Spoken Word : [For Black Women Only) Ego Tripping (there may be a reason why)

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    Ego Tripping (there may be a reason why)

    I was born in the congo
    I walked to the fertile crescent and built
    the sphinx
    I designed a pyramid so tough that a star
    that only glows every one hundred years falls
    into the center giving divine perfect light
    I am bad

    I sat on the throne
    drinking nectar with allah
    I got hot and sent an ice age to europe
    to cool my thirst
    My oldest daughter is nefertiti
    the tears from my birth pains
    created the nile
    I am a beautiful woman

    I gazed on the forest and burned
    out the sahara desert
    with a packet of goat's meat
    and a change of clothes
    I crossed it in two hours
    I am a gazelle so swift
    so swift you can't catch me

    For a birthday present when he was three
    I gave my son hannibal an elephant
    He gave me rome for mother's day
    My strength flows ever on

    My son noah built new/ark and
    I stood proudly at the helm
    as we sailed on a soft summer day
    I turned myself into myself and was
    jesus
    men intone my loving name
    All praises All praises
    I am the one who would save

    I sowed diamonds in my back yard
    My bowels deliver uranium
    the filings from my fingernails are
    semi-precious jewels
    On a trip north
    I caught a cold and blew
    My nose giving oil to the arab world
    I am so hip even my errors are correct
    I sailed west to reach east and had to round off
    the earth as I went
    The hair from my head thinned and gold was laid
    across three continents

    I am so perfect so divine so ethereal so surreal
    I cannot be comprehended except by my permission

    I mean...I...can fly
    like a bird in the sky...

    --http://nikki-giovanni.com/page_51.shtml--​
     
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