Monday, April 21, 2014

Free as a Bird in the sky

I was never meant to be caged 
My thoughts were never meant to be imprisoned 
Therefore I speak my mind and do as I please 
Cause not one of you can restrain me 
Physically I might be a slave to my enemies 
Mentally I am a former king still vying for the throne he was relieved of 
Sacrificing my life to raising my seed 
She shall be a queen of a good man’s household 
Not a great man, but a good man 
A man that doesn’t feel as if he should overpower the power my little girl possesses 
A man that understand the plan of his maker 
I’ve witnessed how a man can scam the very thought of being good 
Gambling away livelihoods just to try to live like the rich family on the block 
Or emulate the wealth our parents acquired, I want to do better 
Not a one up but a steady come up 
They never see you till you’ve arrived and by that time you’ve surpassed their simple analysis 
They judge and judge but till they can even the score they’re no real threat 
I’ve often wondered why sheep still need to be led 
Can’t the sheep just do it by themselves instead 
We’re infantile in thoughts, settling for just enough instead of demanding more 
Accountability has become bad words, curse words to the lazy 
I want to be free with my words 
Not restrained by a status quo 
I want to tell you the truth 
Be as real as I can 
Cause when it’s all said in done 
I will not be retrained 
Or imprisoned 
I’ll be free to fly 
As free as a bird in the sky 
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2014 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

An Ode to the Lady who is not perfect

I never felt it was fair to perceive her as just a woman 
Just a being that existed beside me 
She was natural, with a big afro that weather couldn’t blow 
The way she walked, a silky sashay through the room commanding attention 
She was like smooth jazz played at an expensive dinner 
I longed to meet her 
But yet 
I was too caught up in mental fantasies 
Scared to finally face reality and ask her for a simple dance 
She was perfect in every way 
I pictured her moving in tune with me moving to our favorite tune 
Flowing like natural waterfalls as we fall into an intimate embrace 
What a woman I would say 
What a lady on this day 
I finally got the nerve to approach her 
My dreams were being realized before my own eyes 
When fantasy would finally meet reality 
She turns to me 
Dreamy eyes, dreamy eyes 
Sweet lips accented in mahogany lipstick 
My lady, I would like to partake in a sweet embrace 
I would like to move in a sensuous mood 
We danced for an eternity it seemed 
But alas, our song ended 
And as I moved in for a kiss 
She disappeared into a fine, sweet mist 
Perfection is only perceived in the mind 
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2014