My post title is inspired by Maysa Leak’s “Rain Drops” from her self titled debut “Maysa” 1995.
“I feel alright
As long as the sun is bright
Soon as the clouds come rolling by
Big tears form in my eyes
How I feel when the sky is grey
I sit alone and I just pray
For a sunny day
Rain drops keep falling down
Your voice keeps calling me
Such a familiar sound
Those rainy nights keep haunting me”
I was not going to post this but I loved how it finished up. I mentioned before that I am really inspired by the rain and how could I not be when it looks this good. As a gardener, rain is my friend.
OK, I know I said I would stop posting about politics/poli tricks, but I am finding it hard not to do so. Since I do not go to a barber shop or salon anymore, I do not have an outlet to discuss such things with other Negro folk in real life so I have been depending on my blog for that missing discourse.
Speaking of rain drops, when it rains it pours for my boy Barack Obama. Before I jump off; I do not why people do not know if he is a Christian or not. Can they not read, do they not watch the news and how are they making decisions to vote or not to vote for whoever if they are not educating themselves with basic information.
Wait before I get to Barack, let me visit NY’s David Patterson 1st. Why is the media obsessed with who is fucking who??? When I got to work today I almost spit out my cranberry juice when I read “N.Y. governor: State employee among my several affairs” on CNN.com. Why is that relevant? And what tripped me out is that him and his wife was getting their creep on. Things must have been really fucked up! Anyway after reading the article and a few more on the same subject, I joked to myself that he may be blind but he can definitely find some pussy!
Back to my point: I know you heard snippets or read about Barack’s riveting speech today. I must admit that I almost teared up a bit. He really put it down! His critics may talk about all he is speeches, but when you can be so inspired by words, then you are showing power, knowledge and experience.
“I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community,” “I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.”
Barack Obama 2008
The big thing now is to see how his words will play out in the polls in 5 weeks. Will he be able to capture the white man’s vote???
Can you really help who you know. Should I disown a cousin who burned down her girlfriend’s house, who is also linked to prostitution and drugs? Should I disown my uncle who murdered like 8 people? We know who we know but that does not make up or character, intentions or personal ideology.