Black Poetry : Dear Ma.............

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  1. info-moetry

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    It’s been about a week since we last spoke
    Though I often see you in my dreams
    I’ve meditated many nights
    On the lessons you taught me from birth, well into my teens
    How to stand strong
    And do for myself
    So, the way I strengthened up my mind, body and spirit
    Is all do to your help
    So many people still missing you
    Shows the effect you had in your physical form
    They had too name a day after you in Sleepy Hollow
    Because of the way you tried to right what was wrong
    President of Zeta phi beta
    At the same time President of the NAACP
    If they want to know what you created all one need do
    Is look at John, Jeanie and me
    As I look at some of the young women and men around town
    Most of which you had a hand is raisin’
    Spare the rod and spoil the child
    Never taking credit for your works, you would just lift your hands to praise ‘em
    My memories can not be taken
    Still remember the look on your face back in 1988
    The first time you heard me say Asalaamualaikum
    No more ham for me and please throw away the bacon
    You started laughin’ cause you thought I was jokin’
    But when I read the autobiography of Malcolm X that you gave me
    It had my mind wide open, his life’s story so thought provokin’
    And if he ever heard about you
    Just like us, he’d be proud of you too
    Your grandson Malik told me he misses you
    “daddy, where’s grandma DeLoatch”
    don’t worry ma, I helped him too understand
    and yes, I was careful with my approach
    I have all of your awards, trophies and plaques all in tack
    They made the car so heavy leaving North Carolina
    I had to stop for gas about 6 times on 95 north just so I could make it back
    For so many, your spirit was a blessin’
    & I can still hear your voice in 151 valley street callin’ me from down the hall
    It was that strong, but for a young cub to grow into a Lion
    Sometimes he has too hear a Lioness roar
    but back here on earth, people still catching convenient amnesia
    anytime, the bible seems to be out of their view
    Psalms 82:6 or John 10:34-35
    You see, Jesus had an attitude too
    “Have I not told you that ye all are Gods
    Sons and daughters of the Most High”
    Ma, you backed your truth up with action
    Your good works were multi
    Unlike some preachers who couldn’t seem to find I95 South to come say goodbye to you
    But yet want most to believe God has sent them on a mission
    Like Paul on the road to Damascus
    I guess they really don’t trust their vision
    You had so much inner wisdom
    You made me want to learn emphatically
    I remember the last time you were laying on my lap, but couldn’t speak
    So you spoke to me telepathically
    You showed me another level of mathematics
    Which helped to erase some of my bad habits
    You influenced me to read the bible
    As of this day I have already read it twice
    So, unlike peter being approached by Roman soldiers
    I’m living proof they can never deny your life
    Skin of burnish brash and hair like lambs wool too
    Is the only description we have of finding Christ
    So like the book says, I sit and meditate
    And await the return of your savior
    Since he departed at his 33rd degree with knowledge of the Lions paw
    Asalaamualaikum is how he’d greet me on his return, then I’ll ask my brother for a favor
    When you return to the heaven’s
    Please make sure my mother is at ease
    Tell her not too worry and that I love her
    And when she is ready to respond, just send me a message in the breeze
    I’ll be down by the river waiting………

    Info-mo © 2008
     
  2. LovesDestiny

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    Wow! This is SO POWERFUL! What can I say but there is nothing like the strength of our mothers! Beautiful Brother Info! Absolutely Outstanding!
     
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    When you get to the river, look across that deep sea,
    9 times out of 10 ...you'll always see me.
    We ride the same plane, we all carry our load,
    knowing someday ..we'll walk that same road.
    The ancestors do live, and within us they reside,
    through our heart, mind and memory..we keep them alive.
    Much luv to you brother.​
     
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    ^^ what she said!!

    much love on this drop brother!
     
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    yo INF

    I AM FEELING THIS

    THE LOVE DUNNY
     
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    Such a wonderful tribute. The way you described your mom, sounds like she was a fabulous woman. Continue to bask in her eternal sunshine. This was quite touching.
     
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    After I wipe my tears away all I can say is well done well done my brother.
     
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    I have no tears or pain as I read your work...for I smile to myself just as she does at the diamond that her hands, heart, mind and soul has molded as an extension of herself in you. You need not go down to the river...just be still and know that where you are she is. In as much as it may appear to be you that will move through the future, it is her through you that is moving. Rejoice, for you are indeed ONE!!


    Much Love and Respect !!

    Your Brother

    Keita Kenyatta
     
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    peace & paradise family...

    I thank you all for your warm comments and appreciation....

    this was the toughest poems I have ever written....& if I ever attempt to write pt. 2 it may never finish...

    I love you all.........

    *7
     
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    Smiling....

    Hey Info-MO.....

    I absolutely love this heart felt poem you wrote to your Mother. Even thou she is not here physically.....how sweet her spirit is that continues to come and commune with you. She did a GREAT job in all that she imparted within you, I know she is very PROUD of the Real Man you are.
     
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