Black Poetry : Traveling Mercies

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by alyce, May 24, 2001.

  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You know,

    Daddy woke me up in the wee hours
    last night
    calling to say he's getting on a plane
    to England today


    My sister's had a brand new baby
    and Mommy's already over there

    Everybody's having a good time
    And we're all so anxious to see
    the pictures

    You know,

    there's only the four of
    us,

    just Daddy, Mommy, Didi and me

    and he called to give me instructions
    on what to do and where he left
    the key

    I didn't know he was going this soon
    it took me a little by surprise

    as he talked and joked in his usual way
    I felt the tears well in my eyes

    You know,

    we've been scattered like this before
    at least two off somewhere else

    but this morning I'm feeling a little puny
    in the U.S. all by myself

    so here I am like the last time
    head bowed and on my knees

    Lord,

    take care of my Dad as he travels
    like you took care of Mommy,

    please



    alyce, 2001
     
  2. T

    T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce

    I feel you this morning, sis. You know your Heavenly Father will send the angels to carry the plane for "Big D". Smile now!


    :heart:


    T
     
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    no matter how

    grown we get, we always miss our families near and far. I pray that your parents have a safe trip crossing, back and forth.

    It's gon' be aight, a! :)


    mojo
     
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    Afridancr Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sistah Alyce

    No question this piece brings sadness:( But know that you have a sis who will keep you in her prayers!

    :heart: Ya!
    Afri
     
  5. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    a prayer 4 u and yours

    May God bless and protect you and your family on your travels and unite you all in safety and peace. Amen

    On A Continuous Journey
    GYPSYMAN
     
  6. Natasha

    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce
    I stand in awe at your talent
    no one does it better !
    or more eloquently
    as always felt this in the foot of my soul !
    :p
     
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    8th wonder Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this piece has given me such a nice feeling.....

    it makes me wonder if there are those who have said this same prayer for me while i fly.......hmmmmm

    Thankyou for this......

    8th!
     
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