Black Poetry : What is it?

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What is it?

    It is the blink that makes one man with eyes blind
    and another man with vision see
    It is the power of the toe on the foot
    pivoting on an axis and balancing
    man's chaotic nature with its spin
    It is the breath behind the note that
    sweetens the melody to the ear
    with its wings of wind
    and the pin's point in the brain's butt
    that lifts the couch potato
    and the force behind the hammer
    that builds kingdoms once he's on his feet

    It is the feather of Belief that raises
    a man's head and dignity from the gutter
    so he may look up into the face of God
    and in His eyes see himself redeemed
    and it is the single drop of Courage
    that enables one man with it to make
    leaps of progress even in the darkness
    and another man without it to become
    riveted with Fear even in the daylight

    It is one determined fragile finger
    with one ounce of Faith pushing
    one mighty mountain over one inch
    to the awe of all disbelievers
    and the chisel's edge chipping the stoneblock
    for the masterpiece within transforming
    the mediocre into the meteoric

    It is the power to envision what can be
    harnessed to the actions that make it real
    It is in all of us. It is in all of me. It is in all of you.
    HH
     
  2. Bluewater

    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wonderful scribe:)
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sounds like faith to me and the will power to get it done. Usually you paint a scene, but this was a little different than what I'm used to from you. Just as wonderfully written though, keep writing.
     
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    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I absolutely love each and every detail in this piece. You were so careful in writing it, and didn't miss a thing. The message is wonderful. This is bomb, brother.