Sunday, November 18, 2007

THE MAKINGS OF ME

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My Momma told me that she raised a Wife, not some boy’s “Baby Mama”
My Daddy told me that “I was Beautiful” – and to invest in real estate
My Godmother Lucille told me she loved me like it was the last time “every” visit
My 6th grade teacher Mrs. Ware told me that my writing ability was “special”
My Auntie Sis told me, with a wink, “Don’t let every boy stick his spoon in your stew”
My Auntie Clara told me, with a smile, that “God was grooming me” and that –
I was going to be a ‘Great’ Woman someday
My Uncle Mike told me that “I was a Queen” and that Royalty deserved nothing but the best
My Uncle Norwood told me that Family is sometimes difficult but “worthwhile”
My Sister Teacha told me, with a snap, “Don’t get a wet ass for nothing”
My Brother Junior told me that I was more than smart – “I was wise”
My Best Friend Chandra told me that I’ve always been “different”
My Bible told me about Life and that “God so loved me”
My Guardian Angel whispered after my 2nd attempt “Don’t walk out on the movie, just because you’re at the part that you don’t like
I told myself after my near death car accident in ’05 that –
I’m not ‘Great’ yet so Aunt Clara must be rightrightrightright




Suggested read:
Proverbs 3:5-6



It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a God.” ~Francis Bacon, Sr.






Tara S. Gause aka Poetic Goddess Tara Shenéa
© 2007. All Rights Reserved.

2 comments:

James Tubman said...

Woa! I have to tell you I wasn't gonna read the whole thing but when I saw the "wet ass" part, I said to myself maybe should start from the begining and read this!

You definitely have a gift for capturing one's attention.

Stop by my site sometimes and see if you like it.

www.thetubmansolution.blogspot.com

Bye Baby!

Izache Corzo said...

It really does take a village and yours seem to be full of extraordinary people that saw your light early on...God bless 'em! I love the witty wisdom of old-time Black women...they just have a strength that I find immeasurable, you know what I mean sis?
I have a video that I want to share with you that still makes me tear up when I watch it...it's awesome poetry...poetry in motion...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnwxnpVN5_s

...oh and I agree with James...you are very good at capturing the attention...if your writes can be compared to drugs, I would be a full-flegged addict at this point, lol.
=0)

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