Black Poetry : Lemonade & Lawnmowers

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by NittyGrit, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. NittyGrit

    NittyGrit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    growth
    through laughs and woes
    highs and lows
    she stood by me
    and stayed down
    with 10 toes

    them pedicured roots
    kept us planted
    hell we’ve been through
    but survived the hail damage
    rain might have fallen
    but we just kept standing
    maturity kept us grounded
    faith made us established

    nothing too lavish
    but so middle classy
    wrestled with money
    tag teaming finances
    now our double-up income
    got us changing tax brackets
    shopping for brick
    because home doesn’t come in plastic

    for real

    words can’t express what she did for my heart
    even expanded my vocabulary
    i choose to say our’s
    she is the reason we made it thus far
    so she’ll be the first to drive my dream car

    her love was race ready
    the pace is life steady
    we’ve survived the speed bumps
    they slowed us down
    just enough to appreciate
    how far we’ve come

    check our track record
    we’ve built momentum
    forever is at the finish line
    lookout…here we come

    so here’s to lemonade
    and lawnmowers
    a toast to minding our own grass
    and enjoying the lush color

    going green with love
    such an organic moment
    don’t look now babe
    but here comes the Joneses
    trying to keep up
     
  2. Ikoro

    Ikoro Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Peace Brother.

    I was feeling this, from the flow to the content. I hope for your sake it is based on a true story - yours :)

    Much Love and Respect for sharing this beautiful piece.

    One,

    - Ikoro
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    no doubt this was felt and i love it.......big ups bruh !
     
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    Brother Poet NittyGrit,

    A true treat. I love everything about this poem. I have to tell you I was actually sipping a frozen strawberry and lemonade slushy when I got to the lemonade and lawnmowers line and had to spit it out I giggled so hard. I mean what a contrast. Totally enjoyed it. I think the subject in this piece is simply marvelous...truly seeing his female conterpart as an equal. Actually believing they should share all, including love and possessions. I'm loving your pen. Thanks for sharing and please share more.
     
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