Mama, where were you in times of need?
When I was put away in home and them people were fondling me
I had no clothes that fit but them people were paid to care for me
I had nothing of my own, it was a messed up life for me
I HAD to leave
After that I was on my own
I was running...
Young love, lust, and a statistic to many
A struggle turned over to involve one family
One loves, one dont
One wants to be tied down, the other one wont
It happens everyday in the neighborhood I'm from
She walks down the school halls and people laughs at her
He's with his boys tellin them...
"Misery! Misery I know you hear me!" My mother yelled at me from upstairs.
My mother was a drunkard. She was never at home but you can bet when she was that the whole neighborhood knew she was back. Her mouth, her mouth was so loud. She was the direct opposite of myself. I was so soft spoken...
flowers mark the outline of my street
but they don't shine with beauty
Cause every tree by me speaks gloomy
Cause every flower is artificial
And the tree just marks where that person last stood before they were murdered brutally
That the tree is just a place marker
That marks a...
I hate to tell the truth
But grandma not mama was the one who put money under my pillow for my first tooth
That while other kids had mothers in their teens and twenties in kindergarden my mama was walking on a cane at fifty two
She smiled dentures....no real tooth
I didn't rock name brands, my...
NOTE TO READER: Before you read this I want to say this is not to be taken offense upon. I don't normally call our black sister's **** or ******es either for that matter, even when I'm mad. But the present day reality of the entertainment industry has made me write such a piece. I've seen so...
You start off on the top but now you rock bottom
The same people that had ya back, you call but neva get em
you were a legend but once you caught, you a stranger to em
The money they owe you is paid in full, you nothing to em
Your girl that held you down, told lies, now turns and fukk em'...
I walk these streets
And I watch my peeps
Standing on the street corners across from the ones with nothing to eat
They pocketing fifty dollars an hour
And they NEVER even give the poor a dollar
Which stand less than fifty feet
I remember when that was ME
I watch these crack feign walk five...
"Awww **** girl, dang. Ummmmmmmm.......OOooooooo."
"Ooooo daddy!!! Ooooo daddy!!!! Yea, yea, like that!!!" I faked as i look at my Prada watch on my wrist at the same time. It had only been two minutes and he already acted as if he was going to come.
Bring! Bring! Bring! That was...
Sweettee I'm so sorry sister that you had to be a lady in this kind of predicament like so many women from my neighbohood. This was told fom a person on the outside of the situation. People often see the reality of the situation through the outside of someone's tears. The person looking through...
It was in her tears that I could feel his hand go upset her head
As the tears dropped on my shoulder from her hurt I heard every vulgar thing he had said
I felt every bruise on her ribs as it ached she wished she was dead
My how this friend of mine wished they had never wed
Much less met...