Black Poetry : Victim -vs- Volunteer

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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    There are adages and songs galore which speak to a moral
    And we've all still tried to test their validity and question the quarrel
    Like, "Everybody Plays The Fool, Somestimes."
    And, "Get me once, shame on you. Get me twice, shame on me."
    But, sadly, for many, only in hindsight can they understand them and agree.

    Now, we've all, in some fashion, been used, betrayed, and misled
    And, hopefully, the lessons taught made us more careful where we'll tread

    But, there is a distinct difference between
    Being a "VICTIM"
    And being a "VOLUNTEER."
    Some of us, misguidedly, think
    That we can, somehow, steer
    Our wayward mate onto a more favorable course
    While some stay in waaay too long
    Hoping that things will surely change
    If they'd just persevere

    So, speaking as a woman, I can't have a whole lot of compassion
    When another female will so obtusely accept whatever ration
    Her mate metes out
    And in the end
    Still wondering where
    She chose the wrong route
    Even, after initially leaving, returning for even more emotional bruises
    But, all that serves to say is that he can do...... whatever he chooses

    Now, it matters not how his smile and attentions
    May make you giddy and, downright, glisten
    For, I've heard it said
    "That when a man SHOWS you who he is, you betta listen."
     
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    Dissent…is the word I’m missing
    When choosing why women say we don’t listen
    Yet, hoping she “glistens” at the thought of me
    You say I’m “wrong” but open your eyes…you’ll see
    Each step I’ve taken has me par for the course
    I’m not the “ford fiesta” you’re use to
    I’m the rolls Royce
    But I’M HUMAN
    I’ve made mistakes along my way
    As a young man I was prone to slip…and play
    Not saying it’s right…those things I’ve done
    ‘twas just a young man out having some fun
    Not trying to hurt the woman I love
    Abuse. Misuse. none of the things you spoke of
    So when you say I’ve shown myself…and she’d betta listen
    Are you referring to mistakes I’ve made when just a young kitten?


    Don't get your knickers in a bunch. it's been some time since i've flowed with you...i couldn't help myself.:)

    YES...men and women have to pay attention to what our mates are saying to us. generally, they will tell us everything we need to know...we just have to listen.
     
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    Indeed, Bro. Baller. But more of our Sisters need to learn how to discern what is truly POTENTIAL in a man and what he shows in his CHARACTER.

    We're all HUMAN.

    But when it comes to a no-good man (or a no-good woman)..If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, then I'll betcha a dolla to a box of Kripsy Kremes, that it's a DUCK.
     
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    very nice Sister Cherry ... :toast:

    Thanks For Sharing!

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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