Poetry

June 10, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

By

Renee Drummond-Brown

 

 

The Greatest of All Time

 

 

 

You floated like a butterfly

You stung ‘em’ like a bee

You taught

Us

Black lil’ ‘chillins’

How to be

The Greatest

While humbly bowing

To ‘da’ King of ALL Kings

 

You stood for ‘evr’ythang’

Fell for ‘nothin’

Not ev’n

‘Dat’ ‘Nam’ war

And

‘Twasn’t’

Unequivocally

NOBODY’S

Step ‘N’ fetch it

Gofer

Lil’ Boy

 

‘Dat’

Simply ‘twasn’t’ you

Cassius Clay,

Muhammad Ali

‘Whicheva’

You SO ‘choosed’???

 

You hit ‘dem’ opponents

‘Wit’ razor sharp rhymes

And YES

LET ME MAKE THIS CLEAR

YOU ALONE

ARE

THE GREATEST

OF

ALL TIME(S),

Love

Cherished

Prized

And

Revered!!!

 

You ev’n said

“I’ve wrestled with alligators

I’ve tussled with a whale

I done handcuffed lightning

And

Throw thunder in jail” (Ali)

Yes, Ali,

You walked your talk

‘Witout’

‘Shuttin’ up

Or

‘Puttin’ up

Bondsmen nor anybody’s bail

 

‘Dat’ final

Knock out round

(6-3-16)

TOOK

Faith, Hope

And

Love

And Yes you are

The Greatest of ALL TIME

But the greatest of these

Was God’s LOVE

For CHAMPION

MUHAMMAD ALI’S

FLOATING, STINGING, RHYMES, AND GLOVES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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