Black Poetry : The First Day of my Fast of You

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  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Today was the first day of my fast of you
    It's crystal clear our seperation is long overdue
    We've both hung on too long for fear of being alone
    But today I am chosing to opt out of this torrid zone
    For it's better to be by myself than lonely with you
    I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired and blue
    I am changing hues back into the me than I used to be
    Not going backwards but walking away an enligtened me
    Last night you had my climbing the walks from ecstasy
    But I am no longer satisfied with mere sexual fantasy
    I crave something that quenches the thirst of my soul
    Not just a temporary gratifying fulliment of a carnal hole
    Intercourse has become a bandaid for the wound that is us
    But I'm done allowing the phyical to dominate what is a must
    So today I must embark on my fast of all that is you
    This morning I looked at the phone and practiced not calling you
    As the day went on I've had to constantly put you out of my mind
    I had to make a concious effort to not be Lot's wife and look behind
    But I stayed the course for I realized I can truly do bad all by myself
    So daily I will continue my fast of all that is you till I reclaim my old self
    There is no love lost, I just had to jump off the merry-go-around right now
    For if I don't walk away now we would just continue on like a re-run show
    No longer amusing but still playing because nothing better has came along
    So farewell my dear love, I do us both a favor, by not letting us prolong...
     
  2. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whoaaa ...that 'title pulled me in, "The First Day of my Fast of You" ...that was deep!!
    I love the kind, yet firm stand you took on starting the New, and ending the long over due Old of ...The begining of your life. That's a major stand sis.
    Much respect to you :toast:
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I related to that line most. Finding nourishment in our experiences to grow and move forward in a healthier and happier direction.

    Great piece!


    MaddSistahlyLove!
    Coco:heart:
     
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