Black Poetry : Too Young to Be Old...

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  1. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm a child,
    I'm too young to be old
    But the ice has been injected
    and my heart grows cold
    Such an old spirit
    they say with such glee,
    without knowing the half
    of what's happened to me
    Raped of all innocence,
    my mind has never been free
    My soul has more rings
    than The Joshua Tree
    Wisdom speaks, but the price
    for the knowledge paid, reeks
    A millisecond swaddled
    is what my inner child seeks
    Mommy
    Daddy
    Is there an end in sight?
    I'm only three, and don't really
    care who's wrong or right
    My pillow shouldn't be sopping
    almost every night
    Aging every moment, I hear
    the two of you fight
    I'm only a child, too young to be old
    Admit it, mommy and daddy, it's true
    And when the Angel of Death finally
    accepts me, my God, I'll be older than you....
     
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    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whoa...

    Feelin' this.
     
  3. Prizefighter16

    Prizefighter16 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was very heartfelt...and similar to me...in many ways
    keep the flow goin
     
  4. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Glad to know you were feelin this piece Positive, thank you poet.

    Prizefighter, I was hoping that you wouldn't be able to relate to this...I had this piece in my mind for a couple of weeks. Long story short, I was comforting a three year old whose parents couldn't quite decide on whether or not the new wife was allowed to pick this child up from school. You know how when kids cry without making any noise, that's when their feelings are really hurt? Well, this is how he was crying. So, this experience was what brought about this poem. Much love to you young sis. You are quite gifted.
     
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    Prizefighter16 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sadly...yes i can relate...even when i was three myself, i could hear my parents arguing. And my little brother... he's six now, and im afraid he's already saw the same things i have seen, and even much worse.
    But then again there is always a lite at the end of a tunnel. and i count the blessings i have...and im hoping that the 3 year old child you spoke of will grow above it, and if not, have enough strength to push through it.
    it can be done.
     
  6. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, it can be done Prizefighter, we can definitely rise above our circumstances, and some must do this at such a young age. Being a parent now myself, sometimes we get caught up in heated arguments, so caught up that we forget about the young ears aound. Somehow we have to instill in the children that although the adults are not getting along, we still love them, and respect them enough to save the blowups for a time when the kids don't have to hear it. Much love to you little sis.
     
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    dis was deeply felt love the flow keep da ink droppin
     
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    phenomenalwoman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    whoa watz this is deep. too bad the child in us cant keep us young. I felt this drop NICE
     
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    Thought provoking peace...
    too often do we as adults
    realize the impact and stress
    we cause on our little ones
    by being negligent in our
    behavior in front of them...

    Powerful read sister...
    Sage
     
  10. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Good to know you were feelin the vibe in this Rich, I'll try to keep my pen movin, thank you brotha.
    Phenomenal, that's food for thought, keeping the child within alive....thank you for responding so.
    Thank you sage, yes, something to ponder indeed.
     
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