Jim Crow (snippet)

 

I find it hard to enjoy the picture show
When I see Jim Crow
Sitting on the front row
Yes, life with Jim Crow terrorizing the
Streets in white robes after dark
Has been no walk in the park…
 
…I don’t think it’s a crime
To see white kids go to the same school as mine
I don’t think it’s a crime either
For me to not accept that this is the way things ought to be
Because I know that this isn’t true liberty…

A Song You Don’t Wanna Sing

 

“We shall overcome”
Ain’t the song I wanna hum
Especially when I see injustice being done
Dogs get justice in my country
Better than a minority
Yet the government keeps telling us “No worry.
Just have faith in the grand jury.”
You can’t tell us to have faith in a broken system
Especially when that system has put innocent people in prison
And has given guilty people freedom
 
I’m not asking for much
I want a legal system that I can trust
Will do the right thing
And recognize that I’m a human being
Regardless of the fact
That the money in my pocket rings and doesn’t clap
And a legal system that doesn’t care that I’m female and black
 
I want a legal system where the ADA recognizes the true victims in the case
That doesn’t make punishment light or harsh because of the defendant’s gender or race
I want a legal system where the ADA has integrity
And is not afraid to see to it that crooked judges and cops are found guilty
 
I want a legal system where the judges refuses to disrespect and disregard the very laws that they are supposed to uphold
I want a legal system where the judges use discernment and common sense
And also have the ability to be merciful, compassionate, and be as bold as their black robe
 
With all that being said I know what you all are thinking
That I need to wake up and quit dreaming
But I can’t
Cause its the song my heart is singing
A song my heart will keep on singing ’til I’m in my grave
That familiar song that says “we shall overcome someday.”

Disappointed (snippet)

 

You life me high and then you drop me to the ground
You gas me up saying you ‘gon take me outta town
My bags are packed, but you’re nowhere to be found
I can’t stand to be treated like a clown
Is my disappointment your enjoyment?

Civil War (snippet)

 

There’s a civil war goin’ on
Between normality and originality.
And I’m stuck in the middle of this slug fest.
One side is safer, but the other is probably best.
 
I can’t decide who will be my ally and who will be my enemy.
I have to make a choice.
Do I want to be normal or
Do I want to be something I was told I couldn’t be?

Headliner/ Center of My Joy

 

I be yelling out Jesus over everything/
Jesus on my mind/
Then she wanna she ask why am I so happy/

Tell her I apologize it happened over time/
She said they missed old Shaq/
Girl don’t tempt me…

🙂

A Blind Mob (snippet)

 

We did it to Jesus, Michael, and Whitney
Follow others only for the sake of uniformity
No longer do people believe in having their own identity
To make matters worse, we still throw rocks even after they are found not guilty
We are a blind mob…

12 Foods of Christmas

 

On the 1st day of Christmas my mother cooked for me a sweet potato pie with whipped cream.

On the 2nd day of Christmas my mother cooked for me 2 pots of gumbo and a sweet potato pie with whipped cream.

On the 3rd day of Christmas my mother cooked for me 3 pans of green beans, 2 pots of gumbo and a sweet potato pie with whipped cream.

On the 4th day of Christmas my mother cooked for me 4 fudge brownies, 3 pans of green beans, 2 pots of gumbo and a sweet potato pie with whipped cream.

On the 5th day of Christmas my mother cooked for me 5 fried turkeys! 4 fudge brownies, 3 pans of green beans, 2 pots of gumbo and a sweet potato pie with whipped cream.

On the 6th day of Christmas my mother cooked for me 6 bowls of stuffing. 5 fried turkeys! 4 fudge brownies, 3 pans of green beans, 2 pots of gumbo and a sweet potato pie with whipped cream.

On the 7th day of Christmas my mother cooked for me 7 bags of cookies, 6 bowls of stuffing, 5 fried turkeys! 4 fudge brownies, 3 pans of green beans, 2 pots of gumbo and a sweet potato pie with whipped cream.

On the 8th day of Christmas my mother cooked for me 8 cans of sweet corn, 7 bags of cookies, 6 bowls of stuffing, 5 fried turkeys! 4 fudge brownies, 3 pans of green beans, 2 pots of gumbo and a sweet potato pie with whipped cream.

On the 9th day of Christmas my mother cooked for me 9 collard greens, 8 cans of sweet corn, 7 bags of cookies, 6 bowls of stuffing, 5 fried turkeys! 4 fudge brownies, 3 pans of green beans, 2 pots of gumbo and a sweet potato pie with whipped cream.

On the 10th day of Christmas my mother cooked for me 10 cranberry sauces, 9 collard greens, 8 cans of sweet corn, 7 bags of cookies, 6 bowls of stuffing, 5 fried turkeys! 4 fudge brownies, 3 pans of green beans, 2 pots of gumbo and a sweet potato pie with whipped cream.

On the 11th day of Christmas my mother cooked for me 11 mashed potatoes, 10 cranberry sauces, 9 collard greens, 8 cans of sweet corn, 7 bags of cookies, 6 bowls of stuffing, 5 fried turkeys! 4 fudge brownies, 3 pans of green beans, 2 pots of gumbo and a sweet potato pie with whipped cream.

On the 12th day of Christmas my mother cooked for me 12 dinner rolls, 11 mashed potatoes, 10 cranberry sauces, 9 collard greens, 8 cans of sweet corn, 7 bags of cookies, 6 bowls of stuffing, 5 fried turkeys! 4 fudge brownies, 3 pans of green beans, 2 pots of gumbo and a sweet potato pie with whipped cream.

You’ve Changed (snippet)

 

I remember your feelings and attitude towards me was the size of a king size pillow
Now it’s the size of a stick of gum.
I’m not blind and I’m not dumb.
You’ve changed.

No longer loving and sweet.
Your love for me now is like dead skin under your feet.
You’ve changed…
(to be continued)

Forgiveness

 

#tbt

Forgiveness of my sins means
Forgiving your transgressions.
If I forgive you
My Father forgives me.
Although forgiving you is a difficult task
Somehow I will
And leave all your transgressions in the past.

I Knew it All Along

 

#tbt
 
When he came into my class I knew he was the one
I did, I did, I did, I knew it all along
And when I asked my new friend did he like anyone
Yes, I did, I did, I did, I knew her all along
The name he said could have been anyone
Still, I did, I did, I did, I knew it all along
Now that school is over and he may not be the one
Crystal, I did, I did, I did, I knew it was you all along.