Black Poetry : Tears For Nelson

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by alyce, Nov 2, 2001.

  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ~dedicated to a beautiful man who works security at my office...mourning the loss of his 19 year old grandson...shot in South Central LA...wrong place, wrong time~


    You share your
    smiles with me
    every day God sends

    You say you miss
    me when I don’t
    come in to work
    ( I don’t think
    you’ve ever missed
    a day)

    You remind me
    to bring my coat
    tomorrow
    “cause it’s gonna
    be cold, lil lady”

    You scold me
    if I’m not
    wearing my
    gloves

    and you
    always
    say you’re
    gonna steal
    that hat
    I wear….

    You escort
    all the ladies
    to their cars
    when it’s
    dark outside

    You’re here
    before I arrive
    and stay
    long after
    we’re all gone

    you handle bidness
    when the clients
    get crazy

    something about
    your firm but gentle
    ways
    just calms
    everybody down

    you don’t play

    you take care
    & watch over us
    in so many ways
    throughout our
    business day

    I just wish you
    could have been
    there to protect
    your grandson
    when they rolled
    up on him

    last night

    and took his life


    Alyce (c) 2001
     
  2. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I miss the things you say in poetry friend
    so I am grateful that the spirit asked me to sit on this page today

    this was a clear and pure picture..only you could paint clear pictures in the fog

    *yesterday*
     
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    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Im at a loss

    for words but im prayin... thanks for sharing.

    Reas
     
  4. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    no comment I could make here would adequately show you how much this touched my heart..

    so I will simply bow my head in honour of such beautiful words..

    K
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Alyce i really really feel this

    it hit home hard as i pray for nelson
    another one down by da handz
    of a young black man......:( why i cry why !
     
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