Black Poetry : The Spirit of Poetry

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by cherryblossom, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    *Those wonderful poems I just read reminded me of older piece of mine. So, I thought I'd share*....



    Poetry is designed for giving
    A by-product of what we're living

    And if we can only react
    But not draw and attract
    If we can only contract
    But never be its, virtual, abstract..

    Well... what a sad existence
    To survive on such meager subsistence

    So, we each must take ourselves "to church"
    Have a "come to Jesus meeting"
    And into our own souls search
    For what is missing
    And when we look back over our life's distance
    We each must find that integral spot of resistance
    That holds us back

    For poetry is designed for giving
    A by-product of what we're living

    And if we can only improvise and internalize
    But never be its essence
    That each heart supplies and our souls comprise

    If we can only absorb it and ingest
    But, within it, never be molecularly dressed
    Then we are depriving ourselves
    And only selfishly using it for our own completion
    Through the written tears for our pain's depletion..

    But, instead, we should strive to be its very SECRETION
    Seeping out like a hormone
    Pouring forth like SWEAT
    Settling upon others like a dewy fine mist on morning grass
    Not just used to lighten our own burdens
    And our own shoulder's weight
    Not just to eradicate or abate
    Not just to debate or berate
    Not just to set records straight
    Not just to scream out our frustrations,
    Poetically IRATE
    Not just to wipe the slate of a heavy plate
    Or to recriminate
    But to produce it
    Be its very cellular TRAIT
    To create...And REGENERATE

    Because
    Poetry is designed for giving
    A by-product of what we're living.

     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    so true , so real , so live sis......
     
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    Proverbs31Woman Be kinder than necessary! MEMBER

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    Wow, Sister, that's some deep and high praise, right there!

    I am sincerely touched. Thank you! :em2900:
     
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