Black Poetry : Those Days (Happy New Year)

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Those Days
    (Happy New Year)

    Today
    We live through precious memories
    Made during…those days

    For it was
    Those days
    That saw us ALIVE
    Experiencing life…from the subtle
    To the boldest ways

    Our outlook perched
    Vicariously
    On the weakened limbs of an aging tree
    A tree we did not think could tell…or see
    What was good for you and me

    Yet,
    Opportunities opened
    And paths were made clear
    And warm, compassionate hands
    Wiped away fears hindering my way
    In those days

    I dare not say
    About my ignorance(s)
    All the things…and subjects
    That would have
    Propagated
    That list
    …That made me wish
    For understanding
    That seemed to
    Abandon
    Me
    When most needed

    But trials and tribulations
    Have shown the relation
    Between fortune
    And wealth

    For I am rich
    Beyond my means
    …not with jewels
    Gold
    Or things
    But I have good health

    I’ve explored the world
    Through constructs
    And dreams
    …Filled my possessions
    With material
    Things

    In those days
    It was the thing
    It seemed

    But yesterday is no more

    Those days
    That gave us sight
    And made us wise
    Provided strength
    To walk away from the lies
    And deceits
    Of our youth
    Who showed us responsible things
    Grownups must do

    It’s true

    Yesterday gave light
    To what tomorrow would bring
    ALL THINGS
    Made possible
    Through the Lord

    And
    Though, yesterday
    May seem to have held
    The best times of your life
    May tomorrow find you strong
    Healthy
    And
    Wise

    Happy New Year
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Witness the STRENGTH

    :grouphug:
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yes...there is strength in the understanding...and power in the awareness.

    THANK YOU, my friend.
     
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    Dear Poet Brother Baller,

    Here's to "Those Days" that led us to these.
    Happy New Year, my friend.
    May you and yours continue
    to receive blessings in abundance.

    (smile)
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you...as i give thanks for new friends who have entered my life. may 2012 be a continuation of such encounters.

    may your house be blessed.
     
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    Beautiful ... such a blessing to have each other ... wise words to wallow in ... :love:

    Happy New Year!

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    Dre Money Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    *toasts glass
     
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    Brother Baller ... i'm wallowing again ... slobbering too ... :slobber: ... :)

    Happy New Year to You and Yours !!! ... :toast1:

    :fireworks: :fireworks: :fireworks:

    Much Much Love and Peace.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Happy belated New Year to ALL.

    Thank you, Queen Destee, for the reminders of what new beginnings can bring.:) Here's to hoping "2014" brings you all the happiness you deserve...and all the joy you crave. Be well, my friend.
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    and, then, there was twenty-sixteen.

    The year of my destiny
    My quest for FREE
    …STILL at the fore of me


    I’ve traveled the lands, from city to city
    Met some I admire, and others, I pity


    I travel on

    From situation
    To confrontation
    And the many revelations
    I expect to encounter


    From congratulations for successes
    To condemnations by my misses
    For my multi-personality
    That always confounds her


    STILL, she has my back.

    While I accomplish my dream
    To do favorite things
    Like…writing novels
    And…uplifting my Queen


    Though, not necessarily in that order

    Happy New Years, My Destee Family.
    May 2016 find you Blessed.
     
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