Black Poetry : Untitled (musing in the midnight hour)

alyce

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~inspired by Sade's 'Cherish The Day'~

my greatest nightmare would frighten those
who love me
because off all the
time, money & energy they
sacrificed to see me
well into adulthood

and I've never been ungrateful
even in my teens
I worked and
helped, and
kept my grades
didn't get pregnant
stayed in church
...

and I did things
the way they expected...
didn't sleep around
(too much)
didn't flunk out of
college
didn't become a
drug addict
(but I inhaled ~ often)
and I marched in
June
(and not in August)...

and I moved out
and paid my own rent
with my own money
cuz I had a job
and my own car
continued my education
bought my own clothes
flirted with the
brothaz
danced just close
enough to the fire
to feel the heat
without getting
burned...

and I believed that
if I died
"righteous" I would
go to heaven

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

my greatest nightmare would
hurt those who
brought me into this place...

in all their rearing and
instruction...

life presented me
with a truth they couldn't
begin to teach me...

~your love~

and dying "righteous"
could mean

living without you~


~my soul's greatest fear

Alyce, 2001
 
MS A....

i have been refraining from saying what i'm gonna
say... because i read somewhere that people only
say it when they don't understand what you're tryin'
to say.. but don't wanna appear ignorant... :)
but when i was done reading... this one thought popped
into my head...

this is deep... deepa than oceans

thank you for sharing... i say a lot of my life in
your words... :)

AlwaysLove...
Sunshyne~
 
ooooh alyce!!!!!!

the whole piece gave me a view into a life much like my own...doing everything 'by the book', especially

"and I believed that
if I died
"righteous" I would
go to heaven"


and then this:

"life presented me
with a truth they couldn't
begin to teach me...

~your love~

and dying "righteous"
could mean

living without you~ "


Girlfriend, it took a moment to make the connection with Sade's song. But it came back like the haunting refrain it is "if you were mine....if you were mine...I wouldn't want to go to heaven"

Yeah, you deep Ms. A.


B
 

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