Wednesday, December 22, 2010

happy birthday to me

although i don't recall
i was told i was brought home
on the bus in the worst blizzard
ever in Memphis history
that is what is said
of this child of monday night football
both the end and start of generations
the time of milk toast for breakfast
cane syrup and skeleton key's
four television stations
and family
screen doors that opened and closed with the same screech
followed by "stay in or stay out"
and red skelton on sunday night
same time the real world
truly was black and white.
seeing a city burn when a king was assisinated
and sneaked in to hospitals
in colonial bread trucks
while national guards said
not to play in my front yard
encyclopedias were google
wearing seat belts was not the law
and the nation led the world
in math and science
when musicians read and wrote music
and wore belts around their waist
nothing was wasted
especially time and common sense
over-road non sense
for my teachers taught my parents
and had me in check with fan belts
but last I checked
i turned out to be a man
and it was a good thing
sundries with big clear cookie jars
with large red tops in front
and meat cutters in back
selling souse, bologna, liver cheese
and pig feet
i don't know but i was told
i was brought home
on the bus in the worst blizzard
ever in Memphis history
that is what is said


12kyle said...

Happy Born Day, scholar! Enjoy the day big homie!

Newy said...

Happy Birthday Torrance. Long time no speak...but Newy still remembers you...I have a new blog address.

neshia said...


Be one with the Fro said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Tafari said...

Happy belated birthday my brother!!! Hope you are celebrating to the fullest!


LafemmeI said...

Happy Birthday!!

Brilliantly Me said...

Happy Belated Birthday! December babies are the best!

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