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and this is where i've been

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 9:44 PM

buried beneath a mound
of papyrus i breathe abstract
minds meld time & words
into a revolution of syntax
i break back        pack minds
raw and heavy
even if heads ain't ready
i'm on time
full of grammar and rhymes steady
student of this game
my students name's may change
but i break levies   and brains
be growing like weed smoke
permeating rough throats and sentences
wondering what use this writing shit is

it is
life blood to silenced laughs
the cadence of a smile
before it breaks
face screwed like minds
birthing dope lines that reach
beyond this

it is
more than anything
we could imagine

before we saw it
heard it
felt it in our bones
the difference between what's known
and that foreign shit you only dream about

it is
grabbin paper and
whatever writes
to write your story
late nights when
the lights won't burn
when darkeness inhabits everything
but your imagination

it is
it is that
it is
everything in between

didn't set out to write a poem...just wanted to say i've been busy teaching, but it be like that sometime. ~peace

11 Response to 'and this is where i've been'

  1. Stephen Bess Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/10/and-this-is-where-ive-been.html?showComment=1191958560000#c9180156660247696128'> Tuesday, October 09, 2007 12:36:00 PM

    Ahh...I love it.

    "...even if heads ain't ready
    i'm on time
    full of grammar and rhymes steady"

    That's beautiful. Yes, that desk looks busy. I feel you. I've been very busy too. I'm knee deep in comma splices and and complex sentences. Peace my sister. Peace~


  2. Bassey Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/10/and-this-is-where-ive-been.html?showComment=1192157880000#c1507585773563058613'> Thursday, October 11, 2007 7:58:00 PM

    I love it!

    Check you out. Who's the def poet now;).


  3. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/10/and-this-is-where-ive-been.html?showComment=1192398900000#c8362004468189921043'> Sunday, October 14, 2007 2:55:00 PM

    exceptional wroting, chk me out some times


  4. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/10/and-this-is-where-ive-been.html?showComment=1192467420000#c6940716088318790324'> Monday, October 15, 2007 9:57:00 AM

    I'm feeling your words....

    Definetly related to them.

    Feel free to grace me with your presence on my blog.

    Peace & Love Sista


  5. Christina Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/10/and-this-is-where-ive-been.html?showComment=1192576080000#c6328812744683154196'> Tuesday, October 16, 2007 4:08:00 PM

    I love the words! I know your busy but I miss you all!


  6. Anonymous Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/10/and-this-is-where-ive-been.html?showComment=1192586880000#c5979528992054029616'> Tuesday, October 16, 2007 7:08:00 PM

    That is a B-E-A-U-TIFUL, poem! You should really get them published.


  7. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/10/and-this-is-where-ive-been.html?showComment=1192623720000#c8455272207565983664'> Wednesday, October 17, 2007 5:22:00 AM

    Wow, but you did superb for someone who didn't intend to write a poem, I love this post.


  8. bygpowis Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/10/and-this-is-where-ive-been.html?showComment=1192712460000#c8342553698090401927'> Thursday, October 18, 2007 6:01:00 AM

    keep rhyming them kids the lines to define the minds they need to find sometimes


  9. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/10/and-this-is-where-ive-been.html?showComment=1192738740000#c8551147950721754628'> Thursday, October 18, 2007 1:19:00 PM

    Tight is all i can say


  10. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/10/and-this-is-where-ive-been.html?showComment=1192849080000#c8922104097021649382'> Friday, October 19, 2007 7:58:00 PM

    FIYAH! You lit my candle, sistah! My time to write!


  11. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/10/and-this-is-where-ive-been.html?showComment=1192849320000#c7520078685851321536'> Friday, October 19, 2007 8:02:00 PM

    (my head hurts too much for individual shout outs...i got y'all next go 'round, yo!)


    thanks for commenting! glad you enjoyed the poem.