So tomorrow is THANKSGIVING DAY
so thankful for life, I am yielding to pray.
I’m sitting here in Chandler, on this Wednesday Morning
thinking about the tone that we’re forecasting for future dawning .
I am an involved parent, who likes to be all-up-in-it.
I chauffeur to and from school, everyday: 80-minutes.
Conversation in the car has been thick
I’ve no “dancing around the obvious” tricks.
My kid is 17 and I heard the pain in her throat
when she said, “America! What’s wrong? I can’t wait to vote!”
She’s ON IT. She’s awake. I prayed for a graceful awakening.
Seems the generation before hers is down for some ‘earth shaking.’
They see the injustice and while they love Dr. Martin Luther King
They believe in being incessantly pushy to change a wrong thing.
I love them and I love you, America. I love the good intent of our system.
To act like an injustice is not going on is to be dismissive and consequent wishin’.
I pray no violence breaks out and no lives are lost in the face of this struggle.
I can’t believe you can’t feel my pain. Come on. Bring it in. I’m a big hugga’.
My kid is concerned about what she’s going to have to face tomorrow, beyond the high school doors.
I’m melancholy that she’s awake. Hurt that I can’t protect her, anymore, from the worlds unbalanced scores.
She’s a black kid, and I am a black mother.
I raised her to love all. We’re LIFE LOVERS.
I do what I’ve got to do and now, I’m fixed on my grind – talking to you.
I’ve got some positive routes that I’m going to have to hip her to.
This is a journey. I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do.
I’m praying for the situation. I’m praying for you.
I’m praying for me. I’ve got somethings to deal with.
It’s Hump Day baby, and I’m Getting Back To It!
I’m happy that I have this avenue to vent what doth pierce my heart,
Happy to be linked to thee. I bid you peace, love and a positive spark!
Black Friday is on its way,
and your bank balance includes holiday pay!
It’s on now!
Macy’s is about see you clown now!
I ain’t mad at you. Retail therapy can be so good it can make you holla,
so more power to ya sister and brother – just spend wisely, that dollar.
Just don’t be so quick to patronize
those who despise
your very brown existence
following you around the store ‘thief wishin.’
I’m not saying Macy’s is that kind of joint,
but your dollar has weight… and that is my point.
Have fun on Black Friday, consuming those sales.
If shopkeepers don’t make you feel welcomed, exit the store like, “Oh well.”
Take your weighty dollars and bail.
I’m sure, up the way, there’s an all encompassing sale.
Pay attention to #Marketing & #CustomerService
No sooner than a black president is put into office
racism kicks up and hails #1 divisive topic.
Please keep in mind, Trayvon and Mike are two very recent reasons
why blacks feel like this is quite the nasty season.
Airing It Out
Come on. We have to talk about it sometimes. Don’t let those riling up bad times be the only ones able to rile. It’s time to stand together and say enough is enough. A shift in police power in a negative light may be your neighbors concern today, but by the looks of things, the lack of compassion and in some cases ‘the condoning of’ such behavior will indeed be your problem tomorrow. Then what? You’re going to want me to be outraged and march about it? Guess what? I probably will. Because I care about how you feel. Do you care for me as much?
I’m obviously worried about the state of my country;
I don’t care what others think, our current feel is foul and funky.
I’m worried about race relations and the message we’re sending to the youth.
I’m worried that we told them this was a “post racial era,” when we knew that wasn’t true.
I never bought into that anyway. If you’re a minority, everything but post racism rules the day,
Not surprised about the Ferguson ruling. Historical nastiness continues to play.
No need for you to personally get hurt just to feel my pain.
Unite with me today and let’s tourniquet this bleeding vein.
PS… Judging by the lay of topics in view,
I’d have to say this is definitely a NEWS PERUSE.
You have been served. 🙂