Cornelius Eady Poems
|2.||A Small Moment||1/25/2016|
|3.||Charlie Chaplin Impersonates a Poet||1/25/2016|
|4.||Crows in a Strong Wind||1/25/2016|
|5.||Money Won't Change It (but time will take you on)||1/25/2016|
|6.||Photo of Miles Davis at Lennies-on-the-Turnpike, 1968||1/25/2016|
|7.||Poet Dances with Inanimate Object||1/25/2016|
|8.||The Empty Dance Shoes||1/25/2016|
|9.||Victims of the Latest Dance Craze||1/25/2016|
|10.||I'M A Fool To Love You||1/13/2003|
I'M A Fool To Love You
Some folks will tell you the blues is a woman,
Some type of supernatural creature.
My mother would tell you, if she could,
About her life with my father,
A strange and sometimes cruel gentleman.
She would tell you about the choices
A young black woman faces.
Is falling in love with some man
A deal with the devil
In blue terms, the tongue we use
When we don't want nuance
To get in the way,
When we need to talk straight.
My mother chooses my father
After choosing a man
Who was, as we sing it,
Of no account.
This man made my father look ...