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FAMILY FELL DOWN

My family fell down this time around

Let me tell you our story on how it all went down
I went to work like I always have, I couldn’t believe what happened because it happened so fast
A couple of bitch ass niggas kicked in my door
Me not being home was the perfect opportunity for them
I’m sure they knew my two daughters were asleep upstairs in their room
Fortunately they heard the loud noise causing them to wake up in fear
Their bodies couldn’t move because they were in shock and also feeling scared
This was to much for them to handle, I mean really our house was just broken into by some darn vandals

So they called me at work to give me the bad news
I said to the lord, “Thank you God for watching over my two Boos
Then the police got on the line, I said I can’t talk I’m on my way, then I left in a Nick of time
Leaving my job in a dangerous state of mind

As I pulled up to my house in a fast pace
It just broke my heart to see the look on my daughers face, at that point I really just wanted to catch me a case
But then my girls reminded me “let go and let God and he will handle it, we don’t need you in jail catching no charge, just to live the rest of your life behind someone’s bars”

I holla, “the devil is a liar!”
That is a job for hire
I would have to deligate and let somebody else take that Damn case
NAH! Im just playing a joke!…A JOKE!
That’s just me blowing off a little smoke
Then one of the officers asked me, “Did they take anything of value?”
I said no and really don’t care because you see my two most priceless possessions is right over there, one at the top and the other at the bottom of our stairs
Just when I thought that there was nomore, the police man said ” Ma’am Sorry to tell you but that was the second time they kicked in that same back door”
SAY WHAT! Now I have to get a gun…
Oops! that was a slip of the tongue
The officer said “no that’s fine by me, you gotta do what you gotta do for you and your family’s safety”
I replied “oh yea that’s cool because that was clearly an unlawful entry and if I was here with my tool, I tell you no lie, I would have blasted them fools”

I’m tired of all this bad news, now it’s time for me to take a leave of absence from work so my family and I can move
This wasn’t an easy task for us with such short time, we looked everywhere we just didn’t have the best of luck
So we decided to stay out the rest of our lease
It wasn’t what we wanted, It was a quick decision made by me
Stuck in a place where we didn’t want to be, feeling so afraid and also uneased
This was too much for us to endure
Now I had to put in for my final two weeks, which meant I couldn’t work no more
damn them damn niggas who kicked in my door

Trying to make a living for my children and me
You see how someone can be so trifling when their whole life is filled with nothing but jealousy and envy
I truly believe in the saying what goes around will surely come back around, this time it will be you with your ass hitting the hard ground  because you fell on down
You can’t mess with God’s children, if you didn’t know anything you should’ve atleast learned that by now
Standing outside all day everyday looking like a couple of broke clowns, you tried to break our spirits and tear us on down

This was apart of our battle and we know that now
The war wasn’t over, It has just begun, now here we go with our second one, round two for all of you, who knows what it feels like to have no food?
We were down on cash because we just spent our last, God send us a financial blessing that’s all we ask
Eating crackers and chips is all we had until shit got real when we got down to our last bag
I know it sounds crazy because that’s all we ate, wishing we had real food on all our plates, fresh out the oven, good, hot and baked

Saying to myself, “Lord I don’t know how much more of this I can take, If this is a dream please let me wake”
This is for the birds…SHIT! forgive my words
I just want to make sure everyone heard

Life is no joke when you’re down and out, the only thing left is hope, well we got through that, glory be to God
Then we found out that wasn’t so hard because you see, our biggest challenge is when we lost our electricity

I guess bad things do come in threes
This was all my fault, how can I let this be, then my girls said to me “Mom you’re to hard on yourself and it’s not good for your health by stressing and worrying all the time, it’s just gonna keep putting you in a bad state of mind”
I kept telling my girls, I know that’s true but what about the other two times when our home was invaded and we had no food?
My daughters said to me, “That was the devil knocking at our door, we just have to be strong and say we rebuke you, you don’t live here nomore”
I heard what my daughters said to me on the daily basis, I couldn’t help but feel guilty every time I seen the look on their sadden faces
One can only ask is this my punishment from my past, being out of control and living life to fast

Not knowing God like I should, wishing I can go  back in time if I could, “will I do it all over again?” Yes, I would because my kids deserve better, Sunny days, not just all bad weather, out of all of this turmoil, me and my girls always stuck together

We were on our fifth day and still had no power,  so we went to seek help in our desperate hour
Only to see that this damn agency denied us help because of one photo id, I asked the woman is there anything else she can do, she just said to me “Sorry I just can’t help you”
It took everything in me to hold my tongue
I didn’t want to make things worst and something else goes wrong
So I kept the peace and just let it be and had to face the fact that my girls and I had to go more days without electricity

DAMN! the pitiful look on our faces like a couple of cases that the police couldn’t solve, I felt like everyone was against us, the whole world involved
But I know that isn’t true
This is our trials and tribulations we have to depend on God to get us through, if people only knew what we had to endure, they wouldnt be so quick to judge and slam the door in our faces nomore

When we hit day five I tried not to cry but when we hit day ten, I cried over and over again
Then my kids said to me one more time, “Mom u gotta let go and let God, we know it’s hard, he is our father in heaven and he has us in the palm of his hands, so let him take charge”
I said I know I have to let it be,
Lord sometimes I don’t know what’s wrong with me
Could it possibly be because I don’t have any family to come rescue me

The day of my birthday the lights went out, my so called father called to give me a birthday shout
He said “What happened?  I’ve been trying to reach you”,  “I know our lights just went out” he pretended like he cared, he said “I’ll call you back” as if he was gonna find money from somewhere

Several days had passed, it’s been a whole week since we heard from his ass
I should have known better
I shouldn’t of even asked, I am the black sheep of the family, the only outcast
The eldest daughter the one who always comes in last
My dysfunctional family I’m going to have to keep in my past

We’re on day 12, alone in the dark
Stayed uplifting each other so we won’t fall apart, by this time nothing but anger was flowing through my heart, because I remember  how we got here from the start
I had to give up my job because my house was almost robbed, I know we are going to get through this, through the Grace of God
I often broke down and cried because of the pain I felt deep down inside
Then a voice would say to me, “Think of this as my final time and victory will be mines”, I just had to wait and see, trust and believe faithfully

My girls and I continued to stick together, hoping to get past the worst and praying for better
Twelve days of this situation, we just had it up to here, so I called my step mother to see if she might care if we could stay at her house for a couple of days, when I spoke to her she said “ok just let me know when y’all are on the way” because she had something to do that following day, I said Finally! a break, what all the difference that would make
She said “give me your number so I can call”
Not realizing we were never going to hear from her none at all

What I needed was some cash, so I went back to my dad saying this was my last, I said we needed it for some gas, when I told him where we were going, which was to his ex woman “my step mother” he called himself not giving us the money to spite her, but in the process he spited us too, I was to through with my dad, this shit was sad
He would rather see us in the dark just because they’ve broken apart
He needs to get over it because he can’t mend that woman’s broken heart
We’re all caught up in this mess, even she turned her back on us…..WELL! I guess it’s for the best
That’s what I get for putting my all into man
Because every time they will let you fall
I have to learn my lesson and wait on my blessings

The day will come, shocking for some, I’ll be the one to have my own business I will run
Just because the sun has not shined on us in a while, that doesn’t mean we won’t get pass these trials and tribulations, we will overcome this tough situation

The next couple of days seemed to go by quick
My girls and I continued to stand strong I must admit
Our minds won’t let us forget but in order for us  to live we have to forgive

We hit day fifteen, still no lights, went to seek more help and we weren’t going to take no for an answer, not without a fight
Start a riot up in here? Hymmmm…I just might,
If somebody don’t get over here and do their damn job and turn back on my lights
It’s been fifteen days and we ain’t waiting nomore, we’re not going back through them doors until we know for sure you’ve handled our application, so we dont have to see the dark anymore ya feel me? now get on the line with the electric company and have them restore our electricity

When we got to the house our power was back on with the grace of God who always carried us all along, he is the main reason we stood fifteen days strong
This is the first chapter of our lives in my book, I just wanted everyone to take the first look
This is our beginning to our end, It was how our life was back then
Now let me take you to the start when life as I knew seemed to fall apart

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Strong Black Woman

Let me tell you about that Strong Black Woman
She’s a real good woman
Who wont put up a fight
If you just do her right

What she really wants is for a man
to be that true guy
And stand by her side
And then you’ll know why
She’s one of a kind
If you just take the time
To see her real worth
She’s God’s sent to earth

A Diamond in a rough is not good enough
For that Strong Black Woman
Because she dont give up
When things are real tough

Strong Black Women
Just keep your head up
Before your fed up and lose your way
Sometimes it feels like we often lose sight
But God will make sure we always find our way

Strong Black Woman
Dont hesitate to tell that damn man
Who said your weak
You tell him not today
He took you through hell
And shook your faith
But all the things he took you through
Made you a brand new you

Strong Black Woman
This is what you say
You thought i was a fool
Not loving me
But only YOU! Gave YOU! the strength to take me through the things you took ME! through

But I’m a Strong Black Woman
And my life is renewed
A No good damn man
Aint worth the fuss
If you’re a real good woman
Then you’ll know your truth worth

A Strong Black Woman knows, good enough is not enough

A Real good woman well…..she knows whats right
She’ll keep her damn head up and fight the fight

To all My Black Women
This is Dedicated to you
Dont just let any man
Make you feel like
You dont do you
Them days are over
When you played the fool

Strong Black Women deserves
Nothing but the best
You heard what i said
Now go tell the rest

Strong Black Women often come in last
Best damn women, Best you ever had

A Strong Black Woman
You just dont like
You say she’s to mean, to fussy, and always wants to fight

The fact and the matter is
She earned that right
Without that Strong Black Woman
There would be No you

So if it seems like sometimes she’s mean
She Still and always will be
That Strong Black Nubian Queen

When Darkness Falls

Most of my life the sun never shined
I pray for the light through my deepest darkess times
I lay in my bed asking God why?
Why you chose me? To live in this life

My world is so cold and its hard to survive
I try to believe that the worst is behind
When i take a step forward, i fall several times
Making me feel like im losing my mind

I say on to thee
MY GOD! I WANNA BE FREE!
Free of all the pain and all the misery

IM GOING INSANE!
OH GOD! CANT YOU SEE!?
I dont wanna remain in this life you gave to me

I call out your name
MY LORD OH HOLY! Forgive me
MY GOD have mercy

Deliver my soul because im losing control
I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I drop to my knees and seen why Jesus wept

My Father in Heaven, have you turned your back on me?
I feel so alone because you never talk to me
I cry every night, hoping that you will see
I wanna be saved and serve you faithfully

The sun never shines, it only rains and storms on me
Tough times ahead, and more tears to shed

I cry out, NOMORE!
I cant take this spiritual war!

No one knows what i have to adore
They wouldnt believe the things that i saw

See, i believe that the end is near
Satan is whispering, hes whispering in my ear, saying Girl you better, you better fear
He grabbed on to me and said he aint going nowhere

This is the burden i carry with me
Do you hear me My Lord?
I need you desperately
He said on to me, turn away from him, satan knows that he can never win because the path he chose, a world full of sin
His life has already been condemned

I said to the lord, I thank you gracefully because all along you’ve carried me

Its hard to believe that the devil is after me
He comes into the night and attacks me in my sleep
I say my prayers to the one and only

Our Father in Heaven can you please protect me?
I just wanna be free and live my life in peace but im feeling so scared because its to much to bare

The sun never shines, just darkness falls on me
Will victory be mine? Or will i be damned for eternity?

Single Ladies

Single ladies, yea thats what i said
Because i dont let just any man get into my bed and play with my head

Whispering sweet lines just to see how my legs unwind
You better step in line
Because its gonna take alot more than that to get to know me from behind

I need someone to speak the truth, instead of always lying
Not into playing games and i dont like the crying

No disrespect, i diserve nothing but the best
Its what every woman wants, we want more, we cant settle for less

Single Lady, thats who i am
Its hard to find the right one, especially that good man

You know the one, that got you in the palm of his hand
He wont let you fall, because on his 2 feet, you will land

Best damn man
Best you ever had, even when he gets on your nerves, you cant stay mad

Sometimes i wonder, can a man like this even exist
Oh well, i guess another thing to add to my single Ladies list

Oh dont get me wrong, i dont plan on being this way for long
I just get tired of singing this same ole playa’s song

I dont know about yall, i can only speak for me
I need a man to treat his home like a castle and change my status from single lady to his one and only queen bee
Who have eyes just for me

Someone who i love and adore, what more can a woman ask for

Hmmm let me see…..make sure that man is faithful, has God in his heart and trustworthy, otherwise his love wont be truly sincere, dont forget the loyalty

This goes out to all my single ladies, before you decide to go flesh to flesh, always remember, we diserve nothing but the best

Now go tell the rest

You have now been served by the single ladies word

Family Went Wrong

Family went wrong from the day i was born
There was no sign of love except from above

I lay in my mother’s womb
Only to find out, it was really my prison tomb

How could it be? No family for me
I said to the lord, why did you do this to me?! Send me into a world of hate and onto a family who dont appreciate the blessing you sent to them

A child like me who they dont even see
The pain is deep, to deep for me
So i cry out to u lord because i need you desperately

How did it all go wrong
Should i have never been born?
I question this lord because my family is so torn

What can i do to make it right
There is still no sign of my family’s love, so i cry every night
Wishing it could be my family and me But that can never be true because me and my family are through

I never existed to them, a child they turned their back to
Born November 4th 1972

My life didnt end there, it only just begun
The lord said to me, your true blessings are near and your victory will be One

The day will come when you will see that family that went wrong is in the past you see
You’re blessed with 2 girls, who loves you faithfully

Our bond is strong and very tight, a Family once went wrong has now gone right

Thank you Jesus with all my might
For helping me win this endless fight

God you answered my prayers and washed away all of my tears, you gave me the strength and courage to face my fears on being alone

That pain i once felt is finally gone
Now my 2 children and I can peacefully move on

Nobody Knows

Nobody knows why my brother
Chose to end his life with a drug overdose

When we were little
We were so close

Oh how i loved my big brother
Out of everybody i loved him the most

Nobody knows about my little sister
Damn i really miss her

Her smart little mouth
You know the one that cursed us all out
This was a way for her to express herself
Sometimes she would just shout

Nobody knows that’s not all she was about
She was a good girl, a single mother even
Baby girl just chose the wrong route

Losing two siblings in the same damn year
Nobody really knows when their time is near

Nobody knows who i really am
Im a Inspirational Poet
And a Strong Black Woman

Nobody knows why i write the way i write
I write about the truth, based on true life

Nobody knows when the world will get a chance to meet me
Aslong as i keep telling my stories correctly

The world would have met me known as the girl who always spoke her words poetically

Nobody knows if some will cheer for me
Or basically just hate on me

But what i do know still in all, imma always stand tall
And take what God has giving me, a Blessing and accept it gracefully

Nobody knows the decisions we all make or the path we decide to take

What we should know is, these things can either make or break us

So at the end of the day
These are the things we need to know, before its all to late

Nobody knows should be NOW WE ALL KNOW
That life is to short and we cant take too long to right all of our wrongs

Just a little knowledge
Hope it wasnt to much
Written sincerely through my Poetic Touch, God Bless

Forgotten

Why are we forgotten like we are someones blast from the past?
I just had to ask

Because im really tired of being labled as the outcast

Im really not that bad
I just tell it like it is
And for that you cant get mad

I have my flaws just like anyone else
The difference with me is
I dont make anybody feel bad about
themselves and i never will because its just not in me

I was never a jealous person
And i dont specialize in envy

Unfortunately alot of judgemental souls staring at me from head to toe
Meanwhile yall just dont know what we are going through, if you only knew

But then again you never will because weve been forgotten by all of you