Black Poetry : To: PurpleMoons

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by cherryblossom, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    (I wrote this piece last summer to a poetry challenge in the "fantasy" genre. However, I thought of it in thanks to you for your offer of friendship.)


    "Under A Purple Moon"

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    At that evening's sunset, a sudden bursting solar shower
    Pummeled her shoddy shanty woodland bower
    And quickly, she ran out with pots and cups
    To catch whatever pouring release
    From her planet's shining orb, hued in deep Cerise
    But, it was too brief
    So, endeavoring to philanthropic relief
    Waited until the bloom
    Of the Purple Moon

    She, then, sifting through the city's refuse pile
    Digs and gropes for bits of shattered sunshine
    To give to the "Ancients"
    Warmth and a long-gone smile
    But she, tattered and dirty had a heart and soul, benign
    While the "Ancients" huddled, hungry and sad
    Within the city's excavated ruins
    Possessing nothing to make them glad
    Nor present any joy to their lives
    In their realm, only despair survives
    So she, hearing of their sun's healing properties
    And its exultant, mirthful tendencies
    Sought not for herself but for others....

    But while there, she discovered a treasure trove
    As she huffed and puffed and heaved and hoved
    Through rotting mounds of putrid debris
    Eureka!....a virtual, vivid visual potpourri
    Of precious finds!
    Some wasteful, ungrateful wealthy one
    Had thrown away a bountiful stash
    So, with a rock, she broke open the locked cache
    Revealing vials of various jewels!
    Along with the Sun chips
    There were bottles of prism-ed delights!
    Water dipped from "Chestnut Lake"
    *Legends said its taste would slake
    Any thirst and hunger*
    Also, pebbles chipped from the summit of "Mount Tangerine"
    *Someone had climbed heights few had ever seen!*
    And even these, heated, were professed to relieve
    Aches and pains, granting a long-lasting reprieve

    Every capped glass
    Contained some colorful mass
    Subtracted from her planet's landscape
    So, she carefully looked about
    Then slid and skulked to her exit route
    And ran as fast as her feet would fly
    Now, she and the "Ancients"
    Would benefit from this bountiful supply!​


    Thank you, again, for your hand in friendship.
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    that was very well done and beautiful to a sister such as our dear Purplemoons
    i know she will like it .......very nice cherryblossom
     
  3. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and the Family!

    To: PurpleMoons...and...Clyde:)


    cherryblossom,

    Completely off the chain, for real; this is magnificent and fits Purple to a T:), knowing my Purple, tears are being shedded right this minute...Peace In and good night, lol

     
  4. PurpleMoons

    PurpleMoons Administrator STAFF

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    This is so beautiful Sister cherryblossom!:crying:

    I can so relate to this! There are treasures
    hidden everywhere. We just have to learn
    how to look. Who would've thought there was
    a treasure right here in your beautiful
    words?

    There is no greater reward, then the joy
    you can give to someone else. You have
    made my soul smile!:love:

    Thank you so much Sister!:heart:

    :heart:
     
  5. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    You are so welcomed!


    And, right now, I'm laughing at myself because I JUST realized that I can send a "friend request!" I thought that, too, was a "premium" feature! LOL!

    So, I have sent some "friendship" invitations as well now. I didn't mean to seem stand-offish. I just didn't know I could! I'm still trying to learn my way around the site.

    Oh, well. Live and learn. Live and learn.
     
  6. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    well done very well done

    :?:


    :terrific::terrific::terrific::terrific::terrific:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What is easily discarded by one, will be a treasure to the next. What a beautiful poetic gift to Sister PurpleMoons. :)
     
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    Sister cherry this was a sweet ode to a sweet sister :)

    i thought it was a beautiful gesture :read:

    write on sister :)
     
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    :thankyou:
    :score:

    :heart:
     
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