Black Poetry : Silent Catcalls

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by amirah, Jan 28, 2002.

  1. amirah

    amirah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    “Hey Girl!” is what I heard as I tried to walked downtown unnoticed…
    “Is yo’ husband married?”

    I just kept steppin.
    Wishin they had somewhere else to be
    And somebody else to mess with today
    Because I was not tryin to hear that talk.

    Not a word.
    Not
    today.
    Just wishin for silence...
    Just this once.

    What if I woke up and didn’t hear the clock
    (tick tock)
    There'd be no Isley Brothers melody to get me goin that mornin'
    No Yolanda Adams to soothe the spirit
    because i wouldn't hear it--
    even if i wanted to

    (Wouldn’t even have to hear the mariachi sounds blastin next door!)


    Would it be worth it?
    All cuz I didn’t wanna hear that ****?
    What if the silence of today turned into everyday?

    No noise or babies cryin
    Or people outside with them **** signs whinin’
    Bout this and that

    Would it be worth all that?

    All that can be expressed in mere words
    Surely it's sweeter when heard
    And my reality is sights AND sounds…

    So, after thinkin’
    I just kept on steppin’
    Head up high..nodded..gave a slight smile
    Then I turned down the volume inside my head.
     
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    amirah

    this peace here is def on point!!! Sometimes the things we ask for aren't the things we really want...once we truly think about what we're asking.

    I've had similar thoughts many times!!! Especially with my dowmstairs neighbors and their "headbanger Music"!!! :eek: :D
     
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    u make me wonder ....... but hearing is beautiful
    but is it worth it.........coz many times ya just don't
    wanna listen too all da ****!
     
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