Black Poetry : The Calm

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  1. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I get nervous in the quiet
    sometimes

    where there was the
    howling wind of thought
    the endless scream
    of fear
    the quick drum beat
    of compulsiveness
    the insistent tap
    of desire

    there is
    silence

    where there was the
    throb of pain
    the heaviness of
    depression
    the ocean of
    sadness
    the infinity of
    hopelessness

    it is now
    clear

    no bars on my
    windows
    no feet stuck
    in mud
    yet dust flecks
    remain on my
    arms legs head
    body soul

    I get itchy from the sound
    of my own voice
    sometimes
    restless from not having
    to fight anymore
    sometimes
    nervous like I'm waiting for
    the other shoe to drop
    sometimes
    wonder if I can get used to
    expecting good
    sometimes

    Yes
    practice, baby
    sitting in the
    wide open spaces
    hearing me
    just hear me
    I want to forget how to
    look over my shoulder
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I can dig it, having been there too- Nice work!
     
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    SUNkissed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    (snaps)....VERY nice Peace.......made me kinda uncomfortable...HIT home.. WITH A BAT!!!... (snifs)...expressive and real.
     
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    very well expressed, I've been here, it's like how the human
    body recovers from shock...the whole process is maddening
    but once it's over...........you appreciate the calm and what it
    brings.....................all inside my head, Gemp

    Much respect
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes i've been here and felt the aftermath
    u walking all in my mental wit dis one
    tyte scribe
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    goood piece
     
  7. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    1poet, SUN, angelic, $$RICH$$, SwtT...thanks so much for the love and understanding. :)
     
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    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yes the calm...after so much pain...it is so unfamiliar and yet...peaceful :)
     
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    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the case of the storm before the calm--- poetic style..

    lovin' it and relatin' to death :toast:

    nfinite,,
    jh.
     
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    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Triniti and j'hiah, thank you, thank you....much love. :)
     
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