Black Poetry : For My Mama (from the heart)

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  1. poeticlyspeakin

    poeticlyspeakin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mama-
    remember tha day that u had me
    when news got out, fam wasnt too happy
    not to mention u basically raised me without a daddy
    so it was the two of us, in fact we
    were like 2 peas in a pot until u had another son and daughter
    so it became 4 of us, not to mention the presence of their father
    it was hard on u, becuase he didnt help a lick
    i was too young to understand, but now that im older its felt quick
    i hated to see him come home drunk too hot to understand
    u would barely say sh*t but he still fought u like a man
    i still remember that night u were cookin in the kitchen n he caught u with a pan
    or maybe those mornings when he dropped u and rammed
    ur head into the wall, i tried to protect u but i was a frail body @ age six
    i swear i still have inner bruises from the impact of his fists
    then he would leave and Id come in the room and greet u with a kiss
    u promised it would get better, but when we ran away, u'd run back to his
    house, claiming that u loved him but u were just a lost soul
    u made excuses for him, sayin he just didnt know how to act when he lost control
    but i never respected it, i never accepted it, i was glad when he was gone
    it opened doors for u, u turned ur life around and corrected ur wrongs
    u went back to school and worked a night job, living life as a single parent
    which means we didnt see much of u, but the love was transparent
    and even though the money wasnt great, it kept food on the table
    u bought us what u could, kept us busy since we didnt have cable
    remember when all 3 of us used to sneak in ur bed
    u just wanted to get some rest cuz u worked all week walkin like the dead
    for some reason it was hard to mad at u even when u whooped our @ss
    even when u embarressed me in front of my friends, i often looked past
    it
    remember when u used to tell me that i was gonna be sumthin great
    u used to say let ur life be example n look where nothin can take
    u, but u were my hero cuz u never showed ur blood
    thats why i gotta pay u back, cuz i owe u love
    even when we moved from place to place u kept ur head
    most people wouldve went for their own n left me dead
    i could be a millionare, while my bank account gets steeper, in fact
    i could buy u all that u desire, but it wouldnt mean sh*t cuz our love goes deeper than that...
     
  2. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was so touching
    and emotional from the heart....
    i know she is proud of you
    be strong stay strong...
    love ya little sis
    peace and love unto you
    for being just you
    Angel
     
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    Sista I know ya momma is proud of you :)
    This was a STRAIGHT UP REAL scribe from the heart! :)
     
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    Now that I have stopped crying...

    You make me proud to be a mother, from the sentiments you have expressed, my own son wrote a similar love letter to me last year at Valentines day to let me know how much he appreciated the sacrifices that I made to give him a better life and a brighter future...Now he is a successful Computer programmer in Atlanta, one child of his own and I can tell you all the extravagant gifts cannot compare to the words we long to hear...Thank you Mom!
    You are such a gifted young poet and a wonderful person to share this with all of us!
    Thank you !
    Blessings on your house!
     
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    for she look upon u in a graceful smile
    surely she proud of the creation of thy daughter
    flow on i hear ya & feel ya
     
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    Sounds like your wonderful mom has an equally wonderful daughter, who is strong, loving, and powerful...flow on.
     
  7. poeticlyspeakin

    poeticlyspeakin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    awww

    thanks yall, 'preciate tha love...
     
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    its a blessing to be a mother...and to have a child like you...she is all the more blessed and so are you for having her...twas nice
     
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    Sister...
    the love a child has for their parent(s)
    is a love beyond many others...
    and often times...it is that love
    that gives them direction and strength
    you've shown that in your scribe
    this was so touching...
    I was deeply moved by your words!
    this was def' from the heart...
    loved it!
     
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    poeticlyspeakin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    How sweet of yall...

    thanks angelic n deepy...
     
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