Black Poetry : Word-Flow(A Poetic Exercise)

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  1. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is a, for ‘fun’ exercise to help keep our ink river flowing. I hope those who enjoy and appreciate poetry will partake. Here’s how it flows, I will start by choosing a word that anyone can flow to, however, ‘first come first flow.’ The flow can be as long as the writer wishes, but not less than 3 lines, perhaps a haiku. The chosen word must be singular, however the writer can alter the word by making it plural or adding a prefix or suffix. Example: revisit or premature and basking or lovelier. Upon completion of the flow, bold the chosen word and then post a word for the next flow. Alrighty then, I’ll go first as an example. Ok here we go, lets flow…. :)

    First word: Moon

    ‘twas
    eyes’
    delight
    to witness the
    sun set beyond the
    horizon and darkness
    descending upon the surface
    as the silvery moon and stars appear
    suspended, illuminating across the sky
    ‘til…
    tomorrow’s
    sun rise

    Next word: solace


    MaddSistahlyLove!
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    Sorrow and depression were her daily companionS
    Others could not lift up her crushed, diminished egO
    Languishing was she within her own silent, private HelL
    As each night, she lay awake with no slumbering comA
    Craving relief in any numbing or alleviating analgesiC
    Ever hoping and writhing, wanting but inconsolablE.​







    NEXT WORD: MEANDER
     
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    Great Word-Flow ( Post ) Sister cocobutterskyn

    MEANDER....

    As I often sit and often wander

    Mosey along comes time, holding me under
    E verything I wanted is incomplete
    A nd I wonder
    Not again will I sit and ponder
    D on’t just sit here, doing nothing
    E verybody pays the price of meander
    R ather than sit get up, move your feet Sister & Brother



    NEXT WORD: Descend



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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Coco, I loved the imagery in this! THIS is what poetry is all about!


    Hodee, I really liked the tone in this! Your revolutionary side seems to be an undercurrent here.
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for partaking Cherryblossom and Hodee

    I’d like to reiterate, this exercise is for fun and keeping poetic juices flowing. There is absolutely no pressure to create masterpieces, nor is it a must that a writer follow poetic guidelines and forms such as, acoustic(which Cherryblossom and Hodee so nicely demonstrate) as well as, haikus, tankas or any others. Of course, unless you want to and if that be the case… get your flow on:)


    Descending thoughts of past doings
    ensue hesitation to forge towards lasting
    relationships for fear skeletons may
    fall from the closet exposing what was buried
    long ago


    Next word: Jovial


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    Meandering focused on the Moon
    I Descended into a Jovial mood.

    Next word: Glass




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    I stare in the looking glass
    But all I see is me of the past
    Not the successful me of today
    But the wretch I was on yesterday
    Thank God for the change in me
    For who knows where I would be
    I take one more glance at the looking glass
    With tommorrow's Promise I let go of the past

    nest word: dedication
     
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    Dedication

    To be apart of what's to hold
    Love with more than the current mold
    Must be given a chance to unfold
    Slowly drop into Dedication

    Drop into a grind
    Fidelity and devotion
    Loyal and commitment
    Search for deeper within the emotion

    Cheating those deceiving most
    Thinking free giving of sex
    Around town should be forgiven
    Cheating with no future hope of relations

    Desitined to leave this earth
    With no bearers at the station
    Learn the meaning of the word Dedication.


    Next word: Truth
     
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    My spirit thrives on Truth

    So, do you really love me, give me the Truth
    If there's anything less than that, please turn me loose.

    Tenderly hold me in your strong arms,
    Revealing all your loving charms.
    Under your spell I want to be,
    Totally giving sweet love to me.
    Hold on to Truth, it'll set you free!!

    The next word is Unity
     
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    Unity

    We are one accord
    twined into a single thread
    *pride and unity*

    next word:

    mystery




    epiphany :heart:
     
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