Black Poetry : Youngman

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by captflash, Feb 27, 2002.

  1. captflash

    captflash Member MEMBER

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    When I was a young man I was extremely handsome: In a homely kind of way.
    When I was a young man I was stupidly intelligent: In a sagacity sort of way.
    I was a warrior then: Cunning and confidant, deliberate and strong.
    I was a lover then: Sensitive and nurturing, greedily seeking the sweat of my lust.

    When I was a young man I was immortal: Implacable, unforgiving and cruel.
    When I was a young man I was decisive: Stubborn, brutal, and fearless.
    I was a nightmare then: Fierce in the quest of my goals, viciously seeking success.
    I was a dreamer then: Filled with my righteousness, seeking my truth. Loving the chase.

    When I was a young man I was incomplete: I failed without knowing why.
    When I was a young man I was too young to see: The lessons each failure can teach.
    I was growing then: Too busy to learn from mistakes. To right to realize my wrongs.
    I was bloody then: Exposing my wounds with pride. Arrogantly blind to life’s callous charades.

    When I was a young man I fell in love: The warrior, the lover, the nightmare,
    and dreamer fell prey to the whims of my woman.
    When I was a young man I found my manhood: I became Her Husband. A Father.
    I found fear then: Worry and nights of despair. The desolation of loss for mountains I never would climb.
    I found strength then: My persistence and courage born, as I cradled our child in my arms.

    When I was a young man, my God I was young: I laugh with remembrance yet.
    When I was a young man I found my nobility: And grew old making it mine.
    The adventures are past now, old ones I’ve spent: And the body cries out for rest.
    But my mind is alive with the warrior and lover: And the nightmare and dreamer still breathe.

    The young man stands tall, bloody wounds and all: Full circle to life’s special joke.
     
  2. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    captflash~

    I've redirected this thread from the Spoken Word forum into the Get Your Flow On area of this site...

    It's a great piece! :)
     
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    UL820 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this carries me way back
    while drawing forward
    IS BOTH
    inspiring and instructive
     
  4. poeticdelight

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    this is 2 cute :)

    pd

    *tinkled pink*
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed dis be powerful and takes me way back to da place
    nice flow keep da pen movin