My mother just had a promotional concert for a CD of gospel music that she sung. Most of the songs on the Cd I wrote and I put a lot of money into the project when she was in the studio. Now I have the finished product and when i read the cover it just made my heart break to see that she did not acknowledge me as the writer or producer but her name is all over it. This is what the white man did to our people so it kinda hurts that my own mother would do this to me. Since this is a gospel album and the songs I wrote were meant to bless people. God gave these songs to me at times when I needed comfort and strength to deal with my disabilities. So I don't want to smudge my own message by taking this to court. I want to handle this with grace but family, I need your support and your prayers to help me get past the initial emotion cause right now all I feel is pain. I know if I say anything about it they will say my motives are wrong for wanting recognition and that I need to act like a christian and give god the glory blah blah blah. I'm so tired of dealing with christians. They are the most hateful people. They use love like a license. Treat people any kinkd of way and them demand forgivenness. My uncles Bobby and Richard Poindexter wrote the song Thin Line Between Love and Hate and Bobby was supposed to be helping her make the right contacts in the inductry but they did not even know that I wrote the songs on the Cd they were promoting. When I brought this to her attention she just dismissed them as no knowing what they were doing. So I continued to trust her. Snd now I feel like a big dummy for doing so. Another christian artist wanted to use one of my songs on a tour he was doing. It wasn't one that I had given her but she told me I shouldn't let my songs be performed until they are published. she also acts like my singing is so bad that she's the only person that can do anything with my songs making me feel embarrassed to let a anyone else hear them. They are beautiful songs. Maybe I sould just stick to poetry so I don't have to deal with people that want to make money off of me. Certainly I must learn to separate business and not deal with family and people who think they should just be trusted.