Black Poetry : Big BALLA

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Big BALLA
    (THUMPING)
    L
    ..O
    ….N
    ……G
    ………Before you saw him
    You H
    ………E
    ………..A
    ………….R
    …………………D Him
    (THUMPING)
    Laid back in his Grand Marquis
    Gold
    ‘04
    24” rims
    Sounding
    S
    W
    E
    E
    E
    E
    T
    (To him)
    He’d be riding so low you barely saw his face
    Just creepin’ along
    …Thumping the bass
    But who was he?
    He’d roll up
    Lean over…and say
    “What’sup”
    In his slow, southern-drawl way
    Surveil the landscape
    Needing to know what it takes
    (To escape)
    No…not that way
    But…Who was he?
    Five feet seven…sometimes the clown
    Or…that serious brutha
    Ready to get down
    Or be down (for his boys)
    Had all the toys
    Ahhh….
    Who was he, again?
    “Big Balla,” they’d holla
    When he stepped on the scene
    Over three hundred pounds
    Of bling and mean
    He was a barrel of a brutha
    …A gentle teddy bear
    Wanting to give the impression
    He really didn’t care
    But his heart was huge
    And his love ran deep
    Little, touchy things
    Could make the man weep
    Nawl…he wasn’t no gangsta
    But one scary sight
    X jock
    Sick game
    Kept his fade and facial tight
    He’d step from his ride
    His pocket hanging low
    The hotties and hoodrats
    All screaming for mo’
    His system still bumping
    Didn’t want it to stop
    “Turn it up
    Turn it up
    Let the neighborhood rock”
    Now
    (Big) Balla’s arocking
    That glorious ride
    Bumping and thumping
    With God on his side
    From the mightiest mountain
    He looks down our way
    Rest In Peace, Big Balla
    In Jesus name, we pray
    Christopher SurRafael Ball
    May 13th, 1984
    October 25th, 2012
    My Nephew
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Oh, Brother Baller, (((hug))), I am so saddened to hear this. Any death is hard; but when it's one so young, it's even harder.

    Intercessory prayers going up for you and your family.

    Beautiful tribute/memoriam.
     
  3. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sister Cherryb...THANK YOU for your words and your prayers. it has been a hard couple weeks but we've gotten through it. healing will come with time. thanks, again, for your thoughts and prayers.
     
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    Condolences my friend!
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bishop. Thanks for the sentiment. It's good to see you on the page again.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    kept inside my prayers ...sad to hear this
     
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