Poetry

December 6, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

By

Renee Drummond-Brown

 

 

Hard Knocks!

 

 

He beat me

‘cause’

he loves me;

he says

“you’re my only one”

therefore,

it’s my fault

he hits me

‘fore’

the setting

of

every sun.

 

As sure as

I’m in heaven;

Father,

Can You try to understand;

his last hit

took my breath

away

an’

I’m ‘beggin’ forgiveness

‘cause’

I loves this man.

 

My child,

BEFORE

they laid you

to rest,

adding

insult to injury

at its best;

HE

ALREADY HAD

A

BRAND

NEW

PUNCHING

BAG,

an’

she’s

a real diehard,

soon to meet

the

VERY

same

fate

that you had.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inbox Me

 

 

She met him

on the computer

late night hours

in-boxing her

showers

of

‘luv’

hugs

plus,

‘sum’

kisses

galore

‘hidin’ behind

‘dat’ screen

of

sheltered scenes

rehearsing his lines

of

Disneyworld dreams

 

A false photo

accompanies

his lies

broken trust

(A six pack; YEAH RIGHT)

he masks an hides

‘dem’ other ‘girlz’

‘sellin’ ‘em’ dreams

and

deceits.

Where’s his pride?

Will someone tell her PLEASSSE!

 

Got her a

one-way ticket

flying ‘da’ friendly skies

to none other than

New York; New York

to finally meet

his beloved family

AND ALL!

First things first~~~

He injects you ‘sum’ dope

ON A ROPE

so you can cope

with

Time Square,

melting pots

Lights, camera, action

Weave in her hair

Braids everywhere

‘livin’ in a dump

red stilettoes shoes

911 blues

black as the night

high as the hills

let it do what it do baby

while

dangling you a ruse

pole swinging

Yeah

make no mistakes about it

‘dat’ be you.

Sporting

TWO

black eyes

one at a time

‘wit’ cheap make up

looking like a fool

 

Didn’t momma forewarn you?

What a shame???

PRE-abuse

after abuse

after abuse!!!

 

Young ‘girlz’

listen

to me

(MOMMA’S DEAD RIGHT)

In-box messaging’s

NOT THE PLACE TO BE

You don’t know him by FB name

Rule #1

Sneaky conversations

ARE ALWAYS GAMES!

Rule #2

Meetings

turn you out

&

YOU’RE NEVER QUITE THE SAME!

Rule #3

ALWAYS TALK OPENLY

SO WISE EYES

CAN DISCERN

HIS MESS

THAT

YOU CANNOT SEE!

 

IN-BOXING’S ‘NOT’ THE PLACE TO BE

IF ONE’S TRULY SINCERE

THEY’LL TALK OPENLY

FOR THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD TO SEE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renee Drummond Brown

Renee’ Drummond-Brown, is an accomplished poetess/writer. She is a graduate of Geneva College of Western Pennsylvania and The Center for Urban Biblical Ministry (CUBM) with experience in creative writing. She is working on her fourth book and has numerous works published globally which can be seen in cubm.org/news, KWEE Magazine (Liberian L. Review), Leaves of Ink Magazine, New Pittsburgh Courier, Raven Cage Poetry and Prose Ezine Magazine, Realistic Poetry International, Scarlet Leaf Publishing House, SickLit Magazine, The Metro Gazette Publishing Company, Inc., Tuck, and Whispers Magazine just to name a few. Her love for creative writing is undoubtedly displayed through her very unique style of poetry. Renee’ is inspired by non-other than Dr. Maya Angelou, because of her, Renee’ posits “Still I write, I write, and I’ll write!”

1 Comment

  1. Mildred Tyler December 06, at 13:41

    To MY very talented sister-in-Christ I love you and I love the work that you bring to the table. Renee your Mom is so very proud of you for still you write. and now you write with the love, pain and joy of the loss of your BFF, I feel you. I feel the pain and the anguish of being there and have that done. I love you sister girl for still you write.

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