* Written in Dialect. There is a time & place for everything. Right Now, the Poet will Use his Creative Freedom in Telling You about His Big Mama at Thanksgiving Time.
I think all of Us have a Big Mama in Our Families.
Befo U eat yo food/–make show u pray/–stuff yo stomach so full, u have to lay/–Big Mama Food don’t play around/–she cook so good/–u stand in d kitchen, ready 2 eat like hound (hunting dog)/–Big Mama have 2 tell u get on 4rm around, let her do what she do/–that’s hard/–kitchen smell so good/–Big Mama don’t cut her words/–u understand her good/–Turkey done cooked all night/–dressing smelling real good/–u tossing & turning in yo sleep/–u think bout d creep/–if Big Mama turn her back for just 1 sec/–u feel like GI Joe, hitting d deck, low crawling, cause she gon have yo neck/–Big Mama/–GENERAL OF D Kitchen/–she sho is in charge/–Big Mama Cooking Skillz Large/–Just like her heart, sacrifice & hardwork is/–she brought us all thru d difficult years/–she don’t cut her words/–dey all muscle/–Big Mama fight 4 Right/–stay up all night wt u in Trouble Times, help u see d Light/–Thanksgiving at Big Mama House/–Sho Is Alright.
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Tagged Thanksgiving At Big Mama House
Posted in Education, Elders Life Experiences, Juvenile Delinquent, Manufacturing & Production, Math, Mental Detoxification for 360 Education, Mentorship, No Sugarcoating Youth Educational Talk, Practical Education Skills, Relevant & Practical Education, School Outside of School Realness, Self-Education, Survival Economics, Technology, Trades, Wise Parent Educational Choices for their Children, Youth Education
Tagged A Relevant Practical Education--Means Production--In 7 Parts.
Applied Knowledge…is Most High
how many youth
have u cleared they eye
did u redirect they minds
give them jewels
to break out these man-made confines
talk & theory 4 d birds
realness & production
where the proof at?
running mouth & shoes ova like a 4 leaf clover
wish upon a star
but never raising d bar
like a engine without d car.
Posted in Black Children & Teens Poetry, Black Men Mentors, Elders & Life Stories, Elders Life Experiences, Griots in The Americas, Griots in the West, High School Dropouts, Juvenile Delinquent, Mental Detoxification for 360 Education, Mental Liberation through Music, Mentorship, Motivation, No Sugarcoating Youth Educational Talk, Relevant & Practical Education, School Outside of School Realness, Self-Education, So-Called Bad Children, Storytelling Through Hip-Hop, Storytelling, History, Writing & Youth Education, Survival Economics, Trades, Wise Parent Educational Choices for their Children, Youth Education
Tagged Applied Knowledge...is Most High