Tuesday, April 01, 2008

National Poetry Month

Since April is National Poetry Month, I have accepted a challenge from Cloudy Day Art to write a poem everyday for the 30 days of April. My plan is to post every poem (good or bad) on Morphological Confetti every single day. Please join me if you are up for the challenge. I'll start this one off with a Blues piece. Peace~

My Baby Loves Me

Let me tell ya'll somethin'
I don’t know nothing ‘bout no money
I don’t know nothing ‘bout no car

I don’t know nothing ‘bout no sporty clothes
I don’t know nothing ‘bout no spa

What I know is that my baby loves me
my baby loves me
yes she do

and she don’t care nothing ‘bout all those fancy things
long as she knows
I love her too
By: Stephen Bess

Photo Source: watkinscemetery.com


African girl, American world said...

awwww...this is so sweet Steve! You should be cloned :)

Stephen A. Bess said...


*blush* Thank you, but that old man in the picture said that--not me. :)

Anonymous said...

Great piece, Stephen!
I'm glad that you decided to join in.
I'm looking forward to reading your works.

The picture goes well with your poem, too.

I've posted a link to your site on my NaPoWrimo page.

Thanks again,

Looks like I've found a new blog to subscribe to.

Stephen A. Bess said...


Thank you for having me. I'm looking forward to the month.

Rethabile said...

This is cool, blue cool. I wish I could do poetry month, but unfortunately...

Cheers bro.

All-Mi-T [Thought Crime] Rawdawgbuffalo said...

Hey man, love the new look first and extremely digging the cadence of the verse

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thanks, brother. This poetry month writing is fun. Plus it keeps me on my feet because it is not easy to write a poem everyday. Well, at least not for this busy man.

T Stephens-
Thank you. I wanted to brighten the place for Spring. I'm glad you like the poem. I hope to complete one everyday.

NML/Natalie said...

This had me grinning from ear to ear. Great poem and thanks for sharing. The boyf would love this poem :-)

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you. I'm glad you like it. Yes, tell boyf all about it. I'll be writing one for everyday of April.

Babz Rawls Ivy said...

This is my first time here. And I so happy I came over from The Prisoner's Wife. You are indeed ambitous--a poem a day! I did it for February--but they weren't poems I crafted! All about Love and Passion in celebration of Valentine's Day and Black History Month.

I like this poem very much and I will certainly drop back by to check your progress. I do so love a poem!

the prisoner's wife said...

look at you being all super ambitious. i said i would post poems (not nec. my own LOL). shoot...a sista like me would be writing haikus every day LOL.

and awwww @ your poem. you shoulda sang it! LOL

neena maiya (guyana gyal) said...

This needs to be sung! Kinda John Lee Hooker style.

Xave said...

This simple elegence of this piece along with the photo create a very nostalgic feel. And me, being Ali's Zay, I feel these words as though I had written them myself. :-)

Peace and Love,

Alizé (LoversA.blogspot.com)

M. Akamau said...

I didn't know it was national poetry month. Is it too late to participate? I'm up for this, if I can muster the time.


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