• The Box 69: COPPER





    #26
    Color: Copper
    January 30, 2011
    Song: "Call Tyrone" Erykah Badu


    I have learned to live with Disappointment,
    And now I am about to evict that bitch!

    Oh yeah, this is an angry poem
    'Cuz we done had our last fallen out.
    We done had our final bout.
    I'm about to put her usin' ass out.
    Takin' up my precious time.
    Hatin' on the joy I find.
    Disappointment is of the lowdown kind.

    I have learned to live with Disappointment.
    And it's really my fault.
    I let her overstay her welcome.
    Gave her a nice home to fester.
    And she ain't even go half on the electric.
    I carried her ass like a bag of bricks
    When all I needed to do was set her shit down
    And walk away.

    "Oh...so what? You...you just gon' be mad at me today?"
    She said to me with a straight face!
    I reply, "Nah...I'm not mad.
    Freedom is joyful.
    Happy, like me."
    And then I showed ALL my teeth when I smiled with glee.

    See, Disappointment knew how to visit,
    And that was fine
    Because it made me appreciate when
    Happiness
    Success
    Love
    came visiting in these copper doors of mine.
    Disappointment decided to take up residency
    and my other friends refused to visit me.

    So I'm makin' a choice, boo boo.
    Pack up all yo shit
    Your black plastic bag of clothes
    Your Essence magazines from 1994
    Your bottle with the corner of Boones Farm Strawberry Hill
    that's been in the fridge for the last two weeks.
    You have been moved out.
    The door is closed
    Chained and bolted
    Locks changed
    With new copper keys.
    Landlord noted.

    Disappointment doesn't live here anymore.

  • 2 comments:

    1. I love this. It made me laugh cause I have said it. "Nigga leave" as I flung his cloroxed clothes down the stairs. Yup.

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    2. LMAOOOO!!! Not the CLOROXED clothes?!!! LMAOOO...that just tickled me...

      Thank you for reading!!
      TDV

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