Black Poetry : Vows

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  1. LovesDestiny

    LovesDestiny Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Vows

    Out of Adam’s rib was formed woman
    And the two shall become one
    Forsaking all others and ‘til death do us part
    These were the words that were spoken from my heart
    Over a decade ago I declared these vows before you and God
    So young and sincere I said “I do” with an affirming nod
    Only happiness and love lay ahead
    Of course trials would come but “Our love will bring us through” I said.

    The years passed and there were some good times and bad
    The precious babies were a blessing but you continued to make me sad
    Constant negativity in the home and anxieties on the job
    I promised I would stay strong but started feeling like I’d been robbed
    I decided I would do everything to make our home a peaceful resting place
    I wanted you to feel secure in your kingdom and haven space
    I cooked, cleaned, washed, mended,
    Nurtured, and mowed and all you did was become more dependent

    Praises and thank yous were rarely uttered from your lips
    And soon we became like two lonely passing ships
    Yet I kept my feelings to myself and prayed for a breakthrough
    All the while why I waited I continued to allow myself to be used
    Time passed on and I became expert at hiding my sorrow and tears
    Neglect and denial became so much a part of my very being and heightened all my fears
    The person I once was had become a stranger of circumstance
    Then you said “This is too much for me” and I snapped and saw my chance.

    I looked in the mirror and did not like what I saw
    Dropping from a healthy size 12 to a frail size 6 should be against the law
    Appetite gone and feeling stressed and depressed
    Is this the way God wanted me to be blessed?
    Pastor says I must stick to my vow (which means for me to put up a fascade)
    He says the alternative is to be out of God’s will and experience the wrath of God
    Hubby now seems to be trying but how long will that last
    I’m ready to step into the future and let the past be the past

    But the future does not include these haters I thought were my friends
    I’m stripping myself of all the noise and putting my life back in God’s hands
    For only He knows my heart and I believe He wants me to be happy and true
    For even the church and the people you love can’t live your life for you
    It’s been a long, tough road but I can see the light
    The darkness is turning into day and the future looks bright
    Such a hard process but this much I do know
    God will still love me because from these trials I’ll continue to grow!
     
  2. PLATINUMILLITY1

    PLATINUMILLITY1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This poem was really pretty Hoplisromantic
    It had that feeling showing
    People in our lives...not worth being there....
    Depression in a constant presence
    Sometimes we go through the war
    But we can come out on top
    We need to have trust in GOD
    I really loved this Sis
    Continue to flow


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    ~PeaceandLove~
    and
    ~Blessings~
     
  3. Peachislove

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    Great flow Sis! God brings and take people out of our lives for reasons. Don't look back at that now....lOOk at that bright future of ahead of you! :-D
     
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    It's so difficult when the happy home you had soon after your vows, has become a distant memory. Everything that should be so warmly familiar, becomes so sadly foreign. God will lead you down the right path. Feeling your words here.
     
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