Black-ish Episode 1

I skeptically watched the premiere of “Black-ish” last night. I was initially and still perplexed by the name of the show however setting aside my preconceived notion I actually enjoyed the show.

The character “Andre” played by Anthony Anderson was hilarious. My favorite part of the first episode was when Andre got a promotion to Senior Vice President of Urban Development and showed up to the board meeting in a grey sweatshirt and presented several inappropriate clips of black stereotypes out of spite.

I’m looking forward to the next episode…

I’m looking forward to the second episode.

Memories of Her

I search
to find memories
of love
between my mother
and I
and
not let
the harangued remembrances
corrupt
It is very
hard
The bad ones
interfere
too much
I long
I need
to remember her
with love
I know
there were
some
good times
They are
like precious pearls
Lucent
suffused memories
I do love her
but
I am
still
choked
in pain
Frozen inside
an important
part
of me
The need
to protect
myself
is so
strong
yet
the binds that
choke me
are
becoming
tighter
Squeezing me
Squeezing the breath
out of me
Squeezing the heart
out of me
Squeezing my soul out
My pain is too much
The binds must be shorn
before
I break
Must find a way
to sever them
The key
is my memories
Memories
of her
My mother
Remembering
the good
Remembering
no matter what
she
did love me
Life
is not perfect
Healing
is in
forgiving
Can I forgive?
Is it
in me to?
I think so
It resides
in the memories
The memories of love

© copyright 5/22/2014 catherine anne hayes

PINOCCHIO

You know me
We met a million lifetimes ago
Don’t I seem a little familiar
I was your handmade Pinocchio

The world was spinning out of control
I had to come and find you
Thank God we got back in time
Looked like the end was long overdue

When I look into yours eyes
I see myself beside the fire
And if I fall into the clouds
You pull me out with your desire

You know me
We met a billion lifetimes ago
Don’t I seem a little too familiar
I was your handmade Pinocchio

When I look into yours eyes
I see myself beside the fire
And if I fall into the clouds
You pull me out with your desire

You know me.

ADAM’S SONG

If I saw you again would you love me for real
Could we ever forgive our wrongs and shady past
If so, I’ll meet you again where the river ends
This dream has been broken my good old friends (Ah)

If we take our time I’m sure we all could begin, again
To love one another, I’d bet it all and much more
Never looking back unless we needed a lesson
Always moving forward in search of a blessing (Ah)

Some people say dreams are just dreams
But dreams are what we’re all made of
And this world would’ve never had been (Pause)

The sound of singing angels have fulfilled my ears
And there’s no one to blame for the loss of our garden
‘Cause the Lord has given us another golden gate
And all of His people can be restored without hate (Ah)

Some people say that dreams are just dreams
But dreams are what we’re all made of
And this world would’ve never had been

(Ah – This dream has been broken)

MOTHER ANNA

She came to me in a dream
She comes from beyond she is Supreme
She knows I love her and she loves me
She displays nothing and know everything

Mother Anna I need ya forever
Mother Anna come back home to me
Mother Anna let me see that angel smile
Mother Anna I’ll be right here

She moves in the shadows of the night
She is the rainbow of the light
She knows your suffering and pain
Her Father’s will is not in vain

Mother Anna I want ya forever
Mother Anna you never left my heart
Mother Anna let me hear that angel’s laugh
Mother Anna I’m staying right here