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The Elephant
by Mitzi Kay Jackson
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
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their eyes turn away in shame
too sad too bad

but i am here...look i am here

and he sticks his finger in me saying check my temperture

to see if i am warm

Lawd look at the problems shes got na

told you, just knu she whatin' bout to raise dem kids up no gud on her own

child dem boyz needed a man in da home

bend over baby let me se if yous warm, we got ta stick together we gon need each other sorry my breath is hot and wet on yo check don't mean ta stain yo soft pretty little skin wit my breath and i showl should of been a docta, baby it's just ma finger checking ta see if you warm

i thought she done beat the case

thought dat child waz really gonna make it

let daddy take a look at you child, come on over here sit on ma lap

want to see if the box get warm

wouldn't none of dat any of ma business

dat was tween her momma and nem, but Lawd dat child don grew-up hard

hard as nails

letting all dem mens run up in on her got dem six kids

knu she whatin gon beable ta raise dem chilren on her own

hay baby we in dis together you got ta take care of yo self here baby drink this and let me check your temperture, it's so tight i just play wit it fo awahile,everybody cry you got ta get it out can't hold it inside,got ta make sho you ripe...i mean right baby   bend   over it will all be over soon

po child i knowed thangs whatin right

but dat was tween her and her momma and nem

naul honey i ain't want to go over there fo thanksgiving but she was there looking too gud fo whats going on wit her

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Reviewed by Brenner Whitt 11/4/2010
The title for this piece is perfect. Everybody saw but nobody said anything. It was tough to read the piece because of the emotions it invoked. But good writing is supposed to do that. <3
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 12/6/2009
As usual, bitter and gritty--like life.

Reviewed by richard cederberg 12/4/2009
WOW! The parlance is just great!
I love when a writer catches an attitude.
Reminds me of some of Mark Twains work
Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer.
And the gist seems so personal, almost
as if you've experienced it yourself.
Happy Holidays Mitzi ...
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 12/2/2009
powerful write-you are a master!
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 12/2/2009
Strong, as they said. Yes. Fearless in expression. Intense, with the language bending to you, saying what you want it to. With lesser writers it tends to be the other way round. That's what shows you. The words are happy to be used by you and language is at your will.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/2/2009
A soul-gripping account, Mitzi. I am left quite without the right words. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/2/2009
STrong...eye opener for sadly we all know all too often this does is not fantasy but real world and often repeated from generation to generation and people did turn a blind eye to it or at best put it down but never acted. You captured it well Mitzi.
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