|Publication:||Name: Journal of Pan African Studies Publisher: Journal of Pan African Studies Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Journal of Pan African Studies ISSN: 0888-6601|
|Issue:||Date: Nov, 2010 Source Volume: 4 Source Issue: 1|
Terry Moore (http://www.terrymoore.info/index.html) is the author
of fifteen poetry books and eight spoken word CDs, twelve-time Slam
Champion, founder of the Black Men Expressing Tour, founder of "The
Show" poetry series, Culture Collection and Underground poetry
series, founder of the Daddy's Here men's support group,
founder and member of spoken word group Born 2B Poets, founder of the 8
Hours of Blessings Praise Conference, and a member of the 2003 &
2004 Sacramento (California) National Slam Team.
Momma You are not always the subject of my poetry But you are poetry to me You've been there through thick and thin You were there from beginning and will be in the end It's hard to believe I even deserve you I wish I could stop regular life and just serve you Give you back some of the energy that you've for so long shared Reimburse you a little for how much you've cared No one really knows me like you Momma Even though I've taken you through some drama You are still there when I'm standing tall You are not one inspirational poem out of my book, you are all Thanks for being by my side Thanks for looking past my pride Thanks for all the dinners you graciously cooked Thanks for the clothes you still buy me that give me a good look You are not always the subject of my poetry But you are poetry to me I never have and never will look up to Maya Angelou Not the way that I look up to you Thank you, how many more words can I say? If I used words to describe how you've loved me Momma I'd be writing more than 1,000 poems every day. I love you!
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