These days,

I collect upside down smiles

Posturing and pasted

Carelessly across my face.

Emotionally trapped,

And too discouraged

To occupy my  space.

Meanwhile,

I applaud your accomplishments

And worship the blind

Eye to my own.

Can somebody tell me,

How to name my tune?

Copyright 2012
 brownsugatou

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Its both serene and
Disturbing when your
Internal fears
Lay in limbo
Cause your own
Choke hold
Won't surrender.

Defeat.

brownsugatou
Copyright 2012

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(Maybe) my gift
Is not for you?
Convince me.
And stop being jealous
Of my one on one
Relationship with me.
I just write,
And stay in my lane.
I don't tinker my words
And rarely do I give my
Poetic pieces an oil change.

I write for therapy.

Call me selfish,
But my poetry will
Not speak to you
Live from the pages
Of a book or from
The innards of a
Booming speaker
Or leap from my
Lips to a mic
And whisper recklessly
In your ear.

I write for therapy.

I don't study the greats,
Yet the attraction
Is more than physical.
I write for therapy.
Gradually flickering
Off the Polaroid pictures
Within me.
Some of my ugliest life
Experiences I purge.
And when the ink dries,
Its my relief,
The way I delete,
Please stay calm,
And on your feet
(I'll freak this cliche)
Until I hit repeat.

I write for therapy.

Copyright 2012
brownsugatou


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Me on tumblr: mosdefaqueen presents brownsugatou

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Check me out on WordPress also: mosdefaqueen presents brownsugatou


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Video by KlaEnigma
KlaEnigma's youtube channel.

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In hindsight... this poem wasn't worth editing or finishing. Kind of similar to the relationship that inspired it. Make no mistake, I love to love.

It was all a dream.
Now I'm awake
Feeling like
The day
Before we met.
I was already tired.

Now...
Thanks to you.
My soul is lighter.
Outlook is brighter
Because I am blinded
By what didn't transpire....

Copyright 2012
brownsugatou

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The Ache

When your presence is not felt,
It hurts, especially when I am
Being chased and
Mowed down by Lonely.
Now Lonely listens,
He ain't got no choice.
But words hitting 
Deaf ears hurt. 

(c) 2012 brownsugatou

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A Woman Needs

I miss you my love.
The anticipation of your
Presence opens a canal
Of soothing calm and
Sensuous warmth.
This woman needs the 
Comfort of her man.
His love is very necessary. 

brownsugatou
(c) 2012 



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When your wind blows,
Its unpredictable intensity
Makes me stand still.
Paralyzed.
You too.
You text but don't call.
Hesitant and unable
To dance with my mental wrath.
Silence envelopes.
We wait,
Wrestling with angst,
Stumbling to be one. 

(c) 2012 brownsugatou


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Amazing.
I hear the message,
And I can feel your
Potential wrath, the warmth,
What's done is done. 

You? I?
Didn't even give it a chance.
I just wanted a chance to
Feel your heart.
Exchange trust.
And feel your pain.
Because you are hu(man).

God lays the final path.

But, there is now growth
If the seed is not
Planted and nurtured.

Can't be done in five days.
Can't be done in five days.

"29 years" is a
Whole lotta heavy..
But everybody gotta story.

I will always wanna know...
Where you been?

Where you been,
Black man,
Where you been?

Dedicated to "Every black man that
has a story". 

(c) 2012 brownsugatou

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Her


White and trimmed in Gold.
Her purse was crotchet
And stood out
In the dead of winter.
Unmatched by her dark
Colored clothing.

I knew it was you.
Always standing out
And never without.
Yet, I don't know why
You visited me today.
But, your old colors spoke
To me in a discreet way.

Gold was always your thing.
24 karat, you gave birth to bling.

Your white couch,
It was off limits.
What grandchild didn't sneak
A seat on it back in the day?

And I remember the crochet
Dolls that you created.
You AND Mrs. Koontz.

But I still don't know why you 
Visited me today.

The lump in my throat,
Won't go away.

But my mixture
Of emotions
Stir quietly,
Waiting for an answer.

I don't know why you
Visited me today.

You are here. 

(c) 2012
brownsugatou


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NOT MALCOLM.



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NOT MARTIN.



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TRAILBLAZER.




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UNBOUGHT & UNBOSSED





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  This was tough. When I asked spoken word artist, Lyrical Profet, if I could feature one of his videos on my blog, he left that decision up to me. (Yikes) All I can say, is I HAD to pick three of his videos because I felt the varied layers of his passion for the art, for his craft and for people needed to be displayed.


  Hailing from Vallejo, CA, Lyrical Profet is NOT a one dimensional kinda cat when it does comes to his craft. Currently, he fulfills hosting duties at the open mic event Poetry By The Bay, (in Vallejo, CA), is owner of Profetic Lyrics (a musical writing company), and will be a spokesperson for the 3rd Annual California Music Industry Summit happening this June in Oakland, CA.  Many layers, and obviously an up and coming mover and shaker on the spoken word scene. BUT, back to sharing his craft. Below, are the three videos that I chose to feature from this talented  artist - "This Is My Prayer", "Is She More", and "You Asked For Change." I love each video piece for different reasons. All have very poignant messages. A desire to be the voice AND backbone for current social issues resonates throughout each video. All this has turned me into a Lyrical Profet fan. Enjoy!


"...but I'm thankful even if this is my last song."
-Lyrical Profet, "This Is My Prayer"






 "...here comes another Black Princess derived from the
 gutters and streets, of any town, city, or state."
- Lyrical Profet, "Is She More"

  



 "...this is beyond black, class wars separated by
 glass doors, you asked for change."
Lyrical Profet - "You Asked for Change"


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The figure eight.
 Because of the weight loss. 

A radiant glow.
 Because of the skin regime.

Surrounded by good karma.
 Because of the positive energy you deposit. 

Looking good in that size twenty two.
 Because your ceiling is not the standard.

Emanating vivaciousness.
 Because you love yourself.

The compliment to a loving soul mate.
 Because you give the best you.

Staying blessed.
 Because you put your faith in Him.

Never let anyone question your steps to happiness. 

brownsugatou
(c) 2012

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DEFENDER.



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DARING.




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RELENTLESS.



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PHENOMENAL.




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RIGHTEOUS.




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CONSCIOUS.




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     I'm not going to lie when Whitney Houston died, I did not feel the need to rush to my blog to post the details of her death to be popular or anything like that. This woman blessed us with an unspeakable gift that I will never forget... she was there with me (and other fans of my generation) in the 80's, 90's, and now. So, as a fan I took to engaging myself in CNN and Facebooking with my friends who were also remembering and honoring Whitney. I was mourning a voice that had been a constant in my life since I was in junior high school. With the rest of her fans around the world, I too went to church today via BET and CNN and was grateful that her mother Cissy Houston allowed her fans to take part in Whitney's homecoming. 


     I'm just grateful...


Whitney Houston, thank you for blessing us with your voice.



GIFTED.

 

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SELF-MADE.




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"Women are sacred, divine, special creatures. In this earthy, universal spoken word song, Christopher D. Sims a.k.a. UniverSouLove describes how sacred women are. Having been nurtured and raised by three phenomenal women himself, UniverSouLove is more than able to write and expression such feelings. This poem, whether heard or read, is for all women to enjoy."
 - Christopher D. Sims a.k.a. UniverSouLove



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HUMANITARIAN. 



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PRIDE. 




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1,000 Words. 
Funny how a picture can
Arouse the deepest, 
Most closed off part of me.
Some nerve.




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