rap ditty

white lady
sparrow
rosebud cheeks
stilettos from the ghetto
once covered your feet
my brother from another
mother sold them to you there
down by the ocean
near the fisherman’s lair

checking out the blanket displaying his ware
you bought his Prada knock offs at 30 bucks a pair

white lady
sparrow
rosebud cheeks
look at you now
a company chief
a tiny rigid powerhouse
you perpetrate the earnings
of the power infrastructure
you set the public’s yearnings

power suit displays you
cunning in its style
sexy but no nonsense
with legs that run for miles

white lady
sparrow
rosebud cheeks
look at you now
all fancy on your feet
you got your Prada it’s the real thing
Gucci, Jimmy Choo—
those Manolo Blahnik pumps rock all over you

from here to there you made it girl
a real Cinderella
with a gigolo dressed up to pet
your dazzling faux fella

did you get him on a blanket,
checking out his ware
down by the ocean near
fisherman’s lair?

Brenda Warren 2012

Process Notes:
The prompt at NaPoWriMo asked that we take a line from a poem and create a new piece from it. The first three lines, which are repeated throughout this piece are lifted from an old poem I wrote. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a rap style piece, and I think this one is heading in that direction. Thank you for your visits, and reading my work.

That’s ten poems, one each day, for ten days.  Hoot! Hoot!

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