Black Poetry : On Her Period

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  1. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    After inserting a fresh Tampon,
    she toweled her still warm body and began to dress.
    Her watch on the bathroom sink, looked at her
    and said she had time to make the twenty-minute drive home,
    plenty of time to let the glow of sex fade from her face.

    The Tampon was a decoy against sex with her husband
    and it absorbed any semen that hadn't trickled out in the shower.
    Pulling into the garage she thought of her husband and what his reaction
    would be if he knew she was sleeping with his business associate.
    The thought made her squeeze her thighs together feeling a faint tingle,
    but the brief smile that crossed her face disappeared when she saw
    him standing there dressed in his bathrobe and .45 caliber automatic.

    The belt of his open robe swung slowly, as did the heavy weapon dangling at his side.
    As she slid from the car, rage suddenly blackened his face, showing his teeth.
    She heard shots ring out as she saw the gun extended in his wide-eyed grip and
    heard the crack of the bullet as it passed over her shoulder missing.
    She felt the second before she heard the sound. She felt it enter, tearing her insides,
    ripping past her spine, destroying her abdomen and her empty womb.
    The Tampon wouldn't stop this flow she thought.

    She saw the smoke rolling from the barrel in a dreamy haze as she dropped
    to the waiting kiss of cold concrete, a new lover waiting to caress and kiss her body.
    Numbness of a shattered spinal cord anesthetized her fall to the garage floor.
    Lying there, she could see the encroaching red tide rolling toward her face.
    Resignation hugged her spirit even when she realized the blood wasn't hers.
    From the awkward angle, her eyes showed her a rough pair of boots, draped
    black denim jeans, a battered army field-jacket and a black woolen mask leaking red.
    The dead hand was still twitching under the chrome trigger guard.

    In the dark, she had driven past the shadow that had awakened her husband.
    Dark blood oozed from the corner of her mouth, the small entry wound in her back
    and from her abdomen, where her exploded uterus pumped blood and
    bits of cotton packing onto the fast fading garage floor.
    As her eyes filled with the smoke of death, in the echoing the distance
    she heard her husband's distraught voice screaming "No!" but it was too late,
    the door had already closed. "I love you" went unheard as he cradled her lifeless body. :eek:
     
  2. Remby

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    WOW!! What an incrediable peice Amun. Makes a person think.

     
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    Deep

    This one here is off da hook...
     
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    Ra

    upon the second reading of this awesome work, I still feel the chills, just like the first time...

    speaking truth isn't always a 'feel good' experience

    thank you

    A
     
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    powerful piece
     
  6. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ra,
    I would love to be an invisable person in your space just to watch your face as you write some of the stuff you do. I just want to be in the vibe. GO MAM GO!!!!!!!!!!!

    BE
     
  7. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No You Wouldn't!

    I am a sick man--just a little left of center, slightly out of kilter, a little off balance and certainly warped, but I try hard to over come my weirdness by letting it out in writing--thanks--Ra :cool:
     
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    What an expression!
     
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    whew Amun-Ra !

    It Wasn't Me !!!

    hahahaha :lol:

    yep ... i feel chills too!

    Destee
     
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    this is real

    life!

    Scribe, Poet!

    CELA
     
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