Black Poetry : Yesterday I Woke Up Dead

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  1. tysto

    tysto Member MEMBER

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    Yesterday I woke
    up dead.
    I was savagely
    slain by pain's
    sword.
    I can't afford to
    let other mortals
    behold me cause a
    mere glance will
    perish the human
    spirit.
    Imprisoned by
    anguish's
    henchemen,
    escape is futile.
    Locked in a lair
    of loneliness with
    not enough air to
    breathe through an
    abyss-black heart.
    Numb from not knowing
    nightmares from reality.
    I became a casualty of
    life.
    Afraid to live.
    Afraid to give GOD praise.
    Afraid I won't hear him.
    Scared to kneel near him.
    Nervous cause I fear him.
    I reach out to the outer
    limits of worldly realms,
    summoning strength,
    but my plea is pissed on.
    Afraid to exist on.
    Who had the right to pass
    judgement toward my brother
    and sentence him to see eternity
    before me?
    It's not fair.
    I was supposed to be there somewhere
    first cause I was the last male birth
    of an all male dynasty.
    It was written that I,
    being the last born,
    be the first torn from his mother's
    arms and sacrifice his life to the light
    of all there is so that all may live.
    My brother wasn't ready,
    it wasn't his time.
    It was mine.

    R.I.Peace
    Reece
    (1999-2002)

    tysto
     
  2. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I’m not sure that I have caught all the nuances of this piece but I enjoyed trying.
    Thanks for the scribe poety
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well now poet ! dis one had me thinking as i roam my way through it
     
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