Black Poetry : the river life...

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    seated
    on the bank
    of the river life

    i listened

    to the hopes and dreams of the hopeless
    wishing for things
    not within their grasp
    at last
    i listened to
    the wishes of the sick and afflicted
    where is it stated
    that life must be a *****

    while
    seated
    on the bank
    of the river life

    i cried
    tears of great sorrow
    no...tomorrow isn't promised
    but it wasn't tomorrow for which i cried
    as sadness and misery
    swooped down on the masses
    and the ashes of yesterday
    suffocates us today
    i pray
    not for relief from our sufferings
    but for a better tomorrow
    for our kids
    like our forefathers did

    as i walked along the beach
    of outworldly dreams
    i heard the screams of anguish
    ...people in so much pain

    though today
    isn't the life for which we pray
    we say thank you
    to THE MOST HIGH
    for it is not I
    but THE FATHER
    who opens my eyes
    in the a.m.
    for this
    and so much more
    i give praise and thanks
    to HIM

    as
    i
    sat
    on the bank
    of the river life

    i saw
    14000 feet mountains
    with snow covered peaks
    rivers and streams
    flowing down upon me

    i saw
    tree covered valleys
    of contentment and peace
    overflowing with the joy
    of passion's release

    i
    closed
    my eyes
    to this dark veiled
    cover of night
    awaiting
    my FATHER
    to show me the light

    this picture before me
    he can erase
    and paint a grand portrait
    of simplistic taste

    the lion and the child
    together at play
    no violence will maul
    the walls of HIS day

    as perfection is restored
    ...the world a lush green
    only then will we know beauty
    the likes of which we've never seen

    i sat on that bank

    watching the tides of good and bad
    float along the waves of yesterday
    today
    and tomorrow

    THANK YOU.
     
  2. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A Masterpiece.

    BE
     
  3. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Inspired verse no doubt, thank you for sharing this picture of life,hope and priase.

    No one knows the reason why
    rember Jobe
    even he had to cry
    didn't die
    rewarded in the end
    so hold on till then
    be strong
    it won't be long
    just keep his spirit within
     
  4. MapleXtract

    MapleXtract Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I second...

    ...Heartbeat's notion, truly, a masterpiece, baller. *Feelin' this one, deeply*...
     
  5. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I just came back to read it again and feel the spirit within this is an awesome peice

    Much thanks
     
  6. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BALLER....

    2 words...

    Exquisite & Peaceful

    <<<whispering...(thank You for sharing)

    AlwaysLove...
    SunShyne~
     
  7. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    looking forward to tomorrow, today...

    THANKS poets, for taking a moment out to read a humble scribe.

    shaz; to he who keeps the faith, there are great rewards...as Job found out. He will always be there for us...all we have to do is acknowledge His love, incorporate Him into your heart and life, and ask--pray--for His blessings.

    peace&muchlove:)
     
  8. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    baller

    you have no idea of the beauty of this poem or do you??? Love it and I really did need it today.

    One
     
  9. GQ

    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller,

    This piece is a dime (10) for sure!!!!!!!!

    Peace
    GQ
     
  10. Twofish

    Twofish Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    so much...

    introspection I have often reflected,
    speculation of things we've neglected,
    and I appreciate a like heart speaking truth
    cuz people like you are the only hope for our youth!
    ~LOVE ETERNAL~
     
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