Black Poetry : Running

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Poetic Pride, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. Poetic Pride

    Poetic Pride Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I want the runns...
    ...I want to just be able to pick up my pen
    and fly with all the knowledge on the surface of
    my mind.
    I wanna go...flow...I want my rhymes to be
    insurmountable, untouchable, inevitable.
    Yet, deep for the audience to feel the blisters
    and callouses on the bottom of my heels
    From trampling through fields of roses,
    tryna be a rose, but couldn't get beyond the thorns.
    As the blood trickles down from my hands
    down to the ground I look for insight,
    inspiration, or a prophet that would give
    me a devine revelation, but nowhere to be found,
    I, instead, lye there licking the blood off the ground,
    licking the blood off the ground, feelin' lower than low,
    drowning in crimson red, crimson red, crimson red...

    I'm stuck...I can't flow...I want the runns to
    allow myself to be lifted up from my pool of despair
    and taken up my cares, my cares taken up...
    ...Running at the mouth til I run out of words
    saying every rap verse, every scripture,
    speaking of every trial, every memorable picture...
    ...Every memorable picture of my past...
    Like the time I sat at the threshhole
    of my mother's room to
    see my mother in rage
    just before the ax came down...
    ...Oh how I drowned in my tears, dreaming of all the fears that
    kept me from speaking when I wanted to speak.
    Now that I have the runns I'm afraid I'll tell it all and speaking
    to the wrong ear would be this poet's downfall.
     
  2. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    then, rest assured
    in here
    on Destee's playground
    the wrong ear does not reside
    cannot hide
    amongst
    passionate love's play
    and foreplay
    and dreamy wordplay
    we all say

    i hear your words
    ...feel the under currents
    of GENTLE runns
    as i stand in the middle of
    swift streams of
    knowledge
    and
    skills
    and
    and fields of
    crimson red
    yet
    i hold my head
    above the
    thistles and thorns
    of Red Rose Bushes
    ...that i might
    see you speak.:)

    THANK YOU.

    let the river flow
     
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    LyrikalShe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm sorry, but I think this is one hella flow! Seems like you already got the runs. Let there be no Immodium in sight for you.

    Serenity...
    Brandi
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed u got the itch
    flow on wit a twitch
    ya pen in hand
    here u making a stand
    let ink drop to canvas of expression we hear intently
     
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    Poetic Pride Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanx Everyone

    You know, when I first started writing the poem I was having a problem with flowing and I would pause. Somehow I just was able to let go once I got a picture or flashback of some things I had gone through...then I had the runns...I just couldn't keep it all in...I let go in the most poetic way I hadn't before.

    Thanx for the replies.
     
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    when we seek deep within
    our mental we find the emotional
    flow that can be expressed
     
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