Black Poetry : journal entry #158

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  1. wildflower7

    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this morning made part of me wish that
    i lived in a rural part of the south in
    a big house with a big porch and one big
    tree nearby
    in the middle of a huge field
    and when i go to the general store i'd get greeted
    by the content old storekeeper that would say
    "mawnin mizz collins, how's mistuh collins and the chilren?"
    and i'd reply, "oh just fine. how are you mistuh jackson?"
    and he'd go on about his sugar and how arthritis is creepin
    up on him but he's fine this beautiful mawnin...
    and i'd have my own vegetable garden, 3 chickens, and one cow
    and my children would be so at ease
    (and weed would be very hard to come by for my husband--
    he don't need to be smokin it anyway)
    and slow sunday mornings would be real slow
    and we wouldn't have to rush off anywhere because
    everything we needed was right there
    and clear crisp sunny cold mornings would be enjoyed
    sitting on the kitchen sofa cuddled under a blanket
    eating hot biscuits and drinking chocolate milk...
    in the south where hospitality is key and a smiling
    face is never hard to come by and the soil is rich
    with the knowledge that my ancestors dwelled there
    working the earth...
    the south that i tend to shy away from because of
    it's slow pace, share-cropper mentality, and the fact that
    lynchings and rash social injustice blatantly endures...
    my southern home would be euphoric wherein
    color and status wouldn't make a difference
    we would just live and love each other...
     
  2. Rashad

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    Great picture of the South!

    You're right in that the Southern Hospitality is great there cause it is.
    Tyte scribe poet!:)
     
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    I love this picture of a genteel life....

    I was blessed to enjoy some of these scenes from birth to early childhood down in Birmingham, Alabama. Motherdear and Granddaddy had a great big house with a huge backyard where my cousins and I enjoyed many a carefree day. There was the general store ~ but the store keeper was Black like me. There was the school, but everybody was Black like me. I didn't know anything about the injustices toward my people ~ Mom and Dad kept me wrapped in Black Christian fellowship, living as comfortable a life as two school teachers could provide, by God's grace. It wasn't until I returned South to attend college that I saw the difference ... still wrapped in Black Christian fellowship; but so much more aware of the dividing line between the races.

    Yes, the pace is slower down South (depending on where you go)...and that has both advantages and disadvantages.

    Loving this piece Misses K-ness... (in a rural setting, the weed might still be plentiful...folks be into the home grown variety...lol)

    feelin ya

    a
     
  4. wildflower7

    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks for the read Rashad.

    alyce, my storekeeper was black too! and i did say that my home was euphoric, i'm sure he'd try to grow his own weed!! :D

    -7:spinstar:
     
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    wooooweeeee!!

    i member all dis back in da dayz
    from da south gran'gran & pops
    had us all down in da yard
    i sho nuff enjoyed dem dayz.........Thank u:D
     
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    Thank you so much for taking me back. I remember sitting on my papa's lap, simply enjoying the simple things of life.

    Beautiful Southern Flavor In This Piece.
     
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    wldflr 7

    This is such a touching piece....thanks for sharing it!


    N2
     
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    W7,

    now you know a brother is waiting for #159. this was nice. keep telling me the story.

    blak
     
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    Wildflower

    There is definitely a difference. I love the south. Nice piece. :)

    Poetically Turn'd Out!
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
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    flowa...

    thax for paintin the picture
    of my homw for me to help me rememba
    how my life was. i'm in your backyard (md)
    livin now, and it's ok..............but not the same

    country boy foreva,
    hw
     
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