Black Poetry : christmas gift

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    1969, eve of christmas
    momma grabbed the mop and pail
    scrubbed every floor clean
    while she moaned
    deep soulful sounds
    surrounded my five year old body
    with terror. my fear rose
    then yielded to her spirited voice
    singing, 'he's coming back again'

    while i prayed
    for a suzy homemaker kitchen
    equipped with all the latest gadgets
    momma prayed for salvation
    and for daddy to go to hell
    in a hand basket

    didn't much care for momma's
    latter prayer but i figured
    since santa was coming
    i'd ask him and Jesus
    for a sign that momma's
    salvation was on its way

    on my knees
    beside my bed
    i bowed my head
    clasped my hands tight
    i had to pray this prayer right

    i moaned like momma
    i cried like momma
    i swayed on my knees like momma

    amen amen amen

    christmas morning 5 AM
    i awoke to a warm yellow glow
    it flickered through my window
    remembering my prayer
    i threw my quilt to the floor
    dashed out of bed
    and through the door
    ran downstairs
    passed the christmas tree
    in front of which sat
    my suzy homemaker set
    dressed in a bright red velvet bow

    santa had been here

    momma was outside kneeling
    her prayers different
    she pumped her fist
    towards the sky
    cried...yelled, "why Lord why?"
    daddy beside her
    his whiskey soaked voice
    slurred, "i'll kill the bastards
    and then piss on their graves"



    "momma please don't cry
    i prayed...i prayed
    really hard for a sign
    like the one moses saw
    on the mound of mount sinai
    that's why this christmas morn
    a cross burns on our lawn"


    © Kiwanda Paul
     
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    O'my what a christmas treat
     
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