Black Poetry : to my mother

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  1. redlady

    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    songs
    i hear songs in my head
    songs that remind me of you
    songs that make me smile
    i know no one
    that lived life as fully as you did

    i loved to hear your laugh
    it was always loud and boisterous
    i loved to hear you on the phone
    always taking on a new persona, depending on who it was
    i loved to imitate you

    as a young girl i watched you cooking in the kitchen
    long hair braided loosely
    it was in the middle of your back
    you were always so beautiful
    like royalty you called us to you
    "taste this" you always said

    you always cooked exotic dishes
    you spoke fluent french
    your smile lit up a summer day
    i was blessed to be in your presence
    i was happy to stand by your side

    you stood side by side with my father
    you always let him lead
    but we knew who was really leading

    the sound of your gold bracelets
    we heard you as you came and went
    one time lost in a store, my sister found you
    she followed the sound of your bracelets

    you managed to make us think we were rich
    we didn't realize we were poor until we were teenagers
    how many poor black children's mothers spoke fluent french
    ate exotic food
    always wore clean clothes, always had new sneakers

    now my sons hear my bracelets
    they tell me they like to hear me coming
    i can only hope to be half the mother you were
    i speak a little spanish
    but i look just like you

    9/2/2003
     
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    oh my
    this is so lovely
    feeling the warmth
    wonderful
    Peace
     
  3. Cindy

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    redlady
    As I read the last stanza, I got goose bumps. I loved this! Wish I could meet your mama, you've made the words that described how special she is.
    :heart:
    Wonderful...
     
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    this was beautiful and sweet
    the warm feelin was in the air
    very nice
     
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    this was warm and sweet...
    understand all so well....
    my mother was my best friend...
    now i have none....
    love this flow
     
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    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you all for feeling my poem...i lost my mother on september 2nd, suddenly...i just didn't expect it...i miss her so much...but i feel as tho she is here with me also...that was my girl!
     
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    redlady... I had a feeling...
    You will never lose her... your words are so evident of that. Hugs to you, sister. You are just as beautiful...
    :heart:
     
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    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    redlady - that was so beautiful. life is precious and you made me call me mother. Thanks.
     
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    redlady...this was so beautiful...i hope to be like your mother too and i didn't even know her...just by the way you talked about her. this was so lovely. much love
     
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    awwwww...I wanna be a mother like that one day too :) this was SO beautiful :)
     
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