Black Poetry : (Ride Sharing - dedicated to $$RICH$$)

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  1. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ride Sharing

    I had a very good friend who I grew up with whose little sister
    Was tragically beaten to death by the father of her child
    And as we sat in the living room of the family house
    In the wake of the tragedy I noticed a stark difference in those who
    Empathized and those who sympathized
    For those of us who truly felt the direct effects of the tragedy
    I noticed that we all came in quietly gave a firm embrace to all the members of our extended family
    And pretty soon we found ourselves inside the emotional car of my best friends ride
    We all quietly shut the doors to the noise outside
    We headed down memory lane leaving the driving up to the one in the most pain
    We made a left on joy and a right at foolishness, as we would parallel the avenue of past mistakes, joys and pains
    We repeatedly crossed the intersections of tragedy and loss
    But we never turned
    I noticed that those who sympathized would continue to show up at these intersections with stories of what they would do and how they would feel
    But we never turned because this was not our car
    We were in the car
    but it was not our car
    And so we just kept driving down memory lane only turning onto joy that sometimes merged into pain but usually we just kept it straight and just rode along without a word or a song
    Because it was not our car
    We just wanted to share the ride
    Best of friends at each other’s side
    Quietly prayerfully sharing the ride


    It is not my car $$RICH$$ but I just wanted you to know that I share in the ride.
    May God continue to bless you and your family.
     
  2. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Shaz ... this is beautiful ... thanks for the ride

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    There is much comfort in the physical state of "being" when we are purely and simply WITH one another, when no words are necessary....Family and Friendship are the greatest things we have. And it is our responsibility to FILL each other's spirit with all the love we have within, in good and bad times...to keep us growing stronger. Because there will be more rides to share.

    thank you for this beeeeaaauuuuutiful peace!

    alyce
     
  4. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Shaz

    this was simply beautiful and heartfelt....

    when we lose a loved one we all feel the need to vent..to talk...maybe we'll ramble a little bit, maybe we'll make perfect sense...we don't need confirmation of what we say...but we do need to know someone is listening..we need to know there is a shoulder to lean on...a hand to hold...someone who cares...someone who was there when the memories were made..

    you have expressed this so well...

    K
     
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    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was indeed lovely!

    Reas
     
  6. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Shaz,
    I absolutely loved reading
    this soul comforting peace.
    Thank you.

    Coco :heart:
     
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    Well said Poet!

    Nice Scribe!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Shaz ..........Thankz as dis very ride of my heart takes many turns
    hold me up 4 a while so i can smile again.....thank u me & my
    family say Amen!
     
  10. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Just wanted you to know that we feel for you and are prayers are with you
    The strangest thing is that the day after writing this poem for you a friend lost her aunt and the next week my sister lost her battle with cancer and was barried in the same state as your son.
     
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