Black Poetry : Ser O No Ser

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  1. Nahshon

    Nahshon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ser O No Ser​
    I’ve got black days
    Black nights
    I see darkness in the rays of sunlight
    In God’s sunlight
    Yet when I dress in black
    Some think I am of Satan or Set
    I am just set, set in my way
    Set in a way of colorblindness
    And black is the easiest color for me to match with
    And black is the easiest color for me to be
    And black is the easiest color for me to absorb the light of sun
    But what if there really is no light
    And what we know as light is only the absence of darkness
    Just as there is no heat only the absence of cold
    And what if time and space really do fold
    Could we be in the then, the now, and the will be soon
    To slap high five with the creator
    To travel galaxies in a blur
    To be known as divine creatures
    Never just as minister
    Never just as sister
    Never just as mister
    But maybe as Ser
    Ser - To Be
    SON, SOMOS, ES, ERES, SOY
    They (be) are
    We (be ) are
    He/ She (be) is
    You (be) are
    I (be) am
    I B M like Integrated Business Machines
    Technology saving me
    Saving me time
    Technology slaving me
    Slaving my time
    Time emit space, space paces time
    And still Ser – To Be
    SON, SOMOS, ES, ERES, SOY
    They (be) are
    We (be ) are
    He/ She (be) is
    You (be) are
    I (be) am
    I am
    I am Nahshon
    I have spied the land of Canaan when Moses told me to
    I brought back the message of truth
    When no one else of twelve believed, except the message of the two
    And on the account of the two
    The land of Canaan we will pass through
    Through,
    Through is how I feel when my patience is worn thin
    Or when I question the nature of sin
    The Creator created us all
    We all are a part of the Creator
    We all are one part sister, one part mister or could we all just be (Ser)
    Ser – To Be
    Ser – To Be
    They (be) are
    We (be) are
    He / She (be) is
    You (be) are
    I (be) am
    SON, SOMOS, ES, ERES, SOY
    SOY
    The only milk I can drink
    SOY
    I am so I think
    SOY
    Like the food that I eat
    SOY
    I am, my heartbeats
    SOY
    Like the sauce on my rice
    SOY
    I am once and twice
    Twice I now say
    SER O NO SER
    SER O NO SER
    TO BE OR NOT TO BE
    TO BE OR NOT TO BE

    TO BE, for that is the nature of existence

    Nahshon-Rae
     
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    Only your Ser can say. Seems to be.
    Gracious thanks for the teachings.
     
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    Brother Poet Nahshon,

    Impressive and intriguing piece. I don't yet grasp it all. But hopefully after a few more readings I will.

    (smile)
     
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    If you are having any problems understanding any of it feel free to ask me questions...I welcome them...and thank you for responding to my work...
     
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    You're more than welcome, Brother Poet Nahshon. Thank you for offering to explain you piece but that isn't necessary. I like to bring my own understanding to a reading. It's just that sometimes it takes me more than a couple of reads to wrap my mind around a piece as complex as this one.

    (smile)