Black Poetry : Then & Now

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Natasha, Nov 26, 2001.

  1. Natasha

    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Then
    When I was young and innocent
    My rose colored glasses jauntily cocked to the side
    My devil may care attitude frimly in place
    I thought love was all I needed
    To love and be loved
    It was just …..that simple
    And Now
    With my black framed glasses of cynasism
    placed firmly
    On my disjointed nose
    I know that love
    Can be used many many ways
    It can be free and spirited
    Honest
    True
    Real
    And forever
    But I know things Now that I didn’t know Then
    Then I thought real love was given from the heart
    That it was free and bountiful
    Now I know how much it truly costs
    That sometimes
    Not all the times
    But just …sometimes
    It can cost more than its worth
    That love can come with a price
    far to costly
    Then
    I gave of my heart freely
    With abandon
    I threw caution to the wind
    Now
    I hold my heart close
    I step slowly and delibratley
    I treat love like a fragile piece of china
    That can fall and shatter
    The tiny pieces go missing
    Never to be found again
    Leaving behind a miniscule hole that can never be filled
    Then
    I thought love lasted forever
    Now
    If you blink just long enough
    Love can pass you by

    Natasha
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    MY SISTAH QUEEN

    as we all grow from then 2 now
    we learn in the circle of love
    yes love works in many way
    yes love can hurt and be painful
    yes love can be costly
    but love can be delightful
    wit
    tender care
    my soul feel ya emotions
    it all in whom we choose to love
    see back then we just loved
    but now we r careful whom we love
    coz we all know love can be blind to
    the facts of falsely hood in life
    we learn as we go forward and become wiser
    wit wisdom & knowledge
     
  3. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Natasha

    I'm feelin this. Thanks


    Madd Sistahly Love :heart:
    CCBSKYN
     
  4. hi-wa

    hi-wa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sis...

    u so right ...
    but sometimes our feelings take flight
    afright
    and might just need to be tampered wit
    to undastand and be pampered wit
    so we can overstand this thing called
    "luv"

    luv your work. sounds like it's truly from the heart.
    keep speakin to me.
    hit the hi-wa
    out.
     
  5. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is

    what we hope for as we experience life (many times trial by error, cause some thangs can't be "taught")...

    this is str8 "wisdom"

    Brava, my sista! Brava!!!!

    a
     
  6. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Natasha

    so much to say, but how to say it... I see the map as I trace my Then's and Now's forever searching for my Everafter's taking the bumps with the bruises and like hi-wa said so we can overstand this thing called luv. I misssed ya




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