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Congresswoman Maxine Waters B-day!

August 15, 2008

Today is Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ Birthday (1938)…. I wrote a song for her a coupla months ago…She is the second black woman from California to be elected to Congress….here are the lyrics….

She don’t twist in synthetic truth to cover her ears

for what? seem like years

to keep us pretty

blind

blind to her

Fier/f e a r/ce  beauty

beauty

I seen justice flowin’ like Maxine Waters

no trickle down

she don’t let it roll off her back no

she don’t leave her sons and daughters

high

an

dry

no

as the levy’s rise

she ain’t out

travelin

acting free

like me

no she restlin’ with my peoples’

deeds

(down that water way after Mississippi was purchased as a slave, put more wood in the water, more bone in the trees, more leaves in the hands of thieves will take everything ‘cept responsibility…)

she don’t need no hand out she know what she put in she git out

she got the ways and means

subcommittee

pavin’ the poundment from furious st. louis to tireless cali

til the world know

from the first

from the first

from the first

black woman’s for ’em

the first black woman’s forum

She ain’t out

travellin

actin’ free

like you with me

nah she restlin’ with her people’s

dreams

if not now when the hell when?

 

“GET IT DONE” Maxine Waters…

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waiting…

August 13, 2008

I let him

‘N’

I let him go

I don’t wanna think twice

I’d rather be all alone

jus’ waiting

lookin’ up

waiting

for lightin’ to strike

cuz the man who took my thunder -he’s gone

will I find my building block ?

my love my rock?

temptation roun’ ev’ry corner stone

lie waiting

waiting waiting waiting

I let him go

I let him go

I don’t wanna make nice

I’d rather be all alone

waiting

not lookin’ down

waiting

for him to strike out

what God create let no man put asunder

a fractal of divine grace and wonder

my love my shame

two or more are gathered in his name

waiting

waiting waiting waiting

will I heal within

will I grow to love again….