Black Poetry : A Lil’ White Girl an' Me

GQ

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Fam,

I'm dabbling here...it's an unfinished piece in progress.

Peace
GQ

A lil’ white girl and me sat outside one
day under the beginnings of a bright blue
cloud filled sky. 'Da sun, in all its glory,
shined brightly on, across, an' over our faces
which by now was covered wit 'da days dirt.

Layin' on our backs, we looked up at 'da newness
of 'da sky an' a whole wide world we ain't even
seent yet. Den’ the lil’ white girl asked if I wanna
have some fun.

“You bet!”, I exclaimed, hopin’ not ta hide 'da
excitement in mah voice cause I be excited
jus’ ta be playin’ wit someone ‘sides mahself.

Now I ain’ never played wit dis lil' white girl befo’
cause her different color wouldn’t ‘low (allow)
me ta. An' bein’ just a wee bit short 'a tree
stump mahself, I ain't neva understand why come
we ain’t neva git ta play wit each other noway
when daddy used ta try an' ‘splain it ta me.

Mama had say one time befo’ 'dat it ain’t safe
cause our “outer beauty” ain't like da
different shade like da lil’ white girl and mos’ 'a
dem others in our large an' rural patch ‘a
countryside.

Bein’ da color 'dat we was, it ain't too often
dat we got ta play an' have fun noway. I could
‘member da days way befo’ Cassie Baker from
Russellville came ta be mah closest friend.

Dem days when mah playmates was a spoon
an' one 'a mama’s ol' rusty pots makin’ sounds
dat was music ta a small child’s ears.

I neva had no real big family ‘a kin folk. Mah
older brother he be dead. He got kilt when I
was littler than wha' I is now. Ery’time daddy
talk ‘bout Jesse, mama jus’ be cryin’ rivers ‘a tears.

Daddy say bad white folks hunged Jesse cause
he been darker 'dan dem. Funny but I still ain't
understandin' wha' dey mean when dey talk ‘bout
colors all da time like dat.
 
UN HUN!

I BE MEMBER DEM DAYZ COZ I DIDN'T SEE
YET MANY WAS ROUND ......BET NOT GO OVER THERE
SHE BE NOT OF COLOR LIKE WE BE DARK
YA MIGHT GET LENCH
**** I MEMBER ........... AND TODAY WE BE BEST OF FRIENDZ

(( I LEARN TO LOVE AND COME AS FRIENDZ WIT ALL))
MAN U TOOK ME BACK IN THE SOUTH
DOWN DA OLE MISSISSIPPI DIRT ROAD
BACK IN DA WOODZ WIT MR. WHITESTONE
AND MY GRANNY.........
 

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