Black Poetry : TO ALL OF THE MOTHERS OF DESTEE, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

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  1. Lataisha Nicole

    Lataisha Nicole Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    IN HER SHOES
    IN MY MOTHER’S SHOES I TRIED TO STAND WOBBLING TO AND FRO
    JUST ALLOWING MY HEAD TO BE THE BALANCER THAT WOULD DETERMINE THE WAY THAT MY BODY WOULD GO
    HANDS TO THE FLOOR
    I’D FALL ONLY TO THEN AGAIN RISE
    JUST WANTING TO WALK IN MOMMIES SHOES FULL KNOWING THEY WEREN’T MY SIZE
    SEEMINGLY SO, MY FEET DID GROW
    PRAISES AND THANKS TO A THING CALLED TIME
    WHICH IS MADE UP OF JOY AND PAIN
    OH HOW TIME CAN BE SO CRUEL AND KIND
    THAT MY MIND HAS PUT IT ALL IN A FRAME
    SO THAT I MAY NEVER FORGET THOSE DAYS THAT CAME TO PAST
    WHEN WALKING IN MOMMIES SHOES MADE EVERYONE LAUGH
    AND ME COOKING LEAVES WAS JUST A THING
    LIKE MOMMY COOKING GREENS
    AND AS I WAS STIRRING UP THE WILD BERRIES
    SHE WAS MIXING THE NECK BONES INTO THE LIMA BEANS
    IN TIME I DID LEARN
    THAT WALKING IN MOMMIES SHOES
    WOULD BE A THING THAT I’D HAVE TO EARN
    NOT SO EASY, SEE THAN DO
    BUT MOMMY MADE IT SEEM SO EASY FOR TRUE
    BUT NOW I REALIZE DIFFERENTLY
    AND KNOW THAT I’VE SURVIVED
    UP TIL NOW
    ONLY BECAUSE OF WHAT SHE HAS INSTILLED IN ME
    AND SOMETIMES I STILL FIND IT HARD
    AND WONDER IF I’LL EVER BE ABLE TO STAND IN HER PLACE AND DO HER JOB
    WITH A PHENOMINAL, PRECISION
    SEEMINGLY SO EFFORTLESSLY
    SHE DEFIES GRAVITY
    SO EXCUSE ME
    IF I HAPPEN TO STUMBLE IN THE DARKNESS AS I GO
    OR IF WHEN THE ROAD COMES TO A FORK
    AND I’M CONFUSED AS TO WHICH WAY TO GO
    BECAUSE YOU SEE THOUGH
    I AM NOW A WOMAN
    WITHOUT ANYTHING TO ANYONE PROVE
    I AM ALWAYS CONTEMPLATING
    AND PATIENTLY WAITING
    THE DAY THAT I WILL GROW INTO HER SHOES​

    LATAISHA NICOLE
     
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    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE BEAUTIFUL MOTHERS IN THE WORLD

    this was a very lovely piece to mom's
     
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    That image of a little girl in her mother's shoes...how endearing. I love how you encorporated that image throughout this piece. For in life, we do come back to that, trying, even if we don't realize it, to manage life like mom. And we learn, that although she made it look easy, that management was, and is, more than a notion. I found myself smiling, and nodding my head in agreement, throughout this piece. Another great piece from you, Happy Mother's Day!
     
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    Hello Lataisha...

    The images are so wonderfully relatable I smiled throughout the read.

    Lovely piece!

    feelin'itsouldeep!
    Coco:dance:
     
  5. Lataisha Nicole

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    Thank you all for relating. As women we do indeed learn when once we actually reach woman hood, that it was nothing and yet everything we thought it would be, I am in my thirties, and I find myself calling my mom on a daily, asking her questions about everything and anything, even trying to shock her with little tid bits of information about me. I just want her to know, the little freaky, loving, forgiving person that she raised.I dare think of the day that I may pick up the phone and she's not on the other end, so I love her everyday, not just on mother's day, because she truly means the world to me.
    Be Blessed mothers and enjoy your day!
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    Beautiful poem, Lataisha...:terrific:

    Took me back to those special times looking up at Mommy.
    A vision every lil girl can relate to...

    Happy Mother's Day to you and all the Mother's of Destee's


    epiphany:heart:
     
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    yes

    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
     
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