Black Poetry : She Lives

blackbelle

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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
 
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 :)
 
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
 

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