Black Poetry : rambling thoughts...

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  1. cattalina

    cattalina Active Member MEMBER

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    ...rambling thoughts from a broken heart...

    I sit with both palms open
    Left hand with written characteristics of who you want me to be
    Right hand
    Is who I am
    A broken reflection of the left
    It’s distorted, complex
    Many pieces some large and visible to the naked eye
    Some so small they don’t need to hide
    You may think I’m like a cheap diamond I’m internally flawed

    But brother man I’m a rare jewel
    Often overlooked by my shield

    I’m a soldier
    I carry scars
    And my war stories are deep
    But they never oppress me
    Rather liberate me
    Because I know that I conquered many things
    And I will take out all obstacles in my way
    I’m not a shy girl, I won’t shy away
    I will look anyone in the eye
    I mean what I say
    And say what I mean

    I’m a dreamer
    I have dreams that are endless like the galaxy
    Full of bright stars I conceived in my mind
    And when I awoke from the labor of gain
    I held in my arms

    I won’t confuse myself
    Inflicting headaches from looking back and forth
    Left
    Right
    Left
    No right
    I will not choose to compromise my being
    Just to be comforted my another
    For if I lost myself
    Who would I be
    I will not define myself through you
    Or let you define me
    I will not be


    That girl that is always on her knees
    With no dreams
    Dancing my life away
    Letting cash burn holes in my pocket
    With Louie Vuitton bags
    Throw backs
    Manolos
    And a man who walks beside me
    But never really sees
    Me
    I will not be
    I will not be
    That girl who you condition me to be

    I will not forsake my promise
    Because you desire pleasure
    In a temple untainted
    Where imperialism and colonization has not found refuge
    I see it in your eye
    every time we kiss
    You look at celibacy as sexual starvation
    As your metabolism for foreplay
    Eats away at your patience
    Which eats away mine
    Wondering why
    You can’t comprehend
    To unlock this temple you have to do more
    Than glide hands on curves and contours
    Cupping twin hills that separate
    In your hands trying to make them one
    Trying to pull me into you
    To make us…one
    When will you get it
    when will you understand
    That celibacy is enrichment

    Liberating us to form new umbilical cords of intimacy
    That will last beyond the years
    When old age devours
    Hours of pleasure
    Down to minutes
    And minutes into seconds

    I’m in relationships
    Not sexual courtship
    I need a man to stand by my side
    Not someone to pass the time by
    I’m building my kingdom
    With or without a king by myside

    Your still young
    Maybe someday
    Wisdom would shine his light on you
    With all the experiences he placed in your path
    The obstacles you moved
    And those that moved you
    All will make sense
    And you will learn from mistakes past written
    With an empty barrel
    It will all make sense
    You will write down the things you learned
    With ink that burns in your heart and in your mind
    So the next time
    You find a girl you call your wife
    You wouldn’t look at her and say
    To yourself
    “I can live with her”
    But instead “she’s the one I can’t live without”

    It wasn’t me
    we’re at separate points
    Maybe they have the same destination
    But I’m no physic
    Maybe someday
    Or maybe…
    in another life
    Just a fond dream coated with threads of reality
    But each time you reach
    The threads come undone….

    In this equation two did not become one
     
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    very nicely done love the flow here
    keep the ink running freely
     
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    Love this trip into the mental. Deep, tight read, poet.
     
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    Welcome back.

    Thanks for sharing this piece.
     
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    No hitting below the belly


    Your stock just went thru the roof! :bellydance:
    Very nice.
     
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