Lyric Fire: Missing Motown – Rhapsody Blue

motor town rhapsodized and harmonized in a bittersweet magnetic blue

memories stick like paper clips bound in cemented glue

my dna strands are bundled in bands arranged with historic brown and white hands

your touch is always at my back

my speech is formulated in a lush sweet twang that can be found any given day on 7 mile or mack

my love for you has always been strong

it pains me to have been away for so long

but truth be told

you never get old

you just get plenty better

i should be sleeping, but i’m missing you & weeping

so i thought i’d write this letter

detroit it’s you i adore

holding you close forever more


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Nov 4, 2011 | Posted by in Blog, Tamstarz Poetry | 11 comments

Comments (11 Responses)

  1. Andy says:

    Hello.
    So…you’re missing Detroit huh?
    Nice tribute to YOUR city!
    My latest post: http://mypoetcharm.blogspot.com/2011/11/heaven-is-you.html

  2. sulekha says:

    Tameka, Detroit sure is missing you too and that’s why it’s so blue.

  3. Tam I just loved this one!! Blessings!!

  4. Thanks Andy! I will be by your blog soon! Hugs!
    Awww, you think so Sulekha?
    Blessings to you too Manisha, thank you!

  5. Delightful read! Just look what Motown has contributed to the world!
    ~ Debra
    http://debrasblogpureandsimple.blogspot.com/2011/11/you-are-what-you-eatreally.html

  6. rimly says:

    It is always a pleasure reading what you write Tameka. Loved this one too.
    http://rimlybezbaruah.blogspot.com/2011/11/i-am-rose.html

  7. Thanks Rimly and Debra! I am honored by your comments! I have been a little busy lately, but will catch up on my blog hopping later this week. Enjoy the day!

  8. nice write up! I’m originally from the suburbs of the “D”.

  9. Thanks Urban Butterfly! Nice to meet a fellow Detroiter! Cheers!

  10. Your very own poem sounds like a rap to me… oooo, I just love the rhtyhm and beat the classic and new Detroit brings ;)…thanks to Wolvarine 😛
    Wanted to dance with it… loved it! YEY!

  11. Melissa, so glad you liked the verses and the song! When I was searching for a video on Youtube this one came up and it was perfect. I think I listen to this song a few times a week. It makes me feel good about my city! Cheers and hugs!

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