Black Poetry : The Fire burns in ME

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  1. tbone5769

    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In the evening…when I take time to reflect,
    I inhale.. than exhale and mentally connect
    to the thoughts that I chose to suppress
    I suspect that there is something my mind is attempting
    to eject…Could it be respect for my intellect? I thrust upon you this dialect
    that is true in it’s form, so I perform my drama, for you.
    Don’t ask..just put on your oxygen mask,
    to protect you from the smoke and flame
    as I aim this torch of knowledge not obtained in college,
    Educated on the street of opportunity, survival of the wittiest, not the
    prettiest, and I must confess I am neither.
    But the fire burns in me.
    Burns till the smoke from my belly consumes the room of doom,
    and the aroma of the flame, has killed the stench of shame,
    that has been placed on me and my seed.
    Since we took that long boat ride, till the day we were freed,
    200 hundred years later I am still in need
    of an explanation of my creation and I’m waiting on the resurrection,
    of my Lord to take me and mines home where we belong
    but how long will this fire burn on?
    The fire is burning in me.
    You couldn’t see me with X-ray glasses, The blood in me is thicker than
    molasses, to thick to trick, or confuse so I refuse to allow your *** to trespass
    my domain. .
    Only those who attempt to understand me and my reality will
    see the burning amber’s, the hot coals that stay lit in my soul.
    No ax to grind I’m only trying to find my way in this land.
    Man oh man I don’t understand …….why people try to douse my flame…with water
    and sand, causin my flame to flicker, but I take a deep sigh, so the breath of my life will cause
    the smoke to grow thicker.
    Been to hell….but God brought me back. So now I’m stronger for the attack
    that the evil one places before me….Got him planted firmly under my feet, full of lies and deceit, I’m takin his *** back to the store cause I kept the receipt.
    Swerving to avoid the potholes, that people place in front of me, dodging the limbs fallen from the great oak tree
    I keep my head to the sky, when I try…I no longer cry tears of sadness but that of hope
    My pain I cope but never complain and I can’t explain why God’s flame continues to flow in me, when I’m not worthy of He. But I am thankful that he is there to light the match when my flame goes out, and I’m ready for my next bout…..seems to me that’s what life is all about…..
    Life….. not stressin but blessin those who need a blessing always progressing never regressing.
    It’s Not about earnin my keep, or tryin to make my ends meet. It’s about my life and how it is perceived, by those
    that my queen conceived, For they are my extended life…and why the fire is burning inside of me.

    Copyright © 2000 T.L. Stevens
     
  2. Destee

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    skootch'n closer to the fire
    so i can stay warm

    very nice TBone

    thank you for accepting my invitation :wink:

    Destee
     
  3. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    classic! welcome to destee. This was hot ta def!

    one love,blak
     
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    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Now dis what I be talking about!! C'mon with it.
     
  5. tbone5769

    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The fire burns

    Much love to the responses, and what up chi town, I'm originally from Joliet..and Missin the "Chi" a lot! This platform for work is on point much love to Destee!
    One
     
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    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Man TBone!!!!

    I apologize for missin' this flame!!!!

    This piece is on point brotha!!!!!


    Respect
    GQ
     
  7. spiritualflow

    spiritualflow New Member MEMBER

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    burn baby burn

    Keep that flame lit my brotha! And if you can share some of that flame with the rest it will be much appreciated! Nice piece indeed!
     
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