Black Poetry : people watching at starbuck's

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by NicoleM, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. NicoleM

    NicoleM Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    what does it mean
    this to and fro
    back and forth thing
    how come people are always trying
    when connecting is a by chance, natural thing
    i guess they call it living
    consider a random face
    what makes a smile replace
    frowning
    what puts pep in a man's step
    and makes him think he has a place
    what motivates
    how do people keep from looking like they need help
    mayday is all around
    in every footfall on the ground
    even in the confident walk
    power stance talk
    white knuckle grip choking that latte
    tells the real tale of how they
    they can't control anything
    except the drink recipe
    grande
    soy
    triple shot
    extra hot
    no foam
    add whip
    upside down
    go home
    get whipped
    despair is all around
    what breeds the person
    who can't fake it
    I like him
    his smile might have vanished
    without a trace
    but truth rides his face
    what breaks the cord
    that hides internal damage
    and allows it to break forth
    are you awake
    can you hold hands with fate
    he can
    just ask his face and defeated gait
    at least he knows his lines
    and nobody has to tell him what to say
    what about her
    looking like the morning after next day
    hoping that frappucino
    will make her memory obey
    "what was his name
    did i really let him hold my legs up like that
    did i take it from the back
    will he call me back
    could I be the prototype
    what about him
    has he set me in his sights
    could it have been all about the trim
    i hope not
    dang i should have ordered something hot
    to take away the chill I just got"
    what lies behind all these drowsy eyes
    foreclosures
    evictions
    escapes and convictions
    how many of them are safe
    to leave kids with
    how many sleep in full light
    awake until the wee hours of the night
    sitting straight up in bed
    waiting for the person they wed
    to come home and claim them again
    how many pretend to talk on disconnected cell phones
    spending hours at a time in their new networking home
    briefcase full of resumes
    13 pound refurbished laptop
    heating up the countertop
    hoping today will be the day
    they find a job the unconventional way
    just like all the books say
    what about all the spit shined ladies selling Mary Kay
    who in the world told them starbuck's was the place
    to introduce disappointed career girls
    to an old new product that is all the rage
    starbuck's is one hell of a way
    to start your day
    coffee and entertainment too
    would you like a pastry
    they've got muffins, scones and that chocolate thing with all the goo

    (c) 2004 nicole mitchell
     
  2. Alpha Male

    Alpha Male Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    reply to NicoleM

    Since you produce so many good poems
    perhaps you'll want to copyright them
    before you find them in movies
    in poetry books
    in songs
    with some authers name where yours belongs
    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CAN HELP WITH COPYRIGHTING
    THE COST IS THRITY U.S. DOLLARS
    PER POEM
    GOOD LUCK! POET

     
  3. NicoleM

    NicoleM Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alphamale~

    You are absolutely right. I do copyright them but they come so fast, it's hard to keep up. I own a marketing agency based in Houston and have done a lot of product placement for authors. Go to www.cornerstonesvcs.com and click on the link to Flare Communications if you want to know more...my bio's there too under Flare Management link. I protect myself but I need a place to just post and get feedback because I am preparing to publish. I used to put the copyright disclaimer at the bottom when I posted and I really don't know why I haven't done so on the last few...I will reinstitute that practice, thank you for reminding me. :jumping:

    Nicole M.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    str8 awesome tyte laying it out right
    flow on feeling da vibe of dis scribe
    and know it's safe in destee's place
    love this piece
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I really liked this piece, just the everyday goings on and banter, among people in public places who knows what all is going on in their lives, it's interesting, yes.
     
  6. NicoleM

    NicoleM Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you guys...strangers really are good inspiration...they smile and talk but you can't really tell what is going on in their heads
     
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    Very nice flow sista!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!! :coffee:
     
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    This is deep, sister. You watch people the way I do, and that is one of the gifts of aging is you get better at reading between the lines. And speaking of lines, the ones you laid out here are dope. Love this piece.
     
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    NicoleM Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    gempis~

    thank you for the props...people tell you everything you need to know in their walk, the way they **** their eyebrows BUT, unless you see them with no filter of your own (your "stuff") you won't read 'em right...one
     
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    very nice flow of thought
    as i was reading each line
    i was feeling the stress
    of how a day can be
    and how the mask that some wear
    just adds more stress to the day
    very nice flow of thought
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
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