Black Poetry : USED TO KEEP THE LIGHT ON FOR YA!

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  1. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Used to keep the light on for ya baby!
    Stayed up late most every night.
    Used to keep the light on for ya baby.
    Now all we do is fuss and fight!
    Well it's time to make a move
    and you just move yo self around.

    Used to keep the light on for ya baby!
    Stayed on my knees all through the night.
    Tried to keep our famliy together...
    But you put up one hell of a fight.
    So I had to let you go baby...
    And it's time to turn off that light.

    Used to sit by the phone...
    waiting anxious for your call.
    Used to sit by the phone...
    Sometimes you didn't call at all.
    Now I got my number changed.
    And a new man rings me now.

    Used to sit by the phone...
    When you left me home alone.
    Used to sit by the phone baby.
    Cause you seem to always be gone.
    Now my phone rings off the hook.
    And I am hardly ever home!

    Used to leave the light on for ya baby.
    Left it on both night and day.
    Well it must have been a signal.
    Cause then you up and went away.
    Used to leave the light on for ya baby.
    My heart couldn't beat without you.
    So what in the world can a heartless
    woman do????????????
    BJS(c) 2004
     
  2. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You said:
    So what in the world can a heartless
    woman do????????????
    Eventually, what ya did do...move on. Life does go on, eventually...really liked the way you posed this.
     
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    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

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    right...
    to love life
    you must love yourself
    and if you love yourself
    you got to let negative people go...
    i feel ya sis...on this
    one love
    khasm
     
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    Aaliyahmonet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Go Girl!:)

    Hey sis, hi five. This was a tight drop. Keep up the good work and god bless ya sis.

    Love Always,

    AM
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed unto one self for one self
    deep tyte drop
     
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    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    TO MY FELLOW SCRIBES FROM MY HEART THANK YOU!

    First and foremost to my fellow scribe; watziname- Sage advice that I took long ago. This was from my post divorce files...LOL, doing fine now and loving the new man in my life!
    Khasm-My brother always there with an encouraging and kind word...you make me confident
    that "Good Black men" do exist...and they got brains too! LOL Love ya!
    Alliyah- My baby sister, girl what would I do without you? Don't know and don't want to find out.
    you are the lifeline in this sometimes drudgery existence of working at home and sometimes the solitude is greatly overwhelming, especially in the winter weather...but then I get a PM or a letter or e-card....and all is right with the world, cause you get me on so many levels! Wise beyond your years...I love you dearly!
    Rich-my Big brother, my protector and soul respecter, I so love you and all the things about you in your capacity on this forum, you are the Glue that keeps us all together...always always leading by example...I have learned so much from you ...And sometims now I don't post, but I read for hours making sure I give as many people love on the page as I can! Thanks for being you!

    BLESSINGS ON YOUR HOUSE! :spin: :spin: :spin:
     
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    and so thy humble heart hugs u sistah i loveth thee also
    most welcome dear
     
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    what can a heartless woman do?

    whatever you do...don't BUY a heart, because anything you buy, can be bought!!!
    instead "BUILD" your heart. something build holds more value than something bought.

    I have lived that quite well, I use to leave:
    the light on...[​IMG]
    the doors unlock...
    the window sill dirty (from leaning)...[​IMG][​IMG]

    I put on my carpenter clothes and I started "BUILDING"...and now...

    I lit another match...my light burns on...
    you can see the windows of my soul...
    and my pillows are wet...from sweat

    nice poem...I was feeling that...
     
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    Sister, you don't seem heartless at all - just very self-possessed. You GO, girl! :laugh:
     
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    Sometimes it's best to "turn off the light and light a candle"...that's old pendergrass speak. But you did what you had to do. Nice piece.

    blak
     
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