Sweet breeze pushes past my legs and her
Our smiles big wondering what thoughts were in her mind, I searched mine
Remembering the days when run D.M.C. taught u how to walk this way
Ll Cool J's posters, im bad and everyone had
Jeri curls, girls and boys
Check yes check no if you love me so
Those were the days
My youth so innocent , so sheltered
So unknowing pure
I watched out the corner of my eye as she raced me for a minute
I thought I heard her say, you are catching up with me, how is that
Catching up with her, I wish
I wish I were able to take this swing and begin
To revert back to those days where granny sent us to school with good food
Grits biscuits and homemade preserves,
When Lanna Dunner always got on my nerves
I wish my mind could take me back to when I had a crush on
When I'd sit all alone and wish while singing lady in red
Then kiss me on my head as I drifted off to bed
Not forgetting to cover my head
so that the jerry juice wouldn't fuck up the sheets
I was waken in my mind back to reality, by my niece
I'm an auntie
Im a role model
Wow, how did this happen
Now on the swings with my niece thinking about Run D.M.C.
and sweet memories, Im here again
My childhood, it is still here
This poem was inspired by my niece Daryn. I just had a minor accident.
Although I was okay, my spirit was broken. A child can change a lot
of things in your life and instead of crying, whining and feeling sad
I thanked God for my niece's presence and took to enjoying her for the day.
So we walked to the park and at the park these thoughts were generated...