Black Poetry : River Wild

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  1. marylo

    marylo New Member MEMBER

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    RIVER WILD



    On a distant shore I played
    Was nurtured and grew strong by the river wild
    Then came darkness, disguised+
    as light…
    Torn, bleeding skin as my back was flayed
    Sand pressed wounds as my body was laid.
    And then taken from my homeland….by the river wild.

    Eleven summers and I learned…
    Not yet a woman
    ….a child no more
    shackled and sold on a distant shore.

    Bearing master’s weight, then his child…
    Living, existing by another river wild.
    Having no choice, having no voice

    Telling childhood stories of past childhood glories
    My memories, the heritage I gave each child.
    Torn from my womb, later torn from my arms.
    …too soon….too soon…
    shackled and sold –down the river wild.

    And now I stand
    …on another shore
    and the years stretch
    …behind me
    like a river of golden sand
    wishing once more for the touch
    …of my children’s hands

    but then turning my back
    …on my loss
    stepping into that forever river
    which we all must cross.

    Jordan’s river to my promised land
    The world well lost
    ..as I touched my Savior’s hand.

    The rivers wild, I will cross no more
    My journey is done
    And I am home…on that distant shore
     
  2. angelicsage

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    Welcome, Welcome, Welcome:spinstar:, Marylo.........this was truely crafted within the ultimate beauty of what we call poetry. Such imagery, nice flow....this was refreshing, hope to see more of your wonderful work.
     
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    OUTSTANDING entrance, Marylo. WELCOME to the playground...where the river's flow is forever constant...and the grains of sand of the shore's bank beckons the flow givers of today.

    let the river flow.
     
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    *laying out the royal mat*

    l'm right here with you on that distant shore...
    thanx to the Son..

    nfinite,
    jh.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    welcome

    welcome to destee.com poetry playground
    welcome to the house of love /peace & respect
    welcome from above as i bless dis flow w/luv
    ya scribe is tyte as i watch from flyte
    :) :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:
     
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    that was heart felt. I felt myself drifting and soaring with each word. Great read!
     
  7. marylo

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    I AM TRULY HONOURED BY ALL YOUR RESPONSES. LOVE AND APPRECIATION....
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    most welcome indeed we are honor to have u upon us too
     
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    hey marylo..welcome..this is a very nice flow
    Peace
     
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