Black Poetry : When You Couldn't Come Through...Love is all about being there. (please indulge me)

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  1. Gaylee

    Gaylee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    When I was nine and you were all mine
    Mom and Dad you divorced
    Family you couldn't come through
    When I was ten big brother it was then
    that you ran away not to return
    until it was a much older day for me
    You couldn't come through
    Mom you tried and you loved me true
    but you couldn't stay home
    your heart and body needed to roam
    you left me home alone
    You couldn't come through
    When I was 17 and been working for 3 years
    Dad I couldn't assuage your fears
    that I knew just what to do if you signed the car note
    You couldn't come through
    When I was 18 and about to begin the education of my life
    and you all made me promise school
    You couldn't come through
    Mom you were sorry you had to move away
    for fear he wouldn't stay with you
    Dad you asked me to sign a note to the court
    saying there was no more need for your child support
    You couldn't come through
    When I was 19 and pregnant my first time
    Mom you now lived with him and you said
    there was no more room at the Inn
    You couldn't come through
    Dad you said you'd been there before
    with my step-sister at your door
    You couldn't come through
    Baby I am so sorry for my whole life through
    I will always regret I didn't give birth
    and I still love you
    But I couldn't come through

    But through this all I learned
    Love is about being there
    Showing (not saying) you care
    Relying on self
    But giving to others
    Not just mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers
    But all of our friends and mankind too
    All any of us have in life
    is just me and you
    And especially for our children
    It is all about coming through
     
  2. elayne.

    elayne. Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    gaylee.


    well said. this one was felt. & you're right...
    it's all about being there when you're needed
    most by the ones you love. thank you for
    sharing your peace. :)

    itsallLove, chile.

    elayne.
     
  3. Nia Maishani

    Nia Maishani Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ironically enough...

    I have been working on a strikingly similar peace this week (you got some telepathy goin' on, girl?). This is of ineffable potence. Touches me personally. Excellent work, Poetess Gaylee.
     
  4. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A heartfelt piece

    I had a talk with a friend just yesterday
    about the importance of having someone
    who will be there for you...for whatever
    reason...to hug, listen, encourage etc.

    Sometimes the smallest gesture can
    have the greatest impact.

    This piece is gold
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ...our past hurts can serve to mold us in positive ways...you are by far, a most compassionate counselor and friend....you've learned how important it is to "be there"... I'm a witness.

    Thank you for this moving peace.... :heart:

    alyce
     
  6. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very beautiful

    indeed



    One
     
  7. LISTERSCRIBIN'

    LISTERSCRIBIN' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    gaylee, this piece heyah, poetess is so true...there are so many people out there who say one thing and do just the opposite. they make promises and jus neva come through. yes, thank u fa sharin' this piece with us all.
     
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