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Baby Momma
by Autumn Morgan

Thursday, April 17, 2008
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I wrote this poem in response to the negative conotation of the word "Baby Momma" has within the African American community. I wanted to be a voice for Baby Momma's, to take away the conotation of this word into something more positive.

 

 

Baby Mama

By Autumn Morgan

 

 

Yep, I’ll be your Baby Mama

Let me see,

That’s the label

You want to attach to me

 

Now, let me get this straight

I spent 1, 2, 3, no 8 years raising this child

On my own

Now you want to come around

When she’s damn near grown

 

 

Who was there when she was up all night?

Who was there to cuddle, kiss and hold her tight?

Who kept the boogeyman away?

Who let her know everything would be okay?

Baby Momma

 

Doctor’s appointments,

Medical bills,

Hospital visits,

Shoes, clothes

I can't even tell you, what I sacrificed

To make sure she always looked nice

 

Each night I held her a little tighter

Waiting and wondering

How things were gonna get paid

Despite the situation,

I made her feel as though she had it made

 

Yea, that’s right you weren’t there at night

So you don’ know what I had to go through

The pain that I was in

Worrying, and wondern’

When my ship would come in

 

You see I didn’t’ have the luxury that you had

Hang out all night,

Rip and run the streets

Chill with my boys,

Run and chase some ass

Juggling three or for bitches

Trying to get some cash

 

No, I was home raisin', that beautiful child of mine

Making sure she was okay, even though things weren’t fine

Like a strong black woman, I took up the slack

Making sure food was on the table, clothes on her back

 

One day she will ask, where's my daddy?

Where has he gone?, why did he leave us?

Was it something I did?

Answers that only you can provide to our kid

 

I never ever told her, of the pain that you put me through

I tell her 'bout the good, I  saw in you

So, that when she grows up, she wouldn’t have a slanted view

Do you know why I do this?, Do you know why I care?

I never want her to be hurt, like the way you hurt me

 

But hold on,

Hold on, my brotha…..

 

Its okay I understand, let me get this right

Hold up, How does it go...

Oh yeah, you weren't ready to be a man

 

Now, after all that I’ve done

You want to identify me with a hood label

As if what I went through was like a sitcom on cable

I carry the weight of men 2x your size

In the words of Maya Angelou “Still I rise”

  

Yes, I’ll be your,

Crazy

Deranged

Ego trippin'

Money hungry,

Distorted in the head

Takin' all your money

Leavin' you broke

Wishin' you were dead

BABY MAMMA!

 

So, baby daddy

I dare you to sit and think about the label,

You throw around sarcastically

Is it really my life or yours that’s an Aesop’s Fable?

'Cause what I go through

Is for damn sure by no means a fable

 

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