Bird: Remember to Soar

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Growing up, my family used to call me Bird. I hated the name and assumed it had something to do with my light complexion and big head like Tweetie Bird. Wisdom has allowed me to grow into that nickname. As an adult, I come home to nest and birth new…

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The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun

The rising sun — The sun sheds light on all trying dilemmas The sun brings hope to the hopeless The sun is the central source of energy that encourages the dead to grow…the sleeping to wake…the darkness to cease What happens if the sun never rises? Does that mean the…

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Take Me Away

Take Me Away

Arousing vivid memories of a love I knew once before …in another life…in another time… Caressing my inner needs that were long forgotten Take me away… Take me away to a heavenly place where majestic butterflies roam wild and succulent fruit filled with sweet ambrosia grow freely on ever intertwining…

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Seeing Red

Seeing Red

I see you in a dark shade of red I watch you carefully but nothing is said Then something of a maroon nature catches my eye Meanwhile, a red and white rabbit pounces by The violet red monkey swings from a tree And a captured Indian red but is set…

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My Man

My Man

My man… Mellow, handsome, trustworthy A star Ain’t nobody like my man My man… Romantic, humorous, suave The winner by far Ain’t nobody like my man My man… Caring, respectful, loving My chocolate king Ain’t nobody like my man My man… Dependable, masculine, intelligent Such joy he brings Ain’t nobody…

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My History

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I’ve been putting pen to paper all of my life.  As a child, I wrote everything from songs to poetry.  To quench my nostalgic thirst, I keep all of my writings.  Reviewing my past works is like opening a time capsule.  I get to see what I was feeling at…

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Memories of Me

Memories of Me

Now I’m old and unhealthy But I remember when I was not I remember when Momma couldn’t even control me Yes, I remember when I was bold and hot! When I was young, I was tall and thin And taking challenges was my delight Whatever I challenged I would win…

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Listen

Listen

If you listen closely I’ll tell you what I hear The racing of a heart And beating of an ear But just when you thought There was no more to be heard There’s the whispering of a secret Enhancing every word The quietness of nature Is instilled within the air…

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l.o.v.e

l.o.v.e.

l.o.v.e. love let me lick on your la la la la love wanna caress your la la la la love can you feel me? la la la la love between the sheets sweetness so lovely sensual feel it in my chest don’t wanna let go la la la la love…

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I’m Here

“Go back to Africa, you nigger!” 40 acres and a mule is what I figure Cause I ain’t going nowhere! How can we right this wrong? Can we all just get along? See, if one of us gotta go I say the one with the fairest skin hit the road…

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