Black Poetry : To All My Sisterfriends On The Page: Womanthread

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  1. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A special message for my "Sisterfriends" below. Why? Because you are all the Queens of Vulva and you wear the purple robe of royalty well. This kingdom is your legacy. Don't ever forget it. In this age we live in, where it is politically correct to be a heterosexual, I am not afraid to admit that I do love the richest, blackest, flavour of men. Yet, I love my sisters even more because within my sisterfriends I see myself and I cannot love a man without first making love to myself. Writing the Vagina Chronicles has taught me that and so much more. I stumbled across this poem in my own personal archives and decided to revisit it and share it with all of you. Take a walk with me sisterfriends. Let's hold hands and sew a journey with...


    WOMANTHREAD

    Woman

    I went
    For a long walk
    With you today

    Thought about
    Your sisters
    Your mother
    And your woman friends

    Thought about
    The ghosts
    Of women
    that came before you

    Your gender
    Your nation
    Your self

    It has taken
    A long time
    To find your road

    This road
    That begins
    With womanhood
    And ends with
    Self

    Now that
    I have found you
    I will not stray
    From your path

    I am guided
    By others like you
    Who have helped
    To shape my life

    I hear
    Their tales of
    Womanhood
    Whispering
    In my ears

    I feel God's love
    Showering us with joy

    So I walk

    On the footprints
    Of those
    Who have walked
    Before me

    And I forge
    New paths
    For those who
    Will follow

    On the journey
    Towards
    Self
    Understanding

    In search of God

    The spirituality
    Of gender
    The religion of
    Womanhood

    The peace
    That stems from
    Knowing
    That we are
    All connected

    Through woman thread

    With it
    We sew
    A common quilt

    Which enfolds us
    Loves us
    And keeps our
    She-ness warm

    Woman

    I will always
    Love you
    And when I take
    Long walks

    I think about you...


    *love-yourselves*

    Hunter
     
  2. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My dear sistah Hunter~

    You say this with such eloquence. I am humbled by your words of wisdom and love...

    TRANQUILITY is becoming of ME, at peace
    within my sea of sisterdom;
    and so I swim
    farther than that
    body of water,
    deeper than the
    ocean's floor ~
    and knowing
    all the while that I
    am with my sistas
    who have acted as
    my floatation device
    at times when
    I was too tired to
    swim... I can submerge
    myself into the
    depths of the
    sea of sisterdom ~freely
    acting as a
    floatation device
    for yet another
    sista who at
    some point
    maybe --unable
    to swim ...safely
    ...just like me...

    Thank you sistafriend...I couldn't have said this better myself. Your words are truly felt...

    Much :heart: & respect!
     
  3. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hunter

    this is a very thought out piece and from one sista to another I applaud you. I admit I haven't read all the VC's but the ones I have were fantastic.


    So I walk

    On the footprints
    Of those
    Who have walked
    Before me

    My favorite verse.


    One
     
  4. honeyluv

    honeyluv Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    hand and hand i walk in yo poetical thoughts
    sisthafriend and in the path of the sisthas
    before me.......thank u gurl
     
  5. Afridancr

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    Hunter

    I am truly touched by this 'peace' which exudes love, dedication and unity among the women of this board, the women of this world and the Wombniverse!

    Thank you sistah, and I love you too!!!;)
     
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    8th wonder Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    on my thread
    our thread
    i add
    a simple... "i love you"

    i love you for you
    for me
    for us
    woman
    seeing behind the fabric of lables in
    brown
    red
    dark
    nappy
    into the third eye of life
    love
    the common denominator....

    Thankyou Hunter for allowing me to express my love for you and my other sistas here as well.... Really seeing into your name today... Vibing with your hunger fa sho...

    It would be nice to collab with you some day....

    8th Wonder..
     
  7. Twofish

    Twofish Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    acceptance and admiration...

    you so poetically allow us into the realms of your soul and thoughts...and we discover how universally in touch you are and how beautiful your lotus has grown...the wombanthread is MORE THAN REAL and I'm feelin it deep!
     
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    Hunter

    this is the message for sistahz for all time.

    thank you for bringing it back....memorizing every line!

    :heart:

    A
     
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    Loving what This Represents.

    I love this one. Nice flow. Respect what ya do.
    Desert Storm
     
  10. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My sistahs...

    your words remind me of stubborn tears
    You know...those tears that sting the back of pupils
    That sensation of crying without liquid ever rolling
    Down the face. Yes...stubborn tears that refuse to
    Surface because they deem the physical as unnecessary
    When the spiritual has taken shape. And this is a spiritual
    experience. Make no mistake. We are having Church today
    at the altar of WOMB. There can be no other place...for
    worship. No holier ground than the rich soils that lie within us. I can feel the spirit of every woman on this page and so I know the thread has sewn. The fabric has been
    mended. Cloth has been restored. And ohhhh my Queens...how beautifully we robe

    *PEACE AND BLESSINGS IN PURPLE*

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
     
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