Black Poetry : When My Daddy Died

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  1. AnkSteady

    AnkSteady New Member MEMBER

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    When My Daddy Died

    I will never forget that day it was a sad, sad day
    When my daddy died oh it was a sad old time
    When my daddy died my Mama cried
    Oh my Mama cried I saw the tears flow from her eyes
    Oh my Mama cried because my daddy died
    No one saw the signs daddy was healthy
    Then suddenly he just died oh my Mama cried

    Mama… she was a strong old lady
    She had her pride our education was her drive
    None of her children would steal or go blind
    She would whip our behinds
    Go to school always be on time
    She said son you must always be kind
    Life is hard but you got to be gentle with a smile

    We saw some rough times after my daddy died
    I can still remember… oh my Mama cried
    When my daddy died… sometimes not much to eat
    There were growls of stomachs on the sheets
    Oh it was a sad old time Mama almost went blind
    The bills kept coming so Mama worked three jobs
    So everything could be fine… it was a sad old time

    Within the stress Mama showed her best
    But the tolls had a final test now laying here in her pretty dress
    Six years after my daddy died my Mama said goodbye
    Now her son has become a man with wisdom he shall be strong
    As I say my final goodbye I remember to give a gentle smile
    She knows her children will do fine they’ll do nothing less
    Mama was a woman of greatness she never worried about other’s silliness

    When my daddy died my Mama cried
    Together at last they’ll be fine.

    ©Ank J. SteadySpear [email protected] http://www.iota.tv
     
  2. Nita

    Nita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mannnn...

    Truly a heart felt scribe...
    let me cause tears fillin my eyes :cry:
     
  3. justbnme03

    justbnme03 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very touching, and well put
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed nice scribing
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    very heart felt scribe
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I really felt this, you poured the emotion right out on the page. Welcome to Destee, looking to read more from you.
     
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