Black Poetry : Today

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by GYPSYMAN, Aug 31, 2001.

  1. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Today I passed
    a babbling bum
    at least~ in societys eyes
    ..to me ? - A genius past his prime
    off in lost catacombs
    of his own mind...
    perhaps ~re-living episodes
    from another time.
    I felt sad as I crossed his path
    today...
    usually, at least- eyes meet
    giving me time to reach through his
    ghost ridden memories
    with a head nod He would
    grasp a strand of clarity
    and share with me briefly...

    ...I know what I've become...
    I know my clothes is raggedy
    and I smell...did you know youngman...?
    I used to play the bass....
    I had the funkiest band around !!
    Had all the fine ladies wantin me..
    Me..Big Cole...Blue
    and Dirty Red !!
    Man ! Dirty Red could sing the drawers off a dresser...
    Yes sir !.....those were the days !
    You know...most of them songs you hear that boy
    Elvis singin' ?...they still goin' crazy over...??
    Bruthuh ! ....we had
    that groove DOWN ! - years befo' dat white boy broke out...
    course we wuz funkier den he could evah be !
    anyway ...after the crew split up-
    me and Blue-Black
    ..das what I called him when it was just "us" around..so -
    me and Blueblack opened up a spot- over on the southside...
    ..you know.... had the blues...good whiskey...fine women...
    ..card games in the back...lotta money went though dat place...
    called it "Black Jacks" ! ...evah heard uh dat place son ?
    ...aww hell naww..you was still sucking on ya momma's tit...!
    Hah haaaaa ...yuck kyuck !!


    ...everytime !
    .... He laughs
    just before
    the eye's glaze...
    and I watch him journey back to
    that maze
    of lost dreams...

    lately...he won't meet my eyes
    nor even give those "speaks"
    I'm missin' now..
    like...

    "Keep walkin' Son !! "

    or

    "Its gonna be alright bruthuh...its gonna be alright ! "

    ~today...

    he just played
    the dumpster gate...
    strumming the wood
    plucking splinters
    to
    long gone
    melodies...
    ~In front of
    long
    dead
    friends
    ...he played....



    ~today.




    On A Continuous Journey
    Gypsyman
     
  2. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Gypsy

    This piece is so full of life ... and the imagery is so vivid. Conversational piece for sure G-Man.

    I'm lovin' your work from this angle! This is well written poet!

    Write on!!


    Madd :heart:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    MAN

    U TOUCH BASE WIT MY THOUGHTS
    TYGHT A** HELL FLOW HERE BRUTHA
    IT SPEAKS SO LIVE AND CUT NO CORNERS
    LOVE THIS ONE :cool:
     
  4. alyce

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    Tell the stories

    that you see along your journey, Griot. Impart the pearls, Poet. Write the words, Scribe.

    We be listenin

    thank you

    a
     
  5. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I loved this character you have created...he is broken...yet so full of history....someone everyone knows on some level or another...

    I saw your humanity with this prose poet...thank-you for lending us your soul today

    *homeless*
     
  6. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you bought this man to life with your words..
    a forgotten person who may be down and out but still has immense pride and dignity and wonderful memories..
    beautiful...

    K
     
  7. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    N2...Rich...Alyce...Hunter...Kitana

    Do you all know the significance of this piece for me....?...Your comments and support show me you do...I love all of you for checkin this one out and letting me know your thoughts...Thas Peace !!

    One and Much Love
    g-man
     
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