Black Poetry : Respect...

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  1. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No respect, no love
    you can't have one
    without the other, it's like
    the morning sky, without the sun
    Like, the ying without the yang
    they go hand in hand
    it's something someone dear should freely
    offer, without having to demand
    for if you have to ask for it
    it truly was not there in the first place
    Now in some cases respect does have
    to be earned, but I have learned
    that if you see a tendency in one to be
    lax in this manner, you're gonna get burned
    I suppose actions speak louder than words
    and I have seen what I feared was true
    selfishly thinking of yourself as number one
    in your life, and I, am but number two
    and frankly, I'm probably flattering myself
    to rate myself even that high
    But, when it comes to respect, I respect
    myself too **** much to wonder why
    you obviously don't
    respect
    me
     
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    respect and loyality is a combo a clash yet love stain the grain
    it can be two sides but respect is what it is.
    I feel ya here sometime we just seem like not enough respect is given
    very well felt sis.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, respect is what it is. And I'm sure that you would never disrespect someone, particularly a woman, that you have love for, would you? I mean, perish the thought...Thank you for letting me know this was felt Rich.
     
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    Needless to say, I like the flavor of this piece. Respect carries a lot of weight to me, and I agree, sometimes respect will be earned, and little do we know that ..."respect" can/will be one of our closest and rewarding friends...when it counts the most.
    wonderful write up poet, I like your style.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Your response means a lot to me queent, and btw, I admire your style as well. Thank you.
     
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    This is deep for me because I've felt for a long time that respect is sorely lacking in all aspects of society. From customer service (lack of) to personal relationships, and I'm not sure why. Flow on, sis, flow on. :kiss1:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I suppose being rude and crude is seen as a forgivable offense. Don't know why...thank you gempis.
     
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    ahhhh! Sister Watz poetically hittin the aspects of respect! And painting an awesome picture of it I might add!

    Loving your style Sis!
     
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    ...there is nothing worse than
    "soul dissolving dis-respect"
    at the hands of one that
    claims to love...

    Feeling the discontent...

    Aretha...had a point
    ...there's a reason why
    that song was somewhat of
    an anthem with women...
    because respect is something
    that is as vital as air...
    We need it to exist...
    it validates...those three words
    and if those three words
    can not be validated...
    they must be examined
    "Very Closely"...

    Time to take this specimen to the lab...
    I pray the findings are positive...smh

    Much love,
    Sage
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, Purple, something you have to deal with being a forum mod I'm sure. Thank you poet.
    So true sage, no respect pretty much cancels out those three words. Aretha's lyrics still ring true. And I know that you know sis. I appreciate those "sage" words, thank you.
     
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