Black Poetry : She Thought Him...

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    She Thought Him…

    She thought him the bland quips
    …The cryptic rips people threw his way

    Maybe not today

    But every other day, as they say
    When people opinions played him
    At their whim
    Calling him a chaser of trim
    Chases it
    Plays with it
    To make it
    HIS
    Dispose of it
    To start the chase
    Again

    She thought him the bland quips
    …The cryptic rips people threw his way

    As they dissed his playa game
    …dismissed the latest flame
    He never tried to claim
    Claimed it was never his aim
    To harvest from the field of hopes and dreams
    He’d come to know
    As he suffered beneath-the-belt blows
    From those claiming to be in the know
    But…didn’t know
    HIM

    She thought him the dawg of the earth
    Of a valueless worth

    But the jealousies
    Of haters she could not see
    Was clouding and muddying her objectivity
    Birthing dissension between them
    When it came to him
    They were too slow
    Couldn’t go toe-to-toe with a wordsmith
    Couldn’t get this
    …This game he portrayed on canvases of life
    Not having a wife didn’t make him an evil man
    With pen in hand
    Airbrushing happiness with a maze of words
    Things they’d never heard
    Had them giddy with fantasies of romance
    Ready to take a chance on
    HIM

    Him
    Who they believed
    A dawg
    A skeez
    Coz that was the word on the streets
    ‘bout
    HIM

    She thought him
    That way
    ‘til that first
    HELLO​
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Well said! I took this as a reminder to some of our Sisters to look at a man's potential and not his present condition. Many a good Brother has been overlooked by not looking deeper.

    ....and, sadly, many a sorry man has been picked by not looking deeper as well.

    As the Elders used to say:

    "My child, long may you live
    And short may you tarry
    But, mind whom you mate with
    And whom you marry."
     
  3. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sister CherryB. Been some time since we've gone back and forth. kinda miss those days.:)

    but, yeah, i've seen too many bruthaz get ripped coz they didn't talk a certain way...or dress a certain way...or do what others thought they should do. too many people can't accept people for who they are...want them to be what they want them to be, instead.

    thanks for the comment, my sister. always insightful.
     
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    "But the jealousies
    Of haters she could not see
    Was clouding and muddying her objectivity
    Birthing dissension between them
    When it came to him
    They were too slow
    Couldn’t go toe-to-toe with a wordsmith"

    Whew...deepest words read in quite some time that match what's running through my mind. Thank you for the exhale.
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THANK YOU for blessing me with your words, Ms Randee. And may I add, i'm really impressed with your work.

    the river floweth.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    It hurts when we are seen one way and not who we are or to become
    so many good men fall short , this piece speaks loud and clear .........

    Awesome great write bru.
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ah, $$RICH$$, too many of us are judged based on what others say about us. all too often, what is said, is said because she couldn't get what she wanted...so, she put the bad word out there, hoping no one else would want him. her words are passed around 'til everyone has heard them...and everyone looks at him, based on her words.

    THANKS for the words, $$RICHMAN$$.
     
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