Black Poetry : when i was sick

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  1. redlady

    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    when i was sick
    i changed my lifestyle
    sipped herbal teas
    ate lots of salads
    researched my illness
    on my own

    you see
    when a loved one becomes ill
    sometimes that illness can spill
    into your aura your life
    your body as well

    and when he became sick
    and i became sick
    i changed my lifestyle
    no more partying until 3:00 a.m.
    no more covering my head
    when the alarm clock rang

    i learned to value my life more
    and in turn
    he began to value his more
    today was the first day
    that i have felt better

    and herbal tea tastes so good
    and even tho i am better
    when someone said, let's have a drink
    i declined
    because living right and healthy
    it ain't so bad
    you feel pretty good
    you can keep commitments
    and inspire others around you too

    yeah, i was sick
    but there's no guarantee i won't get sick again
    so why tempt fate
    why test those waters
    when my entire home is healthier
    when i can laugh a lot longer
    when i can spend my free time getting a pedicure
    instead of sitting at the doctors

    **** health is sacred
    value your health
    take care of your body
    make it your temple...those words are so true
    and sometimes the doctors have no clue
    don't rely on them to know it all
    sometimes you have to research you own ailments
    doctors they are busy...and can't coddle you

    i mean, have you ever just called your doctor
    after doing research and said, doctor, how about we try
    this...and he says...yes, let's try it
    i mean, what the...you feeling me?
    so don't let it come to that
    brothers and sisters, take care of yourselves
    and the rest will follow through
    and so will your spirituality

    is this a poem?
    i'm not sure
    i don't post like i used to
    but just a positive message to say
    take care of yourselves...and count your blessings daily
    peace
     
  2. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was extremely positive and very inspirational...and yes it is a poem of sort...there are no guidelines when you're a poet!

    Enjoyed this immensely!
     
  3. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You know I can relate!

    As I wait for the next procedure, I read and read each detail of what will be done to me...
    Under the knife to many times to count them, I too have changed the way I live...
    In honoring our temple it is more time he will give.
    It is the quality of life that I desire, when I can uplift and even inspire.
    The beauty of a poem to me, is not in the rhyme it's in the time...
    The time you spent to share some truth to guide somebody through a rough spot in life. And so I say "I concur for sure!"
    The healing was part Medical but mostly faith...and knowing I had no time to waste!

    *I am having my second back procedure done. Keep me in prayer!

    Blessings On Ya House!:)
     
  4. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi,

    I know what you are saying. We have to take care of ourselves and be preventive.

    I love this piece!! Very nicely said.

    All my best to you, and I pray you continue to heal!!

    ~Sierra~:heart:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    i'm feeling this one truth open up here flow on !
     
  6. redlady

    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    angelicsage - glad you could relate and see my message!

    mslusciousb - i know you're going through your own health struggles, but my prayers are with you as always. you have always been an inspiration to me.

    sierra - thanks for understanding my message

    rich - as always...thanks brotha.
     
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    poeticlyspeakin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    tyte... i like the positive message and advice you give here. its true tho, health is sacred. good job poet...
     
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