Black Poetry : She Lives

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by blackbelle, Feb 26, 2001.

  1. blackbelle

    blackbelle Member MEMBER

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    She Lives

    [for Audre Lorde 1934-1992]

    I want to die
    Like you died

    Audre

    And
    Let 300 poems
    Live

    Let the others
    Bury me
    In the Greenfields

    Where my
    Grandchildren
    Giggle
    The sounds
    Of inheritance

    From the place
    Where the soil
    Stands still

    And
    I don't know
    How
    The stanzas
    Killed you gently

    Or
    How night
    Pulled you
    Delicately
    Into sky

    But
    I can still trace
    Your footprints
    In the daylight

    While
    They play
    Hopscotch
    On your shadows'
    Weepy eyes


    I want to die
    Like you died

    Audre

    Spread
    Your blanket
    And cover me
    With your quilt

    From
    My deathbed
    I'll send them
    300 poems

    And
    Then
    My words
    Will continue
    To live

    *meditate*

    this edition has been blackbelle's vision@
    Feb.26/01
     
  2. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Belle, you better flow like only you know!!! Tight piece...
     
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    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Blackbelle

    Every time I read this piece, I'm certain that we must leave our words behind ~ for in them is the soul of us, the heart of us before breath returned to the Creator...and it may be that through our words, the window into our world when we walked among the living...others may receive information, confirmation, inspiration!

    I love this dedication! I agree with Bishop...only you know how to do this heah! Thank you, gurlfriend!

    A :)
     
  4. Destee

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    such a beautiful tribute Belle

    I want to die
    Like you died


    if i must die and die i must
    returning back to the dust
    to the earth from which i came
    i'd be honored if it's the same
    peace & courage my soul to claim

    really feeling this one ...

    Beautiful Belle
     
  5. MsDLite

    MsDLite Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you said it!

    ...if to die and let a piece of me live on...

    keep writing and inspiring...
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    outstanding expression flowed here she live through 300 poems
     
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    Versatile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I sure do agree with anyone else who says that this is a tight piece...flow on...and keep posting
     
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