Black Poetry : WHY I'M NOT AFRAID

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  1. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mama I look in the mirror. I see my eyes are round like the world. I have two globes, floating in space of white support. Clouds appear within the darkness of the orbs used to see. It is from the moisture of bleeding and crying to be. Why are the eyes deceiving me. One on the right and one on the left. Why can't I see clear by myself. Putting my hands up to my face, afraid to cover my eyes in hast.

    She would say " Things could change and you miss them dear. If you bury your face in your hands out of fear. " So I stand eyes wide open.

    Pushing back the clouds. But the thunder Mama is getting loud.

    I went to place my hands over my ears. Then she would say " You couldn't hear me dear " .

    So I put them down by my side. She told me that reaching out shows my pride. In me, in others as I embraced their needs.

    She warned me to keep them back from greed.

    I started to speak, she reminded me. I have one mouth and two eyes to see, two ears and one nose with two nostrils to help me breath. Two legs to get me around the strife. One heart big enough to embrace this life.

    " I love you Mama " I think I said.

    I was thinking when I see her again. I going to sit and rub her head.

    Place her head upon my chest. I'll ask my Mama to take a rest. She did that for me when I was young. It made me the man I have become. Thank you Mother!
     
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    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

    I'm truly speechless...
    this piece has touched my heart...immensly
    Brother Hodee...this was as beautiful as it was profound...
     
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    this was so
    wonderful
    likes this alot
    flow on.....
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    very lovely piece u really mastered it well bruh
     
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    nice flow brother
    feeling the release
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
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    This was beautiful.. Nothing like a mother's insightful words, they're forever with you.
     
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    twas a nice piece...
    man giving homage to his mother
    to womanhood..
    you got to be together..
    my brother..it was
    together...
     
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    my goodness! this is beautiful and profound, HODEE. I am also very moved. This is just, wow, wow, wow.
     
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    This piece still touches me. Nothing like the love of a mom to lift one's spirits infinitely high.
     
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    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank You Watz for bring that back. I didn't know I could write like that. I have to get back to my heart. :hearts2: This is really what my mother has taught me.
     
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