Black Poetry : "YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE":Sung In The Key Of Mama From Ms. Diana Ross

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  1. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The whole time she wasn't getting enough
    loving from my Daddy
    Mama was loving her some 'Diana Ross'
    big-haired egyptian-eyed black
    Lady singing the Blues
    on black and white television

    And she was crying
    during the commercials
    Mama was...

    "Must be a lot of troubled Mamas
    tangled up in Diana's hair"

    I reasoned...

    "maybe that's why she had to weave
    additional strands in there"

    Poor Diana...
    what a compromising situation she was in
    telling him...
    "I'm gonna make you love me..."

    Singing songs for my Mama unknowingly

    Maybe that's why Mama finally bought herself
    that new red dress...

    for the knowing..
    for the concert...
    and the love-less seasons

    It was the 1970s
    and she should know
    how to leave him
    The lyrics
    had already sent their notes
    now all she had to do was

    "S T O P
    In the name of love"

    But my mama's hair wasn't so bold
    maybe she wore her afro too low
    and there was no room left to hide
    four children and a two-timing man
    in there...

    where hair strands tell the stories
    of other women....and the others

    Where did the love go?
    Where is my 'Baby love?'

    Mama didn't have the answers
    She was unemployed and could
    barely save up enough
    to ask the questions

    Diana put a smile on her face
    that day though
    That day she counted up her blessings
    and used the spare change
    to buy that new red dress
    and those Lady Of Soul
    High-heeled shoes

    those sole-shoes
    spoke altitudes...
    when she put them on

    "I know I look good!!"

    And I never knew
    A grin could stand so tall

    And it didn't bother us kids at all
    that she stayed out later than usual
    Dancing with Diana...alone
    Way past the midnight-"baby I'm working late"

    telephone

    bed time is the right time
    for a two-time
    man
    to bone

    call

    Mama was the receiver

    Diana Ross encrypted the chorus
    with the message

    "You can't hurry love...no...
    "you can't hurry love "

    Mama had already stayed
    Way past the intermission...


    *blue-notes*

    Hunter
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  2. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I love the way you have woven this tapestry....putting in little pieces until it forms one big beautiful picture...and it was woven with love..if my mama was here right now, I would hug her...that is how I felt reading this piece of love and beauty...

    K
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow!!

    U posed a picture of lure under one sweet note
    and O' how i love it when ya sing da blues
    thankz my Queeneth one...................................:kiss:
     
  4. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hunter

    thank you for bringing this story in that excellent way you do! I agree with Kitana...the big picture is so clear...

    Brilliant!


    thank you

    a
     
  5. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You have dropped piece of you as if you're feeding your children...us here at destee..and we all, after reading you have no choice but to be full...queen your scribes satisfy the soul.

    blak
     
  6. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is Great!!!

    Fantastic!! Awesome.. I really liked this.. :x: I could picture the whole thing.. Tyte scribing!!!
     
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