Black Poetry : Rest in me

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Ikoro, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Ikoro

    Ikoro Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    Norway
    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,177
    Likes Received:
    320
    Ratings:
    +320
    Don’t rest in peace-
    Rest in me.
    I know I ignored you for too long,
    But now I have chosen to see.

    I didn’t ask the Heavens for eternal life,
    I pleaded for re-birth.
    Now I am brand new
    With a new life on this old earth.

    So don’t rest in peace-
    Rest in me.
    I promise this time
    You’ll get the best in me.

    Sister, when the world is hurting you,
    When it steps on your grace and violates your space…
    Come and rest in me
    So I can erase that hurt without a trace.

    To my younger brothers in the struggle;
    Never acknowledged as the kings of tomorrow.
    Forget those who disrespected your manhood;
    Rest in me and forget your sorrow.

    To my beautiful elders,
    Who raised me and my generation.
    Find rest in the young ones when you are weary,
    And seek us out so we can have re-generation.


    To my beautiful wife,
    Who I have yet to meet.
    Trust me the way I trust you
    And there is no bitter we cannot turn to sweet.

    Times will come when I will cry,
    When I will sit down and simply die.
    There will be problems not even you can solve,
    But I will love you for I know you try.

    And when you fall from the pain,
    I will know there might not be anything I can do.
    At those times please remember
    To rest in me, so I can rest in you.

    My brother, this life is for you as it is for me,
    It is testing me.
    But there is no peace for the world or us today,
    So come and rest in me.

    ~Ikoro
     
  2. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2003
    Messages:
    16,340
    Likes Received:
    114
    Location:
    Northeast
    Ratings:
    +122
    How beautiful poet. A call for all to ease their weighted minds and bodies, and rest in your strength. We should all be that port in each other's storm. Wow...
     
  3. Ikoro

    Ikoro Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    Norway
    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,177
    Likes Received:
    320
    Ratings:
    +320
    Thank you, friend.

    If we are to survive this ongoing holocaust, we must all make sure to relieve and care for eachother in times of need. We must overcome the sexualization that is pushed on the male-female relation and learn to value FRIENDSHIP.

    Thanks for the love.

    One.

    ~Ikoro
     
  4. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2004
    Messages:
    7,007
    Likes Received:
    161
    Occupation:
    day care provider (own business)
    Location:
    Brick City
    Ratings:
    +162
    It is I, who'll be your leaning pole,
    when life cruely beats you down.
    Yes, I'll Kindly be the peace you seek,
    to stand on yet,...a firmer ground,

    Of course Our lives are in need of change,
    I'll be here for you...just call my name.
    Just relax, Rest awhile... here in my space,
    the comfort you'll feel in this awesome place.

    Don't rest in a piece, rest Only in me,
    And shall we all make it..where we all want to be.


    awesome piece poet, very moving and enlightning..thanks
     
  5. spicybrown

    spicybrown Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2005
    Messages:
    4,201
    Likes Received:
    118
    Ratings:
    +118
    Rest assured, this is a brilliant masterpiece... calming... and reassuring:spinstar:

    MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN WORDS CAN DESCRIBE

    :hearts2:

    :picture:
     
  6. rapchild

    rapchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    Ghana
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2006
    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    200
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +209
    great work ikoro i love this.
    it felt like i was readin somethin from da bible.
    is strong n it felt good.
     
  7. Khasm13

    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Messages:
    10,784
    Likes Received:
    4,235
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +4,471
    this was a heartfelt piece poet...
    ur words came off very sincere...keep scribe'n

    one love
    khasm
     
  8. 4EVERLUV

    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,915
    Likes Received:
    53
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +55
    Ikoro:
    This is really a lovely piece
    .
     
  9. Ikoro

    Ikoro Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    Norway
    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,177
    Likes Received:
    320
    Ratings:
    +320
    Oh, I must've forgotten to check this. See some unreplied replies (so to speak).

    Ah, my heart flies and flutters.

    Thank you all very much for the feedback, I see some legendary (in my world) poets here (though we are all legendary), I am honoured.

    Queentzwana, this one is going on my wall. I am touched and humble myself thankfully for your praise and floback.

    *bows* Thank you Spicybrown, your attention and positivity always shines brilliantly in my world :)

    Brother Khasm13, I am truly honorued and blushing (sort of) for your feedback. I admire your writing, and for you to reply is really an honour. Thanks!

    Thank you 4everluv, I am glad you liked it. I appreciate and savour the luv in your reply.

    One.

    ~Ikoro
     
  10. Skybeauty

    Skybeauty Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thank You Ikoro.....It make me feel good to here that their are people who do value FRIENDSHIP.....in a relationship....thats first and formost in my eyes and your piece gives me hope that there is a special someone for me that shares truly similar wavelengths, a bonding of the minds....... Get Yo Flow On....Much Luv "Sky"
     
Loading...