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Blind Eye (A Poem)

http://penaperpad.com…Caint get no rest
Got two jobs,
Minimum wages,
Maximum labor.
Still picking up canned goods at food banks
To fill these empty cupboards.
I make too much for foodstamps.
99 percent? Who’s got time for math?
This is the forgotten percent.
The poor working class.
Sciatic nerve is acting up.
Feels like fire running down my back.
Burning through my resolve to just keep on.
Keeping on…

Except from poem entitled Blind Eye from The Shaping of an “Angry” Black Woman available now on Amazon!
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Welcome to Week 44 of the Creative Buzz Hop. This week’s buzz word is under duress.
If you have a post that talks about under duress, then please link it up. If you don’t but want to join in the fun, please do. There’s always room for one more at this hop! These doors will be open until Saturday, so c’mon over.

Here’s how:

1. Write something creative, or use an old post. Either about the buzz word choice or something of your choosing.
2. Add your link below.
3. Grab the button on the side, either add it to your post or somewhere on your blog just to let us know you care.
4. And tell folks so we can grow.

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Having it all (A Poem)

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Having it all

Threadbare shirt sleeve,
gave a faint cry
as it tears.
It couldn’t be helped now.

She hitched the
cloth grocery bag
higher on her shoulder.
It rolls to a stop,

Lowers for her.
She climbed slowly up the stairs.
Using good arm
for balance.
Flashed disability pass,

No seats.
Clutching overhead bar
trying not to lean too far
into auntie’s face.

Da Bus rumbles on
She shivers a little.
Her stop.
“Mahalo,” she whispers.
Manners remembered from
years past when her
mother first taught her
rules of the bus.

Three short blocks.
Sunshine, bright
catching the light in
her hair.
Wind blows calmly.
Smells of ocean mist,
palm trees and something sweet.

Steps quicken slightly
as she gets closer.
Unlocks door.
Shabby chic
before it was cool.
Recycled, refurbished, reused.

Exact opposite of TARDIS.
It’s small inside.

Sets bag on counter.
Grabs a cold beer.
Tucks it into elbow
of her drawn up arm.
Cracks it out.
Takes a long draw.

She’d trade it for nothing.
Sits down on her rattan sofa,
Her cat jumps on her lamp,
purring loudly.
She looks around.
Smiles.
It’s all hers.

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Welcome to Week 39 of the Creative Buzz Hop. This week’s buzz word is Weatlth.

If you have a post that talks about wealth, then please link it up. If you don’ but want to join in the fun, please do. There’s always room for one more at this hop! These doors will be open until Saturday, so c’mon over.

Here’s how:

1. Write something creative, or use an old post. Either about the buzz word excitement or something of your choosing.
2. Add your link below.
3. Grab the button on the side, either add it to your post or somewhere on your blog just to let us know you care.
4. And tell folks so we can grow.

Link up with us with the prompt on Waiting!



Next week’s Buzz Word is Solace.

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Yesterday’s Gone (A Poem)

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Her shadow lingers 

in his eyes.

Memories grow,

butterfly wings

stretching

eagle-span

and iron wings.

Expand

encircling heart.

Ghost

lays claim

triumphs over all.

Waiting eviction

that will never come.

Gone.

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Hello! Welcome to Creative Buzz Hop #35. This week the buzzword is waiting. If you have a post that talks about waiting, then please link it up. If you don’ but want to join in the fun, please do. There’s always room for one more at this hop! These doors will be open until Saturday, so c’mon over.

Here’s how:

1. Write something creative, or use an old post. Either about the buzz word excitement or something of your choosing.
2. Add your link below.
3. Grab the button on the side, either add it to your post or somewhere on your blog just to let us know you care.
4. And tell folks so we can grow.

 

Link up with us with the prompt on Waiting!

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Aloha y’all!

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