Quiet Poetry Lounge : I Get It From My Mama

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  1. NapturallyYours

    NapturallyYours Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I know this should have been posted yesterday, but I didn't get a chance to get to the computer. Please ENJOY and HAPPY BELATED MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL!!


    When Maya Angelou wrote “Phenomenal Woaman,” I know she had you in mind
    Though you should have won a trophy from spanking my behind
    Mom, I have to thank you for those college loans you signed
    To make me more educated and refined, I don’t mind saying, “I get it from my mama.”

    It is because of you that I’m unafraid to face new challenges and know how to stand my ground
    You taught me how a woman’s love has no earthly bounds
    And how much you can really say without ever making a sound
    With every beat my heart resounds, “I get it from my mama.”

    Mama, it’s because of you I know from whence I came
    I’m proud of my heritage and the origins of my name
    You said we’re created equal, but we’re really not the same
    But despite that, I can still rise and claim, “I get it from my mama.”

    You’re the one that showed me that you’re never too old to get spanked
    And even when you’re at your lowest, still pray and give God thanks
    Because there’s more to life to be grateful for, than how much money is in the bank
    And when they ask me where I get it, I don’t draw a blank. I say, “I get it from my mama.”

    Mom, I know how much you sacrificed so that my dreams could come true
    But did you ever know that my dreams are to be like you?
    You’re so poised, so beautiful, so intelligent, a true woman in all you do
    So that for every person in the world I pray, “They get it from their mama too.”

    ©Napturally Yours
    May 11, 2007
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    the best person in the world is Mom
    this was a great write sis
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The apple doesn't fall far from the maternal tree. Such pride in your words poetess. Loved it.
     
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    Phenomenal Woman I am

    My stomach got stretched and out of place,
    for 9 months, even lost my shape.
    Morning sickness got me down,
    but I held on to my heavenly bound.

    Got to be strong, cause I'm holding a pearl,
    that miraculous day...out popped a girl.

    Phenomenal Woman I am

    Watching you grow, down through the years,
    aiding your scrapes ....drying your tears.

    Here you now stand, before the world
    my precious, beautiful...Phenomenal Pearl
     
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    It's never a day too late to pay reverence and dues to moms. Happy Belated Mother's Day to you & yours! Striking piece:spinstar:

    :read:

    :picture:


     
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    NapturallyYours Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the love ya'll! My mommy cried when she read it.

    April
     
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    Tha-Emissary Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Outstanding! I like it better than the rap song and I agree that we owe our mothers for driving us to be our best. Powerful piece Poet!
     
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    yes yes give praise to the good mamas

    your piece was off the scale

    very very good

    peace poet
     
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    blessing the mother's in honor
     
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    This was Beautiful in it's Simplicity. The Mirror image of a Beloved Mother. Not only in her footsteps, but proud that you are and are able to. Beautiful Sister. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY
     
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