Black Poetry : Penny Dreadfuls

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    I am but the ghostwriter
    Penning dreadfuls
    Worth no more than a penny
    Searching for a world of plenty
    Within my poems

    Gathered and gummed
    Trimmed & tailored
    Raw, gritty, dysfunctional fiction
    .....Gar Anthony Haywood, Bernice McFadden
    Fashioned to fit the ordered diction

    Peering through the mist
    Of my mind's fog
    As painful memories jog
    And I preserve and log
    Each hurtful choice and abuse
    And so, my pen shakes loose
    The long shadows of old sins

    In each line
    I privately converse
    With myself
    So, if any verse
    Be worse
    Than the one before
    Blame it on Hamlet
    For, I only mimic his soliloquies
    Searching for answers
    To life's capricious mysteries

    And when the moon rises
    Clouds
    Shroud
    Its brilliance from me
    As if even it takes offense
    Becoming incensed
    That I would dare
    To gaze upon its beauty

    Seems unfair
    But such, I must bear

    Even though
    I lyrically etch and sketch
    Scribing for a
    Head full of dreadful
    Contemplations
    Striving to atone
    But my hands
    Are not my own

    I am but the ghostwriter.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And with this being so, I wouldn't suggest a mere penny for your thoughts. For all the memories, fantasies, places and spaces your lines take us, what you ponder and write can't be measured.
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Awww-shucks, Watz!

    Now you got me blushin'!

    But I LIKE IT! :em0100: LOL! Seriously, thanks a million!

    Sometimes, we poets write for ourselves. Sometimes, we write for others. So, sometimes, I am just the "vessel," a ghostwriter for somebody else. And, sometimes, it seems, my hands know not where the thoughts come from. They just get it out there.

    We're all "ghostwriters" in some way.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes indeed sis we are at some point that ghostwriter
     
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    And when the moon rises
    Clouds
    Shroud
    Its brilliance from me
    As if even it takes offense
    Becoming incensed
    That I would dare
    To gaze upon its beauty

    dope lines poet....

    one love
    khasm
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Thank you very much, Khasm!
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Yes, indeed, Rich.


    And thanks.
     
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