Black Poetry : this moment

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by gempis, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    be here now
    not as easy as it sounds
    what is easy is
    lying in bed, replaying good times
    planning a schedule while working out
    making resolutions
    sorting some progress
    wondering endlessly, maybe even worrying
    not necessarily all bad, but
    it keeps me from noticing
    how the breath comes in and leaves
    the way the shoes feel on my feet
    that the sun lights up that naked tree
    and that this minute is calm, open and free
    when there is no backward or forward view
    my windshield is clear
    I feel the energy in the air
    a plateful of bright before me
    people in spontaneity
    this unique moment
    and I think I can even hear
    Spirit, talking to me
    my mind is a sprinter
    always running away
    I gently pull it back
    because here I want to stay
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    c'mon in da room !!
    stay caz it's the place to be
    flow on scribe from da mellows
     
  3. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    my gurl
    ya laid this down for us....
    sweet write indeed...
    come on now bring us some more...
    i likes this vibe.......
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    Difficult to stay in the moment sometimes...liked the ease of this scribe.
     
  5. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    For all of you...who don't know her...

    (Drum roll please)....This is "Sister Gempis"...one of the most Phenomenal Poets on this page...

    I always think a poet is truly a poet when they are capable of making you feel...
    exactly what they feel.../ to pull you into that poetic embrace and keep you there
    until the end...causing you to exhale...inhale and dive in for more...
    this is what you did with this piece...

    I do enjoy your work...immensely

    and I thoroughly enjoyed the ending about gently pulling back your mind...wow

    I'm in awe...

    Much love Sister...you touched me with this one.
     
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    eternal Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And I am just going to have to agree with Angelicsage....
    This was much like breathing without thinking, it takes you in, gives all the best parts for your brain to savor....kinda makes you not want to exhale the breath was so good.
    Good to the last syllable!
    Mad props!!
     
  7. poeticlyspeakin

    poeticlyspeakin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nice flow...

    ur work always makes me think.
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I read this yesterday...
    thought I responded to it
    guess I was caught in
    your moment.

    nice write...


    feelin'it souldeep!
    Coco :heart:
     
  9. Randee

    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "my mind is a sprinter
    always running away
    I gently pull it back
    because here I want to stay"

    can it get more petically versed than this. gempis, you laid another one on us.

    and angelicsage - sometimes your responses are as beautiful as the original thread. much love and respect for your constant support
     
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    ohhhh gempis...:grouphug:
    you are without a doubt everything that has been said AND more
    your words engulf readers and transform spirits
    so sista...what time u comin into voice chat to read this and spread the blessin :D
     
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