march thirty one: national poetry month – 30 poems in 30 days, April 20

Focus  (written based on the writing prompt, re-write a fairy tale. see if you can guess which fairy tale it is.) 

Fairy tales illustrated

Fairy tales illustrated (Photo credit: kaswenden)

there will always be someone who thinks

they can out run you

out talk you

and out smart you

but if you slow down

take the time to learn all you can

take the time to read

and pay attention

practice patience

use your GPS

take your time

and pray

you will surely leave them

in the dust

 

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march thirty one: national poetry month – 30 poems in 30 days, April 19

the 30 & over project:  On Turning 39

aging

is somewhat of an art form

Cover of "Waiting to Exhale"

Cover of Waiting to Exhale

you have to do it gracefully

or people will know

that you tried to cover up those grays

with a store bought box of Clairol

or that your bones  have begun to ache

whenever you attempt to strut your stuff

as if you were 20 again

just like that scene in Waiting To Exhale

with that fine Mr. Gregory Hines, may he rest in peace

and you know what they say

that black don’t crack

it’s true…

for most women with a darker hue

skin smooth like butta

hair curly like nature

age don’t mean a thing

if you still got that swing

And, no, I’m not the kinda woman who fibs about

how old she is

my theory is

don’t fake it

just make it work for you

wear it like a glove

wear it on your body like

that pair of yoga pants you’ve grown so accustomed to

and don’t let age beat you down

as if there is some unwritten manual

on how to get old

and not enjoy the youth you still have left in you

39 is not so bad

Nah, I’m just riding the train to 40

then I can say

Hallelujah! I made it

because so many others

will not have gotten the chance to,

how much I love aging

how much I embrace it

cause I’m still kinda cute

and I’m still kinda fly

And I still write poetry

like I’m back in undergrad

chillin on  campus

with my peeps

yup, at this age

everything is all good

peace

 

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march thirty one: national poetry month – 30 poems in 30 days, April 17

haiku for busy-bodies (definition of a busybody (noun): people who “buzz” around other people, avoiding work at their own job, but like to get their nose into what you are doing and try to tell you what to do.  they are very influenced by others who can easily tell them what to do to try to get in your way for no apparent reason.)

 

 

please stay in your lane

when you don’t do your job

I’m not quitting soon

 

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march thirty one: national poetry month – 30 poems in 30 days, April 16

AmazingGrace

AmazingGrace (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

haiku for grace  (That classic hymn, Amazing Grace popped in my head while I was in the shower this morning and as a result, inspired this poem. Enjoy!)

His amazing grace

still saving wretches like me

twenty four hours

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march thirty one: national poetry month – 30 poems in 30 days, April 11

Trayvon Martin - Million Hoodies March 2012 020

Trayvon Martin - Million Hoodies March 2012 020 (Photo credit: calvinfleming)

a haiku hymn for social justice

in light of the announcement of the final arrest of George Zimmerman, charged with 2nd degree murder for the senseless death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, this poem is dedicated to justice.

justice is for us

keep on praying and waiting

we shall not be moved

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