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SLOW DANCE

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round?

Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?

Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.

Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won’t last.

Do you run through each day on the fly?

When you ask, “How are you?”

Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed,

with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You’d better slow down

Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short

The music won’t last.

Ever told your child,

We’ll do it tomorrow?

And in your haste,

Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a good friendship die

Cause you never had time

To call and say,’Hi’

You’d better slow down.

Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won’t last..

When you run so fast to get somewhere,

You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,

It is like an unopened gift….

Thrown away.

Life is not a race.

Do take it slower

Hear the music

Before the song is over.

[Editor’s Note]: This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl with cancer in a New York Hospital. With only 6-months to live, it was sent by a medical doctor. Since she will never make it to prom, graduate from high school, get married, or have a family of her own, her dying wish was to send a letter telling everyone to live their life to the fullest. By you sending this poem to as many people as possible, you can give her and her family a little hope.

TITLE NOT KNOWN

This is a poem to which I lost the Poetess contact information. I even lost the title to the poem. But nevertheless, it’s a piece, with such rawness, it had to be published.

Who got those concrete balls?
The kind that aint scared to let em hang…
Not the ones thats tuckd n they ass.
Im talkn bout courage… ‘ lion balls’.
Where r the brave, secured, strong men at.
Do yo balls hang low?
Can they wobble to the floor?
Can u tie em n a knot?
Can u tie em n a bow?
Can u throw em over yo shoulder like a continental soldier?
Do yo balls hang low?
Where they at?
Where the kings of the jungle at?

Ima strong cat…Lion tamer lol but where r the real strong kings at?

Not these ol water down… sugar n the corner of they tanks ass cats . Assumin only they know bout the sweet water n them.
I like the pure… no additives no perservatives.
One mo time where the cats at that balls hang real low?
who aint scared to b my king of things.
So where oh where?

by Author Unknown but looking for her (contact us)

SETBACKS

No longer confined to that place.
That total and complete lack of space,
of which there was no room to move or grow. Sophicating without life’s oxygen to breath..
I’ve decided to leave.
I’ve decided to break away from that dark void,
where I was stuck and immobilized. I’ve deployed.
My soul has ejected.
I now stand forth, erected…
Ready to pull away from the dark decay of my broken dreams. Away from the sitting still of my drive and will.
I will pull away from the dark soot clouding my vision.
I have regained ambition.
As I detach myself from the black sands of hopelessness and despair.
They crumble as I seek to claim what is out there,
what is out there waiting for me
in the land of milk and honey…
In the wide open space of possibility,
I have the strength, the will and ability,
to bring into existence the things I want and desire to possess,
by simply getting up off this chair of set backs and give ups that hinder me from my success…

By: Rachel R. Bridgett 4/25/2015
© All Rights Reserved

AMERICAN PRISON SYSTEM

The system is put in place
to be against us.For people of color,
America has got no love,
for the 30% of blacks
who make up this nation,
60% of them
make up the American prison population.
If we plead the words, “STOP this wrongful legislation!”,
“the new Jim crow!”,
the “3 strikes you’re out!”
They wouldn’t hear us though!
In an oppressive
morally bankrupted society,
the rich buy stock in companies
who get rich off our misery,
the booming business
of keeping black people in cages.
Legalized slavery
the system is racist.
More and more prisons are being built
with anticipation.
that 1 in 3 black men will go to prison in their life,
a modern day plantation
SO MUCH EFFORT,
is being put towards keeping blacks in jail.
Not much effort in rehabilitation programs.
They set us up to fail.
Nobody wants to hire
an ex-inmate,
with prison on the record
seals one’s fate.,
What choices does one have
in order to eat?
With this system set in place,
they’ll be back on the street.
And just because it’s the law
it doesn’t make it alright.
Sisters and brothers
we need to rise up and fight!
Stand up for ourselves, in unity
and come together as one.
Speak out! To be heard,
so that we can overcome!
Put an end to it all
and no longer be victim.
to the unjust and oppressive
American prison system…

By: Rachel R. Bridgett (2015)
© All Rights Reserved

WHY

Why?
Do we poison
And pollute
Our blue skies
Why?
Do we put toxins
In the seas that wash
In with the tides
Why?
Do we cut down
The trees that without
We can’t breath
All in the name of
Money and greed
Why?

There must be
Another way I sigh
Why?
There must be
A way to save
Our skies
Why?
Because if the
Destruction
Doesn’t end
Our lands will
Be barren
And our seas
Will be spent.
Why?

Why?
Because in this
Day and age
I find it hard
To believe
That we can’t fix
The problems
Naturally
Why?
In such scientific times
Not one answer
Or one solution
I don’t understand
Why?
There is so much confusion
Why?

Why?
Are we blind
To see the wool
that’s constantly
Pulled over our eyes
Why?
Are walking towards
Our own end like
Hypnotised zombies
No one to defend
Everyone following
The same old trends
Why?
I will take the first step
Back to reality I just
Wish the whole word
Would follow me
Why?
Because then we
All would be free
And the world we live in
Will come alive and
For future generations
They will go on and thrive.
by Keely Bryant

TRUE SATISATISFACTION

Feel me heat

 

My personal treat

 

Taste so sweet

 

You can barely speak

 

Not able to stop until I Shriek

 

No retreat

 

Until………….

 

My turn is complete!

 

Then with complete satisfaction. I SLEEP!

 

 

%%%% This poem can be as lustful as one’s mind allows it to be. The truth behind this one is innocent as can be. So get ready to find out what is true satisfaction for me! %%%%

 

 

My “TRUE SATISFACTION“ is Ice Cream. Pay attention.

 

Feel my heat (against ice)

My personal treat (of course I love ice cream)

Taste so sweet ( well that’s ice cream)

You can barely speak ( too cold to talk)

Not able to stop until I shriek (BRAIN FREEZE!!!)

No retreat. (Its Brain Freeze there is no retreat)

Until…. (bring it)

My turn is complete (I eat it all)

Then with complete satisfaction I SLEEP! ( ok, maybe I shouldn’t but like a full baby I can’t help myself!)

by Batmanzwifey

I MADE YOU A KING……….

I gave you me

I decided to make you a King

I want you to have everything

I need you sitting on the thrown next to ME!

Since the day I became a Queen

I waited for my King

Now you are here with me like I need you to be!

PART 2

I gave you a crown

You turned out to be a clown

My prayers for you had my knees on the ground

Everytime I looked up you were never around

Here and there, this and that to my beautiful face

You brought and UGLY FROWN!

So many tears from my eyes -> I should have drown

I am taking back the crown!

Enjoy the circus you’re nothing moer than a simple clown!

by Batmanzwifey

FREE

If weed could set me free

So, high I’d be

Flying free, because weed had set me free

There’d never be a puff, puff pass!

 

Because…..

Only puff, puff will be to ME!

 

So, only I will be free

I understand that you too want to be free

Simply it sounds to me like you need to get your own weed

AND….. Set yourself free!

by Batmanzwifey

HEARTLESS

I HAVE ALWAYZ BEEN A W0MAN 0F MY W0RD, THAT HAS STO0D BY MY W0RD! IM KIND, GINUWIN,AND ALWAYZ TRY T0 BE THERE F0R 0THERZ. WHEN I LET MY GUARD DWN T0 FEEL C0MF0RTABLE AND AT EASE. THERE IS ALWAYZ S0ME HEARTLESS PERS0N THAT TRY T0 C0ME AND TAKE THAT FRM ME. BUT AS L0NG AS I KNW WH0 H0LDZ MY LIFE IN THEIR HANDZ, N0 WEAP0N F0RMED AGAINST ME SHALL PR0SPER!IM ALWAYZ THERE F0R 0THERZ WHEN THEY ARE G0ING THRU TRIALZ, TRIBULATI0NZ, HEARTACHE AND PAIN, CRYING 0R LAUGHING. WHY CNT S0ME1 BE THERE F0R ME WHEN IM G0ING THRU THE SAME? I KNW IVE HAD MY SHARE 0F UPZ AND DWNZ, TIMEZ WHEN THERE WAS N01 AR0UND. G0D CAME AND SP0KE S0ME W0RDZ T0 ME AND MY PRAISE HAS AND F0REVER WILL C0NFUSE THE ENEMIES! AS U CN C, IM N0T A HEARTLESS PERS0N. JUST S0ME1 THATS BEEN THRU AL0T 0F HURT AND PAIN. WHAT DIDNT BREAK ME 0NLY MADE ME STR0NGER! AND INSTEAD 0F U HEARTLESS EG0TISTICAL PE0PLE JUDGING ME. REALIZE THAT ITS MY TIME T0 SHINE HEARTLESS IS WHAT I W0ULD NEVER BE! IM A CHILD 0F G0D, NEVER HEARTLESS CNT U C.

I HAVE ALWAYZ BEEN A W0MAN 0F MY W0RD, THAT HAS STO0D BY MY W0RD! IM KIND, GINUWIN,AND ALWAYZ TRY T0 BE THERE F0R 0THERZ. WHEN I LET MY GUARD DWN T0 FEEL C0MF0RTABLE AND AT EASE. THERE IS ALWAYZ S0ME HEARTLESS PERS0N THAT TRY T0 C0ME AND TAKE THAT FRM ME. BUT AS L0NG AS I KNW WH0 H0LDZ MY LIFE IN THEIR HANDZ, N0 WEAP0N F0RMED AGAINST ME SHALL PR0SPER!IM ALWAYZ THERE F0R 0THERZ WHEN THEY ARE G0ING THRU TRIALZ, TRIBULATI0NZ, HEARTACHE AND PAIN, CRYING 0R LAUGHING. WHY CNT S0ME1 BE THERE F0R ME WHEN IM G0ING THRU THE SAME? I KNW IVE HAD MY SHARE 0F UPZ AND DWNZ, TIMEZ WHEN THERE WAS N01 AR0UND. G0D CAME AND SP0KE S0ME W0RDZ T0 ME AND MY PRAISE HAS AND F0REVER WILL C0NFUSE THE ENEMIES! AS U CN C, IM N0T A HEARTLESS PERS0N. JUST S0ME1 THATS BEEN THRU AL0T 0F HURT AND PAIN. WHAT DIDNT BREAK ME 0NLY MADE ME STR0NGER! AND INSTEAD 0F U HEARTLESS EG0TISTICAL PE0PLE JUDGING ME. REALIZE THAT ITS MY TIME T0 SHINE HEARTLESS IS WHAT I W0ULD NEVER BE! IM A CHILD 0F G0D, NEVER HEARTLESS CNT U C.(3(3@-

by Sexyd1va28