Black Poetry : thirst quenched by heaven

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  1. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I was a seed dropped from the tree fallen onto fertile
    soil between the deep embedded roots of my father
    Awaiting the soil to open as the sun tans me in fall;

    And I look up into a sky so blue now turning gray and I wonder
    Will today be the day my thirst is quenched by libations from heaven?

    As the clouds make room for the rains to come I open my
    shell to drink from nature’s well so that I can find strength
    To dig my roots, my roots, my roots into the soil that covers
    me under the deep embedded roots of my father.

    And I look up into a sky so blue now turning gray and I wonder
    Will today be the day my thirst is quenched by libations from heaven?

    I expand my territory stretching my arms to discover the wonders
    Of life as I build my foundation resting my feet deep into the ground
    and I push up through the soil to begin my life free from darkness;

    And I look up into a sky so blue now turning gray and I wonder
    Will today be the day my thirst is quenched by libations from heaven?

    My arms are wide and my back is strong as I grow from a seed into
    A full grown tree with my roots dug deep into the soil and the leaves
    Of wisdom, emotions, intellect, success and failures grow from my
    Branches providing shade for the budding seeds in my fingertips

    And I look up into a sky so blue now turning gray and I wonder
    Will today be the day my thirst is quenched by libations from heaven?

    My adult roots are deeper as my bark strengthens my stance while
    the seeds produced from my struggles through the season’s hang on
    to my branches and i hold them tightly for it’s not time to let go

    And I look up into a sky so blue now turning gray and I wonder
    Will today be the day my thirst is quenched by libations from heaven?

    My roots are deep but now loosened by the soil for the weight of life
    Has embraced me; my arms are growing tired from the everyday struggle
    To survive; wounds of heart shape commitment of love cut deep into my
    Frame have never healed and now become the cause for my demise

    And I look up into a sky so blue now turning gray and I wonder
    Will today be the day my thirst is quenched by libations from heaven?

    I no longer stand erect my back not as strong and I begin to lean to the
    Left as I let go of another set of seeds holding tightly to my grasp but
    Now I can’t hold like before for the years have taken their toll on me;

    And I look up into a sky so blue now turning gray and I wonder
    Will today be the day my thirst is quenched by libations from heaven?

    The leaves have gone; no longer do they grow as before and the seeds
    Have stopped producing; I smile to see this one empty land that held
    Me alone now full and blossoming into a forest of seeds once held my me;

    And I look up into a sky so blue now turning gray and I wonder
    Will today be the day my thirst is quenched by libations from heaven?

    I feel my roots no longer dug deep into the soil for the weight of balance
    Has taken its toll and I see that my time of standing has ended; I wonder
    If a tree falls in the woods does it make a sound? And I look up to the sky
    So blue not turning gray move further away form me as I lay my branches
    Upon the soil that once covered me in darkness;

    And I look up into a sky so blue now turning gray and I wonder
    Will today be the day my thirst is quenched by libations from heaven?

    The rains come for the last time today; I feel the moisture all over me and
    The soil once strong and dry has now become moist allowing me the time
    To sink into its mixture as the forest around me lifts their branches high
    To catch the drops and quench their thirst from the libations from heaven;

    And I look up into a sky so blue now turning gray and smile for today
    Is the last day my thirst is quenched by libations from heaven…
     
  2. MapleXtract

    MapleXtract Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Extremely...

    ...in depth, my brotha. For real! I read this one, and then read it again. Extraordinarily thorough, D. *Absolutely... amazed*... :eeek:
     
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    That was so beautiful. Reminds me of the many cycles of life.... i love it..

    8th!
     
  4. dnommo

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    hey maple,

    you know i forgot to add the sweetness of the maple but then i was coming from a brotha's point of view :D:

    thanks for the read
     
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    thank you dear...thinking of you when i wrote this one ...
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    VERY WELL WRITTEN POET!
    THE LOVE U SHO IS THE LOVE I
    COME TO KNOW AND THE SEED OF
    GREATNESS U R ..............
     
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    $$$RICH$$$,

    i thank you for the read for it is scribes such as you who keep me striving to reach higher levels and deeper insight...

    waiting on a colab...
     
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    SOUNDS LIKE

    A PARTNERSHIP COMING ON!
    I ACCEPT AND READ TO COLAB......
     
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    and it will be so...

    i shall rest on my thoughts and drop you an email... if you have something first then drop me a line. let's see what GOD has planned for this room :D:

    [email protected]
     
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    WILL DO ....UP! uP! Up! AND AWAYYYY!
    IN FLIGHT >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
     
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