If I Could Sing

I’ll admit I can’t sing as I desire, so

I’ll leave singing to those I admire.

I’ll just keep my dancing shoes on, and

I’ll do a little dance to R & B songs. 

But, if I could sing…

I’d sing when a song spring forth.

I’d sing out loud walking down the aisle.

I’d sing along with the sparrows when I wake up.

I’d sing with the crows until I fall asleep.

I’d sing gospel on weekdays. 

I’d sing songs of praise without a reason.

When I am happy, I’d sing the blues when sad.

I’d sing a little jazz, too. 

I’d write my own love songs to sing along.

I’d sing them acapella like a diva anywhere.

I’d sing in a crowd without anyone asking.

I’d sing karaoke at anyone’s request.

Oh, if I could sing, I would!

Three Line Tales – Week 228

The sign clearly says “No parking. 24 hour active drive way.

It does not say, I have no right to take a little rest right here.

Mine your business, as for your concerns, I’ve got more than my foot on and off the ground, I own this property.

Photo credit: Juan Ordonez via Unsplash

Brown Girls

Black Girls, Brown Girls, Dark Girls,

come in all shades of darkness.

Some in shades of Black, Brown,

Caramel, Red, and Yellow.

Some tall, short, round,

and some are thick, thin, and curvy.

Some are intellectual, musical,

inspirational, sensational, and motivational.

Some are mothers, sisters, grandmothers,

teachers, pastors, writers, artists, leaders,

executives, administrators,  friends, wives,

doctors, lawyers, scientists, entertainers,

athletes, CEOs, Congresswomen, and the

First Lady.

Some are hurt, rejected, segregated,

despised, hated, loved, celebrated,

liberated, married, divorced, single,

manipulated, encouraged, and discouraged.

Some have failed, in cells, been to jailed.

Some were burned, killed, raped, mutilated,

humiliated.

Some demonstrated, birthed nations, raised

their babies and other folks babies.

Some have long hair, short hair, curly hair,

nappy hair, kinky hair, wavy, and weaves.

Some are sometimes happy, sad, excited,

delighted, belligerent, diligent, militant,

anxious, suspicious, malicious, meticulous,

ridiculous, talented, creative, successful,

classy, sassy, talkative, sensitive, insensitive,

sensual, sexy, spiritual, holistic, charismatic,

charming, and gracious.

But, all of them know how it feels to be

a Brown girl.