Black Poetry : PRAYER OF SELF (part I)

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  1. lilcherry76

    lilcherry76 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    in the time to come,
    that i must be.
    only a ghost,
    of what you see.

    remember me.

    if day should call,
    and night should tarry.
    upon my hard worked brow,
    to approve my marriage.

    comfort me.

    in my work place,
    where i toil and strife.
    if ever i should claim darkness,
    as my light.

    rekindle me.

    if ppl should say,
    that i am of no concern.
    and deny me as living,
    to tenderly tell me i can't learn.

    teach me.

    in times of sorrow,
    where grief is my companion.
    and loneliness holds me,
    like a gear held on park in a standard.

    get me going.

    if all else fails,
    and i cease to see the truth.
    hide not your presence,
    return to me like a mother for her youth.

    return to me.

    lastly i pray that if i forget,
    where i have come.
    lead me in the right way,
    toward you oh God--to the rising sun.

    lift me up.

    but don't lift me so high,
    that i forget where i must return.
    cuz when i finish my prayer,
    these are the things i must learn.........................


    THAT YOU ARE ABOVE ALL AND NONE IS SO HIGH THAT THEY ARE ABOVE YOU


    (after the prayer)


    (sigh).........................if i must continue,
    let me continue in song.

    (music) i thought i knew that life,
    could teach me the basics.
    but it taught it not,
    and if it did--i couldn't taste it.
    cuz i longed for sin,
    like a vampire for blood.
    and did what i wanted,
    to do what i does.
    drown myself in ,
    my sorrows.
    until i enter the land,
    of no more tomorrows.

    HA HA! :lol:

    mind too blind to see,
    what was happening to me.
    cuz i was too sinful to be called a christian,
    claiming God--calling him--but never listening.
    still stuck in my ways,
    and caught in a daze.
    where the world is my shade,
    from the worlds game charades.

    HA HA! :lol:

    i thought i knew life,
    but it knew me better.
    it told me the heart was a cold device,
    always longing for a sweater.
    and i warmed it so much,
    that it was even too hot for me to touch.
    for me,
    and it was my mind.
    i think i thought enough,
    to bring peace to my rhyme....


    BUT


    (music stops)

    (resuming prayer)


    (clears throat) Lord give me the peace to know,
    what i should do.
    to please no one,
    but you.

    let me find pleasure in your sight.

    and bring you the gifts of my soul,
    which only you control.
    Master i have a prayer on my mind,
    and it goes like this..................

    make me whole and.......................................................








    the prayer of the untaught.............learns nothing worth praying for
     
  2. Poeticsoulsista

    Poeticsoulsista Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was a wonderful prayer and it made me think.... I yearn so much to be the child God want me to be but life show and make me different things.

    Much love and respect
    Poetic
     
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    Lilcherry76

    Beautifully written...a prayer.

    :thanks: for sharing with us your personal moment with GOD.

    :toast:
     
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    nicely posed..enjoyed this alot...
    feel ya on dis....flow head lil sis!!!!
    thanks for sharing it
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very humble prayer of ya heart this was sweet
     
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    This prayer was filled with patience, that is something we can never have too much of. Peace.
     
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    Mmmm this more than a prayer it was a melodius harmony of spiritual trial. Peace to you and to yours my sister...I was mos def feelin this one :read:
     
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    oh my...i yes enjoy the flow
    of your poems
    this is a wonderful script
    i truly do feel the self-lovein this script
    and that is very good
    thank you for sharing

    Peace
    Blue
     
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    Wonderful piece, I enjoyed reading something that feels the soul, thanks a lot for prayer
     
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    Eisha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :heart: Lovin your flow. Very, very deep. I give thins poem alot of love. Feelin it. Very nice prayer. Its okay to pray to yourself once in a while when you find yourself on the unfamiliar path. :heart:
     
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