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Wednesday, December 30, 2009


by Mel Brake

Daddy how
Many lies

You want
Me to tell

The War
In Iraq

And now
About nuclear


If I get
In trouble

Will you
Come to my aid

Will you
Stand before
The world stage for me

I have been
Your good little
Black girl

Our relationship
Cooked up
Like a supper in the deep
Deep South

In a black pot
Of Rice and Beans

My body to your

I melt in your

Mel Brake is an award winning poet/singer/songwriter. Publications from Philadelphia to New York and beyond have featured his work. He believes that poetry and the arts are the foundation of any sustainable and thriving civilization, and he formed the Mel Brake Family Band to keep the nation together. Recently, his CD chapbook, “Adoration of the Sol” was heard on WLIU FM, Long Island University public radio.