Black Poetry : What else can I do?


Jul 2, 2003
I hope you slept well​
I am up its 5 AM
The emotions in me all night swelled

I am so disappointed in you

You think you have strength to stand
Against what you now believe is my abuse
So you can’t see your man

I haven’t changed
Along the way I changed things

They may not and were not what you liked
I did all

I did and you can’t see
I did them
To continue our way of life

All the financial decisions I made
I wrestled with each one for days

The decisions I made not to go certain places
I pondered and I wrung my hands

All I see now
Is your immaturity

You’re selfish
And you can’t have your way

If you want to be a child about this
That is fine

Today I need a grown up here
With me today


Well-Known Member
Oct 4, 2003
There are those times when we just don't know what more we can do, after all it does take two. Hopefully two will be able to converse and have a meeting of the minds, real talk, as real as the way this piece was posed.


Jul 2, 2003
It becomes hard for two to become one
When one or both believe the other
Have changed things

Changed them to something that they aren't happy with
But changed them so they work again if understood

Sometimes without knowing
Things Become something they no longer understand
It can happen to a woman, and it can happen to any man

The only thing I think
That one can do
Is not loose sight
Of who is working to be with you

The material things come
The material things they go
The lights were never turned off the gas was always on too
The frig was full of food
The rent is always paid
There was enough left over
A vacation together can be made

Not sure what the unhappy is
Can't get no communication
Honest explanation of what the upset is about

Year in year out they stand their ground
Walking around each other but not together anymore
Bottom line it is time to go
So clear heads can see
Minds figure the good that it be
They both lost


Well-Known Member
Jul 11, 2008
West Coastin'
Wow great write I totally agree.. when someone makes sacrafices to keep the household going they should be shown some appreciation..and thanked for all the things they did do instead of pointing out the things they didnt..especially if the things they didnt do you could live without.. there isnt nearly enough appreciation going on around in some relationships.. people tend to get selfish and make things about them..saying oh i was at work all day making money..but dont consider how the person felt who was at home holding the fort down.. both parties have to make sacrafices sometimes..

One again nice write Id take a man like that anyday! lol


Jul 2, 2003
Thank you YungMiss

" there isnt nearly enough appreciation going on "

Watz Thanks for the read

Conversation is key. Getting it started, keeping the topic focused and positive is difficult. Another key is not giving up, but knowing when it isn't working and time to quit.

YungMiss you said this and it is so true.
" Both parties have to make sacrafices "

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