Single Sista’s Anthem(Message to my younger Sistas)*An Original Berna Creation*
Alright ya’ll I’m amidst your ranks so don’t get angry nor mad
But I’ve got a few things to say I collected on my mental notepad..
Notes I saved along the way of lifes’ journey for myself
Dusting them off N taking them down from the shelf
N its about high time
2 lighten it UP by rhyme
Which is what I do best
So let me address..
While I can’t agree with all Steve Harvey wrote about..
Though it made for an excellent read no doubt(yep , I read it)
I have to admit he did indeed make *some* good points
N to some of you what I’ve got to say might disappoint
But 1 must stay true 2 themselves at the end of the day
I sincerely now believe what I’m about to lay down & say
WE can often send very mixed messages to our brothas
Wanting a husband yet we all to often accept a role of a lover
Have we forgotten what our Dads taught us long ago about getting free milk from a cow??
When a man won’t wait for our “treasure” our response should be …ciao!
And yet we think we can change him all the while knowing its not so
One day we look UP and wonder where did all the precious years go..
As we waited relentlessly for a frog to change into a Prince
Until we no longer have even got ourselves convinced..
The beauty of life is each day brings all of us a new chance
To re-evaluate our position & re-think our stance
Whilst we wait for ‘the one’ to discover us we have to work on US
We must stop throwing our own selves under the bus
The added bonus of being in a state of singleness..a plus
Is time to get our shiiite together.. pardon me if thats too brusk!
A goal of mine is to keep it real with myself N likewise with U
And I’m in a phase of my life where to myself I first vow to be true..
By manipulating nouns N verbs I pray my message is seeping through
Stead of worried only about what a man is bringing to the table
Shouldn’t we be more concerned with making sure our lives are solid..stable?
Lord above gave us all the tools N skills to be fully capable N able
WE rein supreme as the 1st Mother of ALL mankind
Any man who can’t see our attributes has GOT to be blind
“I” once lost myself but now by the Grace of God I’ve found “me”
For 2 yrs now I’ve sworn to celibacy/learning to love ME/and taking time to just BE..
Single by choice and building UP every single part of MY life ..I am finally, finally so FREE
I say to ya’ll with the utmost respect, sincerity N bonded by blood in Sistahood
Love starts from within and only then will a Brotha love us like he should
WE are far much more than a pretty face, curvy hips N big butt
R* E *S *P* E *C *T starts with how one thinks of oneself
Mama taught me long ago even if I only had one dress on the shelf..
Dress for success..So looking my best is 4ever on my mind
Translation: Cover UP your breast N your big behind!
Sexy, doesn’t mean we have to be naked or half nude
Heck in American society that’s still considered CRUDE
One isn’t trying to attract a husband N instead a pimp
My message is clear ..via words I will not ever skimp
Lyrically using every part of the alphabet from A thru Z
Praying with all my might ya’ll are really feeeeling me
As I try to relay my lifes lessons learned the hard way
Trying hard to keep a floodgate of emotions at bay
Hoping my poetic flow can help save a young Sista from wasted years N heartache
For it can often take many moons 2 recover from heart~break
If ya’ll take away nothing more from my collection of mental notes
Let it be said that I tried to infer a lot more than what I actually wrote..
In my heart of hearts I know God created a man who was born to love just ME
When he discovers me he will look upon me with familiarity
He will see my warm inner spirit and soul through my eyes
Cherish me as if he’s won the worlds’ biggest lottery prize
Loyalty won’t be an issue*he’ll be worthy of my trust
He will know that with me communication is a must
What I wish for you is to know/feel these same things
Know that you were CREATED to be loved & adored by a KING
N though I’ve saved this type of love for my very last
I don’t possess a crystal ball nor Alice’s looking glass
Yet I yearn for you to take heed N learn from my past
Strive for YOUR goals and to your dreams stand fast
Everything about you should represent a beautiful Black butterfly
I’m hopeful you’ve read something here that to your life you can apply..
Always love yourself more than even the ‘flyest guy
When he discovers you 2gether you’ll experience the highest of highs(Real Love)