Black Poetry : That Which Keeps Me Up at Night

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  1. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's the things that can keep you up at night
    determining what is important from what is not
    separating the wheat from the chaff so to speak
    and examining the remainder of your lot
    If you try something and you fail, it is
    disappointing, no doubt
    But what would have me tossing and turning
    are those dreams I didn't care enough about
    to even try, and then foolishly wonder why,
    even my daydreams seem unfulfilled.
    I wouldn't lose any sleep over what someone
    merely thinks of me, but I'd be less than thrilled
    if what I knew about my own self caused me shame.
    I wouldn't have the need to count sheep,
    over an unrequited love, sure the pain would sting, but far more
    painful would be the fear that kept me from taking that leap
    of faith, and missing out on a love of a lifetime.
    And when writing poetry, yes it would be nice if my
    fellow poets dig the vibe, but I can deal with the less than
    stellar reviews. What would keep me from getting any shut eye
    would be not releasing the flow, because I didn't pose it just so,
    hence locking the rhythm and rhyme inside.
    And lastly, I wouldn't suffer from sleep deprivation
    from being cognizant of the insinuation
    that I should be anyone other than who I am
    I haven't the time or inclination
    to really give a d a m n
    because it's awfully complicated just being me,
    although I've come to love it you see,
    it's "Watz" that keeps me, free.
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This one hits home Watz. Stellar performance!!!
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Beautiful piece ...self indulgence is quite rewarding. Been there and know. thanks for the wonderful flow.
     
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    SoothinDivinity Active Member MEMBER

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    Well I really loved this one because my mind often spins and whatnot....keeping me up constantly. I worry by nature. Your words make me want to just let go an....BE. Loved the way you expressed you and encouraged me.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    felt u here it's the main thing call self that one up
    i know what u mean i venture into this myself u know
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    1poet, I thank you so much brotha poet, your response humbles me.
    You have found self indulgence rewarding queent? My point here is not to focus on the trivial. You've found that to be the case correct? Thank you for responding.
    Soothindivinity, thank you for "getting" what I am saying here and responding so. Much appreciated.
    I don't let the small stuff keep me awake Rich, because if so, what will I do when the major issues happen? Thank you brotha for your constant support.
     
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