Black Poetry : stay longer in the light

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  1. redlady

    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sometimes i get overtaken
    gripped tight with darkness
    a blackness surrounds my heart
    my mind cannot maintain its thoughts
    words spoken to me as if underwater
    and life itself moves in slow motion
    a bitter thought
    a sour taste
    a burning in my eyes

    i try to shake it
    make the depressive dismissive
    get offa my back
    dwell on my blessings
    but when it takes hold
    it’s grip is vice
    it’s determination is mighty
    it’s strength condusive to that of evil
    it’s a darkness from the other side
    it is my sins

    sins I have committed in my life
    now settled in my soul
    i concentrate and I try to shake it
    sometimes i hear the devil laughing
    I have done his job so well for so long
    he slaps me on the back and calls me his “girl”
    my bible always turns to matthew

    i fight this thing
    i see it for what it is
    i separate myself from it
    try to live right
    but every now and again I slip
    and the devil says, here’s my girl
    come sit!
    i see his smile, hear his deep laughter
    why is the devil so much fun?
    i wonder as i do again what i know that i should not
    sigh, once a good girl’s gone bad…

    but then i have to stop
    whenever i walk that road someone important gets let down
    i’ve missed an important date
    broken a promise
    still have to look in the mirror and now the devil is gone
    but there is more distance between me and you
    i just have to pick up the pieces
    oh this living right **** is tough!
    but I’m tired of being overtaken by darkness
    this time I’ll stay longer in the light
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes da light is da way we all get lost at some point in life
     
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    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Light hurts...But the darkness allows you to do what you wouldn't do normally......and I'm loving it......
     
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    got chillz as I read the last line, for so long this was my plight, but now I, too live in the light

    Just remember - in the midst of the darkest shadow - the tiniest flicker of light will be seen, but in the midst of light even the darkest shadow is encompassed and disappears

    :) :) :)
    1luv
     
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    LibertyLady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    SAY WHAT! " woman in red "

    this is blazing!

    blessing and alot off light to you sista

    we have to go through darkness to get to the light

    stay tight!
     
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    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You really encouraged me with this peice... love the way you worked it!

    Thank you
    Reas
     
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    speak on it, chile!! speak on it!! :)

    this line... sums it up quite nice-ly:
    "oh this living right **** is tough!"
    as always... the read was enjoyed!

    itsallLove.

    elayne.
     
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    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you all for feelin' my flow.
     
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    RED I feel you baby how you transformed lust unbriddled passion lying decite and every other sin in the book and some that have not been written into poetry and a prayer meeting is truely genius, however unlike you I crave the darkness it hides my shame, decite, lust, desire, it wakes my passion, it's cool like a drink of water on a hot day, it masks my fears, it allows me to be invisable in a crowd. I know that the the truth is the light so let it shine! but forgive me baby, I'm waiting for another blackout
     
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    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Uppie, nobody can rip it like you when you put your MIND TO IT!!! Poetry and a prayer meeting, does that include sex in the vice president's office? You slay me! I cracked up when I read this...nobody loves you like I do...thanks for the post. Reddy.
     
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