Black Poetry : slamming doors

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by redlady, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. redlady

    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i've got this thing with doors
    growing up in my house
    doors were a way to express yourself
    when my father would storm out of the house in anger
    he would be sure to slam the back door
    we lived in an old house, an old colonial house
    with solid oak doors
    they could take a slamming
    they could take a beating
    as a teenager we always expressed the limits of our anger
    by slamming bedroom doors..."BAM" replaced anything you really wanted to say...cause you knew better than to say it
    as an adult in my own home
    the first thing i noticed
    was that the doors weren't as sturdy
    you could slam them, but i think that they are hollow inside
    the doors in my home are hollow inside
    so they cannot stand
    the slam, the lock, the BAM, the expression
    that i am trying to achieve...they lack that solid oak balance
    needless to say
    at least two doors in my home need to be replaced
    i practiced kicking one of them out of the frame
    i had just watched the movie GIA
    BAM! with my left foot
    i did not expect to hear the door knob hit the floor
    i gasped as i saw the utter destruction of the frame
    i missed my childhood home
    i thought to myself...i must visit my father soon
    maybe he will annoy me and i can SLAM the door on the way out
    i can feel a sense of security as i storm down the concrete steps
    and smile as i hear his laughter and his come back soon sarcasm
    i can no longer slam doors in my own home
    i cannot continue to pay the carpenter
    he already looks at me funny
    i now must be content
    to replace slamming doors
    with maturity...silence...and keep the slamming doors in my heart
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed wise choice just scream
    it's harmless release !!
     
  3. redlady

    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    c'mon now rich...i can't run around screaming at the top of my lungs...i think i'll just try to keep it inside for a while! *wink*
     
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    this was a nice flow
    as always...
    but at times we need to release...
    continue to flow
    i be reading
    Peace
    Angel

    Ps i know about
    replacing doors...lol shhhhh
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's funny how some situations remind us of things when we were growing up, liked the way you flowed with this. Maybe you could purchase a punching bag....:)
     
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    self expression...

    what a wonderful thing
    RAGE seething out of
    an oak wood cage
    set free by the
    booming
    of closing doors
    roaring
    its message
    from the giver
    to the hearer
    nearer was
    "i'm sorry"
    and
    "please, forgive me"
    but the
    intensity
    of oak doors
    slamming
    splitting the sound barriers
    with a crackle and pop
    as anger hops
    off your back.

    express yourself.
     
  7. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    tis a poem
    a beautiful poem
    essence...that's what it is
    filled with imagery
    humor
    understanding
    thank goodness you can't slam the doors at the new
    so you can keep remembering and enjoying the old
    finding the wisdom(maturity) in the silences
     
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