Quiet Poetry Lounge : Time waits for no man!

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  1. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A wise man once said.
    That you can't dream
    after you're dead.
    Said time waits for
    no man, or woman
    for that matter...
    So don't wait for
    your life to start or
    you are mad as
    a hatter.

    I listened to the elders
    whenever they spoke.
    I laughed along even
    when I didn't understand
    the joke. I sat at the feet
    of prophets, and grandma's
    that cooked from memory,
    learned everything I could
    about morality and cooking
    and anything in between.

    Time waits for no man, he
    always reminded us.
    This was a topic PawPaw
    often discussed with us.
    Chasing your dreams but,
    not for too long. Remembering
    God and not to do wrong.
    Keeping your values in tact
    even when the man was
    riding your back...

    Time waits for no man or woman
    you see...this had a special
    meaning to me!
    Before I was even in my thirties
    I had almost died six times.
    Often times thinking I was
    losing my mind, for surely
    I am no "Cat" and how can
    I survive like that?

    "Well baby girl, he said one
    day!" You see your life
    started out that way.
    You and your mother almost
    died when you were born...
    But, you weren't ready to
    hear Gabriel's horn.

    Then at twenty-two months
    a bottle of aspirins sent me
    to deaths door once more.
    And at eight I almost drowned.
    By eighteen I had been in a
    terrible car crash...surely my
    luck would not last...

    But, PawPaw said something
    profound before he passed
    he said as long as you serve
    Jesus, his blessings will last.
    Satan tried to stop you cause
    he already knew, that lots of
    people would be touched by
    you.

    At twenty it was my baby
    and I , but this time I was not
    the one who would die. I heard
    what the doctor's said and thought
    surely this was a lie.
    How could he take my little one,
    and I started to cry.

    At age twenty-two I watched
    my murdered brother die, once
    again pregnant was I...this
    time we both almost died.
    And again, I thought surely the
    doctor had lied.

    As I lay in my bed with the
    thoughts in my head...why
    did I live and my babies did
    die? Time waits for no man!
    I could still hear his voice...
    But, taking you once again
    was not God's choice...

    So here I sit made it to 45
    and Thanks be to God I am
    still very much alive....
    What he meant you see,
    and what it meant to me...
    Is that you live while you
    can...be you woman or man!
    Cause time waits for no man...

    BJS(C)2003
     
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    Royal_T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I think you're incredible!!!
     
  3. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The feeling is mutual

    As my oldest grandaughter said to me as only a six year old can with new words in her vocabulary.
    "You are gentle, kind and brilliant!"
    And I always appreciate your replies!
    Thanks for your support my sister Queen!

    Blessings On ya house!
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    But, PawPaw said something
    profound before he passed
    he said as long as you serve
    Jesus, his blessings will last.
    Satan tried to stop you cause
    he already knew, that lots of
    people would be touched by
    you.

    Your Paw Paw was right!
    I am profoundly touched by you.
    May the blessing last evermore.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    so beautiful how the power leaks
    dis here was awesome sistah
     
  6. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My brothers, always there to support me!

    One Poet, you know how I feel about you! You are the best. You always know how to make a poet feel good about their work.
    Thanks sweetness!

    Rich, always in my corner with the towel and the water my corner and cut man...thanks for sticking with me , these have been the best spent two years of my Poetic life! Thanks to you and your guidance and support and loving ways...smooches:kiss: :kiss:


    Blessings On Ya House!
     
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    this is soooooooooo beautiful....i love it
     
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    this is great...
    Peace
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Msb.....it's an honor to know such a writer a poet as u
    what u bring is womanly power and blessings to hearts
    we love u but i love u more
     
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    adefinitediva Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ms. Lucious . . . ahhhhhhhh, what can I say? You've done it again, and it's no surprise. I really enjoyed this flow, and I can relate to it so well. Thanks alot for this one!
     
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