Black Poetry : the sky is bloodshot

blakverb

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the sky is bloodshot from crying
wetting wings of butterflies
that spiral downward like
the tears of stillborn fetuses
they fall at my barefeet...
causing the earth to cough up
nightcrawlers that squirm
looking for a better tomorrow...
tired of cultivating soils where
broken treaties are buried and souls
impale the roots of cotton plants

the clouds don't move anymore
they hang there watching days pass
as there future shrinks like shadows
on cornered blocks and shadows
spread eagle by their future
hopes lips are sutured shut cause it
talked too much

talking about a sunrise that ghetto eyes
can't realize
while nightcrawlers are disfigured
by boot stomps because the past don't matter
in the ghetto only the death stenched today
is reality

(c)2002 blakverb
 

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verb ya masterpiece speak loud and free man tyght flow!
 

N2urSoul

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Well all-right now!! This is definitely a deep scribe... the last stanza really has some lines that draw a reader in for a
full reflection of the entire piece....

I really enjoyed this piece!

N2 :)
 

Danilyn

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Whoa! Blak, allow me to now bestow on
you the raised fist award for excellence.
The visuals and imagery in this peace are
madd tight, along with a very deep, poignant
message. I've missed ya, Blak! Glad to see ya
back in full force! :)
 

GA_Sunshyne

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...just like always, once You enter the room the entire
dynamic tends to change. & once you exit... no one is
quite the same... :)
(that's how reading this piece made me feel!! )

:heart:
Elayne.
 
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