Sisters – Blues – October 6, 2014

Sisters (Choka)

sisters sing the blues
tell your stories one by one
as you walk along your path
don’t hide anymore
humiliations and joys
strength and darkest depression
sisters sing the blues
don’t hide away in limbo
let your voices be heard – sing
you’re backbones of life
talented – full of creativity
don’t wait to be freed – be free
sisters sing the blues
I know the troubles you’ve seen
I know you’re something – don’t you
raise your voices – loud
sing your lonesome blues and shine
only you can change these times.


Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and OctPoWriMo

26 thoughts on “Sisters – Blues – October 6, 2014

  1. Magnificent. Love this:
    “sing your lonesome blues and shine
    only you can change these times”

    I’ll be back to watch the YouTube clip once I get home from work.


  2. You are the Queen of Choka here, Georgia! I always enjoy your Choka. I felt like the words were speaking to me…Color Purple…wow! what an epic movie…just love everything about that one…


      • I would seriously have to write this more often as well as other forms I tried…so much to do, so much to learn, so much to explore…I took 2 days off on this weekend…so four days and still not enough time…I read slowly and seem to write slowly too lately.


        • I know what you mean about so much to do, learn and explore – I think the autumn has a slowing effect at least on me. I noticed it last year as well .. it’s like the season’s saying that summer is past now it’s time to relax and just go with the flow (as we used to say) maybe it’s that way with you too …


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