Tuesday, November 6, 2007

On Behalf of the Pretty Sistahs

Pretty Real

C'mere!
Don't be skurred.
Don't make excuses.
Forget what you were taught about pretty women.
We. Are. Human.
Gigolos ain't the only ones who "get lonely too".
What? You say Pretty Women have it too easy?
Have you asked one how her day was and then really waited for the answer?
Did she snap at you? Are you sure?
Did she hear you correctly? Did you hear her correctly?
Did you approach her with animosity? Curiousity?
Did you drop the "lines" and simply ask her - "Hey Sis, How you doin' today?"
Hmm, she still snapped? Well, then maybe she had a bad day.
Maybe she's just tired of being held to standards that are unreasonable.
Maybe she just wants to be a sistah who is:
Admired for who She Is
Without being touched without her permission or judged.
Or told that "She thinks she's cute." or "She ain't all that anyway."
She just wants to be loved by her man, a Strong Black man who accepts her as she is.
She just wants a Strong Black man who accepts her and won't toss her aside if she dares reveal less than perfect attributes.

Or...maybe that's just me.

C.A. Paige©April 2007

15 comments:

David Sullivan said...

Its not just you. Everyone needs unconditional positive regard.

Don said...

This time - I heard HER correctly. Of all the poems I've read, I have never read one quite like this. From this perspective.

Love the ending.

Cap, you are gorgeous.

CapCity said...

Thanx, David! good to know I'm not crazy...as I seem;-). LOL!

Thanx, Don...Juan. LOL! Glad I can be a first in some area of your life;-).

Mega Rich said...

you ain't cute -- lol
you know I couldn't resist.

good job.

GurlNexxDoor said...

You know I love this one :).

Mizrepresent said...

Oh no Cap! It's not just you! do your thang girl! loved it!

Femigog said...

Alright now! I loved this one!

Angelia... said...

I love this my pretty child, put it out there..,own it, I love your voice...

smooches,
angelia

Don said...

lol @ be a first in some area


CAP!

CapCity said...

Thanx 4 the love & feedback Everyone!

Rich - u ain't funny, either;-)~ ... nyaaah - LOL!

Gurl, Miz, FemiGog & Mama Angelia - I knew my Beautiful Sistahs would appreciate this! Time for us ALL to step UP!

ha haaa, Don - u caught that!

BloggersDelight said...

CapCity - This is indeed a universal need. We appreciate your perspective.

smoking guns said...

now we know why you hide behind them eyebrows...don't want nobody digging you for that pretty face.

CapCity said...

Thanx, BD.

And uh, Smokin' Guns...first thanx for the compliment ... now - why U hidin' behind the ol' ladies smokin' cigahs (love that flick - btw;-)? how can i get an invite to your spot?

Anali said...

Wonderful and well put! And my first thought when I read this was those guys that come up to you and ask why aren't you smiling?

CapCity said...

;-) Anali! thanx 4 everything...