Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Poetry & Photo: Brown Baby


Lil Cuz
Originally uploaded by Stephen Bess
Brown Baby
Brown baby
As you grow up
I want you to drink
From the plenty cup
I want you to stand up
Clear and loud
Brown baby

Brown baby
As years roll by
I want you to walk
With your head held high
I want you to live by
The justice code
I want you to walk down
The freedom road
Brown baby...

By: Oscar Brown Jr

20 comments:

Writer on Board said...

Adorable! And congrats on the teaching. I tried to post yesterday but it didn't seem to go through. And welcome back to blogworld.

the prisoner's wife said...

love the poem.

so very true....i have these same prayers for my little brown baby boy.

peace, bless...

geoffreyphilp101@gmail.com said...

Dear Stephen,

I love the photo and the combination with the poem of hope.

Blessings,
Geoffrey

Michael J. West said...

I'm not sure which I like better, the pic or the poem...but when push comes to shove it's the adorable little girl I'll remember. :-)

Cergie said...

Oh ! Stephen, that's such a beautiful poem !
Which father doesn't wish that hischild become proud and respectful? My own father wrote to me that he wished that my eyes will never have only one tear...

Brown baby, brown is his name. "Brune", (Brown) is the christian name that I would have like to give if I'ld have another daughter
I had one daughter and then two sons and I had no christian name for a girl when I was waiting my little boys. Only "Claire", you know Claire is also an American Christian name. And it means clear. My daughter and my sons are all so dark haired...

get zapped said...

This filled my heart up with hope and joy! Lil Cuz has many rooting for her and look, she's already reaching for the world.

Peace.

Faith said...

I agree with the above comments. I love them both. She is SO CUTE, and a better poem could not be written just for her. (i know it was not written just for her, but it could have been!) Have a great day! Take Care,

Stephen Bess said...

Alex-
Thank you and welcome back to you as well. :)

Pwife-
Those prayers will be answered.

Geoffrey-
Thank you sir. Blessings to you and yours.

MJW-
She is unforgettable. You should witness her in person. She is so funny. She lives in Everette, NC.

Cergie-
That's beautiful. It sounds like you are continuing the same tradition of compassion your father started with you.

Zapped-
lol! Yes, she wants the world and all in it. This includes my camera that she was desperately trying to take. :)

Stephen Bess said...

Faith-
Thank you. I felt the poem fit well too. I wanted to showcase Mr. Brown and show off my cute little cousin at the same time. :)

Crankyputz said...

How sweet....

Sugar said...

Such a little cutie! They are so curious and easily impressionable. It's so important to set a good foundation and to let them know that they have love and support all around them.

Dancewithme2 said...

Love the poem - thanks for sharing. :-)

Stephen Bess said...

Cranky-
Thanks and hello. :)

Sugar-
So true. Thank you.

Dance-
Thank you. Yes, Oscar was a bad dude out of Chicago.

Dancewithme2 said...

I see - I might have to check out some more of his work. But I see you are a BAD dude out of DC (especially with your newly posted work).

NML said...

She is beautiful! I am going to read this poem to my little bambino. Thank you :-)

Stephen Bess said...

Dance-
lol! Thank you.

NML-
You should read this to the little one. More power to the babies!! :)

Rent Party said...

She is so cute!

BronzeBuckaroo said...

Lovely, this poem is just lovely. I miss your posting, but you are out teaching. It is more important and someone like you possess so much good to give back.
:-)

Rethabile said...

If I could play the guitar, I think I'd have loved to thumb it to something like this.

Lyrically speaking said...

Awwwwwwwwww, love the pic and the poem is touching

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