Black Poetry : Three To The Third Power

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  1. PatriceCQueen

    PatriceCQueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I live my life in triplicate to the third power
    Where none of my responses are the same
    And they are further multiplied by thoughts, feelings and dreams
    As if one dimension was too much to fathom and not enough to add up to truth

    So I design myself in ways that a myriad of mazes would never catch me off guard
    Long enough for any to define how same I was or praise my uniqueness beyond a sigh
    Like humans ought not to be built that way
    That they neither conform or rebel separately
    Instead it is all done at once so as not to miss any bases
    For what is the fun of playing baseball alone
    If all the players were not in place
    And both teams did not equally win a grand slam
    It just would not be enough and how believable is it when boldly done

    I am in regret at the thought of how well I did it all...to the point that I mastered my game
    At the moment of awareness that I discovered my game mastered me
    Now I am found in a twilight-zone of reality where I am asked to choose life or death or
    Forever be stuck in a game of little bunny foo foo
    Now I am neither success nor failure and it is amazing that I got here
    Furthermore every trick I ever taught myself now is a tool for other things

    They say angels have wings and I wonder under whose wings did I arrive
    Being asked to believe and live and do unto every man and child
    I am found in a moment of perplexed wondering
    Asking how free have I made my God lately
    So he can stop walking in my footsteps and revert to his
    For I know he is tired of my shoes and the cage I made him sit in
    I recount the copies of myself and find it to be an even dozen
    So I think out loud if I am both simple and complex …
    What will it take for a man to safely love me

    Patrice C. Queen
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    *STANDING OVATION!*

    The whole is a fabulous piece but THESE two parts absolutely ROCKED ME TO MY CORE!

    You made me do some reflecting as I read.
     
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    Awesome piece sis, it warrents a :bowdown: I love how you continue to take it deep...but that's because you are!!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Ya pen still fire ......we will have to collab again one day soon
     
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