Black Poetry : YEARS OF OUR LIVES

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  1. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The years of our lives
    roll swiftly by with
    most of us missing
    half of them or more.

    One day, I was twenty-one,
    full of ambition and looking
    towards expericing life.
    Today, just like that,
    I am much older and
    falling, tragically, behind.

    Where it all goes,
    time, money, love,
    our own histories
    is a baffling mystery.

    I don't posess
    any of the clues.
    I wonder,
    do any of you?

    Life is precious,
    sometimes thin.
    Life is golden
    and often divine.
    Life is sometimes short
    and over before we learn.

    From here to there,
    we all hopelessly rush,
    forgetting to savor
    what lies in between.

    We lust and rage
    and forget to taste
    all life has to offer.

    We forget to cherish
    the precious moments
    we have on this earth
    to love our families
    and cherish our friends.

    The years of our lives
    race by, and we can't
    grab a hold or see
    our lives whole.

    We tend to celebrate
    only the familiar
    and disregard what
    we do not like, believe
    or understand.

    As we struggle
    through our
    daily life dramas,
    we allow our lives
    to slip from our grasps.

    All the while forgetting
    why we are really here,
    to live, to trust, to believe,
    to listen, to give, to receive,
    to learn and most of all
    to love.

    The years of our lives,
    I pray, we all cherish,
    for they are our treasures.


    ©2003 Sierra Raines
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In a word, Magnificent!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    great scribe well put
     
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    Hey Sierra
    this is wonderful
    it is a treasure
    time has a way
    of moving faster
    then we know it
    Peace
     
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    Beautiful. Very real.
     
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    gone Ms. Raines what you gone do!!!
    Droppin dat poet of da week flava fa real!!
    Tellin like it is is what makes poeticism what it is!

    :heart: :heart: PLAY :heart: :heart:
     
  7. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wonderful girl!...
     
  8. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi 1Poet, :wave:

    I have a few words for you... I am blessed to know you my friend!

    Thanks for always encouraging me!! :)

    ~Sierra~:heart:
     
  9. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi Rich, :wave:

    :thanks: so much for the :read:!!

    All my best to you!!

    ~Sierra~:heart:
     
  10. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey Blue, :wave:

    Thanks so much, girl!! I am so glad you liked my poem. Glad you stopped by!!

    My best to you!!

    ~Sierra~:heart:
     
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