Black Short Stories : Season’s Journey: Submergence, Divergence, and Resurgence

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  1. LadyBelle

    LadyBelle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Looking out over the bright horizon with infinite possibility
    I catch the aroma of salt water, but no ocean is in sight
    Only a billion squared grains of time sit between my toes
    The beige meets blue meets white
    And at night the ubiquitous black is sprinkled with flashes of dreams
    At the apex of my thigh, a bead of sweat begins to roll in a zigzag pattern down my leg
    The bead caresses my calf and falls into the abyss of aridness
    The heat makes me glisten, as I listen to stories the ancestors passed down
    My name is Season, and to find my Spirit is the reason
    That I’ve placed myself on this journey
    The tales echo in my head as I pray to embrace my journey with third eye open and alert.
    The longest journey begins with a single step, a jewel my mother told me while washing a sack of the roundest yams for nourishment on my journey
    The measure of woman is where she stands in time of adversity, a gem my grandfather gave me while sharpening a sword I hold at my side, but only for secondary defense.
    Trust your soul, my little sister imparts as she gives me a flask of the sweetest elixir from the Nile itself and a purple and gold flower I wear in my hair
    And I commence
    My feet have made trails over many burning sands
    Until the scent of the sea grows stronger and I meet the lunar reciprocal of my king and I share a common song
    We share the spiral of life
    Notes intertwine and DNA recombines in our journey
    We sang with spirit and soul as one
    Lyrics like
    What if I looked into your eyes
    And saw more than what seems
    Actual reality
    What if I saw
    Sunrise reflections over beautiful pools of melanin and greenery
    Where we could both dip in the serene depth of each other
    What if you whispered into my ears
    Erogenous ebony visions of an eternally kindling haze
    And I hear a thousand untold stories of joy and pain, and felt a wind
    blow over a sunset filled Sahara oasis, delighting every cell in contact
    I would walk blindfolded in quicksand
    To make a place
    Where we could both sit
    What if you kissed me,
    And it was sweet like countryside porch sitting lemonade sips
    Blackberry juice running wild with children’s laughter
    Where we could both live
    And what if you looked back
    And saw
    The shadow of a pyramid surrounded by chocolate waterfalls
    Where your presence was first felt
    Where we could both learn
    And what if you caressed my arm
    And felt the caramel earth, over which an underground Nile runs deep
    Where we could both float and understand
    What if I saw inside the curve of your lips and
    Strength and a faith that could not die
    And what if I kissed your back
    And a soul choking wall of vines died
    And crow and doves alike cried
    With the knowledge that we now have a place
    Where we could both grow
    A hill never broken, smooth soft roads, tears running through the valley
    Can I walk across and plant seeds to stimulate the rotation of the moon and earth
    What if we laid in the clay and looked at the sun
    And smelled the sweet scent of ensuring rain
    And the clay turned to sand
    And we smelled the sweet scent of Congo
    And seconds became centuries, and millimeters became miles
    And what if we embraced
    soul, mind, and body interlaced
    And discovered a place
    Undefined by time and space
    Where we could both love
    And gave thanks to the creator
    For
    This
    Divinely created union
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………And suddenly
    Interrupted, I see my blood flowing
    I feel my hands and feet being bound
    I struggle to no avail
    And scream out to my king
    And he calls out to me
    The sound of his voice pierces my heart
    My tears and blood mix and I can barely see that he is confined also
    Both arms outstretched trying to grasp each other…………………………………………………….severe pain sweat sickness excrement death………….
    I wake and grains are gone, instead unfamiliar dirt and clay
    Immediately I look for my king, but he is nowhere to be seen
    So I wait patient generations and grow in the process
    And one day, out of the blue, like when my journey first started
    I hear the whisper of your voice and catch the fragrance of your body in the wind.
    Last I heard he was in a remote location, maybe an island
    And you tell me of your experience since we were together
    And we sing our songs once again
    Some faith never dies
    His lyrics transcend everything that separates us
    Lyrics like
    There is a time in season, when the birth of a flower
    Can pour its fragrance upon a garden
    It is the scent of serenity
    There is a time when the ocean opens up its mouth
    Consuming its body with anger
    It is the rage of solitude
    There is a time when silence can be heard in the center of a train station
    It is the sound of faithfulness…………the deepest journey of all
    Faithfulness is planting flowers and trusting it will grow
    Upon the earth, the scent of loyalty
    For faithfulness is not limited to growth, faithfulness has no boundaries to oceans or has no cautions for life
    Faithfulness is confident that in the midst of a storm
    It will be the savior to the lost
    Faithfulness is void to loneliness
    It is sensitive to the curves of the heart and the declaration to the mind
    I have faith that in season my heart will pour out its fragrance upon your spirit.
    Open its mouth over your trust
    Bring comfort to your ear
    I have faith that in season
    You
    I
    We
    Will be two lovers consuming all of life’s seasons ahead
    The season to journey
    And I reply
    No period of time, length of earth or sea
    Could stop this love
    There is a time in season, when the birth of a love
    Can consume two and affect thousands
    A time when fulfillment is understood and not a want
    A season when the darkest night breeds the brightest light
    A season when love is a meeting and not competing
    A faithfulness that will not die
    So I reach out to you now
    When so many years ago we were torn apart
    And we encompass each other
    A love that could not die
    An eternal embrace
     
  2. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    LadyBelle,

    Though you have already solved the equation, so to speak, with your shout-box comments:), nevertheless, I will share this much. Though, the love was so deep between the couple, faith became the cornerstone that prevailed, and reunited them.

    Honestly, before you gave it away:), this was going to be my post, what do you think about my assumptions which are needed to develope analytically?
     
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    Clyde, Indeed, faith prevailed and reunited them. I wish I would not have given the story line away............Thank you for your comment. I value it dearly.
     
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    LadyBelle,

    Part of the fun I get from reading this art form is to grasp what the writer is saying. As an author, I understand the poet, likewise, I would like to know how my work was received or understood.

    To have someone give you that invaluable insight about your otherwise, introspective work means a lot.

     
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    Hello LadyBelle...

    :wave:
    Funny thing is... I was gonna ask if you write stories.:)

    I enjoyed this, especially the part of separation.
    It gave the story an intense feel that grabbed
    me and carried me through the rest of the journey.


    Thanks for sharing. I will look for more of your talent.

    MaddSistahlyLove!
    Coco:heart:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    O wow this was indeed a journey that had me right there i wanna go back for more
    tell me it 's a pt.2 on this /
     
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    I am a Pisces, so we are dreamers and very passionate when it
    comes to romance. This was a beautifully written story, it entranced
    and drew me in until the very end.

    I completely enjoyed your vision, Ladybelle.


    epiphany:heart:
     
  8. LadyBelle

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    Epiphany Thank you so much I really apreciate it. It is a beautiful love story. Thank you so much.
     
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    revisit inside a poetic sweet story , wondering where my sister at !?
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Peace and Love!


    Yes Sir Brother $$RICH$$, the sister is sorely missed, for real, LadyBelle!

     
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