A Friendly Game Of Spades

I sat down with a partner to start a new hand in the game
I didn’t know the full picture but I thought we held the same frame
It all started at the club where this nicely suited queen walked by
We had some eye contact and we both bid each other “hi”
Some new jacks were flashing diamonds but their game wasn’t stable
She got rid of the jokers and it was time to put my cards on the table
So I lead with a strong heart and thought a king could win the book
But then she brought out her Ace and played without a second look
How could she cut me, when I threw I thought she knew my intent
I guess I read the wrong signals from the message she sent
I thought the cards were in my favor so I wasn’t initially afraid
But this time it seemed that one spade had yet to be played
Everyone around could see that we had lost our connection
We were about to take flight but she reneged on the direction
So now I’ll just have to deal but next time I’ll proceed with caution
You better learn to book your reservations before you try to get to Boston

 

ODE TO TOILET

Bless, the porcelain structure
For which we so’er give thanks
Cause when we are at hurry
It greets with fost’ring spanks

Ending our time of struggle
While providing for its bowl
Hence with one gulp will swallow
Not bit by bit, butt whole

What I worship most of all
Is the time it holds to think
And see our similarities
Until that ending plink

At peace upon our thrones
When all is at a hush
Clearing ourselves of every foul
With one conclusive flush

Sistahs ICU [I See You]

Sistahs, I see you. No need for your clothes to be see-through
Its too easy to expose and much harder to be true
No one can complete you, unless you’re loving yourself
Because your soul is worth more than your physical wealth
Your mental health is important too, like who’s supporting you
When the whole world’s making money off exploiting you
Your whole point of view is often placed in a false category
And then displaced whenever faced with his-story
It ain’t a mystery to find all the causes of your drama
If you want the real deal than have a talk with your mama
I can see that you’re phenomenal in the way you still rise
And realize that you’re a prize without seeing your thighs
I see the ones who try to disrespect you and neglect you
And you stay just waiting for the day when they will sweat you
But the ones who want to treat you good, you don’t want at all
Sistahs, you trippin’ and I hope these words are breaking your fall

I Lost My Groove in 98’

With time comes knowledge, at least that’s what we hope
But there are times when people do not consider the whole scope
If it’s only a joke, why isn’t everyone laughing?
What morals separate our living from our acting?
And the Emmy goes!
Not to only those
Who have sold their souls
For personal goals
Touchdown! But what is the score?
Nothing to nothing
Then, what is it for?
A little comedy while you and your girl relate
When are you aware that words are used to educate
And you have taught me that I’m still not safe, even within my own race
Cause if I turn my back I can get attacked by my own face
Or even in my own Native place
And History shows that in order to erase an entire population
We must destroy the base or foundation:
Well, then how about the first Black Nation?
With some good old “high caliber” propaganda
Mixed with a little new “hollow point” slander
Although, you should have checked if it was loaded before you fire the gun
I cannot place the full blame on only one
Because it takes a nation, and the fight has not Just begun
It is Just, that I believed between some of us, it was done
But it was done, and tell me, what did it prove?
It the statement had been omitted, would Stella have NOT gotten her groove?
This UN-calculated move has lessened the spirits of my people,
Affected deeply by the situation
But it will never lessen the fact that even as an American
I’m proud to be Haitian!