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Brown Skinned Girl

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ethome
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0 posted 12-30-2017 04:42 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

I'd fall in love with highschool queens
And fantasize their love for me
while most of them I never knew
I held them close in visioned rooms  
when I was younger like a child
the world seemed easy filled with smiles
where happiness was made of dreams
and love escapes reality


But years pass by like autumn leaves
the future holds what we can't see
Desperately I tried to grow
outside the dreams I cherished so
I stumbled through my tortured teens
searched my browser endlessly
filling superficial needs
where love escapes reality


A brown skinned girl moved in next door
and as I got to know her more
I realized that she could see
My hopeless insecurities
She'd hold my hand and make me laugh
my buried troubles melted fast
reality and love can last.


Bridge:
no one completely wins the game
but hidden dreams make little gain
where reality with quality
developes from integrity
while frozen eyes may stare at you
because you hinder them with truth
they share debauchery with lies  
and wonder why you don't comply
but true love opens up a door
where two can deal with the course
of reality


The guys like me who never knew
the social pride of wealthy youth
were overlooked as simple sheep  
and never destined to succeed
that was long ago an I can say
Their world is worse than yesterday
But all those dreams I had for free
Are measured in reality


The brown skinned girl and I we share
A growing love beyond the glare
Of sullen eyes in disbelief
Who find their havens incomplete
With shallow minds and racial smears  
they deserve their latest tears
The brown skinned girl and me
are lovers in reality.

[This message has been edited by ethome (12-30-2017 09:04 PM).]

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JerryPat2
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1 posted 12-30-2017 07:17 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Ah, those wonderful "highschool queens!" I searched and pined away for their touch as did you. I'm grateful that you found that special touch from your "brown skined girl."

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

ethome
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2 posted 12-30-2017 09:07 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Thanks Jerry
Nice to hear from you.
Take care and hang in there

true love never looks after it's own interests

BluesSerenade
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3 posted 01-01-2018 09:31 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

This is the epitome of a happy ending.  Tis true, with age comes wisdom, and having the presence of mind about the the things and the people that really matter in our lives.  Your poem is really nice and strikes a heartfelt chord.

Happy New Year good poet.
ethome
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4 posted 01-02-2018 01:28 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

thank you Blues I appreciate the comment very much.

true love never looks after it's own interests

Poet In Pink
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5 posted 01-04-2018 02:37 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

A fine tribute to not only finding love...but love itself. So glad to hear that you have found what makes you happy. True love comes in many colors   Pleasure reading from your pen and look forward to more.  Alana
ethome
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6 posted 01-04-2018 06:55 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Thank you Alana I appreciate your comment. It is a long ballad lyric but not about me, mostly about how we are all the same in many ways but some are cruel. Nice to see they get what they deserve...sometimes....

Many thanks again.

true love never looks after it's own interests

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7 posted 01-09-2018 01:17 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

This romantic loves this. Enjoyed reading it.
Hugs, Ethel
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LeeJ
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it seems to me, your more successful than most....lovely write, thank you for sharing.
ethome
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9 posted 01-11-2018 02:34 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Thanks Ethel
Glad I could reach you a little and thanks for the comment.

true love never looks after it's own interests

ethome
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10 posted 01-11-2018 02:41 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Thanks Ethel
Glad I could reach you a little with this piece.
I appreciate the comment.....
Eric

true love never looks after it's own interests

ethome
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Now I'm repeating my self must be the age.....LOL

true love never looks after it's own interests

ethome
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12 posted 01-11-2018 02:45 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Thanks Lee
I don't know about the successful part but I do know I appreciate the read and the comment.
Eric

true love never looks after it's own interests

insect
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13 posted 02-08-2018 11:43 PM       View Profile for insect   Email insect   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for insect

High school was a great time
and the dream girls are still in my heart
...thanks for transporting me back to a wonderful time in my life...
ethome
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14 posted 02-13-2018 08:01 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Thanks
Yes the high school dreams never die do they?
Thanks for the visit and the reply.

Eric

true love never looks after it's own interests

 
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