Black Poetry : From the Pages Of A Sho Nuff Daddy's Girl

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  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Song for my Fathers


    I call him warrior king
    and his chest swells
    because he knows
    better than I, how he
    walked in the face of
    hatred and braved the poisonous
    darts the racists hurled
    to provide food & shelter for his girls

    I call him strong black man
    and a smile broadens
    on his handsome face
    as he remembers his
    parents' struggle and his
    own vow to end the cycle
    with his generation
    back in the dawn of de-segregation...

    I call him priest and leader
    and his face grows quiet with
    humility; the lines of time
    smooth upon his brow...
    many a night upon his knees
    I saw him quietly bow

    I call him friend and mentor;
    he raises his hand to hush
    my song of thanksgiving
    but without his substance,
    I wouldn't be living

    My Heavenly Father blessed me
    with the very best He had
    when He chose Mistuh Greathouse
    to be my Dad


    a
     
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    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce....


    ...from one "Sho' Nuff Daddy's Girl" to anotha...

    i am truly truly loving this piece!! it made me think
    about how much i miss my Sunshine... & after 2
    years... on some days it still seems like it was only
    yesterday that he went home & left me.

    i know he's still smilin' on his lil girl... & i felt his
    presence even more while reading your work!!

    thank you for sharing this, My sister! :)

    AlwaysLove.
    SunShyne~
     
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    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Reading this makes it all worth while. Thank you very much for this.

    A daddy's girl's daddy
     
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    Alyce,

    I'd like to print this magnificent piece because my young "daddy's girl" too would appreciate its profound message.

    :heart:
    GQ
     
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    ALYCE

    THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND SWEET
    I FEEL LIKE WEEP'IN TODAY .....SIS THANK U

    NOW I SIT HERE THINKING BOUT MY DAD....
     
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    grrrrreat mistuh greathouse!
    these words reflect the loving way
    i feel about the
    magnificent pastah robinson!
    thank you for this
    beautiful peace.
    -7:spinstar:
     
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    i never had a daddy ... not really
    my momma was my daddy
    and still the little girl in me yearns
    to climb up on his knee

    thank you for sharing your daddy with me

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What heartfelt appreciation. What a blessing it must be to a father, to have a daughter who can express her humble appreciation so beautifully.

    Be Blessed! You days on earth shall be many, for honoring your father...truly he is a great house. May all who come into his presence feel at home.


    Joyce
     
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    Among us, there are still

    strong, dedicated Black men who were trained in love TO love, by a loving guardian, parent or parents. Strong Black men who do not receive their manhood instructions from the media...Strong Black men who have faith in God and believe in providing for the needs of their families. Being present in the family circle. Black women are very key to the end result of every manchild we bring forth. From the choices we make when we lay down with a man, to the consciencious upbringing when we take on the awesome responsibility of raising a future Black King.

    Discernment~true understanding of who we are and how we set our standards is so very important in the choosing and the MAKING of a strong Black man. I give honor to my father because he stood fast to his beliefs. It was through watching him with my mother, that I learned how a woman should be loved by her man. He holds 'old school' values and strong convictions that his mother taught him~to this day.

    May we all recognize how important our choices are.

    thank you (didn't mean to talk so much) :)
    a
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sustah A~

    I sure do love this piece -- how exquisite! This is most definitely a wonderful tribute to your father.
    -- I on the other hand am a "momma's gurl" myself! :wink:
    I love my dad too - but we struggled to communicate over the years.
    However, it sure is beautiful to see the sentiment you convey in this scribe.

    Thank you for this!

    N2
     
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