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Baby Boy


He looked like an Angel albeit a broken Angel splayed out on the cold marble floor. His head at angles with his twisted body along with his staring unseeing eyes extinguished any hope that the embers of life still burned within him.  The earth came up to meet him and swallowed him into the heavens.  The Benjamins make a poor parachute.

Cupid shot by his own Arrow.
Cupid shot by his own Arrow.

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Baby Boy

Baby Boy Got $200 sneakers as a reward for cussing the teachers and failing in school. Teacher or principals fault. Grades all F but it ain’t me you fucked up can’t you see! School’s for Fools. Some place I don’t want to be.

Baby Boy he never wrong. They got it all mixed up seeing me strong. Y’all know I’m the King of my crew. God’s Gift to everything.

But in the back of your head all you can see is yo’ no count Daddy, welfare system and crackhead Momma staring back in the mirror saying you gonna be like me.

Hanging out in the upper class nabe with my hoodrat crew. See a few things I wanna take. Wait a minute! What’s that I hear! A siren in back of me. Starting to fear. Next thing I’m on Lock down in Juvie Hall. Where my crew at now when as I’m taking this fall.

Baby boy lying in a ditch. Worse off than being a Snitch. Off to Rikers’ to be somebody’s Bitch. Baby Boy. You Done. You Done.

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His rhymes had got him to the big time. Opened new doors of upper class vice and sin. The immoralities of the 1%. I gazed at my son from the balcony of one of the greatest art institutions in the city seeing not the young man who had entered the 27 Club of the Immortals but every little boy running up and down Linden Blvd., Jamaica Avenue, Fulton Street or Sedgwick Avenue running to be the next 50 cent or Jay-Z finding fame and winding up on 27 Jump Street misjudging the doubles lives one foot in the hood and the other on Central Park West or the Upper East Side seeking Hipster fame and validation.

Jump my Son/Sun. Jump out of your dreams and into Eternity.

Close Encounters of the Wrong Kind


 

Wednesday evening on the C train riding home from work

The creepy uneasy feeling you get when a big overgrown palooka with three shopping bags sits next to you on the C train. He tries to catch my eye. I knew what he was doing but refused to look at him. Another member of the Lunatic Fringe. I scrolled to a photo of my Dad on my cell phone hoping he would think that’s my boyfriend. Then the seat across from me becomes vacant. He plops his Jabba the Hut butt on the seat and gives me a smile. I gave him a very weak smile in return but continued to listen to my music.

After a while Mr. Doofus began laughing at some scene taking place outside on the platform probably known only to him because the other passengers on the train did not turn to look. Probably a ploy to engage me in conversation. Wide open laughter. Bad teeth. Snagglepuss. Him need dentist badly. However praise be to the subway train gods he got off at Jay Street Metro and lumbered his big red suede shoe wearing hippo pot ass off into the maze of commuters. Whew!!!! Bye. Bye. Blubbermass!!

 

Calling All Dentists! Please move to BodegaLand. There is an epidemic of dentally challenged toothless men wandering the city desperately in need of Dentures or Tooth Implants!
Subway Etiquette
If space on the seat is 12 inches and your butt is 24 inches wide stop tryin’ squeeze your fat ass into a seat space not meant for big booty people!!

 

Brooklyn Go Hard Morning ~ Raunchy, gritty, grungy, hardcore, dirty, filthy, artsy-craftsy, petal soft primal woodsy, wild. Designer baby strollers, Citi-Bike riders, health food buyers, vegan organic garden juxtaposed within a few blocks of BodegaLand wilted fruit, shrunken veggies, seven churches on one block, artery clogging foods, liquor stores, Loosies, shopping cart pushing poverty stricken poor beings hustling up another meal from the local food pantries. The B25 Bus will take you to all worlds in one short ride.

Bumble Bee Buzz Razor sharp concepts ideas, plans, exciting, off the chain, rose scented thorns up your crazy cool a$$ fantasy, all the way live, drama, Elegance, earthy, witty, Wow! The Borough of Kings filled with Queens. City of Dreams. Poems and Schemes. Living the Grind to expand my mind. Peace out!!!!!!!!!

Brooklyn Evening Downstream Rush
Brooklyn ~ Land of Drama and Dreamers, Hipsters, Hucksters and Healers, Shirkers and Workers……

 

The Good Fight


When my Dad Edward G. Palmer passed away May 13th, 1995 this is the scripture I chose for his prayer cards.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

King James Version (KJV)

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

 

For my Mom Mable E. Palmer’s passing in August 1998 I selected the 23rd Psalm.  The Virtuous Woman in Proverbs 31: 10-31 also describes my Mom perfectly.

I can only hope when my time comes and I pass from labor to reward both these scriptures will be used to describe my existence on this earth. I hope that I embody both of these character traits of my mother and father.

Neither of my parents was what you’d call religious. They were not church goers but they did believe in God, honesty, discipline, hard work and faithfulness. My Mom and Dad were married for 40 years. I used to be a regular pew-sitter but after my last Aunt died in 2010 I had to ask myself why am I going to church and what good is it doing for me?  Or rather who am I fooling? Not God because the Creator knows the creation.

It finally dawned on me that God is not within the four walls of a building. For me personally I find God within Nature. When the weather permits I try to get to some green space to commune with God’s creation.  If nothing else for whatever time I have left on this earth I want to be open, authentic and honest with myself if only for peace of mind.

Proverbs 31:10-31

King James Version (KJV)

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth theLord, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

 

 

 

Jesus in the Box Christians


 

Jesus in the Box Christians

I just “Love” these Jesus in the Box Christians. Especially men. They friend you on FB claiming a shared interest in writing, photography or the Bible. You check out their FB page and it has all sorts of Bible, Jesus and Christian quotes. The next thing you know they send you a Private Message which is actually a proposition. Now the most recent Jesus in the Box fool is from the United Kingdom, Yes Great Britain. The same Great Britain that just Brexit from the European Union. Hmmm….

Guess Christianity was okay when you were colonizing Africa and enslaving my ancestors and it works well for you as you blame immigrants for your economic problems yet it’s okay to put Jesus back in his box when you want to fulfill some sort of Chocolate fantasy. Got your number! Up yours buddy and take your white Euro-Centric Jesus with you on your way out the door!! The Life of a writer complete with freaky ass fans. BTW how is Brexit working out for you?

Let’s not let Americans off the hook. I notice Americans of European descent are eager to pull Jesus out of the box along with Dr. King after each non-stop killings of Black people. Very convenient and handy is Jesus when directed at Blacks. For some reason Blacks are always at fault. We are the error. We are to blame.

These same white Christians cheer on Donald Trump and his evil race baiting rhetoric.

Muslims offend them but not the KKK, the American Nazi Party or the Christian Identity Movement.

Does make me wonder what Bible these people are reading and how do they think that Jesus a brown-skinned Sephardic Jew would approve of any of their actions?

But as we all know 11:00 am Sunday morning is the most biased and separate in America.

 

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Share Your World – 2016 Week 30


 

Share Your World – 2016 Week 30

Share Your World – 2016 Week 30

SYW BANNER

With your answers, please remember we are in the SYW world which may not always match our reality.

Do you prefer a bath or shower?

Shower. Since I work full-time showers are faster. Usually when I must take Epsom Salt Baths it means my joints are really swollen and painful or I have a cold or sinus infection.

If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why?

Lord & Taylor!! Love that store!!  When I was younger and making a much better and bigger salary L&T was my place to go for clothes!  I was a real Close Horse!! I still Love to dress up but my budget does not allow for L&T except to buy underwear so I go to discount stores.

If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would that be?

I would love to have the body and great health of my 20s with the Wisdom of my 50s!!

List at least five movies that cheer you up.

Anything by Tyler Perry’s Madea.  She is hilarious!!

Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail – 3. “Living for the Lord

 

Young Frankenstein well almost anything by director Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein – “Whose Brain I did put in?”

 

Death at a Funeral ~~ The one with Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence & Peter Dinklage

Death at a Funeral’ Trailer HD 2010

 

Monty Python

Monty Python’s Ministry of Silly Walks (Full Sketch)

 

Adding Questions from SYW 29 that I did not get to answer due to illness.

What is the perfect pizza?

Plain or Hawaiian.

What is your favorite time of day?

Evening. Getting into my bed after a hard day at work.

Show us two of your favorites photographs?  The photos can be from anytime in your life span.  Explain why they are your favorite.

Stephen and I enjoying Alfresco Red Nose Dining in the backyard late May 2016.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

Basically I’m always glad when my work week is over and I can relax and put my feet up during my Sunday/Monday weekend!

 

 

 

Dental Agony


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Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

Last Friday after I went to Stephen’s meeting at his training center I stopped by a nearby dentist office just to see if they took my DC 37 Dental insurance. I had not been to the dentist in three years and I wanted to get 2016 off to a good start health-wise. Little did I know what I was getting myself into.

Things started off very well. The receptionist was friendly and helpful. I told her that I wanted to make my appointment for next month Feb. when I go on vacation. She assured me that the dentist was free and I could get my cleaning that day. The receptionist was correct. There was only one lone guy sitting in the waiting area. I told her that I did not have my DC 37 card with me. No problem she says. All I need provide is my social security number…

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Meet and Greet: 7/23/16


Share Your Blogs!! Meet and Greet Linky Party!!

DREAM BIG DREAM OFTEN

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend!!

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Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet and Greet your tails off!

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Fresh on Amazon “Secondary Rhythms” by Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia


Purchased my copy last week! Get Yours Today and remember 30% of your purchase goes to Autism Help Foundation in Ghana!!

 

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