Black Poetry : Silent Agreement (repost)

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  1. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We both signed our names at the bottom edge--
    next to the dotted line

    The purchase price for happiness was
    thought to be
    LOVE
    worn thin and clearly running out of time
    because we had
    bought into
    sexual activity --
    infatuations and lust
    were both compromised
    ...perceiving the other in
    mental states we'd most
    like to see each of the other
    to be...

    I -- thinking.... "relationship material"
    YOU -- thinking... "just the panties, please"

    Never once did we read the terms of
    endearment that were forced to keep
    quiet behind the moans of our
    physical presence
    neither of us dared to say a word
    when we could have
    time after time

    Two signatures validating
    an open secret
    writing lies by the "X"
    with no apparent rules to follow;
    and no further instructions

    Why did we not bother to read
    the fine print?

    Assumptions ....
    presuming that we didn't think twice
    ...for me to love you
    when you weren't interested
    in a wife

    Overlooking the fact that we are
    vastly different
    Romantic phases that we encountered

    I -- was seeking a husband
    YOU -- were seeking a playmate

    Failing to recognize that we'd never
    meet each others' needs
    we continued to go forward
    when we knew we could never succeed

    Confusing directions
    upsetting the heart
    we'd never make it
    we had goals that are
    tremendously two worlds apart

    This silent agreement that we
    both have signed
    is taking its
    toll on my
    spirit
    capacity
    integrity,
    and on 'love' itself

    ...I thought
    'we' were compatible...



    (c) 2001 SOULOFASISTA
     
  2. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    N2

    Your work is so powerful. This shook my emotions. I always did enjoy reading you.

    Madd Holiday Greetings :heart:
    CCBSKYN
     
  3. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    coco

    Thanks sis'! I do enjoy deep thinking & writing.... I haven't done either of the two lately (been busy at work -- in my "other life") :D

    I appreciate your kind words!

    N2
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow!!!

    ya rocked my world wit dis one
    and yes we get into a bliss of
    self lust and lose da love

    it's a thin line indeed sistah Queen
    continue to hold me within ya soul
    love this beautiful art of reality....:heart: :)
     
  5. Bert

    Bert Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You

    got deep down with this, my sista. Way down.
    thank you for sharing,

    BRB
     
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    compatible - combatants

    people are fighting something.

    In my age group, it's the WOMEN who only want
    playmates. I know very few guys who are only interested
    in sex - one night stands etc.
    It's like people are fighting the urge to fall .

    Or when on the brink of falling,
    we fight common sense.


    I understand you big sis -
    eventhough i can't quite relate.

    I understand.



    I will say something I've often said before -
    " DON'T SIGN ANYTHING - w/out your lawyer present " :eek: ) !!!


    it's a shame we have to play these games.
     
  7. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    feeling your hurt

    and the lack of communication
    on homeboy part

    and to think you were
    serious about the situation
    (meaning he probably didn't
    deserve you anyway)

    you know according the piece

    speaking of piece

    PEACE
    DSSNY

    and enjoy the holidays
     
  8. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Much Love to all

    Thank you all for responding to this piece (as a repost)... I'm glad my sis' coco brought it back up to the front.... it's one of my favorites!!


    Much :heart:

    N2
     
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