Funk

I already went to the cemetery yesterday

to make my goodbyes a hello again.

I would rather kiss tombstones

than nothing at all. Eight years ago

I drove to Sherbrooke street for morphine

and here I am, lighting candles and adding

more flowers my dad would have loved.

He had all his words in place

made me appreciate sunsets

and opera singers.

The moment I found my

elementary handwriting

my Greek essays

and hand-made cards

my tears welled up.

D for daddy

a for awesome

d for dynamic

d for deep

y for you.

Even at ten I knew the truth

and believed no lies.

He came to me

and sang this morning

I heard him through the music

and I knew his funk

was with me.

April is the month I lost

all my favorite men. Two dads

and a musician.

Poke fun at my colors

but I know the loss

is the soundtrack

of my life.

 

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17 comments

  1. Mr. Militant Negro · April 25, 2016

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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    • Chrissy · April 25, 2016

      Thank you for sharing. 🙂 Humbled.

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      • Mr. Militant Negro · April 26, 2016

        Very good talent you have, I read you often but for some reason my subscription to your blog is not working properly. Seems “Worst”press is at it again.

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      • Chrissy · April 26, 2016

        I know what you mean, half the people I follow never show up on my feed…no worries, glad to see you here and enjoying my work. Long live Prince xxx

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  2. Fat Bottom Girl · April 25, 2016

    Always getting me right in the feels.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. writinglioness · April 25, 2016

    So beautiful and profound. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Eric · April 25, 2016

    Like a sledgehammer to my heart. But always in awe of your beauty. Love this, Christina. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nezeyi · April 28, 2016

    I am guilty of the I-will-comment-later-but-never-get-to crime. But this one I could not read without paying my respects to your awesome Daddy. 🙂 They are never forgotten, our loved ones. No matter what.
    And may the “Funk” forever be with you! xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · April 28, 2016

      Awww, thank you Nezeyi, btw love your name, what does it mean? To all the awesome dads, may they be smiling down upon us now. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Nadia · April 28, 2016

    Incredible !!! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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