Black Poetry : The Handkerchief

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Handkerchief

    I walked down the stairs into the bright city street
    to the store for a brew and a smoke.
    Huddled in a corner of the smashed landscape
    was a rubbled human fragment that was broke.
    He looked like a drab bundle of dirty clothes,
    all torn and shredded at the seams,
    littered with the residue of broken battles and
    fragments of shattered dreams.

    He'd begun his dying early through agonizing routes
    of disappointment, disillusion and shame,
    ending up in last place on pavement searching
    for that license tag of fleeting Fame.
    Great men leave marks of their fragmentary existence.
    On the tapestry of his life were blots,
    discolored blemishes he used as yardsticks to measure
    the man he was not.

    With his hand extended, he looked in my eyes
    and asked for any spare change.
    I pulled out some quarters and a hankerchief
    which he took and said "Thanks all the same."
    I said there was Sorcery in the hanky,
    which he viewed all folded and neat.
    And if he mentally rubbed the dark spots of his life,
    he could liberate himself from the street.
    Cynicism in his eyes heard Truth in my voice.
    A glimmer of Hope did fuse.
    I nodded with assurance and waved goodbye
    saying "Try it ! So, what have your to lose ?"

    Halfway down the block, I turned to see
    his hand rise up in the air,
    the handkerchief rubbing some phantom blot
    engulfed by his captured stare.
    Several days later I passed that place,
    a new guy sat in his booth,
    who said my guy one day, stood up and returned
    to his home in Diluth.
    So I walked down the block but turned to witness
    something inspiring and rare.
    The new guy was rubbing with handkerchief in hand
    some blot in the air with his stare.

    A Man can rise from a cellar to a summit
    giving birth to a brand new start,
    with a sprinkle of Belief and a dash of Desire
    and the Magic in the human Heart.

    HH
     
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    Awesome piece,
    a "gentle" touch from one, travels the universe. I like the ...follow suit layout.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Harry , another awesome drop ya pen continues to awe me deeply
    love what you do and how u bring it to life here tyte write brutha ....
     
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    Beautiful beyond belief brotha. Wow. There is no end to what the touch of human kindness can do. Flow on, please.
     
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    Well wriiten piece on compassion from one neighbor to the next. Loved this piece. Keep flowin.
     
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    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    really nice harry hyman...
    a poem
    a smile
    a hand kerchief...
    can lift the hungry heart...
    help one to rise..
    really a lovely uplifting poem
     
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    If U believe, there is no limit 2 what can be achieved.

    Chalk another one up 2 Bro. HH.

    U must be an motivational speaker somewhere...Oh yeah, here.

    Nice piece as always.
     
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    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey guys, thanks a lot for your great comments. Glad you enjoyed and I'm glad to be back. HH
     
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