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Wake Up, BK

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Wake Up, BK

Such a beautiful sleeper but yet a 
life filled with nightmares; 
A demon fighter since her younger age; 
I applaud this princess for her strength. 

Since birth, the flash from cameras have 
overexposed your privacy, 
And left you a public flame, 
waiting for that moment you’ll ignite like 
your mother, 
If allowed, I could show you the wonders 
of the world, outside the seven you’ve seen 
already with your royal family of music, 
Just one request, B.K…..Wake up. 

Sadly the ruffles in your bed of life, 
Have prevented as good night’s sleep; 
For this reason, you feel no one can help you
straighten out your bed sheets; 
I however disagree.
I understand that times are tearful since 
the passing of your best friend, 
in the shape of a mother. 

From a distance I’ve noticed the devil 
creep up in your family; 
I acknowledge that this book of private 
affairs is not for me to read, but if allowed; 
I’d be willing to write better chapters for you 
in the future. 
One in particular would illustrate you 
kissing cloud nine, 
Reminiscing on a career that you were 
passionate about; 
If this path follows your mother, then may 
your voice resonate with the masses,
And display a true angel on earth. 
I sympathize with you, that negative forces in 
this world can shift your stairway downward; 
However, like the demons who constantly try 
to awake the skeletons in my closet, 
We’re all human, and for every fall, 
A rising is waiting, for when you’re spiritually 
ready; 
Let that marinate in your sleepless nightmares 
until you wake up, B.K. 

I anticipate the day when we meet outside 
my imagination, 
And the world views you in better light, 
That’s not dimmed by the shade of 
media; 
Understand that these images of a 
conversation between us are nothing less 
than encouragement; 
Just like “The Voice”, would sing so 
eloquently from her lips; 
The greatest love of all is love for yourself; 
If these words don’t carry enough weight, just look around; 
I’m sure you’ll recognize some ebony queens 
in your family who symbolize support. 
Remember that your fervent heart awakens for a 
reason, 
And the nightmares shall dissolve as you 
rise to awake, B.K. 
A true turning stone you will be. 

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  1. Date: 7/3/2014 1:00:00 AM

    sweet dedication piece, On a side note 5 or 6 years ago, Bobby Brown came to a Radisson Hotel I managed in Spartanburg S.C. ...He was playing a show in town and Trashed our hotel room . Urinated all over the bed, left little baggies with white residue all over the floors, u name it. home Piece F'd it Up! I feel for them kidsyo!~

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons Date: 7/3/2014 10:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow. That's crazy, man. Thanks though for your comment. Peace.
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 11:41:00 PM

    Dear Jiril, I love this poem beyond all reason. It is flawless, but please tell me--- who is BK? Should I know? Beverly

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons Date: 11/21/2013 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Beverly, this poem is about Bobbi Kristina, Pop Star Whitney Houston's daughter. I wanted to write a poem of encouragement, as if I knew her, and was giving words of hope after her mother's death. Just taking a different angel in poetry. lol. Thanks for asking.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 5:18:00 PM

    "We’re all human, and for every fall, A rising is waiting, for when you’re spiritually ready; Let that marinate in your sleepless nightmares until you wake up......." I'm going to carry those words in the middle of me today and keep them safe. Love this write!! Just wonderful <3 Love Roobs x

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons Date: 7/3/2013 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Ruby. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 12:50:00 PM

    Wow!!! This is an amazing write, jiril. Such truth in expression, well written really enjoyed:) thankyou for sharing....cherie.

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons Date: 7/3/2013 3:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Cherie. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 6:11:00 PM

    Holy sh*t dude lol. We have completely different styles mainly as far as length of poems but I still like it. It's nice to read stuff so different from mine.

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons Date: 5/28/2013 6:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Appreciate it, Kirin.
  1. Date: 5/22/2013 11:57:00 AM

    Great write... Welcome to PoetrySoup.

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons Date: 5/22/2013 12:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Carol.