Black Poetry : Old Mose: What's the Difference?

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  1. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Men been tryin’ to figure women longs as Mose is old
    but most men ain’t got no idea and it be true of women too.
    They just barkin’ up the tree, ‘cause ain’t nothing to be told.
    ‘ceptin’ if you lookin’, someone else is might be lookin’ at you.
    Men thinks to much ‘cause most women just plain folks
    Sho’ women be different, but it be the same for us men
    and no matter how hard we tries, that’s just the it is wrote
    like two plus two equal four it be the same if you do it again.

    See, to some women, men seems like they never grows up
    and ain’t never got nothin’ but some hard lovin’ on they mind
    while some of that be sho’ nuff true, ain’t always from the jump.
    A man hurts just like a woman, and he don’t know what to do
    he gets mean and angry ‘cause it be hard fo’ some men to cry,
    but the tears rolls anyway and they hides they faces from you
    and tells you ain’t nothing wrong, smart woman knows it’s a lie.

    Mose knows that ain’t no man wants to be called no kind of a dog
    Ceptin’ he be the biggest, baddest and meanest dog on the block
    He just want to stand tall, shoulders back and be a natural man
    as much as any man wants the only key to her precious lock.
    Ain’t saying men ain’t ornery and just a little rambunctious too
    Mose just be saying a woman’s cloth ain’t that much different
    that anyone can tell the real difference from these special two,
    and womens be just as likely as any man to get her feelings bent.

    A woman got her own ways too, they just be different from a mans.
    A man don’t need another mamma even if he act like it time to time
    ‘cause men ain’t nothin’ but plain old folks with strong rough hands
    and even Mose knows ain’t no changes when it comes to mans kind.
    Instead of pickin’ at one another, we needs to see how we alike
    ‘cause when our eyes are closed and our touch comes up lost
    we find out ourselves are who we be, and we all come up wide
    of the mark, but it ain’t no big deal—it is life’s simple cost.

    Old Mose be married two times might have been almost fifty years
    but the Lawd seed fit to take both them away before he take Old Mose
    I ain’t mad, mind ya, everybody’s time gonna come, just wasn’t mine
    And I’m glad I had my time with’m both, ‘cause the Lawd surely knows
    That as long as I been treadin’ this here earth, poundin’ this ground
    Mose has learned a few things and one is I won’t always be around.

    Mose been here a long time, breathin’ up the Lawd’s fresh air
    and there’s a few things that Old Mose knows for sure got to be true
    and that is, people ain’t no different, no matter man, woman or child
    and that everyone needs some love and needs to give love too.
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ra, you've done a tremendous thing in this piece. I've always admired and enjoyed the way you weave the plain truth all up twixt and tween the vernacular.

    You touched me deeply with this one. Think I'm gonna raise my hand and testify!

    Thank you

    :heart:

    alyce
     
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    Thanks for the pearls of wisdom....
     
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    You sho nuf brought some old tyme Negro common sense words of wisdom to dis here poem.
    I thoroughly enjoyed this poem
     
  5. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Old Mose say thanks!

    I got say thanks for Old Mose cause his eye sight ain't what it used to be, but powerfully preciates the read and says he never could understand what all da fuss be about--mens is men and womens is womens--nuff said--Ra

    :D
     
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    Amunra,

    creative write....u have a way
    of bringin so much enjoyment
    to readin you.....thanx

    Epiphany :heart:
     
  7. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mose a Favorite of Mine

    Mose is the side of me that has some commmon sense-- I need him to visit me more--thankx for stoppingpast--Ra
    ;)
     
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    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ra

    i love your style and the way you drop it




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  9. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Y'all

    Me and Mose appreciate it!

    Ra

    :x:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    been waiting on dis guy to show up !!
    now i can relax back and enjoy pure wisdom
    the knowledge he teach ....thanks for MOSES
     
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