Quiet Poetry Lounge : the ladder

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by gempis, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    crossed through the gym
    on a whim
    shortcut
    didn't wanna walk around
    little boys hooping here
    right now
    this is where I was at first
    welcomed and revered
    loved and not feared
    trusted, so sincere
    then they made up things about me
    caused her to doubt me
    derided me in conversation
    tried to ruin my reputation
    caused more tension
    than I care to mention
    so lonely I was in
    hate's full extension
    but this day all of that was faded
    pain had long ago fully abated
    I was just another one passing through
    saw Rick, the school mascot too
    was almost out the door
    when I looked down at the floor
    polished bright and shiny
    over summer break
    buffed to beauty
    make no mistake
    but what I saw in
    that spot by the door
    caught me off-guard
    I couldn't have known
    the ladder was still there
    that tape on the floor
    where I had laid it down
    seven months before
    faded and scraped off
    practially gone
    skeleton left
    to live on
    I felt funny as I looked at it
    because I knew they had tried
    to get that tape off before
    they let the finish dry
    but they couldn't do it
    so there it stays
    maybe forever
    it's hard to say
    that witness to my presence
    the ghost of my essence
    left behind
    I didn't even know
    don't care about them anymore
    no, I really don't
    ironic that I'm still there in their space
    crazy that I have left a trace
    who knows if when they see
    the ladder they'll think of me
    and all the things
    that could have been
    but there it is
    my testimony
    they are stuck with
    a part of me
    I think it's very
    funny
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    i like dis here u express the whole vision i was in
    very nice
     
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    Further evidence that you've healed! This is beautiful and tender, gempis.
     
  4. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    $$RICH$$, thank you for your eternal sweetness.

    Baby Bird, you know the truth realer than anyone. Thanks girl.
     
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    i like this...really like it...what a vision
     
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    very beautiful and descriptive...i loved it.
     
  7. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    mzblk and true, thank you so much for feelin me and respondin. much love.
     
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    feeling the tension in your flow
    and then i feel how you let it go
    the memory you are is forever script
    in the pour of your flow
    that is indeed heart felt
    wonderful wonderful wonderful
    Peace
     
  9. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bluewater, thank you for gracing my thread and for your kind words. Many peaceful blessings to you, sistah.
     
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    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Awww, thank you, Ola :grouphug:
     
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