Black Poetry : the 12th month

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i feel your touch
    today as I did before
    364 days prior

    ...

    the tears paint the pain
    the same

    ...

    vandalizing my
    harmony (the doctor said
    it would take time)

    ...

    ducking and dodging
    sun and stars that swing like
    pendulums of stone

    ...

    giving and taking
    nights and days
    i've never met
    such a cruel game

    ....

    i feel your touch everyday
    ten little fingers
    sketching untold futures
    of how you would
    be a doctor, maybe a lawyer,
    just as long as you were happy

    ...

    it wouldn't have matter

    ...

    the doctor said it would take time
    to "accept" (in order to be healed)
    me losing you

    ...

    my holy folk said that
    God prevented you from a harsh life
    that he test our faith all the time
    in myriad ways
    that he "needed an angel"

    ...

    (but I needed one too)

    ...

    I hold my hands straight to the
    sky as if I'm trying to touch the clouds
    waiting for you to take hold
    maybe even a game of
    "patty cake"


    (Miss mary mack mack mack all
    dressed in black....)

    ...

    my womb still shudders from
    the pain

    ...

    during the twelth month.

    (c)2003 blakverb


    *I was watching something on TV and they were talking about a woman who lost her child through miscarriage. this is just waht I imagined it may feel like or be to go through this.
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man u open ya mind 2 a vision of pain any woman may
    feel after such great lost of unborn

    I drop a tear as my mind carry me on this sad road
     
  3. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Having lost a baby through miscarriage and knowing how emotional and painful the loss is, I was suprised to read your words...words written not just from the pen of someone who has never suffered such a sadness, but also a male....the depth of feeling and understanding you have written and shown in this peace is simply beautiful...thank you

    K
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Cindy & Kitana,

    I wasn't really sure if I did this topic "justice" or if I should even attempt to write on something I haven't experienced firsthand. If my few words have expressed it even in the most infintessimal way my reason for writing this was accomplished. From your words it seems as if I have at least "scratched the surface." My heart goes out to you both. Your brother blak.
     
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    Ikoro Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Much respect to this man.

    So much.

    One,

    - Ikoro
     
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