Black Poetry : Tragic Life... Tragic Youth

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  1. MsBerry_98

    MsBerry_98 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I watch as he sits and cries
    longing for the touch of love,
    of familiarity, of family.

    I try to reassure him as he
    wonders 'why me?' and cries
    out for a life of normalcy like
    his friends.
    One in which his parents
    and two brothers share the
    ups and downs of life with him
    instead of looking down on him
    from an ethereal position
    of helplessness.

    I cry for him because one
    so young has had to endure
    pains I can not fathom even
    in my seniority.

    I fear (just as he does) that
    his life is in danger...
    danger of chance (another fire)
    danger of violence (a bullet in the back)
    danger of grief (another death).
    We both ask how much more can he take?

    How do I help him conquer the tragedy
    of his youth... of his life?

    I have to make him see that he
    has not been abandoned...
    that he must know there is something
    powerful meant for his life.
    He alone has escaped so much tragedy.
    He alone is left to tell of His grace and His mercy.
    He alone can be a testimony
    of victory over adversity
    ... that He alone can turn his tragedy into triumph!
     
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    MsBerry ... this is the case way too often, for way too many
    of our babies ... like you, i don't know that i'd be able to live
    under the same conditions as some of them ... i don't know
    what life would be like ... yess ... we've got to give them to
    know that they are loved, needed, wanted, and believed in.

    beautiful peace Sis ... thanks for sharing it.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the saddest part is written in your first three lines...it is amazing to witness how much one person can bear if they know they are loved by someone..just as amazing to witness is their willingness to let their spirit die, when they are not loved and it all becomes too much...a sad fact of life for too many..

    K
     
  4. MsBerry_98

    MsBerry_98 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you, ladies...

    I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and bless me with your presence. The young man I wrote this poem about is truly remarkable... he came back to school with a renewed sense of life that was unbelievable. I can't tell you how glad I am.

    Much :heart:
     
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    the quest for life
    everyone dilema
    with someone like you
    he'll be alright
    peace poet

    feeling the depth
    here

    dssNYc
    it could have been me
     
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    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    MsB.


    ...this is a heart-felt peace lil sistah.

    all imma say is that it's true what i told you...
    'bout **** runnin' in the family... &
    i'll also tell you to keep reachin'... keep on
    teachin'... keep instillin' hope&faith in our
    youth. they need your light, chile!

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

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    SURELY WIT YA COMFORTING WORDS HE'LL BE JUST FINE
    DIS WAS TOUCHING YET SWEET AND WISDOM POWERED
     
  8. MsBerry_98

    MsBerry_98 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So'ja... Thanks for coming by and leaving your words of encouragement. I truly felt it...

    Much :heart:
     
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    MsBerry_98 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    SUNNY E!!!!

    Now you know what I said 'bout **** runnin' in the family... :lol: :wink: ! But I'm certainly glad you think so!

    Much fam'ly :heart:
     
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    Your RICHNE$$... THANKS!!!!

    Much :heart:
     
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