I am my Mother’s Keeper


I am my mother’s first

Crazy as it may sound

I am her soul image

Despite who helped

she released me

into the world

to walk and talk

and carry on

 

Because

 

I represent

everything that she is

What she is not

depends on her

But I

am my mother’s keeper

What I don’t know

is of no need

The past is past

I am the end

the beginning

and the middle

I am written and sealed

and my fate lies

upon her lies

her truths

The few who know

look upon me

as forgotten

when my goodness then shines

She made a path for me

to escape the warm and cold world

And though I may not always be

she does hold me

reminding me

of everything

 

Because

I have been kept

and keep going

onward

Because

I really was her first

 

The Night Before


I just had to pull your hair

While you were sitting there in that chair

Such a vision to me

You make my destiny

 

Even now, the way you smell

Knocks me down and rings my bell

Oh, you’re good enough to eat

Like an ice cream sandwich and cookie treat

 

I can still see the way you moved

You smiled that smile the way you grooved

I’ll never forget being on the dance floor

And the love we made the night before

 

As a matter of speaking

Lord knows if I’m not tweaking

You really had them going

Even made me worth knowing

 

It didn’t matter what you wore

You rocked that line and settled the score

But in case they want a little more

Let’s do it again like the night before

 

You made me snap my fingers

Loud enough to drown back-up singers

Believe I even touched the floor

I didn’t do that the night before

 

Felt I had to give a little something

Couldn’t just stare at you and do nothing

You took my hand and you gave a whole lot more

Can you do it again like the night before?

 

I even let off a hand clap

The crowd went wild when you fell on my lap

You took me all over the world

When you showed the crowd you were my girl

I’ll Just Let Out The Doves


Walk along the street
A “Hello” to those I meet
Why can’t it be this way at home?
I often get a smile
Even if it’s just a little while
Lord, I know I ain’t in Rome

Some ask me how I am
I answer “Fine, sir” or “ma’am
I swear they look back as I walk by
Is it something on my face
It can’t be happiness – not a trace
I can’t see nothing from the cloud in my eye

What was it I didn’t do
that made you want to leave
Was it the space I didn’t give to you
Did I wear my love on my sleeve
I thought we were the perfect fit
as tight as a pair of gloves
Maybe this time when you get home
I’ll just let out the Doves

I didn’t know my beer
caused you a tear
Brought you fresh flowers for the vase
A laugh or two
between me and the crew
Boy what a slap in the face

when your girls would visit
I just split
Didn’t want to be in the way
None of them were single
But my boys loved to mingle
Too blind to see the games people play

A boy won’t ever be a man
for a woman who can’t understand
that True Love is above all other loves
Lust only lasts a minute
when deceit is thrown in it
Never knew a home could be a different
cage for Doves

© 2011