Black Poetry : "The Story As It Was Told To Me....

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  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Faithfulness"

    for the widow who shall remain nameless

    ____________________________________________________

    Well meaning friends all came by to
    commiserate with me…share my pain
    but they haven’t been able to see that I haven’t
    even shed the first tear

    Every time I started to speak, they shushed me
    with comforting words dripping with
    concern and understanding…holding my
    hands and looking into my eyes for
    signs of an emotional break-down…

    after all, I’m due to crack at any time

    But it’s the beginning of a smile that forms
    at the corners of my mouth…instead....

    It’s the beginning of a sense of freedom from
    a horrible bondage for 42 years that was
    invisible to their eyes
    because I never told nobody my business…

    You know, my husband had been an Elder in
    our church for many, many years,
    but he wasn't nothing nice at home
    womanizing old rascal! But I didn't say nothing...

    Couldn't do nothing...

    Just been waiting for my day...see I knew
    all that slipping and sliding was gonna kill him dead
    one day... Bible says "wait on the Lawd", right?

    It’s the beginning of a new life I could only
    dream about while he was still alive…
    while I was still his (cause couldn't
    no decent church lady divorce her husband, you
    know)…

    long as I was under his control
    …this TRUE peace I have right now,
    was only a distant hope

    But God is good, chile...

    Yes, I've been smiling, and the sistas must
    think I’ve surely gone insane ~ after all they
    kept saying
    "he had been SUCH a good
    man"…I "had been so lucky…" humph

    "Too bad he’s gone…" and, "how WILL you go on, sis?"
    humph

    (mind you, some of these sammme sistas
    made room for his shoes under their beds,
    on a regular, hypocritacle heffas all of em!!)

    Finally when I was able to get a word in,
    I cleared my throat and
    said with my voice cracking a little,

    "I'll get along like always,
    leaning on the Everlasting Arms;
    one foot right in front of the other,
    yes Lawd, thank you Jesus, thank you Jesus!!
    My Jesus gonna keep taking good care of me!"….
    humph


    Alyce (c) 1999
     
  2. Bert

    Bert Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you can

    tell a story, my sista.... I enjoyed this.

    holla

    BRB
     
  3. MsDLite

    MsDLite Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i second...

    Bert...

    true to life...
    as i see some of theses
    sistas in the church...
    plastic smilin'
    make up covering
    tear stains...
    doing their best and following
    His word in the good book...
    but, in due season
    they will see His wonders...

    believe~
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Alyce

    i love this .......tell me a bed tyme story pleaseeeeee!!!!!:D
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sustah A

    You got down for yourz on this piece!! Write the words sistah and let all eager poets feast on your flavorful cuisine!!

    Spectacular scribe.... (do you here the *applause) :)


    N2
     
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    LISTERSCRIBIN' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    alyce, dear queen...this piece, heyah is all of that and more. very well done, dear poetess. i always enjoy your work, but ofcourse, you have got to know that already. keep on scribin', as i continue to watch in awe.
     
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    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce.


    ...very well done, my dear sistah (as ALWAYS)...

    the visuals were fantastic... cause i could just see
    it all being played out... i didn't want it to end... i
    was getting comfortable to read more!!! :)

    Thanks for sharing...

    AlwaysLove.
    SunShyne~
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce

    You are AWESOME! A reader's mental can get FAT off you work. I want seconds, hell thirds. :)

    Madd Sistahly Love
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
  9. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    alyce

    this piece was blazing

    *bravo*


    pd
     
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