Black Poetry : She Wouldn't Stay The Night (Took Me Down Like A Man)

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  1. Bert

    Bert Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    [still feeling the affects, baby] :)


    she said she was going through her "macha period"
    back in the day when riding bare back
    was not a concern; a most definite must
    you know, she was on the pill and
    we acted ignorant on the subject
    of venereal diseases...

    nothing a shot wouldn't cure...

    the uncut funk was a necessity, ****


    she wore her afro neat
    and her kinte cloth dashiki right

    she raised her fist in protest
    against the mis-education of
    her people
    she tutored the ghetto kids at the
    community center
    she bared her breasts because
    she didn't need a bra
    and she didn't need the feminists
    to tell her that her titties
    were beautiful and MUST be free

    she liked initiating sex
    she liked being on top
    she liked mutual masturbation
    she liked experimentation
    she liked control
    she liked paying her own way

    sometimes

    she was getting her college education
    she had a job
    she had a car
    she had a place to stay
    she did her thing
    she did her thingggggg

    there wasn't any thing she needed
    from a brotha like me
    that she couldn't get for herself

    and when she wanted me
    I knew to have the candles
    and the incense lit
    Isaac Hayes blowing
    the wine chilled
    the herb flowing...

    and she would arrive on time
    with barely a 'hello'
    and stretch me out
    on my shag rug
    and rock me till I
    screamed like a girl

    she'd light a jay-sky
    and put it to my lips
    we inhaled deep
    into the glow
    (I swore one time she had
    tears in her eyes - but
    she said 'no')

    see she called it her "macha period"
    being tough, hard to hold,
    unpredictable, in charge of her
    body and her life... punishing me
    for not giving her my heart

    so when she had time, I made time
    and I waited until she came

    and died a thousand deaths every time
    she left


    BRB
     
  2. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bert ...

    I'm smilin' hard on the inside and out ~ this piece reminds me of someone I know ... this is such an interesting read; must re-read ova again!

    Spectacular piece .... even ecclectic at times!
    Thanks for sharing it.

    N2
     
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    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    YeaH mos Def!!

    This here is Tyte Bert!! Tyte!!:toast: I dig!!
     
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    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Very well done, Bert. Yes, indeed.

    Thank you

    alyce
     
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    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Liking this flow...Nice.

    BE
     
  6. MsPoetic

    MsPoetic Active Member MEMBER

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    ALL sorts of thoughts and emotions flowed as I read this piece
    It was very profound and cut very deep !
    Keep doin you thang brutha .....you have fan in me
    Poetic
     
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    patrice Active Member MEMBER

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    this is tyte bert, i can feel this. scribe on brotha......
     
  8. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bert.


    oh my good-ness. now... this... i loved!! :)

    you know what you gotta do, don't you?
    you gotta read it for me!! 'cause
    it just wouldn't be fair for me to read this
    one more time in my voice!!

    (it's fantastic... real-ly)

    :heart:
    Elayne.
     
  9. Bert

    Bert Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm glad y'all dug this. This was important to get out. Thanks.

    Elayne... you read me yours, I'll read you mine. :D

    Bert
     
  10. Natasha

    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh My Goodness

    This was simply
    beautiful ! ...I have to read it again
     
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