Oprah's Legends Ball

by Catherine Prater

My soul was moved... I watched proud black women
Sitting around taking in the festivities and being honored,
And knowing it was done from the heart…

Being pampered and receiving it with dignity,
Tears flowed from their eyes and down the cheeks of greatness,
If not interrupted by handkerchiefs, they could have created a new 
Lake named tenacious, courageous, and wisdom.

The place elegant and decorated with the beauty of every
Color brown you could imagine…
Tears and laughter filled the atmosphere, not one word
Was needed to explain their presence, each personality fused
With the other and created a massive ball of charisma and held
The world captive…

God enabled this meeting to take place with generations of great
Women to rejoice and breathe their melodic words 
Of love and wisdom, and to show the world
How they had weathered the storm of time, and still be able to 
Bring joy and love with sincerity.

Oprah's Legends Ball by Catherine Prater

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