Black Poetry : I Remember When

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  1. LovesDestiny

    LovesDestiny Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I remember when it was a big deal to wear new clothes on the first day of school
    I remember when everybody thought Michael Jackson was really cool
    I remember when I made fake finger nails out of Elmer’s glue
    I remember when the thought of kissing a boy was so taboo

    I remember when we enjoyed the summers throughout its highs and lows
    I remember when we took turns drinking from the water hose
    I remember when we use to yell “HOLDDDD!!” at the ice cream truck man
    I remember when we thought the Killer Clown was waiting for us in the back of the van

    I remember when I made smores at camp with my fellow girl scouts
    I remember when dookie braids were in and the jerri curl was out
    I remember when Beat Street made us all want to bust a move
    I remember when Blair Underwood got slapped by Sheila E in Crush Groove

    I remember when Rodney King was beat down without a weapon in his grasp
    I remember when the OJ verdict made the white folks gasp
    I remember when the Jenna 6 was “first” under attack
    I remember when I heard the DC sniper was really black

    I remember when I first realized the true struggles of our people
    I remember when I shouted “Hallelujah” under the church steeple
    I remember when I heard Don Imus call us nappy-headed hoxs
    I remember when Janet Jackson sang “That’s the Way Love Goes”

    I remember when I experienced how good things come to those who wait
    I remember when I was so proud to be alive in the day of our first black presidential candidate
    It would take a lifetime to recall all of my experiences between now and then.
    The future is exciting but it’s nice to look back and remember when…
     
  2. 4EVERLUV

    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    LovesDestiny:
    Now why you had to go there...


    I remember when I made fake finger nails out of Elmer’s glue
    I remember when we use to yell “HOLDDDD!!” at the ice cream truck man


    Girl I laughed so hard because...."I Remember When." lol

    This piece really took be back and then brought me
    all the way to the front. Very nice write!


    Much Luv
     
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    i dig it baby... had me laughin'
     
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    It is nice to look back.
    Thank You for sharing
     
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    Looking at the past through your eyes, made me smile. I remember a couple times when my icecream fell off the cone, after getting one from the icecream truck and running back across the street, lol, but usually it was a tasty experience. Enjoyed this poetess.
     
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    I remember so well too...
    Home-made hamburgers, grease running down my arm,
    Waking up the store owners(mushey) early in the morning to purchase "2-cookies for a penny,
    hershey kisses-2 for a penny
    sugar babies, sugar daddy for a nickel.
    We really use to break their sleep from banging on the door, ...lawdy, just to spend a penny, and no matter how sleepy they were, they always greeted us with a smile, as they patiently waited 10-15 minutes for us to spend one penny
    Wow was they the good old days!! :spin:
     
  7. LovesDestiny

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    Sis 4EverLuv thats EXACTLY what I was doing while I was scribing parts of this piece....cracking up laughing! Ohhh, to remember when things were as simple as deciding between eating either a mayonnaise sandwich or ******** and cheese for lunch...LOL...I'm glad you enjoyed it (from back to front).

    j'hiah and Hodee thank you as well for reading!

    Sis Watz, it's always great to be given opportunities to smile!

    Queen! ROFL! You really took me there! Whew! You was working that penny sounds like! Speaking of greasy hamburgers, there is this place called the Shake Shack in your neck of the woods that serves one of the best homemade greasy burgers I've ever had (besides off my own stove)! Thank you for the love Sis!
     
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    Girl i enjoyed the trip down meomory lane and how this came back to the present. thanks for the trip
     
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    That was heart warming, I was young during those days but I remember a little so I could reminisce too, lol.
     
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    wow.....this took me back to why back when as i remember when
    and all the things we did compared to this time age....whewwww LOL
     
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