Black Poetry : Thanks for the Support

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Randee, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Randee

    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My life was over in 1989
    when my mom wouldn't buy those fine
    peach and white Paula Abdul Dance Reeboks.
    My daddy bought em for my birthday with ten shares of stock.
    Things were always like that for me
    one said no the other would say three
    a hundred and twelve coloring books
    but no one there to take a look.
    Jumping jacks and handstands
    backwards flips off caravans,
    anything to get their attention
    Oh, and in '94 how could I forget to mention
    dunking that ball at all of 5 foot 7
    and how I came running through the door
    moonwalking crazy across the floor
    the only one who cared was my big bro
    and only so he could crow
    (then over dinner he claimed it wasn't regulation
    I was so upset I beat his *** using stangulation!)
    The two of them barely looked up,
    for them this ruckus wasn't enough.
    In '95 I went to school,
    but it was expected, i wasn't a fool.
    Scholarship, job and playing ball
    never spending tuition money at the mall
    I worked two jobs to put myself through
    unlike the rest of my suburban crew
    I wanted to prove I could do it alone
    rarely did I ever call them on the phone.
    The year '99 came and went
    on the court is where i spent
    most my days and my nights.
    Graduation was a sight
    my parents never did come to see
    too busy with meetings apparently.
    Always strong and moving on
    at 23 bought a house with a lawn.
    Three years later still no parental visit
    They've been to Africa, but not Albany, sh*t
    Letting them know I'm having their first grandchild
    they tell me how I was always wild.
    And out-of-wedlock, was I going to marry?
    Daddy no, but in terms of this burden i carry . . .
    Mother, let me finish please,
    This child will not know what it is to need
    Support and love, laughter and tears
    or simple encouragement throughout the years.
    My father looked at her and then over at me
    placed his hand on my shoulder and told my mother
    he had no time for bullsh*t, if that's it, let's leave.
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    deep flow , poet your pen has much to say
    keep scribing
     
  3. Justerika

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    some might say you had everything...but hearing this
    there is so much more to it...feeling your pen.

    JustE
     
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    my goodness gurl...
    keep coming with the real
    this was really heartfelt
    and i know where ya coming from
    and everything is not what it seems
    word...
    peace
    khasm
     
  5. Randee

    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the words, i hope my whole pregnancy flows through my pen.
     
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    much love
    to you my sistah
    your flow is well felted
    my strong sister, with a message
    deep from the heart
    thank you for sharing
    Peace
     
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    eternal Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Dang....I hope I remember to show my children much more affection without merely focusing on their physical needs!!! Good luck with the pregnancy!
     
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    Randee, this was real.........we hear you!

    Angeli
     
  9. Randee

    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey thanks
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    darn....i hear this one loud n clear...tyte flow randee
     
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