Courtney Jones

Rookie (01/07/1988 / LA)

I Was Raised by Poem


I was raised by soul food cooking.
Talking while eating
come on down an get your self a plate
Kind of women.
'girl laid back and let me braid your'
Sorta women
Some longlegged, shortlegged
Kind of women.
Dark brown, hip shaking
Miniskirt wearing
' I know I look fine tonight'
Sorta women
Some coffee sipping
Not getting married to soon
Better say yes sir
To him type of brother
Some hip shaking, leg swinging
Kind of women
Singing loud
Type of sisiter
Some hands swinging
Hands on hips
' Don't mess with my baby'
Type of women
Some writing
World traveling Type of queens
My family raised me

Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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  • Rookie Margie Manley (3/20/2014 12:21:00 AM)

    Retaking Schools has a publication called Teaching for Joy and Justice that discusses the value of sharing Kelly Norman Ellis's original poem, Raised by Women and others with students, and encouraging them to write their own versions. The value of poetry in allowing people to build bridges through the commonalities of their stories is beyond compare. It seems that Courtney Jones got the message. : -) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andrew Ernst (10/5/2007 2:18:00 PM)

    omg this is a rip off of the poem raised by women by kelly norman ellis gezz what a loser (Report) Reply

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