Yes, I’m Southern
I like my tea syrupy sweet
and my chicken fried between a biscuit
Don’t have chicken?
Well drizzle a little sausage gravy on top And don’t forget my side of grits
Oh Yes, I’m Southern!
Where groups of people are simply y’all,
Ma’ will pop you for gettin’ ‘side yo self
And things are put up, not away
Good mornings, Yes Sir and No Ma’am All necessities
But shoes- not so much
No, trust me I’m sho nuff southern
By way of North Cack
Where every occasion calls for a fish fry
And barbecue is an menu option at cookouts
Served slapped ‘tween bread and topped wit slaw
Taters and Hushpuppies a must
Don’t believe I’m Southern?
Well don’t make me reach in my pocketbook
Better ask ya mamma and ’em
Cuz I bet cha we all some kin
And if not,
Well bless your little heart…
30 Day Poetry Challenge, Day 6: Title your page “The Poem I’d never write,” and go from there.
Beneath me earth’s hard bed contours my back
I gaze upward
My sky crisscrosses with leaves and branches
The wind lightly stroke my face
And moderately chills my bare skin
Ducks wander close, to quack a hello
My eyes close and the birds sing a soothing melody
My heart calms
Pen in hand, my breaths become long and heavy
Thoughts provoke me with every chest rise and fall
But they never go to paper
Because they’re the words I’d never write.
30 Day Poetry Challenge, Day 5: Write a rap about the world in 10 years.
10 years from now
I hope the world realizes its mistakes
And no more innocent people will the grim reaper take
Due to hate crimes and war
I hope we come together to save the poor
And educate our kids
Not just with math, literacy and science
But teach them to be well rounded giants
I hope the government is really for the people, by the people
Like our forefathers envisioned
But most of all
When my book falls open to 2022
I hope that history reveals
That all we need to be surreal
Is to give, and let love spill.
30 Day Photo Challenge Day 3: Write an Acrostic using your name but not describing yourself.
Keep their souls young mother And make sure they’re always safe You have this golden shot to take Love your precious cargo, teaching them with your heart And these lessons shall later guide their starts