Black Poetry : Running

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by krazelyricks, May 11, 2005.

  1. krazelyricks

    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I was looking in the mirror the other day
    And I saw an image of a girl running away
    She was scared
    And I didn't know what it was that she feared
    Her face was ice cold
    But she wouldn't say anything, her speech was on hold
    She held herself and I couldn't help but to look in her eyes
    And the tears that she cried

    She sat on the ground and that's when I saw what was around her
    It was people from my old hood around her
    The drug addicts, the dealers
    Murders, and bad mothers were running after her
    Every time she stopped to get a breath they got closer
    So close that they almost took her
    Took her into the darkness around her

    They laughed at every tear she cried
    Did everything they could to take her pride
    And I sat there not knowing what to do and why
    I wanted to go into the mirror with her and ask why
    As I put my hands up to the mirror
    The girl paused and looked dead at me, as did I to her
    As she paused I saw a greater fear than before
    She almost ran from me, as if she was afraid of me more

    I didn't understand, all I wanted to do was help her
    And she pulled away like I was an enemy to her
    I looked up at the mirror in shame
    And then I closed my eyes in pain
    When I opened them, the picture was gone
    And I stood there in the bathroom mirror alone

    Looking back, I now realize that those images were me
    The girl in the picture was me
    I was looking at myself
    And everyone else
    Well, they were the people who were trying to bring me back down to my old ways
    The good part is, I stayed far enough for them not to get me day after day
    The sad part is, I strayed so much that I didn't even notice myself in the mirror when I saw me
    I forgot what it was like to run into that guy I knew at the barber shop
    To run from the red dogs and cops
    That was me, and I forgot

    I've gotten too settled into the good lifestyle
    The one with the connections to better things
    Red carpets and wedding rings
    To realize, the hood made me WANT those better things
    Now, I realize like the girl that I must keep running
    And not be afraid of myself but to be proud of myself
    No man, can take me up nor down unless I let them
    Looking at myself in a mirror face to face
    Let me know, I need to be myself and nothing less
    I've stopped running!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Poetrymama

    Poetrymama Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I think we all have done are share of running from different situations. But eventually you stop facing it head on. Excellent! :picture: :whip:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    word up ... no need to hide /run or be afraid
    this was on point now u ready to move forward
     
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    LURK Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    EXCELLENT PEICE!!!!!!i loved the ending.......came togerther real nice......!!!stay flowin !
     
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    very deep insight of ones self nice poem as always you bring it
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No need to run from who you are, but I'm sure many can relate to this. Always remember and accept who you are, and make positive changes where they are needed. Always good to read you poet, and I get what you are saying in this piece. Flow on.
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm glad you played that..."catch me if you can" game with them, because appearently, you didn't get caught. ^5 to ya. Wonderful piece poet. And that too, is comming from the mirror.
    luv ya
     
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    After U stop running & embrace yourself, then U begin 2 enjoy life completely.

    Diggin' this.
     
  9. krazelyricks

    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you fellow poets. I'm so glad that you felt my poem. It's always a blessing to be able to read and post on the board. Thanks again. Peace :wink:
     
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    LOVELY PEICE!!!

    Alot of us can relate 2 this..alot of us our afraid to look back 2 our pass but its only when you can look back and not succumb 2 those pressures then u know u can move on...
     
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