Black Poetry : Soul Food

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  1. aqueenpassing

    aqueenpassing Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Soul Food


    It’s the smell of butter pound cake made from scratch
    the white dusty powder that’s flour on your mother’s
    hand’s as she covers the bottom of the pan, not letting
    any hit the floor.

    The sound of the rolling pin rolling over the dough as she
    prepares it for the peach cobbler pie. “oh my”.

    It’s the chatter of aunts and uncles, sisters and brothers friends
    coming from church and still going again.

    It’s the feeling in the pit of your stomach when you get to
    lick the bowl, and the slight crack from your mother’s mouth
    as she starts to grin, as she reaches down to wipe the batter
    from your chin.

    It’s the sound of music and popping of fingers as you see kids
    and grown-ups to, grooving with rhythm. All through the
    house each group doing something different, papa and uncle Bennie
    playing cards and grinning as aunt Betty and aunt Gene fighting for the
    pokeno pot, hollering “you better gimme”

    Cousins and friends playing double dutch while the boys shoot marbles
    trying to win a new coca cola tin from Joe Jackson and Big Bobby Lynn.

    Soul food was more than the food we ate and the big double bowl of greens
    mama would some time let you take. It was togetherness love, good food
    and wine, something I’ll miss something that’s been gone for a long long time.

    Copyright by Yvonne Coleman-Burney(Queen) 2002
     
  2. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    girl you making me hungry just reading this....
     
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