Black Poetry : Words Of A Dying Man

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lord please don't take me yet
    so many things to be finished
    so many things to be said
    how can I if I'm dead?

    Lord see that my eyes are wet
    as I cry for forgiveness
    as I plead to continue to breathe
    this world I just can't leave

    Not yet...

    Still trying to make a connection
    with my seeds
    trying to get past frustration
    of babies mamas greed

    Still trying to turn a bad man good
    with my deeds
    clean up the hood
    make the people believe

    in YOU

    There was a time when I doubted your
    existence
    when I was homeless, cold, and hungry
    looking for your assistance
    The behaviors of MAN had me duped
    into believing his voice was the true WORD
    while he continullay preyed on my weakness
    leaving me drunk laying on the curb

    I understand that when my name is called
    I should not resist but when I reminesce
    of the good times I missed I want to experience bliss
    NOT THIS....

    I lay here two prayers too few
    two days to late and two
    breaths wasted.....but Lord

    if you hear me "I want to live"

    (C)2001 blakverb
     
  2. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If you only knew how this poem has touched me.
    This has been my very prayer for several months, since a certain diagnosis...Lord I want to live.
    There are things I need to rectify also, a little differently
    than what is said here. Nonetheless, I am dealing with this very
    thang as I reflect upon your poem.

    Very well written and heart felt. Like Hezekiah,
    I have turned my face to the wall and God has given me more time, despite what the doctor has said. I see the value of living life with purpose now...more than ever. More importantly, living it in the fulness and joy of Jesus Christ.









    www.joycerogers.net
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    verb

    man this one touch home ........may i please print this one
     
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    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    blak.....this one leaves a brotha speechless......makes us remember that we are only temporary and that we must accomplish all that we can while we can....

    I must work the works of him that sent me while it is day for night cometh when no man can work....Excellent piece blak!!!!
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yea Blakverb

    give praise the power is omnipresent don't lose that faith

    PS sitting here ready to go on the collabo



    DSSNY
     
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    VERB....manchild...poet...prophet...

    i'm without words today...
     
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    MsDLite Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very poweful...

    ...the ending...
    ...the last stanza...
    that is where i am at...

    speak!
     
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    Feelin' you on this vibe bro!!!

    Peace
    GQ
     
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