IUIC DOS Poetry

Conversation With She... The Old Woman & Me

Some old woman she be calling me

This time it was quite urgent you see
 
That she got in touch with me right away
 
That I desperately needed to hear what she had to say
 
Said she to me / was sorry for all the pain I was going thru
 
Sympathetic was she to me ya see
 
Could help it all go away and forget the commandments and live day to day
 
Her babbling quite unclear, voice familiar from what I could hear
 
She said to me, something in her tone, chilled me to the bone
 
She
 
Was filled with hurt and anger, so with class she did lack,
 
Mumbling don’t worry ‘bout ever calling me back
 
Would always have my number and know exactly where I be at
 
How dare me try to leave she behind, we are of the same mind
 
Remembered me from around the way said she to me, I always thought I was better than she
 
Hello can you hear me now?
 
Must be a dropped call, sister tripping trying to watch me fall.
 
Looking to achieve what? Said she
 
A certain understanding, cleave to a higher calling said me to she
 
Listen …you don’t know me I’ve changed said I to she
 
You must be confusing me with somebody else was she. I’ve changed – life rearranged
 
I’ve always known you, your just beginning to know yourself, without a clue
 
Said she to me, the phone call needed to be dismissed, no need to reminisce with she
 
I was running late you see
 
Almost forgot the good book, on my way out without a second look was me to she
 
Refusing to hang up was she, Doorbell rings.
 
Who is it? I say to she
 
Damn it’s the old me
 
That old woman tracked me down, with and without a frown. Two faced without faith
 
Lord, I’m trying to turn my life around and be ok ….why she come around today?
 
She pretending to be weak and feeble to convince me to let her stay
 
Now if I let her in, surely I would pay
 
With my life, stabbing pains from a knife
 
Gotta lot of nerve does she, coming back around to check on me
 
Get the hell out of here, and I started to swerve
 
In the wrong direction was me, must remember my education in Christ you see
 
Clarify my edification said me to me
 
But quick at the lips and looking to deceive me was she
 
Looked thru the window pain and saw she, I knew who she was and she me
 
But she was disappointed to see who now I be
 
Her seduction was real and allure very strong
 
To battle it out, but for how long, the armour was tight, ready to fight
 
So on my knees I began to pray, refusing to look her way
 
I was outside of myself and sore afraid
 
Begging the Lord for protection and forgiveness for the sins I done made
 
Then I saw me fighting with she
 
Then he said to me, get up child she was sent by me to prove thee
 
So then she / me was given the strength and reborn as a grand sunflower
 
For she knew not the day nor hour
 
When he would come with judgement to be found
 
Regal and tall, eyes all around under and above the ground
 
Power in the scriptures that day she did learn
 
But that old woman she vowed to return, to see if together we would burn
 
She would visit me from time to time, fully determined to come back
 
Checking me out to determine what I lack
 
Said she to me
 
That old woman sobbed as she faded away weak and dying
 
Ready to go again as I grab my purse and shoes crying
 
It be a new day for me
 
May the Lord always help you find the way
 
Whispered she to me
 
 
 
Spoken word by: Shamarah Israel