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Thursday, July 26, 2012


by Gloria

Andy Warhol. Mammy.

As it goes, even J-Lo was maid up to remain the same
Driving Miss Lazy just sticks to
The same crazy creed
racist fantasy greed
Everyone else is maid to serve their old rule colonial need

In just one movie Latifah, Alicia, and two more mammywood made
all 4 one white child
played the past present
set in a time period when they were the ones being kicked to the ground
and as always, through all their plight and nerve
they were timed to serve
How many  actress' or actor' does it take to mammy make for the sake of
1 white 1

Can you count all those mammy movies with me?
Back to Freeman
played a god the right way
all the to save  1 white guy
as a prisoner
all to aid the only innocent  1 white guy
and even in Glory
same ole story
all there to support  1 white guy story
in Batman
Which some know is really black man
His smarts are displayed for the aid of  1 white guy
Miss Lazy did drive Mr. Freeman to award
Denzel maid to protect
What the heck, for consistency
just make it be, same white child again
And, Mr. Washington was awarded
for lesson he gave in mad bad cop acting to
purify the acting role of  1 white guy
and NO in this century
Latifah and LL Cool J would not have it their way
2 play just for romance
Again, forced into mammy dance
Ms. Berry knows the sad game
She had to play the roles just the same
Even Don Cheadle got stuck with the mammy need all
Now they got little black girls
playing "the little girl no one loved"
everyone around her is unfurled of any sympathy
making me wanna hurl
her teacher, a meth-head
and instead she is slapped back
mammy wrapped to care for  1 white guy

There is no independence
Not player hating
Just tired racists mating actors to play only in their mammy holds
over and over and over again
Gotta get over

Gloria is a Brooklyn, NY born poet and performer. Her poetry appears in arts publication D#6, D#3 in Amsterdam, and US lit 'zines  BlazeVox, A Gathering of the Tribes, LUNGFULL!, Interview Magazine, and Aloud, Nuyorican Poets Anthology. A former member of "The Pussy Poets" (defunct 90's, NY based spoken-word performance female ensemble), she has read and performed at KGB Bar, The Bowery Poetry Club, St. Marks Poetry Project, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Exit Art/The First World, Barnes & Nobles Bookstore/NY (for Tribes magazine), ABC No Rio, NY Open Center, Blue Stockings Bookstore in NYC.