Being that today is National Singles Awareness Day, ( interesting it’s the day after Valentine’s Day 😗 ) I wonder….
Which leads me to another (classic) question , do you qualify????
Nyanseor’s Dukpa, https://dukpa.wordpress.com, says it best. Read on.
A Sista’s Poem and a Brother’s Response
Do you qualify to be the man I need you to be?
Will you be able to recognize the things you need to see?
Will you be able to understand, that
I’m a good woman and in life I need a good man?
Do you qualify?
Do you qualify to fertilize my unproduced seeds?
Can you fulfill, as I can, all of our needs?
Can you put me in my place if you see I am slippin?
Can you talk to me, wholeheartedly,
not constantly trippin?
Do you qualify to be called all mine?
Can you leave the other women and temptations behind?
Can you come to me with your problems
and not wait until it’s too late?
Can you stand up and admit if you made a mistake?
Do you qualify?
Do you qualify to be the honest ebony man
I would want you to be?
Would you be able to look me in my eyes and
admit your feelings to me?
Could you take me in your arms and make love to
me all night long?
Can you be sensitive and still be strong?
Do you qualify?
Do you qualify to be my friend as well as my lover?
Can you put our love before any other?
Can you cherish me as if I were Diamonds & Gold?
Can you make me feel like I’m the last
woman you’ll ever hold?
Do you qualify?
Do you qualify to be called a good man?
If I have doubts can you reassure me and understand?
Can your love intoxicate me as if I were High?
To be in my, I need to know,
DO YOU QUALIFY?
The Brother’s Response:
You ask, do I qualify.
Can I fulfill your needs and become the man you need me to be?
My sister, are you prepared for what you’ve asked for?
Can you handle the responsibility?
Can you accept that, by GOD, I am the chosen one,
the authority, the comforter, and the head?
Will you submit and willingly follow my path?
Or will you fight with me instead?
If I am your King, will you treat me as such?
Will I get the best of your beauty and poise?
Or will I be subjected to an appearance, neglected,
and checked with some serious noise?
When I talk, will you listen?
I mean whole heartedly and feel me?
Or will you rush me just to make your point too?
Can I be the man at all times?
Even when it hurts?
Or is it just when you it’s convenient for you?
Can you love me for me, and not who you wish I could be?
Will you see the strong Black Man within?
Or will you always remind me of all
the past brothers behind me and make me pay for their sins?
If I don’t send you flowers the day your co-worker
received some, will you know that I love you still?
Or will my good name be uttered along with those other doggish brothers?
Will you question if my commitment is real?
Will you be patient and teach me to understand you,
and allow my knowledge of your needs to grow?
Or will you shut me out when I ask,
Baby what’s wrong?
Or will you respond with
“Well a REAL man would know!”
When we first met what was it that caught your eye?
Was it my mind, my heart, my personality?
Or was it my suit, or my job, or do you love what I drive,
instead of what’s driving me?
Yes I can, and I will, make love to you
from midnight to the dawning of the sun.
But , if I tell you I’m tired, will you trust?
I’m sincere or believe that there must be another one?
My sister, I love you and my heart can be yours.
No woman could lead me astray.
But like you, I have needs, so I beg you, please,
in this love thang meet me half way.
In life’s tough times I’ll hold you,
in the rough times I’ll mold you;
your simplest wish will be my command.
My life is yours if need be.
Yes you can fully bleed me,
and when hell comes, in your place, I’ll stand.
A good relationship is a powerful institution
that must be built on a foundation of two.
So to answer your question,
YES sister, I do qualify.
Now, more importantly….! Do you?
Question: Again I ask, What if?
I had some business in town this evening. Afterwards, #hunger.
So, decided to try some local food. SWEET MO’S! What’s Sweet Mo’s? “IT’S SOUL FOOD Y’ALL.” (And that’s what the sign says😛) #cool
A bar front seat sitting inside while looking outside through bay style windows on an given day open up with a full porch screen covering. #shoofly #eatinpeace
I ate catfish with black eye peas and cabbage #pot liquor and cornbread. Oh! And #koolaid Can you say #mmmmgood #yum #sugarhigh #childhooddrinkmemories It was good. Scratch that. It was #gooooooooood. That’s what I’m talking about!
Love the food! #soulfood #prettyplate #fatandfull
Love the music #oldschoollove #dancewiththewall #thatsmyjam
Love the desserts #gotbrowniebuttercake #lastpiecegone #missedit #comingbackforit
Decided to take a piece of vanilla cake home instead.