Quiet Poetry Lounge : Subtle consolation

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  1. iwannabe

    iwannabe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I look through old family photo albums ,
    I see a man who so much resembles
    Myself ,
    But whose life has long ago
    Passed
    And I pray ,
    I plead
    As if god would turn back time
    Make things right ,
    Just For me…
    Let there be light
    In his eyes -
    As if god would
    Consent to a heartbeat
    In his chest .

    Why do some die
    Who don't deserve ,
    And those who live
    Have the nerve
    To waste the gift that
    Was stolen from him .
    One night ,
    One cold ,
    Moonless ,
    South side Chicago night ,
    He died .
    Alone in the streets…
    Bullet wounds from two racist policemen
    Took him off his feet .
    Mother wept -
    She still weeps .
    And I cry ,
    Because I never knew him .
    And as time passes by I
    Notice his absence even more
    And it makes me so very
    Hateful and sad .

    But sometimes….
    I look in the mirror, and
    I see my uncle and
    I see his eyes ,
    His lips ,
    His nose ,
    I see his height
    And I see the light
    In my mothers eyes ,
    When she looks at me .
    She knows, and thinks the same thing
    As I .

    In a small way he
    Had always been present ,
    Alive
    Inside of me -
    I like to think…spiritually
    And vibrant in her
    Memories...
     
  2. Wisdom7

    Wisdom7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I don't know what to say ...this is sad yet beautiful. very nice poem
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    deeply felt in my heart yet it leaves a warmth to hold on to
    very well expressed
     
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