Black Poetry : YESTERDAY

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  1. garlicsalt99

    garlicsalt99 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    YESTERDAY

    In their due time, someone was born yesterday
    A new mother was wearied and worn yesterday
    Somebody’s heart was ripped and torn yesterday
    Someone had to grieve and mourn yesterday
    Someone ate from Gods’ plenteous horn yesterday
    And the hungry went without corn yesterday
    Embittered and jaded lovers were given to scorn yesterday
    Somebody shaved their head and was shorn yesterday

    For the first time somebody saw the birds fly yesterday
    For the last time someone saw blue sky yesterday
    Somebody came out of a coma and bated an eye yesterday
    To escape their pain, somebody got high yesterday
    Confused, somebody asked why yesterday
    A teacher encouraged a child to try yesterday
    A father chastised his child and made ‘em cry yesterday
    A mother wiped a weeping child’s cheeks dry yesterday

    Someone reached their destination yesterday
    Someone gave up in resignation yesterday
    Somebody saw the light and received salvation yesterday
    And someone received their reward of eternal damnation yesterday
    Someone was delivered from condemnation yesterday
    Someone suffered from a form of sensory deprivation yesterday
    Somebody received emancipation yesterday
    Somebody preached reparations yesterday

    Somebody checked out of humanity yesterday
    Someone lost their mind and was introduced to insanity yesterday
    Somebody fell into the trap of vanity yesterday
    Somebody uttered words of profanity yesterday
    Somebody got bold and had the audacity … yesterday
    Someone sunk to a new low in depravity yesterday
    Somebody’s hope went in the direction of gravity yesterday
    Someone found out that they had potential and capacity yesterday

    Somebody gave up the ghost and died yesterday
    Somebody gave up and committed suicide yesterday
    At a funeral, someone took their last ride yesterday
    Somebody buried their mother and cried yesterday
    Somebody went without, because of pride yesterday
    Someone got hurt because somebody lied yesterday
    Somebody got in trouble and went on to hide yesterday
    Someone let the water wash their feet from the tide yesterday

    Somebody sang the blues yesterday
    Somebody got some bad news yesterday
    Somebody buckled down and paid dues yesterday
    Somebody read about Muslims and Jews yesterday
    Somebody won, and someone had to loose yesterday
    Somebody messed up and misread cues yesterday
    A husband and wife had a differing point of view yesterday
    A little baby learned their ones and twos yesterday

    Somebody had a fever and the chills yesterday
    Somebody couldn’t pay their bills yesterday
    Some people wrote out their wills yesterday
    Somebody overdosed on pills yesterday
    Someone screamed in shrieks and shrills yesterday
    Someone had the strength to make it up some hills yesterday
    Some adventure seeker sought their thrills yesterday
    Someone made messes and had to clean up spills yesterday

    Yesterday, real life happened to all of the living
    Whether good or bad, right or wrong … whatever mishaps or misgivings
    The life that we live has been given to us, on time that we borrow
    What happened yesterday, will happen today and tomorrow
    Today was promised to no man, as was yesterday the day before
    But for those who slept yesterday and woke up today, God gave one more
    Once more chance to get it right and learn from lessons along the way
    And if we live to see another sunrise, then today will be tomorrows yesterday

    Written by: Charles
    © 2008
     
  2. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow. The way you used rhyme scheme in each verse, and the repetition of the word "yesterday", made the piece flow so smooth and forceful. And your message, that if God blesses you with another day, try to make the most of it, for tomorrow isn't promised, is one that we need to hear. How often we take time for granted. Fabulous.
     
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    So true the life that we have have been given
    to US . It's only a loan. much love great poem

    Peace~N~Love
     
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    surely we need to take grasp of this piece so we all can learn that life's
    too short to waste for what the almighty has granted us .....................
     
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    You go too DEEP, Mayne!

    Feeling this
    Desert Storm
     
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    garlicsalt99, I'm not sure HOW I missed this one but I LOVE this piece!!!! Yesterday is but today gone by...and this day should definitely be appreciated for it is a gift of God!!!

    AWESOME piece poet!!!!
     
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    garlicsalt99 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    " Yesterday is but today gone by..." That was deep. Why I didn't think of that ... it's because it was given to you, to say. Thanx for the read beautiful :)
     
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