American Dowry by Mozell Fleming
Stentorian love songs
Black again to shatter the lies
they told to discourage you...
Beauty that they failed to see
failed to recognize.
Lost in Pandora’s eyes.
When fools become wise
the truth is set free.
No longer can Styx run over me
only when…. I look into eyes.
Eyes that are ready to see.
One fell away
The other shunned
Self-esteem, pride, and the dreaded past
was then, is again …at last
The truth set free
Hidden behind the lies
of the carrion that came to devour me… mine
to prick my soul to bleed my eyes
The tears that ran like rain
and I swore to God that I would not fall
I'd never love again...
Then, I looked at you.
Your skin so smooth and fit so tight
I could scarcely attempt to breathe.
I asked myself if you
were there with me
now as well as then... again I look
Again I see
The forbidden fruit that grew
From the lies
From the death
The seed of all the good
that they have overlooked
I’m delivered a child from gorgons’ womb
A peach...from history…. Hymeneal race
All one need do is see.
by Mozell Fleming January 9, 2009
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