shoes

    Life wore her out,
    but my aunt also wore out life.
    She told you where she stood,
    amid all the strife.

    Walking In My Moccasins

    Wished mom could've lived
    her own life more,
    such wit, such magic,
    such wisdom she bore.

    Strong women, determined.
    Walk with me
    Walk within me
    so I can possibly be
    half the essence
    of womanhood you bestowed
    upon me....

    As I Take Each Step
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow!!! dis here awesome scribe was well felt
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    tight drop
    Angel
     
  4. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Always humbles me to hear such kudos from you, Rich, thankyou so much.
    Thankyou mzblkangel for responding and appreciating.
     
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    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Now this was really nice.

    Best believe that they are with U every step U take,
    helping U decide every decision that U make.
    You've got strong women 2 pattern yourself after,
    and 2 have their complete love in this life is all that matters.

    Very beautiful piece, sister.
     
  6. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thankyou for your response, Positivemindset and for feeling beauty in my words. You're dropping some gems yourself, poet of the week....
     
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    Sister this was Classic Poetry at it's best...
    not only did I love the message and the meaning
    but I loved the sense of movement you created
    that is a true sign of gifted writing...
    as I read I visualized my own foremothers
    and suddenly felt a sense of pride, history
    and empowerment...Thanks for sharing this with us!

    Beautiful Work!
     
  8. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Classic? Wow...You know, angelicsage, when you really like a piece, you have a way of genuinely letting the poet know, and I appreciate this whole heartedly. I do feel pride as they walk with me, and glad this scribe made you feel the same...thank you.
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    excellent peace!

    it felt good reading this :)


    feelinpoetrysouldeep!
    Coco :heart:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Happy to know that it made you feel good when you read this, cocobutterskyn. The pride in having them within me, that's what I wanted to convey...thankyou.
     
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