Black Poetry : Tell Me What You Know Good

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  1. ShadeeLadee

    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Dear Mama,

    How does it feel to be you?

    There are times, like, yesterday
    when I listen to you, just chattering away
    sounding so happy, and I know you got
    a bunch of heavy-sevy stuff going on…

    Being a mother ain’t easy
    I’ve found that out…. I understand
    now what you mean when you
    say you need your quiet time…

    I used to be jealous of that space
    I used to be mad at you for any time
    to took away from me…

    It’s hard being one of the ones you
    love, I knew you’d be thinking about
    important things but I used to wonder
    what was going on inside your mind
    during “quiet time”

    You have a way of shutting your door
    and locking it without leaving the room
    I’d sometimes watch you when you
    didn't know it, your face would always
    look so incredible…you’d be in another place
    It was like, if I opened up your mental
    right at that moment I would blush at what I’d find
    ….out…

    Tell me what you know, Mama…

    How does it feel to be in love? To BE love?
    There are times, like today, when I look
    at how I’ve come to where I am
    feeling less than successful right now (at the pity
    party all by myself)… on the one hand knowing
    I couldn’t have made it this far without your help…
    on the other hand, knowing that there’s more
    because you said there is and I see there is
    because you show me there is and I wonder if I'm
    woman enough to ever really know it first hand like you do…

    Will my big and little guys love me as much as yours love you?

    I almost didn’t send this letter,
    but since I type way better than I write ….
    you’ll read between my lines and feel what I’m trying to say

    I want to know what you know good Mama, It’s kinda crucial
    that I do…

    Love always,

    SWT
     
  2. Reason

    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Shadee...

    This was a nicely written emotional peice... I feel you.

    Reas
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow!!

    well felt vibe here .....very emotional
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ladee,

    This is such an incredible flo.....Your emotions were so penetrating. Being a daughter and having a daughter, allowed me to throw myself right in the thick of this and I loved the mental bath. Thanks so much.

    Madd Holiday Greetings :heart:
    CCBSKYN
     
  5. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    felt the love here
     
  6. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    Shadee

    people usually rate
    success one way
    but to me you are
    an a success
    because this is
    a beautiful piece

    hope ma saw it

    you will have you time
    your moms reached that point
    you will too

    but there is the learning curve
    not stars and stripes but scars and scrapes

    we all had to go thru stuff
    to get to a point in the apex

    the triangle - the pyramid

    and complete our cycle

    you will be all right
    you know why i know

    because i had the same questions for my moms


    DSSNY
     
  7. ShadeeLadee

    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wowww!

    thank you guys for the outpouring!

    I'm smiling all over myself tonight....and thanking God...yeah...she saw it, DSSNY! She shole did!

    :heart:

    Shade
     
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    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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  9. poeticdelight

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    this was definitely a heart to heart vibe

    keep it coming :toast: :)

    pd
     
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    Shadee

    Very nice heartfelt piece...

    Epiphany :heart:
     
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