Black Poetry : Soul Food -(West Indian Style)

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  1. phynxofkemet

    phynxofkemet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    DEDICATED TO MY DAD "PEPPI"
    “A SOUL FOOD MASTER”

    Ur words carry to me, sweet as Poppy’s fried plantain
    Calling me out from hiding, fill me to sustain
    Come, sit down, and share, make sure to fill ur plate
    All you need is here, everything else can wait
    Leave the worry at the door, stress & troubles too
    Together as a family there ain’t nothin’ we can’t do
    That’s Soul Food really – nurturing and some love
    Don’t ever need an excuse, we do it just because
    Aki ‘n salt-fish cakes, Hmmm child, now ur talking
    Wanderers get weary and need to just stop walking
    Cassava for the strength, remember okra purifies
    What ya need for cook-up is plenty o’sweet black-eyes
    Fried chicken, curry goat I think we got it all
    Unless u need some more, then bring on the dahl.
    Matouks’ is raising temperatures feel the fire from within,
    But we be laughing anyhow, so pour the juice and gin
    Music follows aroma and the healing has begun
    Many are our numbers, but always we are one.

     
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    Desert Storm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well, feeling this poetry fa sho!

    Now west indian, where is that exactly and all? My ex was west indian black some asian and all-, I thought it was in the bahamas or something, he was african american still so it got me confused.

    Anyhow I love curry, and especially curry chicken. Don't get me started on plantains or "plantanos" girl I'll go crazy or 'platanos con crema' oh yea! hee,hee,hee,... there's this jamaican dish that is coconut milk and curry with shrimp and rice and beans, it's mmmm...good... if you have recipes, please post in the recipe forum, id like to see how it is done...

    I'm going to go eat now!

    Lovely, poem!

    Desert Storm
     
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    Hi phynxofkmt
    Oh yes this is Soul Fod.
    I enjoy the way your poem brought
    us to the table. That is indeed where
    all the heart of love is feed
    Right at that table
    Filling your plate up. And just for that moment
    we leave all the worries at the door. Wow
    Very filling , wonderful poem to your Dad
    and all is wisdom

    Peace~N~Love
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You captured such a sense of sharing and caring, with tasty food and great fun. Wonderful dedication.
     
  5. phynxofkemet

    phynxofkemet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks for the luv

    thank you, i really enjoyed writing this piece. My pops has always had a way of bringing people together to tell stories, share wisdom, and just "be" when he throws down. I hope one day I'll share that gift with my child.
     
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    I think that's what our families are missing nowadays...gathering to eat at the same time to spend moments together! We just cant get that time back! Thanks for the reminder!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    food for the soul ...thanks for sharing this piece
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yes sista

    i'm right in the middle of carribean flavor right in flatbush brooklyn

    lol

    so i'm feeling ya here
     
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