Black Poetry : WHERE WOULD I BE TODAY? (DEDICATED TO MY DESTEE FAMILY)

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  1. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Where would
    I be today
    without this
    beautiful Destee
    fam-i-ly?

    Still lost out
    in the dark
    bitter cold of
    this treacherous
    world?

    The answer,
    to this,
    I am
    unsure of.

    All I know,
    is here is where
    I, graciously,
    found my
    precious soul.

    From you all,
    I learned
    to believe in
    who I am.

    You gave me
    the strnegth
    and belief
    to strive and
    achieve.

    You helped
    me grow,
    listen and
    most of all
    to receive.

    I feel no greater
    connection
    other than
    my own family
    than being
    a part of this
    Destee family.

    Here, I
    gained
    a tremendous
    sense of a
    second home.

    I cherish
    each and
    every one
    of you.

    You are
    my brothers,
    my sisters,
    my confidants,
    my encouragers,
    my angels,
    my listeners
    and my
    spiritual advisors.

    I look to
    you all for
    guidance
    and voices
    of calm.

    I turn
    to you all
    for strength
    and a sense
    of peace and
    support.

    Wouldn't know
    where I'd be,
    if I hadn't stumbled
    upon Destee on
    that long ago night
    in May of 2003.

    Stopped in
    took a few reads
    and knew this
    is where I had
    to plant my
    poetry seeds.

    We are all one
    making history
    in our Destee
    fam-i-ly.

    I thank
    you all
    for every kind
    word and
    beautiful thought.

    Without you,
    I cannot say
    just where
    I'd be today.

    Forever,
    you will be
    my brothers
    and sisters.

    Peace
    and love
    to you
    all.

    Always
    you'll
    remain
    in my
    heart.


    ©2003 Sierra Raines

    (I left a thank you note to all of you on my Poet of the Week thread. I hope you all give it a read.)
     
  2. Destee

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    Sierra ... wow ... hello my Sister :wave: and Welcome Home !!! :love: ... wow ... this is so beautiful! ... i believe this is the first peace of yours that i've ever read ... i'm so sorry to admit this but the reason is because we have such a big house now ... gosh ... a mansion! ... with so much to offer the Family and i just don't have a chance to check out the poetry forum as in days gone by ... but you know what's so beautiful !!!!??? ... i'm not even needed! ... is this a good or bad thing??! :wink: ... it's a wonderful thing ... because this effort must be greater than any one of us ... and that is what has happened ... you've joined and the Family has embraced you and inspired such a beautiful peace as this ... wow ... the Ancestors are with us ... blessing our efforts here ... please stay with us and continue to share ... for none of this can be done by any one of us ... it takes all of us ... including you! Much Much Love and Thank you for this beautiful poetry ... i'd love to hear it on the ******** ... our own live voice chat ... c'mon in whenever you'd like ... www.************/chat ...

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  3. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi Destee, :wave:

    Thank you for the nice welcome and for the beautiful thoughts!! I am so glad you finally stopped by!! I certainly understand why. It is so wonderful that Destee is so BIG!! I hope to see it grow even bigger!! It is a magnificent place to belong to!!

    I would love to put it on the open mic, but I am afraid I do not have those capabilities on my computer. But I thank you for the invitation to do so!!

    It was nice hearing from you!! Your kind thoughts have a special place in my heart!!

    All my best to you!!

    ~Sierra~:heart:
     
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    You are a very talented poet. We are the better off, having had the opportunity to bask in your glowing light. :)
     
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    well said...

    where would WE be?:)

    THANKS for sharing such a wonderful PEACE. Destee's is a wonderful playground...with an extensive array of talented poets...such as yourself. THANKS for blessing us with this river of love...and respecting what our Queen Mother has accomplished.:)

    peace&manyblessings
     
  6. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey 1Poet,

    Awww you are bringing me to tears with these beautiful and comforting words. Bless you!

    Always, all my love to you!!

    ~Sierra~:heart:
     
  7. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey baller,

    Good hearing from you again!!

    I am feeling much joy from these wonderful sentiments. You have made my heart smile!

    Yes, this is a magnificent place to be! The talent here is fantastic! And Destee is a beautiful person for giving us this place to display our talents!!

    My best to you!!

    ~Sierra~:heart:
     
  8. SwtT

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    And where would we be with that :wave: you greet us with each and everytime and those beautiful and inspiring words you give to us Sierra???? :) :)
     
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    Sierra this is a beautiful dedication. We became members to this beautiful family around the same time. I feel blessed to have met you and every one else here. I love your work and can't wait to read more of you. I always know that I'm gonna be in for something good when I see your name. :)
     
  10. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey SwtT, :wave:

    There's another wave for you (lol)!

    I am so happy to read these warm words about me and my poetry! It brings true joy to my soul!!

    We ae blessed to know one another aren't we!

    Thanks so much, sis!!

    Much love to ya!!

    ~Sierra~:heart:
     
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