Sista, don’t you know

That behind that banging body you’re so much more?

You’re a daughter or a mother and child of God

Not just curves and breasts that spill out your bra

You’ve got fire and sass within your soul

Such grace and rhythm in that urban stroll

Afrocentric in an array of colors

Not just some arm piece for an egotistic brotha

Start opening your mind instead of your legs

Stop giving in just because he begs

Listen to your heart and hear your voice

To make that move towards the better choice

For only you can become change

And take the path to that higher plain

To be a woman whose in tune with self

Instead of a body and nothing else

There more to you than what catches his eye

And it’s time to prove it and defuse the lie

Sliding down that pole just might pay a bill

But tell me sista, how do you really feel?

To be an object rather than a prize

By selling off what’s between your thighs

Listen here and listen close

What is it that you love the most?

Is it cash to buy that diamond ring?

Or your self respect, that other thing?

I”m telling you there’s more to life

But it’s up to you to see the light

Sista, don’t you know…

Author G. D. Grace reserves all rights and reproduction without written permission is not permitted.  If found, legal action will be taken against the person(s) or company(s) that have cut or pasted (Plagiarized) any portion of this written document.  Author, G. D. Grace; Published © 2010 September

About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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12 Responses to Sista

  1. gospelwriter says:

    I like this very much – comes across with the compelling force of a rap song. And yes, there is so much more to life than just being “a body and nothing else”. Thank you

    • Gospel writer, Thank you so much, it what I hoped I’d convey to a reader. The media pushes so much of their own agendas in our faces that I wanted to be a different voice that says there is so much more to life than the images of vanity and wealth….

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  3. Very nice, I wish more of our young women understood this. It’s very sad. I will definitely be back to read more. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Jingle says:

    smart words.
    life is complicated, we must learn how to live smart, working hard is not enough at times.

  5. fiveloaf says:

    a wake up call? great write..

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