Black Poetry : Perfection

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  1. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Where I live there is no night,
    there is no day and there is no hope.
    There is only the dreariness of boredom
    and repetition wrapped in exotic beauty
    that long lost its appeal and innocence in perfection.

    God packed up his things and left
    thousands of years ago, without leaving
    a forwarding address or paying his last months rent.
    Even he knew that you can get enough of a good thing.

    How long have I been here?
    I don't really remember, but it has been so long
    that my memories are starting to recycle themselves,
    leaving me wondering if it really happened
    or is my memory playing tricks on me?
    It is hard to be sure when everything is so perfect.

    I have walked the same path
    each day for as long as I can remember,
    feeling the thick grass beneath my feet
    and yet I have not worn a path.
    The grass remains the same,
    pristine and new as if my feet never touched it.

    Perfection is immeasurably inferior
    to the quest to attain it. It is a seamless
    wall of whiteness without a vanishing point,
    without a horizon, without a flaw and that is why
    it can't be final destination because
    the journey to reach it will forever overshadow it.


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    but yet Ra.....

    u keep movin forward reaching for that
    very chance that ultimate goal one yet to see
    da path before u i know of coz i walk the same
    path and nothing change dis far.........
     
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    The Quest

    It seems that the journey to perfection is what makes the trip worth while--fortunately, it is a goal that is never acheived--so, the path keeps it interesting--Ra

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    Word...

    I felt this piece...The journey to perfection is perfect to me but then I speak of perfection in relative terms and not in the absolute. I understand in my own context what you say in this flow of thoughts. I dig this.
     
  5. Amun-Ra

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    Ah Sweet Perfection!

    You are so right! It is all relative and maybe that's what keeps up trying to get there--thanks for stoppingpast--Ra

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    Amun-RA

    Well written scribe!!

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    ra...this piece is just that. absolutely beautiful word usage, as well. i am always in awe of your work. thank you for this piece of perfection.
     
  8. Amun-Ra

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    Trying toGet There

    If getting there is half the fun, then I am having a great time and may hope the journey lasts until I leave--Ra

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    Mmmmmm...

    Nice work poet!
    Nice!:)
     
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    The Goal

    It's always the goal that counts--not the final outcome--but the goal--the idea--the quest to get there--Ra

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