Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bible words


What power there is in Bible words
woven together in my spandex suit,
weaving their way to fortune and boys:
and ye shall know me by my fruit.

What empire can I build in diamond
rings around a fleecable flock of sheep,
and nothing I do is nowhere a crime
and everywhere there's nary a peep?

To find these words to mold young men in
America's most famously unread book,
to pick these words for the right blend,
and then ... I've got them by the hook.

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"I cannot get the sound of his voice out of my head, I cannot forget the smell of his cologne and I cannot forget the way that he made me cry many nights when I drove in his cars on the way home," Jamal Parris.