Black Poetry : rest in peace....

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Her eyes were like glowing stones of coal
    Burning deep red as her hatred consumed her
    No! I didn’t care
    Who was she anyway

    Slowly,
    As the seconds ticked away
    She approached me from behind
    Not a word did she say

    I felt a sharp pain
    As the steak knife
    Sliced through my skin
    As if it was butter
    Seeking first my kidney
    As I turned into the pain
    It sought my lungs

    I fell
    With a thump
    As I bumped into the floor

    From my resting place
    I looked up into the intense stare
    Of this woman from nowhere
    As she grinned down at me

    To escape the pain
    I focused on her words
    “you don’t even remember me
    …do you?
    You don’t remember
    How you used me…then tossed me away
    Like yesterday’s newspaper
    You don’t remember
    When you left my home
    Left me lying in bed…covered in your semen
    You laughed
    When I told you I loved you
    You laughed

    Since then, I’ve heard that laugh
    Over and over again
    In the end
    I had to silence the laugh
    …put to sleep
    all memory of you

    I sit here
    Watching you
    As the last vestiges of life
    Flow from your body
    In small riverlets of a lost soul
    Yet, I feel no remorse
    The laugh is silent now
    The ghost of yesterday
    Will haunt me no more

    I will sleep tonight
    Free of the bonds that held us
    Free of the torment that tightened
    The knot that prevented me from moving forward
    FREE.

    What’s wrong Playa?
    You have nothing to say?
    Ain’t you gon laugh today?”

    As I listened to the words
    Of this strange woman
    I realized she had mistaken me for another
    Like so many others
    All bruthaz looked alike to her
    Yes
    She was a sistah
    And, for this
    I forgive her
    With the last of my strength
    …the last puff of my breath,
    I tell her…
    “I forgive you, my sistah
    but know that I’m not he
    who have caused you this pain
    please,
    go in peace.”

    I lay there
    My life running away from me
    A darken mist, surrounding me
    No longer could I see three feet
    In front of me

    As my chariot arrived to take me away
    I gave into my fate
    And moved on.
     
  2. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Your scribe has defined "INSTENSITY"
    For me today. I could visualize every scene
    Of this one...so intense b...so intense!

    [why come you're not keeping the schedule today?] ;)

    *jagged-edge*
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    BALLER VERY TIGHT FLOW MAN I FEEL YA
    BIG TIME HERE.......
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sometimes...

    we're just in the wrong place at the wrong time...or cases of mistaken identity...leads to our untimely demise.

    **** happens

    but why do they happen so often...to us?

    THANKS FOR THE READ.

    peace, y'all.
     
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    Whoooooaaaaaaaaa !!!

    Whew !
    and Whoa Again !!!

    Wow ... deep deep deep
    had me all up in this peace
    every letter of every word
    in and out each line

    deep
    like that knife

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  6. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks for the love...

    Destee...we too often get into one night stands with people we know nothing of. eventually, it will catch up with us...in the form of AIDS, a bullet, even an unsuspecting knife.

    it's time to grow up...and be real.

    peace.
     
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    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    B, all I can say is wicked.



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