Black Poetry : she sat...

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    a history of ridges etched across a face
    traced with endless tear stain tracks
    that tell the story
    of the many struggles
    adorning her glory

    she cried...

    fact-filled sorrows that spilled into
    hopeless tomorrows that never came

    they weren't in vain...these rivers of sad stories
    that traced the path of her crowning glory

    she walked...

    wading through memories of constant fears
    and jeers
    and tears
    that traveled along a history
    of many turns
    and years

    ~~~~~

    her story line
    ...written in blood
    and time
    and heart break
    mental anguish
    physical abuse
    emotional misuse
    when
    NO
    meant yes
    in the mind of men
    she struggled against

    "I can"
    said he
    whose hand she could not offend
    'til she heard the whisper of GOD's voice
    floating along the winds
    "rest the soul of she
    who would not pretend

    you have suffered much

    when the sun rose again
    beyond the mountain line
    and the TRUTH of GOD'S JUSTICE
    was revealed by time
    the light of my LORD
    paid a visit on man

    that one who caused suffering
    would know and understand
    GOD opened his eyes to the power of
    ONE
    and said,in a kind voice,
    "HEED ME, MY SON"

    when that one did awake
    he was born anew
    doing love
    not cruelty
    as my FATHER would do

    in the midst of GOD's light
    he did comprehend
    the meaning of the love
    we've come to understand
    that living by the sword
    means certain death
    a cutting off from the FATHER
    not just getting some rest

    to another young brutha brought back into the fold
    we offer forgiveness in our prayers for his soul

    for,

    if we cannot forgive
    how can the FATHER forgive us
    or show us love
    or kindness
    or trust

    it's hard, sometimes
    to extend a loving hand
    to the enemy of our FATHER
    but our FATHER show's we can

    so,
    give up the love
    open your heart
    and be free
    follow the LORD's path
    and love
    generously
     
  2. Legendof_1_Spirit

    Legendof_1_Spirit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ...>appears from nowhere>

    Brotha, this strikes very deep. A very thoughtful prose that never wavers or ventures from the subject. I enjoyed the way it unfolded and your wordusage. These lines are my favorite: "wading through memories of constant fears and jeers and tears that traveled along a history of many turns and years". The poem just takes off from this point, at least to me.

    From beginning to end, a masterpiece.

    Thanks for the message and the inspiration.

    <disappears into the night<...
     
  3. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    legend

    thanks for the read and the love.

    too many of our sistahz are suffering needlessly at the hands of uncaring men, who only think of self...with SELF being certered between their legs. BUT THE FATHER CAN MAKE A WAY.

    One.
     
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    AMEN

    you speak truth of forgiveness...
    you got it today, brutha.
    -7
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    there's love in the giving...

    and peace in the forgiving.

    thanks for the read.
     
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    I'm thinking...

    it's no mistake in me reading this after posting 'Rape Healing'. I just need to continue to pray so that I can be as calm and forgiving with the other 3 as I was with this one.

    I've learned first hand that there is power in forgiveness.

    sitting in prayer:eek:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    B~I~G BALLER

    TOO TYGHT MAN DEEP AND HEART FELT
    WORDS IS LIKE MUSIC WHAT A MASTERPIECE

    :toast:
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Afri...

    ...GOD gives us those things we need, when we need them. HE shows us that our burden isn't as heavy as we believe them to be. THAT'S LOVE. continue to trust in HIM...HE'll lead you to where you need to be.:)

    $$RICH$$. thanks for the read and the love...but then, your love is all across the page. continue the river's flow, my brutha.

    PEACE&MANYBLESSINGS.
     
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    all things are possible in HIM...

    put faith where faith should be. we cannot heal...move forward...if we're holding on to anger. SMILE. feel the warmth of HIS love wash over you. and know that LIFE IS GOOD.

    much love.