Love costs. Penniless. Naked. Homeless. Cold and struck
Taken to pieces.. broken in two
Pension free, purse-less, and bare.
Stripped for all to pity
I paid the price and gave all that was in my satchel.
No jingle jangle of coins.
My bank account is depleted and I have no dowry to deposit.
On cobblestone curb, I sit.. skinny and starved..holding this sign…
“Will work hard for it
If you loan me some, I’ll pay you back in interest
Just a little love is all I need…Please Help.”
We Rise In Greatness (Tribute to Mothers)
WE RISE IN GREATNESS
We gather around the world to celebrate the genius of who we are and from all the greatness that we have come.
We celebrate OUR Mothers
We celebrate OUR Mothers
OUR Mothers kisses, OUR Mothers strong holds, OUR Mothers guidance. OUR Mother’s pain; her love and life, her accomplishments and defeats, We celebrate the good and bad, because without the bad
we could not know Good.
We celebrate OUR Womanly hips, OUR Urban Curves, OUR Political Expressiveness OUR Sassy Humor, OUR Anthem, OUR Thick Thigh Dance, OUR Polished Nails, OUR Fancy … Continue reading
That Lady Sang Dem Blues (Tribute to Billie Holiday)
“Chile, That LADY sang dem BLUES”…
She sang of Men and Women, boys and girls, Love and Beginnings and the Beginning to an End.
She sang of her trouble and triumph
She sang through lynchings and beatings, in basements and back alleys
She sang in front of All White faces telling the destiny of Black Glory
She sang of Right and Wrong and the Wrong in what “They” called Right.
“Chile, That LADY sang dem BLUES”
BLUES singing under BLUE lights
BLUE Notes tapping on Black Hearts
BLUE moods gathering the crowd
Lady Singing The BLUES empowering the soul
BLUE Melodies … Continue reading
I used to love and not let it go…
I used to love AND hold on tight
Never giving up, my fight for love
Never giving up on love
Never giving up on love…
Then One Day… A MAN…Came Along.. A SELFISH MAN came along…
He stole my love and Now IT’s all gone
He..NEVER.. gave up HIS fight for Love…HE took Mine, now MINE’S all gone..
I’m just a selfish girl…
NEVER giving up on LOVE….NEVER giving up MY FIGHT for LOVE
I’m … Continue reading
Sista, Mother, Lover, Me.
With a wiggle in my thigh and a giggle in my hip, I strutted on pass. With my pocketbook shoved under my armpit and my baby’s hand in mine. I strutted pass.
“Aye, Shorty”! “Hey, baby, come here”. (“here”- like Nelly say it).
Who Me? I know he ain’t talkin’ to me!
With a wiggle in my thigh and a giggle in my hip, I strutted on pass. With my pocketbook shoved under … Continue reading
Is this how we treat our female soldiers?
All of these women have died in “Non-Combat” suspicious incidents.
U.S. Army Spc. Morganne McBeth , 19, of Fredericksburg, Va
Army Spc. Seteria Brown, 22, of Orlando, Fla.
Army Pvt. Tina Priest, 20, of Smithville, Texas
Marine Lance Cpl. Stacy Dryden, 22, of Canton, Ohio.
Army Staff Sgt. Amy Tirador, 29, of Continue reading
Is it my eyes that hypnotizes you?
Is it my speech that wakens you? Is it my touch that arouses you? Is it my thigh that attracts you. Is it my thoughts that enlighten you?
Is it the beads around my waist that put that dimple on you left cheek?
Is it my walk that distracts you? Is it my dance that entices you?
Is it my breast that nourish you? Is it my poem that sings to you? Is it my fingers that guide you?
Is it my smile … Continue reading
i’m trying to find the time, to figure this (wordpress out) It’s funny how the brain forgets so easily. It’s all so time consuming though. I can’t wait till school is over, a small break, or a burst of midnight energy to finish all of my “In-completions”.