Sunday, March 8, 2009

RAISED BY WOMEN

Raised By WOMEN

By KELLY NORMAN ELLIS

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I was raised by
Chitterling eating
Vegetarian cooking
Cornbread so good you want to lay
down and die baking
"Go on baby, get yo'self a plate"
Kind of Women.
Some thick haired
Angel Davis afro styling
"Girl, lay back
and let me scratch yo head"
Sorta Women.
Some big legged
High yellow, mocha brown
Hip shaking
Miniskirt wearing
Hip huggers hugging
Daring debutantes
Groovin
"I know I look good"
Type of Women.
Some tea sipping
White glove wearing
Got married too soon
Divorced
in just the nick of time
"Better say yes ma'am to me"
Types of Sisters.
Some fingerpopping
Boogaloo dancing
Say it loud
I'm black and I'm proud
James Brown listening
"Go on girl shake that thing"
Kind of Sisters.
Some face slapping
Hands on hips
Don't mess with me
"Pack your bags
And get the hell out of my house"
Sort of Women.
Some PhD. toting
Poetry writing
Portrait painting
"I'll see you in court"
World traveling
"Stand back, I'm creating"
Types of Queens.
I
WAS
RAISED
BY
WOMEN

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