Boy, I Wonder (Excerpt from The Flower That Wasn’t Meant To Blossom) By Curiosity

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Boy, I Wonder…

I wonder how life would be if Martin hadn’t given his speech in front of 100,000 plus and led the March on Washington.

I wonder how life would be if James didn’t make it cool to say “I’m black and I’m proud!”

I wonder how life would be if Jackie didn’t step in and break the color barrier in professional sports.

I wonder how life would be if the European invasion on Africa never happened.

I wonder how life would be if Africa were still what it used to be. If it wasn’t stripped.

I wonder how life would be if my father hadn’t come to California. I wonder what would happen if he stayed home.

I wonder how life would be if Thurgood hadn’t become the first black Supreme Court Judge.

I wonder how life would be if Langston, Zora, Louis, and the Duke hadn’t been born.

I wonder how life would be if Afeni Shakur hadn’t been pregnant in prison. If Tupac Shakur hadn’t been born, hadn’t blessed the world with his unique words and predictions of the future.

I wonder how life would be if my mother hadn’t left. Would I be able to write this?

I wonder how life would be if the heroes of the past didn’t sacrifice their blood, sweat and tears for me and future black generations to come.

I Only Wonder…

© 2009 by Charles Banks, Jr.

Writing as CURIOSITY

Excerpt from “The Flower That Wasn’t Meant To Blossom”

Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.

© 2009 by Charles Banks, Jr. Writing as CURIOSITY Excerpt from “The Flower That Wasn’t Meant To Blossom” Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.

When Does It End (Excerpt from The Flower That Wasn’t Meant To Blossom) By Curiosity

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When does it End?

It’s never enough, is it?

No matter what I do as a black man.

No matter how high I jump or how dark my skin is.

No matter how fast I can run.

Or no matter how hard I try in school.

It’s never enough.

The road gets tougher every day but I can’t complain.

It’s interesting to know how hard I have to work.

Double, triple because of the color of my skin.

It’s never enough, is it?

Can anyone answer my question?

Give me a justified answer?

But the road does have an end, sadly to say.

All so-called good things do come to an end, right?

I will, we will get our chance to shine.

To shine even brighter than the sun itself.

Just sit back and enjoy the show.

© 2009 by Charles Banks, Jr.

Writing as CURIOSITY

Excerpt from “The Flower That Wasn’t Meant To Blossom”

Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.

© 2009 by Charles Banks, Jr. Writing as CURIOSITY Excerpt from “The Flower That Wasn’t Meant To Blossom” Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.

Forever I’ll Wait: Excerpt from The Flower That Wasn’t Meant to Blossom (Curiosity)

Forever I’ll Wait

I sometimes feel my heart will burst

from wanting you so much. I can’t

explain in words of how I long to

feel your touch.

There is no way I can convey

this emptiness inside.

That seems to tear my soul to shreds.

As time goes by swiftly.

If I could merely hold you near

for just a little while

if I could simply talk to you

or see you smile.

To have you look into my eyes,

and wait to hear you say

something that would help me

something that would help me take

all the pain away.

If I have to wait forever,

I guess that’s what I’ll do.

For me, it will be worth it.

To finally be with you!

© 2009 by Charles Banks, Jr.

Writing as CURIOSITY

Excerpt from “The Flower That Wasn’t Meant To Blossom”

Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.

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© 2009 by Charles Banks, Jr. Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.

 

A Mirage in the Distance (Curiosity)

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A MIRAGE IN THE DISTANCE

 

Could it possibly be her?

The splitting image of my greatest mistake?

Each freckle on her face, more revolting than the last.

I suffocate

At such a resemblance

I remain paralyzed.

Is it truly her?

My greatest mistake?

The root of my regrets?

Has she wandered back into my life

Four years after the Great spring cleaning?

© 2011 by Charles Banks, Jr.

Writing as CURIOSITY

Do You Ponder Me Yet? (Curiosity)

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DO YOU PONDER ME YET?

When the moon ceases to guide

the exclusive waves to your concern,

do you still ponder my good health?

When the scent of my estranged

presence is lost in your nightmares,

do you still ponder my whereabouts?

When the last remnants of ache

dry upon your dehydrated cheeks,

do you still ponder my embrace?

When the brave flames of ardor

tire and powerful crackles resonate,

do you still ponder my chaste warmth?

When the fine blades of your betrayal

are nourished by my countless tears,

do you still ponder my broken disposition?

© 2012 by Charles Banks, Jr.

Writing as CURIOSITY

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