Black Poetry : The Phone Call

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Phone Call

    You step across the threshold of your door on way to work,
    comes the ringing of the phone to make you late.
    Down the hall, its ring persists 'gainst your Will braced to resist
    and you're unaware it’s come to change your Fate.

    It's an old and trusted buddy known to speak both mind and truth
    who you hadn't spoke or seen for quite some time
    who says "I do not want to borrow and there's nothing that I need.
    Not to call you all this while is just a crime.

    You're the nicest being to draw a breath.
    'Round you, I'm most inspired.
    You're an asset to the community.
    In your profession, a voice desired.

    I'm motivated, revved up, turned on
    in your presence, and I must say
    I could change the World and save Mankind
    being with you 10 minutes a day."

    He says goodbye! Hangs up. You stand there serious stunned.
    Your grip of phone frozen in the warmth of morning sun.
    And you feel an image of Self explode with chaotic change
    and emit a Light that makes you understand its potent range.

    That if you were a baker making jellies and rolls,
    you'd be a better baker this day.
    And if you were a teacher making minds unfold,
    the Universe would be your display.
    And if you were a laborer with sweat on your brow,
    you'd work with pride as you should.
    And if you were a student embracing tomorrow,
    you'd reach for it feeling you could.

    Yet you learned nothing more of baking or teaching, laboring or books on a shelf
    only that each man's best performance is reflected by how he sees Self.
    And if you can change from a call without that makes you feel you can win,
    what power must lie in your own human heart to change your Image within.

    Namyh
     
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    I got full off the slice of wisdom you served on this platter, thanks for making my day brighter, and my step lighter!
     
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    If everyone could behold that beautiful image of their selves, what a different world that would be. Such positivity and wisdom in these lines poet. Thank you.
     
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    within da depth of self beholds world goodness if we all could learn ...teach it , speak it
    this was well served on a platter da call
     
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    queentswana – We are often guilty of underestimating ourselves when actually our best potential lies just below the surface waiting. Conflict and trauma will sometimes bring it out. But more often, a good word from a neighbor, kin, friend or stranger is the catalyst for its eruption to brighten the day and lighten the step. You make me proud to be the author of this slice and I hope it comes in handy when you least expect. Thanks for your words. Namyh
     
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    Waz – If only Waz! Maybe we have to see the ugly image sometimes to appreciate the beautiful one. I guess it’s like needing to know what a crooked line looks like before we can define what a straight one is. Thanks Waz for your words. Namyh
     
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    Harry:
    WOW....what an inspiring write.
    It just goes to show you how
    you never know whose life you
    may touch and how. You had the
    wonderful experience of that person
    sharing that with you some people
    go through life and never know
    that that they make a difference.
    This was truely food for my soul.


    Much Luv
     
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    Rich - The key is that a good self image rests already inside us. But we jail it with negatives; smother it with self-doubt and contaminate it with old failures resulting in a self-image that beats up on itself. Sometimes, it takes a jolt from the outside piercing thru with truth to impact this. Often the wisdom is inside of us waiting to be heard. We just don't listen or we just stopped listening. Amazing how it all comes served on the same platter…….US! Thanks Rich for our words. Namyh
     
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    4EverLuv – I hope it was a burger with all the trimmings and a drink for your soul. So very glad you got a chance to dine here and thanks for your WOW which is an inspiration to me. You made a difference. Namyh
     
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