Black Poetry : prophecy

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  1. Twofish

    Twofish Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    she lays on a wooden bed - sheet thrown to the floor
    nightshirt on and nothing more,
    knees closed into her chest -
    head between them does rest,
    sweat beads dripping down her neck
    hair tangled from long neglect...
    doesn't seem to recognize me
    as I enter the scene,
    I can hear throughout the silence
    the sobs resulting from violence
    my eyes fall upon her calves
    which bear welts, and a long gash
    across her thigh...
    I wonder why
    it took so long for me to realize -
    her shoulder bruised,
    she seemed confused
    and mumbling to herself
    I laid a hand upon her gently as I offered my help...
    that's when she Screamed and made me gasp so hard I took a step back
    she turned her cold, translucent eyes to mine
    and stared through my mind
    "just tell me why you did this to me..." came out a whisper, full of fear
    I was so frightened I replied not as though I didn't hear
    "I...", trailing off into the breeze
    her icy stare made me freeze
    I couldn't speak, I couldn't breathe
    trying to grasp all these things...
    what had possessed me to maim this poor child of whom I had birthed?
    why did I constantly degrade her self-esteem and her worth?
    that's when I realized the metaphor behind all these words, unmasked the face
    She is the Mother of the Earth, and I the Human Race
    I am injustices inflicted on our brothers
    She is the Mother
    Looking on in anguish dread
    allowing us to make our bed
    like an Innocent child, it seems
    I interpreted this from my dreams
    She is the Bounty of Creation
    We are a wasteful, cruel Nation
    Yet she still waits for us to change our ways
    For She epitomizes grace
    OPEN YOUR EYES
    ALL WHO CAN SEE
    OPEN YOUR EYES
    AND FOLLOW ME
    it took a poem just for you to see
    OUR HUGE RESPONSIBILITY
    OPEN YOUR EYES
    and come with me
    let us fulfll prophecy...

    1LUV
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    by yo side 2fish let fulfill & do dis
     
  3. DaFlavaFul

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    im right there with u twofish, got ur back!
     
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    LURK Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    werd up--- u got my full attention--lez do this!!!!



    "i got your back but ya betta watch ya front,
    cuz it those people who front,
    they be pullin' stunts"-----------GZA

    letz roll!!!
     
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    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Definatley feelin this !

    say it like you know what this is !
     
  6. Twofish

    Twofish Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    good to see u r feelin this train of thought :)...i was scared at first it wouldn't be received, yet you all have proven that point to be uncircumstantial :)

    LET US BE....

    1LUV
     
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    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I too am standing in line to handle mine...
     
  8. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is a most intriguing piece and extremely well written
     
  9. Twofish

    Twofish Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the more soldiers the better - glad to see you joined the ranks :)

    1luv
     
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    Gaylee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "She is the Bounty of Creation"
    " We are a wastefull cruel nation"

    SUCH TRUE WORDS, so succinctly, vividily and beautifully spoken.
    GREAT read!
     
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