Black Poetry : Reflex

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  1. Randee

    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No, i know you're not him
    but sudden moves when your drunk
    remind me of him
    No, i know you're not him
    but i've heard I won't get hurt before.

    it scared me to think i cowered in your presence
    never before did i fear anything
    and then i feared him and now myself
    i can't beleive i jumped like that
    i made you mad, but you can't take it personal
    i accept everything about you
    from the top of your head to the hole in you soul
    so this is one of those reflex things
    you have to accept about me
    loud noises and quick movements and
    i instinctively position myself out of the way
    i know you're not him

    you keep saying you won't hurt me
    but i wish you would show me with actions
    here I lie, sick, and you want me to
    suck your ****
    you hurt me
    when you said you would call
    and didn't
    you hurt me
    when you told me you loved me and forgot
    like it was no thing
    you hurt me
    when you go home and leave me alone
     
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    Randee, I can very much relate to this reflex instinct. You have spoken for many, and it was beautifully posed.
     
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    WHOA :eeek: *clearin my throat* yes carry on my sista :)
     
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    the reflex of post traumatic stress
    many suffer and instinctively react
    when reminded in body language and even words
    of previously inflicted pain

    you brought it to us raw and ureserved on this one
    but we feel the deepness of your message...
    no doubt
     
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    i enojyed readin
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well now say it like it tis here
    flow on
     
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    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the response, post traumatic - never thought those words would explain me. Neva.
     
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    it's like all of your work...i've been there in one way or another...and i think most of us have. you have taken your pain and created pure honest materpieces with it and that is a blessing, a gift that you have. keep it flowin' girl and never put down your pen!
     
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    true - coming from you this I appreciate. The pen is mightier than the sword and certainly my tears.
     
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