Friday, December 16, 2005

A Decent Proposal: June 3rd

Hey Baby
I was just thinking about you
On this rainy, cloudy Saturday in June
Remember when we use to race popsicle sticks
Along the curb after the rain
Folks must of thought us insane
Water flowing along this ghetto stream
As we screamed
Laughter permeating the overcast skies
Oblivious to judging eyes
I love this
I love you
Don’t rainy days make you want to…be with you?
You feel me?
I felt you on that rainy, cloudy Saturday in June
I asked you to marry me and you said soon
Come on baby
We can do this right now out here under that tree
Oya can be our witness!
She laughed and said,
Don’t you know that to be one in holy matrimony it takes three?
That’s you, the creator and me and that’s all there has to be
I smiled and said,
Hey baby, remember when we use to race popsicle sticks
Along the curb after the rain


Stephen A. Bess said...

Yes, I like that...they keep us warm. Thanks.

irena said...

Nice Stephen!!!Yep it takes three to be in holy Matrimony

Stephen A. Bess said...

Hello Irena-
Three is the magic number. :)

Anonymous said...

Hei Stephen!! don't try to brainwash me man, I know three is a crowd! heee heee

You are a great writer, I wish I could have a microscopic film of your medulla-oblongata :)

Stephen A. Bess said...

You have a warped sense of humor, but I like it. Thank you for your kind words. I'm never prepared for what you might say.

WiseYoungMan said...

Beautiful Poem.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you Wiseyoungman. I appreciate your stopping by.

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Stephen A. Bess said...

Oya is the goddess of the wind, fire and the thunderbolt. She is a fierce, protective Goddess worshipped by the Yoruba of Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!! I am new to your site. Found it from Tu S. Tin, Outside the Box. I just wanted to say I will be back. You are a wonderful writer! Have a great weekend!!

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you faith! I practice my writing on this blog. My poetry is sporadic. Feedback is always good. I look forward to seeing your name in the near future. Have a great weekend as well!

MZPEACH said...

I really liked this poem Stephen. I love this kind of poetry. Very simplistic (easy to read) but very deep. You are a great writer. Please let me know when you come back to Atlanta and do a show. I will definitely come. I wish my bofriend wrote like you (damn he doesn't write). Reading this gives me the idea you are a very intelligent and unique individual. Great poem.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Haa haa!! GAPeach, you are funny. I really appreciate that compliment. Your words are wonderful and kind. As for your man, I'm sure that he gets his point across. :)
You know, I have never read my poetry in public. It's not that I'm scared but I just have not. My brother has been performing around Atlanta for years (esp The Apache). Maybe I'll write some more this weekend. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I agree with faith..this is very Beautiful!... again I am so glad I found your site I like it all so much. and thank you for commenting on mine too.

Superstar Nic said...

I agree, this is really nice. I like it!

Rose said...

This is very nice. If I received a poem like this before someone asked me to marry them I would scream out Heck yes....that was beautiful and brought back memories of young love...

Stephen A. Bess said...

tu s tin-
You're welcome. You have some very intersting thoughts happening on your site too. Thanks.

I am really glad that you enjoyed the poem. You never know how other people will react to your words. It's nice to know that there are those that can appreciate them. Thanks.

My true proposal was so much different, but still appreciated. This poem was inspired by one rainy Saturday. The sound of rain and passing cars took me back to my childhood. I guess that I was inviting my love into my childhood memories. Thank you for your comment.

S A N S A N said...

Hi Stephen - thanks for your comments - i definitely appreciate it! My friend and I read your blog -- we love it! Keep on writing -- I've proven that it's a good therapy...

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you for stopping in. I do see it as great therapy. I plan to take my writing to the next level this coming year. It should be interesting. :)

Anonymous said...

Tender, indeed! Angelically reminiscent! Vibrant imagery! I feel like I was there, watching you two as this happened. Very touching!

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you. That's the side that I need to get back to. :)

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