Black Poetry : Turn Off The Light

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  1. klabarron

    klabarron Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "Turn off the light, baby" she asked so tenderly.
    "I ain't in shape like i used to be"
    "But baby you know I like looking while
    I am loving you! I want to see you.
    All of you in your natural beauty."
    "Baby please..." she asks.
    So as the light goes off
    we make love to a symphony
    on oneness in a harmony
    so sweet and replete with
    sensual pleasure, as angels herald
    the beauty of our bliss
    and what they miss
    for God only gave this
    to his humanity.
    As we laid she whispers, "talk to me!"
    Inside I cry "turn off the lights!"
    As she tenderly stokes my head
    she comforts me waiting for......
    the right words to fall from my lips
    the right words to the whispered of our love
    the sensual expressions of intimacy
    but I am afraid
    I cry inside "turn of the lights!"
    And she still want's to look.
    To see me.
    "I love you!" she says so intimately.
    With a hesitant tremble of my very soul
    I whisper "I love you too..."
    know that this light of love is too bright
    for the very thing I so desired
    I fear.
    I fear this love, a reciprocal love.
    an enduring love, and eternal love
    because I have never had a love
    like this before
    and I it scare me
    for I don't feel I deserve it
    I can't have it
    but why not
    "turn off the lights" my soul cries.
    I do not know
    but this light is so bright
    penetrating my macho ego - darkness
    illuminating my chauvinistic mind - darkness
    infiltrating my selfish soul - darkness
    soothing my lonely spirit - darkness
    but I am comfortable. safe in my foolish state.
    "I want to share your world, your life, because
    I love you" she speaks into my bare chest.
    So I hit the light switch and welcomed her into me.
     
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    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow, this piece said a lot...glad you stopped being so afraid to let that kind of love in...turn those lights on...and make her leave the lights on too! We all get old eventually, and I ALWAYS leave the lights on what-eva! It's still love!
     
  3. klabarron

    klabarron Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    rykh - it's a bet for our next spl! i'd love to share it.

    red - it's a beautiful thing to be totally free - lights on - and know that you will not be rejected.
     
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    kl.


    this peace spoke volumes!!! & i loved the way
    you chose to show that we sometimes shy
    away from being seen emotionally as well as
    physically... that!... was what got me! :)

    thank you for sharing.

    itsallLove, chile.

    elayne.
     
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    klabarron Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    layne - you know a man need a good woman to really help him know himself. i don't care what a brohter says - he need his woman!!!!!
     
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    this was an eye opener love the flow of this it pose depth
     
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    There's not enough I can say about this, truly awesome piece...I guess what struck me the most was the tender way you went about talking about what some fear the most, true intimacy. Wow....
     
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    a dear sister of mine once told me...
    it's usually not the fear of loving someone
    but the fear of allowing someone to love you...
    that is the ultimate fear in love...

    Poet...you amaze...always...you amaze

    I was enlightened in this peace!
     
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    klabarron Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You dear sister is right. Especially for us as men. Tought shell only covers a hear that really needs a Sista's love. Bless ya. k


     
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