Black Poetry : ...when diplomacy fails.

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  1. elayne.

    elayne. Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    when international relations
    give birth to powerFull
    negotiations that fall apart
    miserably at the seams
    …it leaves the bitter taste
    of foreboding on my tongue
    …the dampness associated
    with fear covers my palms…
    & my saddened soul cries
    …for the mothers&sisters
    that will surely die…
    …for the fathers&brothers
    that will most certainly die…
    but…
    “collateral damage” is an
    expected part of the game,
    right? well…
    …if it’s all the same to you
    i just want to feel for them
    i just want to feel for us
    ‘cause… the
    disintegration of mediation
    that now permeates our
    every waking
    television-watching-radio-listening
    moment… has infiltrated society
    to such an extent that
    …even the admittedly
    “less than political” individual
    is compelled to acknowledge
    the inevitable probability
    of war… & i know that
    this may sound cynical
    but… what is it good for?
    besides bloodshed, bad feelings
    & the unfortunate opportunity
    for me & my generation
    to have seen 2 wars in 1 lifetime…
    & maybe i would feel
    differently if america’s victory
    was 100 percent guaranteed
    like political strategist want me
    to believe… but everybody knows
    the race is not promised
    to the swift… but to the one
    who endureth…
    & sadam has been hanging on
    for over 20 years & has
    survived just as many
    assassination attempts…
    (you feel me?!)
    so when diplomacy fails
    at the hands of a man who is
    no more than a son… desperately
    struggling to make amends
    for his father’s 12 year old sins
    my troubled spirit aches
    my aching heart breaks
    …then shatters into a million
    tattered portions that can
    only be reassembled by that
    now illusive thing…
    (that i pray for passionately)
    …called peace.


    ©SunShyneOrygynals 2003, all rights reserved.
     
  2. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    She has stepped out of her box and scribed a masterpiece, but, still written out of LOVE. Keep doing what you do sister because you do it so well. Thank you for the gift.

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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    and again openly she come in peace !
    write dem words sista
     
  4. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Elayne this is .....how can I articulate this.....an excellent piece is an understatement----you spoke with such passion and truth, and my esteem for you as a person and poet has risen even more--this was beautiful and powerful. Thank you so much for this.
     
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    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    as a signature love poetess you are, this one carries your same tone with one of the most insightful and powerful views more than a str8 rugged, political poet/speaker.
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    An absolute souldeep peace!

    Thank you Ms. Gifted Artist for sharing.


    Coco :heart:
     
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    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh Yes!

    Speak it Elayne!!!! Social consciousness mos' def becomes you!!!!

    :heart:
    GQ
     
  8. mensahpoetic

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    it's nice to see that you've followed my advice :)

    this piece is an example as to why you're too good of a poet to not expand outside of the love genre.

    keep holding it down with the revolutionary sh*t :D
     
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    Great Column, great thought!

    1poetsought ~
     
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    yea
    it's called peace

    it is a game
    a game
    that's not mine

    DSS
     
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