Sunday, April 4

Popular Rarity .

I think she was Haitian
her body vibrating
on the dance floor
all her Mans boys checking for her

strutting with a mean walk
a real Diva
had all her girls Envious
stare that said
I'm
better
than
You.

Never the type to bring home to Moms
Pops had a couple back in his day.
messed around and got her Pregnant
you knew nothing about it
busting something and wasn't thinking about
no
Condom.

can't believe You gotta Man up
while She Playing dress up
like that Lustful night didn't produce
Reality

F the world.
its You and yo Shorty
ain't trying to hit the club with yo boys
no more, Jones in ya Bones
trying to Do The Right Thing
now

a Real Job,
ya know a 9 to 5,
keep him laced in the Jays.
that you'll put in your car window
as a Memento,
to remind You of his
Significance
when he's not around

always feeling a Man
was a real Man when he had
diamonds, hoes, and a bankroll
until his Jr took his first breath.
Selfishness was no longer a option
Food, Clothes, Security and Safety
making his Future Proud
was Respect in itself.

you're doing The Right Thing.
gotta keep telling yaself
cuz doing Wrong is So Easy,
Influencing badly,
Creating bad habits,
flying solo,
is no more.
cuz a Real Man,
Mans up and takes Responsibility for
His Actions.

it gets No Realer than
a Boy becoming a Man
a Man becoming a Father.

pennanddpaperr.

3 comments:

RoByn LaTice said...

*snaps* ! Lol, i hate when people actually do that at poetry readings. Anywho...this was beautiful!

Reggie said...

Excellent post.

Don said...

You are so deadly with the prose and the messages that arrives from your reads.

It's like I could understand the exact state of mind that a hustler, now father of a newborn, would enter while wanting to do the right thing, yet perhaps still having an urge to run the streets.

That's so real @ keep him laced in the Jays.
that you'll put in your car window
as a Memento,
to remind You of his
Significance
when he's not around