Black Poetry : Today my past meet my future

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  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In the midst of a mix of maybes
    Never been so utterly confused
    Today my past meet my future
    And the contrast was so vast
    One was full of sweet familiarity
    As comfortable as an old sneaker
    And one was new and exciting
    Like a pair of swanky stilettos

    Looking at the delight of my youth
    I reflected on all that came before
    You've held my hand since i was four
    And my heart since I was fourteen
    You taught me what made a kiss french
    We matured into adulthood side by side
    I ran to you first when I got eve's curse
    The first to know me in the biblical sense
    You entrusted me with your seed to nourish
    And for while we even played house together
    But we walked away from that without a vow
    However something kept pulling us back together
    You continued to be the wind beneath my wings
    Never allowing me to lose me focus or determination
    Even if that meant stepping off the scene occassionally
    Cause you refuse to be the hindarance to my success
    But this last time we stay apart just a second too long
    For I have grown too much to fit back in my old sneakers

    So dear sweet past I'd like you to meet my future
    I know it looks nothing like the me you use to know
    But in this stage of life I had to mature and develop
    Like the caterpilliar evolves to a beautiful butterfly
    I changed from that homie to a sophisticated lady
    I thank you for helping me to get to this place
    But our union has finally come to a lasting end
    For we no longer walk with the same even stride
    So I am walking away from you now while i can
    Knowing you will allow me to go without a fight
    For you have always wanted the very best for me
    I am sorry that it's no longer your hand I can hold
    But don't worry I won't ever let your memory die
    For every time I accomplish a brand new success
    I will be looking over my shoulder for you
     
  2. LovesDestiny

    LovesDestiny Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow Sis Poet! Another masterpiece! You are really flowing!

    The past is sweet but when its time to grow and mature we have to move on! How beautiful that you can embrace that!!!

    This was FIYA!!!!
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Simply beautiful sis...I admire your courage to "grow/move in tune witth your spirit...great piece poet!
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The past, as you put it so well, is "as comfortable as an old sneaker", change is difficult, even when it's a change for the better. I enjoyed how you detailed the past's ages and stages, and then how maturation blossomed. Wonderfully posed poetess.
     
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    Wow, so beautifully put
     
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    Tha-Emissary Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mmmm. I'm moved cause I can hear a woman I know closely in this voice of yours. This joint was like a bullseye for being right on point with our situation. I do hate being the past with her but perhaps after reading this the past isn't so bad cause I realize it's a foundation for possibilities in the future. You work is elegant and I got to say sista you wrote this one to the wheels fell off!
     
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