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  • Odonko-ba
    started a topic A Beautiful Darkness

    A Beautiful Darkness


    How many times
    I've searched for a rainbow
    Only to find despair

    Locked down and locked out of America
    A vagabond
    Deep within her lair

    How many times, must I
    Search for a rainbow?

    A rainbow where there is no sun!

    Is it possible,
    That Providence is racist
    And the Sun and Rainbow
    Segregationist?

    For how many times
    have I
    Searched for a rainbow

    Only to find despair.


  • Odonko-ba
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    Thank you RLW. Yes, it is cruel, but the realities in which we live. The world was created from violence and chaos but it is love that will save the day. Love that will bring a semblance of sanity to the insane.

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  • Odonko-ba
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    All life is beautiful. But when it comes to the people being herded into the prison for profit pipeline, at an extremely alarming rate, our government doesn't think so. A Beautiful Darkness reflects the incarcerated, and dreams loss. but even so there is hope, there is always hope.

  • Odonko-ba
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    Thank you my friend.

  • Odonko-ba
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    Thank you, my friend. I just wanted to bring attention to the ever encroaching plight of young black males. Missed opportunities and dashed dreams.
    Where hope is hopeless. And death is perceived as a means. But the sun shines bright on a new day. There is strength in suffering. We will endure. It is a must, for the sake of society.

  • Odonko-ba
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    Thank you my friend.

  • RhymeLovingWriter
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    When I read this (and re-read it - several times), I'm left again with the feeling that I've led a very sheltered life. Not that I don't interact or am unaware of evils in the world. It is in my nature to empathize. I don't want to do surfaced, gratuitous relationship and yet when I read your words it seems that is mostly all I ever accomplish. Yet the God in whom I believe created the rainbow - and all colors of all peoples - as beautiful - to share and enhance all else that comes from His hand. How do I, in my own life, curb any abuse of that gift?
    It's fair to say you have my gray matter rumbling with this one Odonka-ba. Thank you.

    Also - after living in Hawaii for four years, I came to look for rainbows almost every night - and they bring joy. It seems cruel that it shouldn't be that way for everyone - at all times.
    Last edited by RhymeLovingWriter; 05-03-2016, 09:08 AM. Reason: Added afterthought.

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  • Brainwreck
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    This seems very dark to me. I don't know how you put Beautiful in the title and hope in the tag.
    You are over my pea brain again. It does sound beautiful read out loud. But, it is so dark.

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  • AlexandratheLate
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    Graydon and Grant say it so eloquently. It stirs a deep sadness in me, like a cold damp day with little chance of the sun shining. Beautifully said!!

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  • grant hayes
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    As ever, Odonko-ba, you state your case with stark eloquence.
    'Locked down and locked out of America': that rang my heart like a bell.

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  • graydon archer
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    Equivalent to expounding my perspectives of pregnancy to a woman, would be my attempt at describing the burden of racism, nor would I be so pretentious. I will however say that this is a deeply meaningful write, and evokes in me, an emotional sadness. Well done my poet friend....

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