Monday, January 21, 2008

When Fallen Doves Cry

Here’s a conversation with a girl who should have known
That I was not the kind of man that she could ever hope to own
She didn’t know where I lived and we didn’t talk on the phone
But I was welcome in her bed when I couldn’t stand to be alone
Her real name was Mary but her street name was Simone
I’m not calling her a bitch but I was just giving her the bone.

It was early in the morning and I had to start my day
But I sat there quietly listening to what she had to say
Honey I know you don’t want me in more than a physical way
And I know it’s no use telling how I feel or begging you to stay
But there’s something you should know before you go on your way
Every time you take my body a piece of my soul gets thrown away.

I didn’t want to be mean but I couldn’t lose control
So I laid it on the line and let her know what was her role
Girl I paid for your body and I got no use for your soul
So stop with all that talk because we are even, on the whole
Why mess with our arrangement when we had a common goal
We rocked throughout the night and now its time for me to roll.

She did her best to hold her tears and save a little pride
But the truth that she was hurt was a fact she couldn’t hide
I just left her staring at my back as I turned to go outside
And she asked softly, “See you tonight?” choking a bit as she cried
With my back still turned “I’ll be out of town a few days,” I lied
I’ll see you on the corner,” I added, knowing well what that implied.

Peace and Love,

Ali’s Zay

Copyright © 2008 Xavier Pierre Jr. All rights reserved.


nikki said...

"I’m not calling her a bitch but I was just giving her the bone."

oh HELL nah. HELL nah, kid! you know i like it when it's spoken raw like eggs in a glass in rocky I.

Ali's Zay said...

@Nikki: LOL What you know bout Rocky I? Glad you liked it. XOX

Peace and Love,

Ali's Zay (

Anonymous said...

Bruh, that's beyond heartbreaker, that's heart RIPPER! Very creative. Well done.

Blu Jewel said...

Ditto all the previous comments. Man, did you ever keep it real here. This is one of those poems that these young girls need to read.

Mega Rich said...

Like Dave Chappelle says when he's imitating Rick James. COLD BLOODED!

MzPoetiK said...

Damn Heartbreaker lol That was tight!!

Good Stuff!!

lea78 said...

well damn, that was good and real as hell

Mizrepresent said...

Dayum, that was real...and sad too!

CapCity said...


Ali's Zay said...

Thank you all very much. Wether it's love, or life on teh streets, reality is what my writing is all about.

Peace and Love,

Alizé (

BloggersDelight said...

Honest interactions beget honest reactions. Great piece, Ali's Zay.