Black Poetry : THE URGENCY

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Sierra, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My hands are raw
    from clawing at the arms
    trying, so desperately,
    to hold and keep me down.

    I will myself
    to defeat this coward
    which has crawled
    deep within me.

    I struggle to resist
    this urgent urge
    to cower from
    those longing
    to smother
    and drown me.

    No longer
    can I allow
    myself to be
    suffocated
    by the hands
    of anyone.

    I strain to break
    free from the clutches
    pulling me under
    and force my weary
    head just above water.

    Internally, I pray
    I am stronger than
    the frail depiction
    of the woman I was
    those ago days.

    I swallow the sick
    taste of self-doubt
    wedged in the thick
    of my throat and
    to the shore of my
    emotions, I push myself,
    so I may begin my life again.

    ______________________________
    ©2003 Sierra Raines
     
  2. Bluewater

    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is wonderful Sierra ...the strenght of a surviver...this is great...
    Peace
     
  3. angelicsage

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    Overcoming situations of oppression, require the spirit of a fighter...feeling your flow, hearing the words:

    to the shore of my
    emotions, I push myself,
    so I may begin my life again.

    this was nice.
     
  4. the_story

    the_story Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is beautiful keep up the good work
     
  5. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey Blue, :wave:

    Thank you so much!! We must keep being strong to keep moving on!!

    ~Sierra~:heart:
     
  6. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey angelicsage, :wave:

    Yeah, we must possess strength to keep getting from under!! Thanks so much for hearing me on this!!

    ~Sierra~:heart:
     
  7. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi the_story, :wave:

    Thanks so very much for saying my poem was beautiful!! Glad you you liked it!!

    ~Sierra~:heart:
     
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    ...and along with what they said, this peace is inspiring and gives strength to the reader...

    peace
    jh.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    dis was too sweet
    loved how u laid it out flow on !
     
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    This piece makes me want to shout," Fight gurl fight and never give-up!" I was all in this like that but your skills always grab me like that.
    Tyte piece!
     
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