Poetry

May 30, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

By

Renee Drummond-Brown

 

 

‘Da’ Blues

 

 

I was young

Gifted,

Black and strong

‘Till ‘Massa’

Done

Come along

Giving me

‘HIS’ son

Now

‘Dis’ half breed

Don’t ev’n belong to me

But I learned

To lean

Not on my own understanding

 

And Now

‘Wit’ ALL my heart

Soul and mind

I’z luvs tHIS son

‘Cause’

He’s one of a kind

 

tHIS son tested my faith

And

Brought me down

A peg or two

In sheer disgrace

But my strength rest in Him

And

‘Imma’ wait

On Him

Cause WORD says

Faith without works

IS DEAD!

 

Some day

I’ll overcome

‘Da’ troubles come my way

‘Dat’

Done come along

Now go,

Be gone

 

I’z old,

Black

Weak

And

Strong

‘Wit’ tHIS half-breed son

‘Dat’ reminds’ me of

YOU,

PERFECTED

Black,

And

‘Da’ Blue!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’z Beat to A Different “DRUM” ‘ODD’ ‘Dat’ I’z

 

 

Peculiarity’s my name

Abnormal

Uncharacteristic

And Uniqueness’s

Holds no claims

To my fame

Individuality

Idiosyncrasy’s

Distinctiveness

Unconventional behavior

Is your definition of insanity

Nevertheless…

My definition of sane…

Who’s right?

Whose wrong??

Simply put…

I’z Beat to A Different “DRUM”

‘ODD’ ‘Dat’ Is

 

And ‘dis’ I’z my confirmation

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,

 before you were born I set you apart;

 I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

(Jeremiah 1: 5 NIV)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renee Drummond Brown

I was born in North Carolina, at Camp Lejeune US Naval Hospital and am a graduate of Geneva College of Pennsylvania. My love for creative writing is undoubtedly displayed through my very unique style of poetry. My poetry is inspired by God and Dr. Maya Angelou. Because of them I pledge this: “Still I write, I write, and I’ll write!” “Renee’s Poems with Wings are Words in Flight” is flown across the seas by God’s raven. There are several Scriptures that I love; however, this one speaks volumes during this ‘season’: “And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.” (Genesis 8:7 KJV).

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