Stop Sitting on the Bench Switch Teams

 Keep waiting my sister

For that dark brother to make an honest woman out of you

You're riding the pine and running out of time

You seem to not know what to do

 

Your survival instinct hasn't kicked in

Brainwashed by our long loyal roots

the worlds passing you by and you wont survive

Until you learn to try something new

 

Old Bill and Bob

Who you met at your job

Have dreamed of holding your hand

But you can't see how useful they can be

Because you're waiting for the right black man

 

When you walk by their desk

with the power in your step

They fantasize about a romantic interlude

But the fear inside makes them want to hide

Because their afraid of that strong attitude

 

Give them a chance to worship the beauty

that so many want to possess

Girl, you can't know how free you can be

when you give someone else a chance

 

Or you can just wait on that 17 to one odds

you'll be picked for the black woman draft

to walk down the aisle

and maybe have one child

If not you'll be by yourself

 

If the myths scare you

about the sex, that you won't be satisfied

It's all a lie to keep you on the side

How Satisfied are you right now

 

So getting suited up there's another team out there

looking for an new starting crew

Stop riding the pine

you're running out of time

Your happiness is in trying something new

 

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t johnson 6 years ago

this is nice... very nice girl, with a powerful message thanks for sharing.


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simone93 6 years ago Author

Thank you for reading please share with friends


audra 6 years ago

NICE Candace!!


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Very nice, loved it very much...


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needs_a_break 6 years ago

lol talented and amazing it was a pretty sweet poem... the part about old bill and bob made me laugh, cam't wait to read more :)

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