Black Poetry : who am I (THE DEFINITION OF MANY WOMEN)

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  1. NicoleM

    NicoleM Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    who am I
    I am woman forged
    proven and scourged
    I left my little boy at the cemetary
    to warm a grave
    and another piece of my DNA
    down a clinic drain
    I'm a runaway slave
    and you can't begin to know my pain
    just as I can't know yours
    I've had tears
    more than
    the sand of the shores
    but as I hold my daughter
    in my arms
    I know I have been restored
    so shall you be
    if you choose to believe

    who am I
    I am former wife
    on the inside
    I used to struggle with pride
    and tried to hold on to a dying life
    but I am no longer a counterfeit bride
    nor the shadow of that for which I was formed
    even with all the duties I performed
    I now rejoice that what I made died
    on the vine

    who am I
    I am child
    there's a changeling dwelling in all the parts of me
    that may seem wild
    don't you know this is the way I was styled
    fashioned at the dawn of time
    before I was even a thought in my mother's mind

    what am I
    I am one of the healed blind
    everyday life fine tunes my sight
    my peculiarities
    are a rarity
    like something precious
    harvested from the bottom of the sea
    once a year after a virgin sacrifice
    I failed to learn diplomacy
    but I definitely
    see the lunacy
    in any kind of tolerating
    I have no understanding of conspiracy
    but I know a bit about strategy
    I once stood on something wobbly
    and made it obey me

    where am I
    I spend a lot of time
    inside my mind
    contemplating the road I'm traveling
    giving thanks for every moment spent
    surrending to unraveling
    and finally realizing
    that deconstruction
    is the substantiation of reconstruction
    and the evidence of introduction
    to a coming chapter
    and joy that comes after
    rivers of tears
    and stumbling block fears

    why am I
    because God said so
    I would not even be
    if He had said no to my molecular chemistry
    I would have had an unlife
    nothing ventured
    nothing gained
    just another sheet stained
    But He spoke a divine YES
    and waited until the appointed time
    though it tarried
    my life has spoken and it did not lie

    I am woman
    I am child
    I am healed
    and I am fully realized
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well expressed and heard i feel ya within flow on
     
  3. NicoleM

    NicoleM Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Rich ;-)
     
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    Hi NicoleM :wave:
    Wow...that was some piece you dropped. I got warm when I read it...it shows the work of art...masterfully.
    welcome to a beautiful place...
     
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    nice drop!!!
     
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    NicoleM Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks for the props... :x:
     
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    I am IMPRESSED :) this was Powerful my sista I am GLAD that you have decided to come back around and bless us once again :) :grouphug:
     
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    NicoleM Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    triniti~

    thank you for remembering me. i can't believe that it has been a year since I posted last. thanks for your props too....

    Nic
     
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