Black Poetry : Open Letter to a Sister

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  1. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Dear Sister,

    Forgive me,
    For intruding on your moment.
    For offering well meant advice.
    A piece of which I am amending right now.
    I told you to be happy, and to keep the opinions of others
    Outside the realm of your relationship to preserve the peace
    Between you and your lover.
    To reserve a portion of yourself, just for yourself
    In case of an identity crisis.
    Keep a corner of sanity on standby
    For the moment when the demands become
    Overwhelming and all you have is God and
    Your good sense to guide you.
    Trust me, when I tell you these things.
    For I have learned at the expense of myself.

    You are not the ****.
    God did not design you in waste.
    You are the Universe compacted into
    Curved body and brilliant mind.
    How dare you paint your landscape so
    Lackluster?
    Mediocrity was never intended for you.
    Settling is non-negotiable, because
    You have no asking price.
    No man will ever satisfy the void
    Where your true love of self belongs.
    You are a woman, not a mule for other's expectations.
    Your worth requires no mortal validation.
    The greatest standard you must live up to is your own.
    When the world speaks limitation you respond in
    Freeverse.

    Never place the affections of men above your own.
    Do not allow them to enter your temple in carnality.
    Teach them to respect you as sacred.
    Tutelage in Goddess worship is required.
    You are not a halfway house of whoredom,
    Therefore do not accept half a man
    As consolation for your deepest desires.
    You deserve more than penetration
    But the consecration of your most glorious places.
    Only fools believe a woman is ruled
    From the seat of her crotch.
    Only Kings should sit at the throne of your heart.
    Choose spiritually erect men, for the Earth rejects poor seed.

    This is not your choice, but your divine right.
    Comfort zones do not become you.
    Compromise is a disease in your soul.
    Do not cut off your natural love
    In seasons barren of truth and tender touch.
    Intuition tells you this is not healthy.
    Do not ignore logic because the heart is reluctant.
    Every breath is a prayer, and poems are psalms
    For wounded spirits.
    You are a cry to save your own self.

    Sister, I beseech you to break soul ties that do not
    Nurture your own.
    Remove the thistle and serpents from your gardens.
    Allow the water to descend, and impregnate your soil with
    Infinite possibilities.
    Plant your dreams deep in faith, and watch them
    Manifest victories.
    No man can give you what you already create effortlessly.
    Love yourself with every cell in your body
    Until liberation occurs as osmosis in your blood.
    Finally, you will know you are Most High.
    With no assistance from synthetics,
    But the purest source on the planet
    Right inside of you.
     
  2. Ikoro

    Ikoro Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My Sister, THANK you for this. I know all our sisters with the ability to overstand will love this.

    How did you even pen such a piece, so.... utterly sonorous! GOOD JOB AND THANK YOU.

    Sisters; we love you and respect you completely when we are in our right minds. We do not wish to posess you, but allow you to grow. This here is proof.

    This melts my heart.... beautiful.

    One,

    - Ikoro
     
  3. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Peace Ikoro,

    Thank you for your kind comments. BTW I am a WOMAN :)
     
  4. Ikoro

    Ikoro Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Aw, shucks. I just came back to edit thinking to myself: ey, that was possibly a Sister ya know.

    'doh, you beat me to it. Thank you nonetheless!

    One,

    - Ikoro
     
  5. GHETTOAMBITION

    GHETTOAMBITION Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was the most beautiful, ingenus,
    better yet brillant message I have ever come across.
    I loved every line of it.
    keep flowing


    :SuN040:
     
  6. moham

    moham Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am utterly speechless. This was such a profound and beautiful message (but having said this doesn't merely cover what I feel). Thank you sister Legacy21!
     
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    Royal_T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And still... you're one of my favorites. :)
     
  8. Legacy21

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    Thanks everyone.
     
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    Big ups to u sista and hats off , this was on point......sista Legacy21
     
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