Black Poetry : Where have all the lil' girls gone?

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  1. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    giggling while wiggling
    our hips inside
    the hula-hoops.
    superballs and barbie dolls.

    Where have all the lil' girls gone?

    bat'n'ball or just hangin at the mall.
    hi'heels, bath towels for hair,
    dressing up in mama's gear.
    greenlight, yellowlight, redlight~stop!
    and hop-scotch.

    Where have all the lil' girls gone?

    pickup sticks and makeup kits,
    double dutch and school boy crushes,
    Jax contest to see who's the best.
    creating dance steps
    to the latest hits,
    Brick House, A B C and
    Stop The Love You Save Maybe Your Own,
    and tying up the telephone.

    Where have all the lil'girl's gone?

    pretending the broom was a mic, singing
    Reasons and Always and Forever.
    It tag, what a blast we would have.
    slumber parties, oh my golly!

    Where have all the lil girls gone?


    Poetically Turn'd Out!
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
  2. GQ

    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    They haven't gone anywhere Coco...they now reign supreme in the eyes and souls of grown Queens!!!

    Believe dat!!!

    Very nice work sista!!!

    :heart:
    GQ
     
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    Coco!!!

    I love this piece gurl!!! There are some who still exsist but there are many who are lost in the streets.

    you've inspired me to post something I hadn't intended on posting.

    :) thanks!!
     
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    I don't know my Sista!!

    But they need to come back!!
    I'm loving the flo of this here!!
    Tyte flo!!
    I dig!!:)
     
  5. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    CoCo,

    Gurl I felt you all the way on this one. I too, have noticed that many of the little ones no not get to enjoy their childhood in the simpleness of purity and protection. Many of the nine year olds today do not enjoy their childhood long because they are exposed to so much filth on TV, music, and the internet. Even fashions dictate that they dress like...oh well, I won't say it. It's a challenge sometimes, in shopping for clothing for a 14 year old that doesn't give her male peers the "come on" look.


    Where have all the lil' girls gone?

    pickup sticks and makeup kits,
    double dutch and school boy crushes,
    Jax contest to see who's the best.
    creating dance steps
    to the latest hits,
    Brick House, A B C and
    Stop The Love You Save Maybe Your Own,
    and tying up the telephone.

    Where have all the lil'girl's gone?


    I too wonder where many of them have gone. There are some left. I know of them. But it broke my heart to see a scene I saw last year where parents were playing their music real loud in an apartment complex building. The song was sexually degrading :madd: ...entitled: Back That A@# Up! It was the first time I
    had heard that song. I looked out the window to see who in the world would be playing something like that so loud. I was shocked and hurt to see a little girl, no more than nine years old, dancing a very disgusting move to this demeaning song. I won't go into details, but any man looking would have gotten aroused looking at her if they didn't turn their head and look the other way. I could not hold back the tears CoCo...it was a hurting scene...her mother thought it was "cute". :eek:

    It has been a struggle to keep my daugther in relationship with the children of parents who have a moral vision for their little girls. I thank God for the girl next door. Her mother is even more watchful than I am. :lol:

    Gosh...this was a long reply wuzn't? Please forgive me. I have been known to do dat.

    Thanks for posting a very insightful poem. I truly enjoyed the read. It makes one think.
     
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    brotherman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Get out the Afro wigs, the bellbottoms, the stacks, and let's just all go back. Them little girls were you and the fruits that follow in your wordplay of life, love and lessons. You dropped a classic just then and I want you to KNOW that. I love you like a second cousin, girl!
     
  7. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    mad sistahly love

    GQ~
    I like that. Very poetic.
    Not surprising from you. :)

    Afri~
    Yep, I believe a lot have been
    swallowed by the streets.

    Rashad~
    You are an encouraging/supportive
    poet. It's appreciated. :)

    Joyce~
    I played with dolls until at least 15yrs old.(maybe longer)
    I enjoyed playing with my daughter and her dolls.
    I haven't seen any lil'girls playing games momented.
    It's as if they skip pre-teens and grow right into women.
    I truly feel you on the clothes thang.
    My daughter and I aren't good shopping partners.
    I don't even go with her..it gives me a headache.
    I have a friend take her...whose judgement I trust
    and they just have a ball.
    The music...O'lawd! They just don't make songs like
    A B C anymore. :laugh:
    I'm glad you enjoyed the read.
    It's comfortiing to know I'm not out there by my lonesome. :)

    Brotherman~
    I'm glad you enjoyed the read.
    Thanks for your kind words. :)


    Thanks for the love yall :)
    It's returned. :heart:


    Poetically Turn'd Out!
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
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    I thank God my daughters are still little girls at heart! They love their teddy bears and their dolls (doing hair)... I want them to cling to their innocence as long as possible!

    LOVE THIS ONE!

    a
     
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    this was a reflective piece making me think of my sista and cousins..

    but the lik back then was 'N.E Heartbreak' and 'BBD'..

    you had to take it there didn't you?! :D

    tyte tyte tyte classic
    jh.
     
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    Coco...
    I think of the song...
    "Where have all the flowers gone"
    when I read this poem.....u so right..
    lets me know how times have changed...
    thanx 4 sharing...sis.

    Epiphany :heart:
     
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