Black Poetry : papa taught me the blues* (for RICH)

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  1. thepoetsean

    thepoetsean Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    RICH not sure if this was what u were looking for but here ya are anyways....sean.




    papa sat me down
    and played Coltrane
    and Monk
    and Birdland--
    he said--
    'now that's music'

    he never took me outside to play ball
    or
    we never went to pool halls and--
    talked about the world--
    we talked music--
    we talked through--
    blues
    and jazz
    and trumpets and woodwinds
    and B.B. King's and Diane Schurr's hardluck*

    we connected
    and when he asks--
    'name that artist son'
    i
    could
    reply.
    i
    could
    know
    and we knew
    that he meant more than that answer
    an inside 'i love you'
    the correct answer corresponding...
    'i love you too pop'

    papa taught me the blues
    and the ways the world works--
    it's all music
    he's what I call music--

    he's trumpets and woodwinds
    basslines and cresendos
    guitars and soulful, hard-drawn voices
    in parable
    everything i needed
    to become a man.

    'Who's that artist son?'
    Coltrane
    or
    Monk or
    Bird.

    and oh yeah...

    i love you too pop.



    sean
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Thankz man!

    Truely thank u brutha..........
     
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    thepoetsean Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    glad I could help RICH

    u inspire so much...i just had to see if I could help...you're always welcome bro.


    sincerely,

    sean.
     
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    this is a very nice peace ThePoetSean

    just wanna let ya know that i too
    appreciate the love that's shared here

    thank you

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  5. thepoetsean

    thepoetsean Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    why thank ya kindly Destee

    glad you enjoy the love also. that's what love's for...


    sean.
     
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    thepoetsean Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks again destee

    :nuts: :sand:
     
  8. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    sean

    dun
    this was beautiful, man
    nice tribute son


    DSSNY
     
  9. keri

    keri Active Member MEMBER

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    men and their subtle relationships are so beautiful!
    as is this piece!
    K.
     
  10. thepoetsean

    thepoetsean Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you really think so keri?

    'men and their subtle relationships?' we knew.


    So'ja. I can never thank you enough...but i'll **** sure try!
    thanks for smellin' me on this one.

    :nuts:
    sean.
     
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