Black Poetry : Rossi and Me

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by certainty, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. certainty

    certainty Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2005
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Just as easily as she loved her own-
    Rossi could love a white child.

    I talked to her
    about greasing my legs
    and braiding my hair.

    No one but Rossi ever
    called me honeychild.

    On slow afternoons,
    and long before her house caught fire,
    I decorated mud pies for Rossi.

    Rossi and my mother,
    once upon a time, they laughed beautiful -
    and played the numbers.
     
  2. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2003
    Messages:
    6,642
    Likes Received:
    541
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Poet
    Location:
    The Lone-Star State
    Ratings:
    +606
    "Honeychile", you're a hit with me!
     
  3. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    69,983
    Likes Received:
    3,978
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    BUSINESS owner
    Location:
    Da~WINDY*CITY //CHICAGO
    Ratings:
    +4,178
    beautifully done nothing like a sweet honeychild to smile wit
    tyte drop
     
  4. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2003
    Messages:
    12,660
    Likes Received:
    191
    Location:
    somewhere ova da rainbow....
    Ratings:
    +219
    nice flow........
     
  5. Ireadastory

    Ireadastory Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +9
    Nothing like an enduring nickname. Nice flow
     
  6. certainty

    certainty Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2005
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    namaste<:

    for your kindness in reply to my poetry
    thank you all so very much

    I appreciate that you took time to read this poem-
    that you liked its flow.

    certainty
     
  7. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2003
    Messages:
    16,340
    Likes Received:
    114
    Location:
    Northeast
    Ratings:
    +122
    You created such a calm and soothing scene here. I enjoyed the vibe.
     
  8. certainty

    certainty Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2005
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    thank you

    for your kindness to me and this poem

    Rossi was part of my seven year old heart.
    I will never forget her.
     
  9. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    May 5, 2003
    Messages:
    4,020
    Likes Received:
    32
    Occupation:
    strength coach
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Ratings:
    +32
    aww, see, I knew it. I was just about to write that your piece reads like the beginning of a story, leaving me wanting more. maybe you want to pen a part 2? cause I love this.
     
Loading...