Joyce Johnson-Merryweather


Joyce Johnson-Merryweather Poems

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2. The Ultimate Fan 11/29/2014
3. Mysteries Of Mother Earth 1/2/2003
4. Super Bowl Day 11/29/2014
5. Football 11/29/2014
Best Poem of Joyce Johnson-Merryweather

Football

Just like a football I am and have
been bounced around a bit,
But only by chance of fate, no man
would get away with it.

The football suffers silently
the grabs, the throws, the kicks.
I'm not one to take that from
the country boobs or the city slicks.

I come from a line of strong women
who took on varying roles.
My grandma was a marcher
for equality at the poles.

Grandma raised her family of five
after her young husband died,
by sheer strong will and hard work
with no helpmeet by her side.

My paternal grandma must have ...

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