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Monday, December 28, 2009

Poetry by Santonio Murff

I Shall Fight!
By Santonio D. Murff

Birth into a blizzard so freezing cold;
souls shattered, blown asunder by Storm's waft.
Is it any wonder that my heart froze;
iced over and hardened by Devil's draft?
I swear, I never meant anyone harm.
The heater was merely to keep me warm.
Bearing dark cloaks of poverty and sin,
chilled to the bone, trying to brave the wind.
Dreams drive me recklessly ahead at night.
Never say die! I may bend but wont rend;
till Victory's my captive – I shall fight!

Gut-shot by Hunger, raped by Circumstance;
wearing misery like a second skin;
dragging a sack full of the hurts of man;
heart too bitten by Frost to ever mend;
dizzy from mugs of Oppression's tart brew;
legs in shreds from snares I couldn't eschew;
back lacerated from Loyalty's lance;
Both cheeks stinging from the backhand of Chance;
damning Destiny for my blighted plight;
holding Hope my hostage for Fortune's glance;
Beaten! Bent! But never broken – I shall fight!

Though my teeth chatter, grinding on Hunger;
though my soul's in tatters from Sin's lashes,
fear not blindness shall still my feet longer.
I won't be bound by Judicial gashes.
Watch me: Run, walk, crawl, inchworm if I must;
cleanse the dirt to build destiny from dust;
plow through the pain to unearth the potential;
plant the physical to grow pro-mental;
open the third eye, give the temple light;
dispel the darkness, grasp the essential;
Till Victory's my captive – I will fight!

Till the red brick graveyards abound with hope,
and the barbed wire caskets reduced to dust;
till Will Lynch and Jim Crow forgotten ghosts,
and humanity not hue defines us;
till Justice reign supreme and Freedom rings,
and every head and knee bow to our Queens;
till every young seed sees equality,
and Love and Happiness decreases grief -
I make you this promise; a pledge on my life:
For no fee, from no fright, shall I ever flee.
Toes planted, chin up, chest out – I SHALL FIGHT!



No One's Crying
Song/poem by Santonio D Murff

It's like the sun been blacked out / I can't find no light...
It's like my heart been hacked out / I done lost my life...
How can there be a happy-ever-after / with a husband and no wife...
How can there be a house of peace / when all we do is fight...

Chorus

It's like our love is dying / and no one's crying /
and, I don't know what to doooo...
All I ever wanted was your trust / to take care of my boo...
But it's like the past done curse you / too many done hurt you/
You think I'll desert you too...
It's like the past done curse you / too many done hurt you
You think I'll desert you too...

What happen to the smile used to grace your face / as I, led, the way...
Now why you wanna pull away / oppose everything I say...
Now I go left / you go right / we just can't get it right...
Then it's the same ol' blame game every night / I no longer want that life...(I'm sorry, baby)

It's like our love is dying / and no one's crying /
and, I don't know what to dooo...
All I ever wanted was your trust / to take care of my boo...
But it's like the past done curse you / too many done hurt you
You think I'll desert you too...
It's like the past done curse you / too many done hurt you
You think I'll desert you too...

How can there be a you and me / when it's “I” “My” “I”, never we...
How can there be a you and me / when it's “I” “My” “I”, never we...
Guess what I thought was a blessing to me / was just more of the devil's trickery
Guess what I thought was a blessing to me / was just more of the devil's trickery

Now our love is dead / you done moved ahead
Gotta lay my bed alone...
Now you done moved ahead / I done made my bed / our love is dead
and gone...

Awww, Baby...
It's like our love is dying / and no one's crying /
and, I don't know what to doooo...
All I ever wanted was your trust / to take care of my boo...
But it's like the past done curse you / too many done hurt you
You think I'll desert you too...
It's like the past done curse you / too many done hurt you
You think I'll desert you too...


When It's Time... (From Carmel to Chocolate with regret)
by Santonio D. Murff

When bright and beautiful sunsets
turn to dark and raging skies
When peace turns to grief
and love to lies,

When actions no longer match words
and compassion is neither seen nor heard
When priorities go askew
and vows no longer stand true,

When more is hated than adored
and serenity can't be restored
When obligations are dismissed
and dispositions are remiss,

When past pains block future gains
and you can't rekindle the flames
When there is no understanding, no compromise
and joy can't break through the tears in your eyes,

When your hellos become deflated--(hey)
and your goodbyes are curt
When you can't embrace the happiness
for holding on to the hurt,

When you're empty of empathy
and treat your blessing like the enemy
When you ignore The Word, lose faith in Him up high
That's when we know it's time...Time to say goodbye.


The following poem was written by Santonio Murff's mother:

His Head Game
By Ms. B.

As he share his words of knowledge, smoothly exiting his full lips,
Traveling in a rhythmic motion through my ears deep into the core of my mind
My mind opens widely to allow his knowledge to penetrate every part of my brain
My cerebral cortex is throbbing getting ready to learn new information
My reticular formation has lost the ability to control arousal from his words
My pons threw in the flag of surrender as they can’t contain the arousal of his speech
My amygdala is quivering from the educational emotional satisfaction he is giving me
Oh Yes, more, my medulla scream as his teachings make my heartbeat/breathing faster
As he brings my educational journey to a climax, he tells me those three important words
Know Your History
His head game is giving me KNOWLEDGE from his mind to my mind





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1 comment:

Barbara Grant said...

Excellent Readings-The poetry takes your mind on a mental journey that makes you feel as if you are experiencing the happiness and pain the author's are writing about!