Black Poetry : Mama Butterfly McQueen (For My Mama)

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  1. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I was talking to my mother about the drama her white female co-workers and boss give her, and I just thought to write this impromptu poetical reflection. Feel me......

    I talked to my mother today
    As she told me about her confrontation with her white boss
    She is the prize Black servant on the Polack plantation
    All her intellect and expertise is spent
    Making a success of the organization that benefits THEIR children
    THEIR organization that was never recognized by the media
    Or as excellently directed
    Before my mother’s coming
    Yet they do not appreciate her gifts
    It’s not enough that she goes above and beyond her duty
    They want to see her lips swell and spread across her cheeks
    Showing big, pearly teeth
    They expect a step n fetch it, bug-eyed rolling, Prissy performance
    Reminiscent of “Gone With The Wind” Days
    “Yes , missus, Ise a simple minded nigress ready to do yo biddin whenever ya wave yo lily white hand”
    Last time I checked my mother was a classy, saucy, high gold soul sista
    With a flawless appearance and a magnificent wit and mind
    Yet whenever her jealous white female co-workers look her way
    I’m sure they see nothing but a too big for her britches darkie *****
    It’s funny that Scarlet O’Hara looked to Prissy to teach her to be a woman
    Like these white women look to my mother to lead their program to success
    She’s the only Black woman that has directed the organization EVER
    So tell me why is it, that if Black women are such savages----
    Then white women are always looking toward us to teach them
    & show them the way?
    White women are filled with contradiction and hypocrisy
    Jealousy and spite shining in their hateful eyes
    They can call themselves Christians, Liberals, Feminists etc etc
    It all means the same thing to every sista who knows these shrews for who they really be
    The ones that give us madd drama from classrooms to boardrooms
    & sometimes try to get up in our bedrooms
    With that fine, Black forbidden buck
    They all dream of slipping into the shadows with
    To taste and feel how good Black sin is
    Suck their fingers, toss their hair, and copulate in heat
    Hop across the color line and scream
    Rape!
    Or end up being another Nicole Simpson case…..
    I’m not writing these words to offend anyone
    But this is for my Mama cast into a Butterfly McQueen role
    That does not reflect the powerful women she truly is behind the mask of professionalism and politeness
    This poem is for all my sisters playing Prissy to Big Missies all over America
    Don’t let anyone make you feel ashamed of who you are
    When you are the only Black female face among whites
    Making power moves and scaling the corporate ladders
    Breaking glass ceilings
    Breaking barriers
    Shattering stereotypes
    There is no shame in your success
    Mama Butterfly McQueen played the part to pave the way
    On the Great White Screen
    So we could see Dorothy, Cicely, Angela, Nia, Halle, Vanessa, Vivica, and all Sistahs
    Star in Hollywood Dreams
    So sistah hold your head up high
    Keep your back straight and walk like you own the world
    Realize that your existence is the power of all Creation
    Without you, there is nothing
    Skinny blonde and brunette broads with their treacherous blue and green gazes
    Glazed with envy and malice
    Don’t have a **** thing on you
    Float on the wings of Mama Butterfly’s sacrifice
    & never forget that you are truly a Queen
     
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    Queen indeed .......ya well felt
     
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    "The ones that give us madd drama from classrooms to boardrooms
    & sometimes try to get up in our bedrooms
    With that fine, Black forbidden buck
    They all dream of slipping into the shadows with
    To taste and feel how good Black sin is
    Suck their fingers, toss their hair, and copulate in heat
    Hop across the color line and scream
    Rape!
    Or end up being another Nicole Simpson case….."

    welcome girl :wave:

    you set it off with this piece

    keep it coming :toast:

    pd
     
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