Black Poetry : The River's Promise

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  1. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    She stood shaking on the bank
    of the dark river
    at the fringes of Phildelphia....
    across rushing waters sat
    the squalor of Camden
    she felt
    how it looked
    shook with desolation
    pain etched in every angle
    eyes lost to madness

    She held a dirty bundle
    clutched insanely tight
    she cooed and rocked the package
    savagely waiting for the baby
    to awaken
    slowly over hours
    finally facing
    the fact

    her baby was dead...

    She cried and stared
    at the
    rivers promise
    to hide the secret
    of her failure

    it whispered to her...



    "Come to me.....come to my dark bosom....."

    "Come child...my cold current will soothe your pain....."

    she heard it clearly now
    mere whisper had gained momentum
    as if the river had personified
    and it rocked her gently
    now with the voice of her father
    as she continued her futile
    ritual with the burning bundle
    in her arms...

    Yes..it burned
    burned with dirty proof
    guiding and feeding her guilt
    arms and chest
    feeling the heat of shame
    blame blossoming
    and growing in her soul
    her only fruit bore
    bitter thoughts
    of despair......

    no one cared....


    but The River...


    ...she was sixteen..
    she wanted to stop
    the burning
    so
    that night
    she
    married
    The River.
    ...and The River kept
    all of
    his
    promises.

    Forever.



    "STOP TEENAGE PREGNANCY THROUGH EDUCATION AND PROTECTION"

    On A Continuous Journey
    GYPSYMAN
     
  2. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Cindy

    I appreciate your company on this drop...thanks for the befitting
    "counterdrop"...peace

    One
    G-MAN
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    GYPSY

    this was a nice message
    feelin ya

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  4. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So'ja

    Peace 2 you Bro.-as always thanks 4 the read.

    One !
    G-MAN
     
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    I enjoyed this....

    It was so detailed and well written. It was beautiful. You are dha bomb i must say. Go gypsy go gypsy Go!!! :D Keep up the scribes...I'll be looking for another read...
     
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    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sha'

    Sha' ..i appreciate your read here this piece is xtra special to me..
    its sort of a partial venture into to the land of short stories as well
    ...an area I am attempting to grow in...thanks again Sha'

    much love
    g-man
     
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