Black Poetry : The Speech

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by abstract219, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. abstract219

    abstract219 ...standing on the shoulders of giants MEMBER

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    I stumble through the speech I'm giving...
    then I see her.....


    I've witnessed her....in many places
    Eyes soft brown, her composure sublime.
    She cultivated the presence
    of a thorough discipline.
    Even in the sorry shape I'm in
    I felt the Divine within her voice.

    She always takes the lowest seat.
    The seat in the back.
    The seat where she could observe,
    Unnoticed.
    I hope this noise I making
    Would summon the music,
    A bright harmony between us.

    My warmth expands
    in her radiance...
    They say, roses lean in
    To capture her scent.
    Her dreadlocks, like corded dark ropes
    Frames a oval face
    Of bronzed porcilean....

    At once I'm reduced to
    Babbling about increased funding
    for the center...when I think
    No one is listening...
    I leave the stage
    Like a unwanted child...

    I spy the Madinka print,
    Walking towards me...
    The dancing dreads,
    and jewelry on her wrist
    reflecting sunlight
    like a thousand stars....

    Doves suddenly flutter,
    Like the beating of my heart.
    My shyness immediately
    Becomes a hinderance...
    But she relieves the tension
    With laughter....

    My spirit renewed
    She asks calmly...
    "How can I help ?"

    That moment, my resistance was gone,
    Drawn like the moth to the flame....
    Her voice alone
    triggered thoughts
    of a gentler universe....

    The speech didn't matter at this point.

     
  2. IfUComeSoftly

    IfUComeSoftly Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    dammmm... i wanna have some of what that sista got... she needs to bottle it and sell it to the masses... leave a brotha speechless and cold like that... lol... i can't say that i've been there.. but dang it... i'm working on it... lol.. flow on poet.. nice drop
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    all snap and a pop she got it going on !!!!!
     
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    nevar Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    abstract honey i just love what you done with the place. just kidding i luv what you done with this piece honey. and just for me and ours eyes only hopefully noone will see this. but i think my sis ifucomesoftly trying to drop a big hint at cha. go get em tiger.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Your words flowed devinely, words fit for a queen, as I'm sure you intended them to be. Awesome work of art.
     
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    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This has me speechless with the word flo and progression. As usual you did your thing cuz.
     
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    sweettee29 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ABSTRACT YOU GONNA MAKE ME GO GET DREADS FOR REAL MAN THIS IS SMOKIN AND SENSUAL I LOVE IT MAN MUCH LOVE
     
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