FOR THE GIRLS

Back in the day

Summertime

Before breast, PMS and broken hearts ruled

Ponytails, halter tops and short-shorts

Juju beads, Lemon heads, Alexander the Grapes and Sweet Tarts

Fun filled days

Freedom

Double Dutch, Hop Scotch, Marbles

Singing, Little Sally Walker

Sitting in a Saucer

Ride Sally Ride

Let your backbone slip

Down to your hips

Yes, those were the days

No worries

So naive

Before breast, PMS and broken hearts ruled

Just living day to day

Playing the games that little girls play

Sweet memories

So, so sweet

The child’s play

That womanhood has taken away.

1 thought on “FOR THE GIRLS

  1. This poem was written and dedicated to my friend Lola James Williams (RIL). This poem was selected and read during the 2010 Delta Blues Symposium at Arkansas State University.

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