Black Poetry : She Reads From The Third Book Of Javan

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  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ramblings from the hope chest…

    Inspired by “Something To Someone”, the third book of the poet, Javan

    Every third day of the eighth month
    for the past 30 years she goes up there
    and sits among the dusty confines
    in an old, uneasy chair

    with a small book clasped to her breasts
    tears staining her face

    It’s this way throughout the night
    she reads the words
    sheds the tears
    reads the words…
    sheds the.... ~ a woeful back & forth
    experience
    until daylight appears

    Then she’ll shiver in the chill
    of these annual night seasons
    hugs herself tightly, as if to
    prevent the escape of rhymes and reasons

    Every third day of the eighth month
    she opens the book of pain
    the force of his words overtake
    her aging body like a flood, after rain

    Javan speaks excerpts from
    her life and brings back secret scenes
    some are stark reality bites
    some still flow like dreams

    …things she prayed never to remember
    love she vowed never to forget
    …Javan’s words take her to task…

    forcing her to re-examine the
    frayed pages from her past

    so once a year, through his looking-glass
    portal she faces her self

    and asks

    the one question of the one Love
    as she softly breathes his name
    “did we touch too gently, or too strong;
    or are they one and the same?”


    Alyce (c) 2002
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    looking 4 an answer Alyce

    soft touch of gentlness
    felt strong all da same ! hummmm!!!

    as my thoughts rumble round da glass
    just like every year on da same day

    I may not have an answer but i do know dis
    piece is tyght sistah it reads me into thoughts....:heart: :kiss:
     
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    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    hmmm, i shall reflect on this one. Searching for answers...

    this piece is riveting for it's picturesque view...

    i enjoyed it as i do all of your works...

    one.
     
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    just, perfect...

    javan...javan...

    Javan speaks excerpts from
    her life and brings back secret scenes
    some are stark reality bites
    some still flow like dreams


    ...as life is a circle...

    girl, this is great...!
    knowing you release
    nothing less...

    write so i can read~
     
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    Nia Maishani Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Abyss,

    I mean, Alyce,

    ('cause all her stuff's abyssmal)

    uh...that was fantabulous. But you already know that.
     
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