Theories on Why I am the Way I Am

 

 

 

I was born through struggle

 

Chaos and disorder

 

With a dropping pulse

 

Covered in shit and an umbilical cord around the neck


Sliced out of her, as surgically - as urgently

 

This first part wasn't going to be easy

 

After having grown inside a womb

 

Shocked into truth and dissolving secrets

 

As my mother learned her father had adopted her

 

After marrying her mother, a biological lie


Carefully orchestrated by every member of that family


When people question my application

 

My 13th great grandmother was named

 

Miss Elizabeth Strong


That's her maiden title

 

So, I come from strong women


Literally 


One thing is certain...

 

I was born a savage

 

And I will die a savage


They can be topical


I'm comfortable remaining philosophical.




 

 

 

 

 

 

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allets's picture

This Made Me Chuckle

Was I supposed to chuckle? Who are any of us? I adopted families of friends, mine were busy standing on heads trying to reach higher incomes by strange routes.  They  are mine - most likely descended from Homer Smith post slavery. Ida Marshall post everything else including migrating  north from  Gadsden, Alabama. That's all I know. 

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eleven_eleven's picture

dry humor is my unintentional

dry humor is my unintentional specialty lol. it's not about where we come from as much as it's about where we dream of being :)

allets's picture

I Was Telling Me That Today

From where you came from, Boomer? Not too shabby! :D

 


 

 

Starward's picture

Excellent use of natal and

Excellent use of natal and ancestral history.


Starward

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thank you

thank you