Black Poetry : Reading The Heart

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  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ~Conversation with my Grandmother~


    Motherdear placed her hand upon my left breast to feel my heart

    said she can read them
    said this was too important,
    and though she believed I would
    never lie to grandmother ~
    she wanted to know for herself

    Motherdear told me there's a way to tell the difference between the truth and falsehood

    said the heart don't lie about nothin
    not like the tongue ~ said the mind
    controls that tongue but can't nothin
    bridle the heart

    said it's all in the beats and the rhythm
    the pounding of the heart reveals the
    truth about a matter

    Motherdear said God gave her inner visions as her eyes began to fail

    said long life helped her perfect the gift
    said she don't even hear the same, either ~
    words don't mean as much as the joy or pain
    or the warmth or chill in the tone of a voice

    Motherdear said even a smiling face don't always mean "happy"

    said we are a PEOPLE accustomed to wearing
    masks for just about every occasion

    So she placed her small, wrinkled hand, soft like fine leather, upon my left breast

    and began to read


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  2. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    amazing work!

    very nicely done Alyce

    pd :)
     
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    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you alyce
    for sharing this peace
    it helps me remember
    me-ma's wisdom
    i needed this
    today...

    -7:spinstar:
     
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    ALYCE

    yesss!! this speaks in tunes unheard of
    u laid out a roadmap ........:kiss:
     
  5. Maggie

    Maggie Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You know

    Motherdear has supernatural powers, sis. This one causes me to stop and think. I can only imagine how you're feeling ~ I can say I ain't NEVA had my heart read!

    Peace to you

    Maggie
     
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