Black Poetry : The Lay-Off

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  1. 4EVERLUV

    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I looked for you today, although I knew you were not here.
    As I sat and watched the people walk by, my mind kept floating,
    And the memories ached my soul.
    Every direction I turned reminded me of you.
    And all the times we stood out here sharing good conversation.
    I Remembered the smile that engulfed my face from the sight of you.
    As I sat and waited for someone, I knew it would not be you.
    My eyes welled up with tears wishing you would just appear.
    Like you use to.
    Downtown wont be the same for me.
    A place I once could not wait to be.
    Baby, You put the thrill in it for me.
    Although I know you had no say.
    Those corporate suits took that away.
    Leaving me here all alone, looking for my comfort zone.
    Oh, what I would give to turn back time.
    To when we first met and I was so mesmerized.
    By the tall sexy brotha with the beautiful brown eyes.
    Strolling the sidewalk looking mega fine.
    I never wanted to see this day, when I could not call you office,
    And hear you say, “Baby I’m on my way”.
    I guess I m being selfish in my on little selfish way.
    Because now work is just work.
    Not some where we can play.
    I hope with time the sadness goes away.
    And I won’t get mad when I see your crew,
    Strolling the walkway without you.
    Wondering why it had to be you.
    Wondering how they could just take away,
    A mans livelihood.
    Like you don't have responsibilities and bills to pay.
    It’s ****** up, but I guess that’s just the American way.
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    through expression and the wondering
    i can feel you here , sometime what once
    was and gone is better left along
    because it leave one only in another sad song

    this was well said too often the american way comes in play to our daily lives .
     
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    Thank you $$RICH$$, I appreciated the Luv:)
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yo the message in here is deep. But Corprate America doesn't give a you know what about minorite workers as long as they can fill their quota. And my heart goes out to you. But just remember that be glad it wasn't you....
     
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    love how you put it down on this one sis flo on
     
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    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Defiant:
    I appreciate the Luv and I hear ya. Thanks for feeln' my flo.
    Much Luv

    Nevar:
    Thank you, Thank you.
    Much Luv
     
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    I've been fired and then hired for the wrong reasons, so I'm feeling this here. Especially when you got bills to pay!
    feeling you 4eva
    -Desert Storm
     
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    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the luv Desert.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I particularly liked the way this piece first started to flow like a love poem, and then flowed into that and more. That American way tends to phase us right out of the picture. Great piece.
     
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    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you watz. I am always so thrill when you visit. Thanks for checkin' out my flo.
    Much Luv