Black Poetry : Puzzle Pieces (from Things on My Mind)

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  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Open the box
    Call it life
    A thousand puzzle pieces
    Fall out on the table
    Put them all together
    If you're patient
    If you're able

    Do you stand?
    Do you sit?
    Isn't it a trip?
    Making life's puzzle pieces fit

    Don't want this piece
    Don't want that piece
    Which ones to select
    Which ones connect
    Such a confusing mixture
    Trying to put together
    Your own personal picture

    Soon clarity increases
    A dwindling number of puzzle pieces
    Was it painful?
    Was it fun?
    Were the puzzle pieces truthful
    Now that the picture is almost done

    See your life in a thousand pieces
    Put together by space and time
    How will you react
    When you discover
    The picture you made
    Is oh so different
    Than what's on the box cover

    BE

    (c) Bruce H. Edwards, 2000
     
  2. hi-wa

    hi-wa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nice...

    aNALoGYs.
    luv the way u placed life's
    pieces on a table
    and a lot of people ain't able to put it
    t o g e t h e r
    might be better apart
    but from the start we should be told these
    t
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    g
    s
    so we won't expect the life
    projected from the tv screen

    thanx for the lines poet. gave me a new perspective
    for today.
    holla.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    working dem millions of pieces

    not same as box coz i choose it dis way
    som' fit
    som' a misfit
    som' is right
    dis one wrong
    singing a sad song
    do i belong
    working it from flight
    day & night
    dis box of life is a mutha !
    heartbeat man u put a puzzle of reality together
    and showing me life's meannings ......well done !:D
     
  4. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BE

    this is a great piece...so true too...

    we learn as we grow...but personally I think "growing up" is a myth..what exactly does it mean..because I learn something every day so I'm not all growed up yet...and you're so right about the picture never quite fitting the one we started with in our mind..guess thats life but huh...

    K
     
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