Tribute to Them and Me

by D.L. Teamor

Not the most beautiful,
not Lena or Dorothy;
not packed or stacked or whatever they say,
not Eartha and not Josephine;
donít have the voice of Lady Day,
canít even be Diana and play the part;
I could never compete with these in their world,
but I definitely hold my own in heart!

Canít make my pen flow like Langston;
been many splinters in my staircase, too;
canít bend and dip and slide and slip,
not Sammy or Mr. Bojangles;
not the master of any instrument,
not Dizzy, the man was cold!
I could never compete with these in their world,
but I definitely hold my own in soul!

Donít think like Marcus or speak like Malcolm
or preach like Martin, the King;
donít invent or prevent or conform or reform
or influence or any of these things;
not the dreamer or believer or the optimist or the pessimist
but on one thing, Iím sure weíll agree,
I could never compete with these in their world,
but I always hold my own in being me!


Tribute to Them and Me by D.L. Teamor

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