Black Poetry : Tears of a clown

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  1. phenomenalwoman

    phenomenalwoman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tears of a clown

    Insecurity
    brought on shopping sprees
    molding myself
    to what society thinks
    I outta be
    swimming
    then drowning
    further away from reality
    slipping
    sliding
    slowly losing my sanity
    All hail
    To the brand name
    All the while
    Playing the weight game
    These 10 pounds I keep losing
    Keep finding me
    Even though I hide
    Ends right back on my black behind
    yo-yo dieting should be a crime
    still I'm fine in my own eyes
    ....sometimes
    To all who say i should be a size three
    The reason I call 1800-04-Jenny
    Compensating for my insecurity
    Do you really know me like you think you do
    my mirror has two faces
    you see the attractive
    laughing and joking
    like a fool
    At least one of us is smiling
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No woman, no cry!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    u mastered this to perfection lady
    do yo thang up in here poet of the weekkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!
     
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    The public face, laughing, the private one, crying. Insecurity can eat a poor soul alive. I feel ya poet.
     
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    mmm...the story
    of so many women
    the hidden face...
    the sad clown who
    hides behind fashion
    and outward dressings

    introspective flow...
     
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    likes ya flow hit dead on the nose...scribe on poet of the week!!!!!!!
     
  7. phenomenalwoman

    phenomenalwoman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i was hesistant to post this one. thanks for commenting. i am glad you guys got it
     
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    moham Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's a good thing you posted. So many outthere struggle with the same.
    But what I see is not a clown, but a poet.
    Liked your scrybe.

    moham
     
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    So glad you posted this, PW. It's a very important and poignant piece. Lovin what you're sayin and how you're sayin it.
     
  10. phenomenalwoman

    phenomenalwoman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks for commenting moham and gempis, i felt this was an important piece also. eveyone has insecurities and what you see on the outside doesnt always mirror the inside, especially when you add society's influence to the mix
     
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