Black Poetry : Tears from the Brooklyn Bridge

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  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A daughter of the city
    Singing from the images in her soul
    No one thought her less than humble
    Their only thoughts...
    "She is so nice"
    "She is so pretty"
    "She is so talented"
    "How do you pronounce her name?"
    Aaliyah

    I don't know the magical meaning of her name
    I've only heard a song or two
    But I did see young people crying
    Tears mixed with words of admiration
    White, Black, Yellow, Brown
    Universal pain for one of their own
    The vulnerability of young people...
    So obvious when they cry from pain
    I felt them today

    I'll walk across that famous bridge
    The bridge belonging to Ronnie, Biggie and now Aaliyah
    I'll take the walk around mid-night
    When the sky produces matching stars
    On the Brooklyn side I'll stop
    I'll think of the millions who ask
    Why?
    I'll try to find an answer for them

    And as I watch my own tears
    Decend to the East River
    I'll think myself mature enough to say
    "God must need another voice for his choir"
    RIP Aaliyah

    BE

    (c) Bruce H. Edwards, 2001
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BE

    ....this was my conclusion as well....God has a new song for Aaliyah...He has one for us all.

    Beautiful..I can see you on the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Bridge around midnight...

    thank you

    a
     
  3. Hunter

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    thank-you for this wonderful tribute to an angel that came to sing for us for a time until she was ushered home

    beautiful peace

    *One In A Million*
     
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    Mr marion Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    EPIC!!!!!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    THANKZ BE..........

    THE SISTAH QUEEN SINGS IN SOLO HEAVENLY BOUND
    MY GOD REST HER SOUL
    MY BLESSING GOES OUT TO HER FAMILY
     
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    LISTERSCRIBIN' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks, be...my heart is still troubled over this loss :(.
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yo heart

    felt this

    in da heart


    DSSNY

    Nice stuff dun
     
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