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Tough Love

Posted to Action Poetry

I said to Joe
“No need to look for Moe”
‘cause Mama done slapped his ass into next week.

Back talking her like he’s some kinda fool
Ain’t cool
‘cause her left hand is all the tool she need to fix a jive ass.

Don’t be talkin’ no street trash
Flashin’ cash or hiding stash
In Mama’s house

Just walk the line
And things’ll be fine
If you keep your damn fool mouth shut.

Tough love’s hard to beat
When your only option’s the street
And the devil’s dancin’ in those baggy pockets.

DOG 4/2/04