Black Poetry : To the child left behind

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  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Honey, I know you feel like the child left behind
    But you're always in my prayers and on my mind
    You were so different from your new mom and dad
    Set apart by your skin and the strong accent you had
    But as the years rolled on you begin to assimilate
    You developed one or two of the new family trait

    I know you probably often asked why we gave you away
    What led to the life-changing decisions made on that day
    At the time, we were too selfish and had our own plans
    We had not yet learn to put in all in the master's hands
    We can't say age was the factor to make it all too tough
    For we were old enough just not quite mature enough

    After all, we had more than most had going for them
    Yet we refused to toss our success away on a whim
    Over the years we've pondered who you came to be
    I wondered did you still preserve just a little bit of me
    We prayed that you would become a good human being
    Like we were justified after contributing absolutely nothing

    Please forgive us, sweetie, if you felt left behind
    We thought your presence would dim our shine
    There is definitely nothing that we are able to say
    That could begin to explain the hurt and pain away
    But know you were never just the child left behind
    For you still reside within our soul, heart, and mind

    I was that child left behind. The child of two of Dubois' talented tenth that refuse to let a child stop them. But whereever they are I thank them for it has made me the women I am today.
     
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    Alpha Male Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    To:Asimplepoet

    Perhaps it was the master’s plan for what went down
    Your alive and not aborted you have a name a proper noun!
    So thank God each and every day for what you really can do
    Dwelling on the past some times makes Souls deep blue!



    Sincerly
    Alpha Male
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    This was outstanding !!
    love the flow
     
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    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    asimplepoet:
    that was nicely written. Thank you for sharing
    a piece of your thoughts.

    Much luv to you
     
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    sweet apple*pie Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    warm graces from that heart felt poem.......
     
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    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tears burned my eyes on this one. You have consistently touched my soul this day...I can feel a book in the making.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sometimes we may never know the answers to the hows and whys of life. Could be just your destiny to become wonderful no matter what. This was quite touching and well written.
     
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    black_soul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    real deep on poet thank you so much for sharing a big part of yourself in this one.
     
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    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR FEELING THIS FOR IT IS NOT OFTEN I LET OUTSIDERS BEHIND MY MASK TO TAKE A PEEK
     
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