Black Poetry : When worlds collide

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  1. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    she's a walking advertisement
    for physical destruction
    but there's no instruction manual
    it's all a learning process

    trouble is she's a slow learner
    it takes a while for everything
    to sink in
    like for example
    it's taken her nearly ten years
    to learn how to apply make-up
    to cover her imperfections
    she's spent a lot of time
    trying to find
    the right brand
    for her type of skin colour

    and it's taken her
    nearly seven years
    to learn that she doesn't look good
    in tight clothes
    people might stare
    so she's learnt to cover up
    and not show off
    the flaws on her body

    and it's taken her
    nearly four years
    to learn that she is
    really quite clumsy
    always falling over things
    and her skin bruises so easily
    you'd think that she'd be
    more careful

    and it's taken her
    nearly a year
    to learn that she is
    not sexually attractive
    when she just lies there
    not caring
    that her man is not being satisfied
    so she's learnt to be more
    interactive
    but it takes so much out of her

    and it's taken her
    until last night to realise
    that sometimes she can just
    push too hard
    and then she makes him do things
    that he doesn't want to
    so she's learnt to be
    less confrontational
    and maybe that will
    defuse the situation
    before it starts

    and it's taken her
    one moment of truth
    one look in a mirror
    to know that she's been
    lying to herself for years
    and the tears she cries are for
    the girl she used to be

    she's a walking advertisement
    for spiritual reconstruction
    no instruction manual needed
    she's learning on her own

    (c) nfn 2002
     
  2. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    to read you again and hopefully be the first to reply to this
    poetic plaque is an honor..

    this will help everyone who reads this queen.

    nfinite...
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow!!! dis was awesome
     
  4. elayne.

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    kt.


    this was a brilliant read, my sista! :)

    i think at one point in time... before we
    can boldly declare "Thank God! i've arrived
    & i finally know who i am"...we are all walking
    advertisement for spiritual reconstruction...
    & that ain't all bad! :wink:
    thank you for sharing this!!

    itsallLove, chile. (livin' & learnin') :)

    elayne.
     
  5. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    and that is the ultimate
    learning as you go and trying to adapt

    heartfelt piece poet

    DSS
     
  6. GQ

    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    K,

    Really dug this read...

    Keep up the great work Queen!!!

    :heart:
    GQ
     
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