Black Poetry : ...you come to mind...

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  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ~for Bruce~

    if I were to give my definition
    of an honest man,

    you come to mind…
    not because of any great thing
    you do,

    but because you do not fail to
    speak from your heart

    simply, yet stated with a force
    so powerfully sincere,

    no one can doubt your veracity

    even people whose eyes fail to ‘see’

    know there is no doubt that
    they’ve been dealt with
    ‘honestly’


    If I were to give my definition
    of a loving father

    you come to mind
    not because there are no other
    loving fathers

    but because you exemplify
    the caring and nurturing that
    oft-times is attributed to
    mothers

    and I marvel at the beautiful
    relationship-bond you enjoy
    with your daughter

    “stage daddy”, coach,
    cheering squad , guidance counselor
    lovingly wearing every hat

    you come to mind whenever I think of that


    If I were to give my definition of a good friend,

    you come to mind
    not because you have so many
    friends,

    but because your quiet eyes
    reflect a soul
    in need of one that’s true

    who doesn’t necessarily think
    like you’

    your tendency toward caution
    protects your tender heart

    but when you allow someone
    inside,
    the miracles have no end

    these are a few things that come to mind
    when I think of you

    my friend


    alyce, 2001
     
  2. mojo

    mojo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ms. a!

    you make me envious of your boy! What a tribute! What a friendship! ****!

    Can you just pretend we been knowin each other for a long time and scribe me somthin nice? :D

    this is tight! Bruce is a lucky brotha!

    mojo
     
  3. belahni

    belahni Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is

    "peace", ms. a. pure and simple.

    thank you for sharing.


    b
     
  4. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Simply beautiful!!

    What a wonderful tribute to a special friend :)
     
  5. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Very Heart Touching

    Alyce,

    This is heartfelt...very heart felt poetry.
    **************
    but because your quiet eyes
    reflect a soul
    in need of one that’s true

    who doesn’t necessarily think
    like you’

    your tendency toward caution
    protects your tender heart

    but when you allow someone
    inside,
    the miracles have no end
    ***************

    This reminds me of a friend of mine who is not married...yet.
    He's a great guy, who is always reaching to the community in various ways.

    This poem is beautiful.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. cela

    cela Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i agree with all of the above

    what a privilege it must be to know someone like this; and have someone like you in their corner.

    awesome stuff, sis! :)

    CELA
     
  7. T

    T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I love the way you apply

    these words....

    they spread so warm and wide, like a blanket stretching to every point on the compass. thank you for this.


    T
     
  8. Maggie

    Maggie Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sista

    yes, indeed.


    Maggie
     
  9. MsDLite

    MsDLite Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    your words...

    build a beuatiful tribute
    about a great man...

    ~wonderful~
     
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    Afridancr Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    a

    beautiful...
     
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