Black Poetry : Rise (To Tyesha Edwards)

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    early evening
    sitting trying to figure out
    if the square root to a number
    looked like itself

    ...she pondered...........

    she didn't hear the wind bend
    the branches to ghetto trees
    whose square roots
    choked those that crept in the shadows
    despising the sun

    she didn't hear that ******'s crooked
    finger pull that trigger
    all she heard was herself
    singing about the joys of learning
    in the backroom of her mind

    (she sure could sing)

    she didn't hear the bullet screaming from
    the chamber or the wall gasping for it's last breath
    as it was ripped by misguided lead
    all she heard was herself

    singing as the bullet passed through her
    chest

    (mama can you save her?)

    sometimes I hate life...

    vigils being held for her
    5:00 / be there
    gotta be there for her
    to watch her spirit be cleansed
    by the tears shed for her

    she rises
    she rises too soon (she was only 12)
    she rises too soon but washed of
    she rises too soon but washed of all the bullshyt
    sediment that weighed down the trigger finger
    that made her sing
    like the bird impaled on the thorn who sang
    it's finest song in death

    "yes, tyesha the square root of 49 is 7..."

    rise tyesha
    RISE

    (c)2002 blakverb

    Tyesha Edwards age 12, struck by a stray bullet while sitting at her table doing homework. Another life lost too soon, another stain on our collective fabric. Every child you come across hug and tell them how important they are. Every man and woman you come across greet with a warm hello and a smile. Love is too scarce. Souls grow cold and minds crippled resulting in madness.
     
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    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    verb... this poem is haunted by sadness...
    keep sharing :spinstar:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man verb i felt it so deep as tears race down
    only taking me back to a great lost of my own
    my heart & prayers reach out to the EDWARDS FAMILY

    another young tender soul took flyte unto heavenly bonded
    love where no more pain or tears will hurt.....

    sadly sad tail of life we live in today's world
    will this pain ever STOP!!!?

    PRAYING LOUD to our Father whom R in Heaven....
     
  4. LiLi

    LiLi Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yeah...

    *sighing*...
     
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    this is our reality....
    i feel it ,verb....ummummm.
     
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    garrison.


    i think i've read this peace about 10
    times... & every time i do... i Feel.
    feel for the innocence that was stolen
    feel for the mother who is now childless
    feel for the killing that is alwaysalways
    so senseless... & i could go on&on...

    you are an amazing poet. i'm glad we
    are friends! :)

    itsallLove.
     
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    PoeticAlize Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    it hurts so bad that this is our reality. why cant it be different??
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you fam. she was such the little princess. God as accepted her to serve her true role as an angel.

    blak
     
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    My heart to you, brother.
    It's terrible that one leaves the others to suffer.
    I suffer with you.
    Peace.
     
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