Black Poetry : Thelinesofme...

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  1. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    These are the lines of ancestors
    the lines of me, of the truth, the first, the absolute

    These lines are older than my eyes could ever feel
    and the taste of those days of unborn nature
    were like the perspiring tears upon skins of
    these very souls

    A thin plead of ignorant tissue spread over
    morphologically similar cells of nothing--
    An alone bio-individual divided into tiny
    pieces of condolences

    These lines are the savor of blanketed poetry blood
    and oxygen-filled spiritual hymns underlying
    this pugency of doing nothing but to contemplate
    this pugnet chimera of ruminate
    and reflect theories .... cogitate

    A reverie before the day I was born, and then
    born again

    I am not here.
    You are not there....

    although you feel a body living on the inside of you,
    and this is you living on the inside of what you
    believe is a body-- because your spirit is lost
    between the emptyness of us and us

    These lines shall stand for the unknown, the
    untasted, the unseen, the unheard

    These are running-mouth lines of very much
    pleasured low-downs--
    experiments...
    The low-downs of truth and all its redundancies

    I am not here.
    You are not there...

    because, these are the lines of ancestors
    these are the lines of what's real.





    (c) 2002 FINDING SO(u)LUTIONS
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

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    lovedided the depth

    this speaks universal law maybe on a level of a "half-truth"
    existence non-existence
    cells die like fertilizer
    and the organic materials regroup
    many parts to this bowl of soup
    intertwined in one humongous infinite loop


    inside the sphere of god
    360


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    So'ja

    I can always count on you to follow the loop of abstraction anywhere it goes within the framework of poetry! :D

    Thanks for relating to this scribe.

    Always :heart:

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    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is BOMB!

    Sis, have you read Edwidge Danticat's Krik, Krak? If not, you probably should. This verse reminds me of that book. I have to read this again.. it reminds me of things I know I know but which I cannot explain or express- you do a **** good job of expressing and explaining that feeling.. Much respect to you on this one. **** girl! I love this.
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    YeshuJah

    Thanks for the comps on this piece... :wink: I'm glad to know you enjoyed the fullness of this poem & that it could provoke your thoughts and even liken it's familiarity to.

    Isn't Edwidge Danticat the Haitian sister who wrote "Voices in the Gaps"? I think so... anyway, thanks for the tip on "Krik, Krak", I'll have to check that out!

    Always :heart:

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