Thank you to my Sister Ritu for tagging me in this challenge. After rummaging through my blog’s attic, I was able to find and dust off my first post here at wordpress.


May 31, 2010

street certified

look at me
a street corner vendor
doping up my people
my cash flow running deep

look at me
the nba is my future
a playground superstar
that can’t be beat
i got skill on top of skill
dunk or trey
#1 draft pick is my prayer

look at me
single mother holding it down
baby’s daddy disappeared like houdini
never to be found
9 to 5 paying it all
one check away from a link card
for my baby’s sake i stand tall

look at me
I turned my life around
use to be a drug pusher
prison calling me
God changed my heart
set my soul free
now a street corner preacher
doing it all in God’s name
living life with my head up
never again in shame


Ok…so the rules

Obvious rules:

  • No cheating. (It must be your first post. Not your second post, not one you love…first post only.)
  • Link back to the person who tagged you (thank them if you feel like it or, if not, curse them with a plague of ladybugs).

Other rules:

  • Cut and paste your old post into a new post or reblog your own bad self. (Either way is fine but NO editing.)
  • Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title.
  • Tag…um…tentwotwelve five (5) other bloggers to take up this challenge.
  • Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog (don’t just hope they notice a pingback somewhere in their spam).
  • Feel free to cut and paste the badge to use in your post.
  • Include “the rules” in your post.

I tag a hand full of some of the great talents here






You are by no mean obligated to participate… the wordpress police will not be informed. This is a salute in appreciation of your blogs and blogging prowess!


p.s. I did a lot of copy/paste on this post..lazy cat vibe going on…


27 thoughts on “#MyFirstPostRevisited

      1. I wrote this poem age 8 in class as an assignment, it was put to music and published in the Florida Department of Education song book. I will never forget that little song about Seminole Indians. You’re too sweet Syl. Thank you. 🙂

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  1. I was so curious about your first post, Syl, which of course must have been a poem. A wonderful one. Life is not always roses but we can always change something in our attitude to still see them which will lead us there! Have a great day!

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    1. I was just as curious…thought it might be a photo of a cat or puppy or bunny …lol. We can change and there is always space for change. You have a great day too!

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  2. Beautiful poem Syl very powerful with a great message of hope! Thank you for nominating me in your beautiful group of great bloggers! I don’t think my first post was as powerful as yours but I will search and look back! 🙂

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  3. Thanks for thinking of me. As you can tell, I’ve had my head in the clouds trying to meet deadlines for these web sites I’ve been writing for and just not up to blogging. I do appreciate the gesture and will try to fulfill if I can. Also, thanks so much again for adding my band to your Musical March. I reblogged it on our Facebook page.

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    1. You’re welcome and got to meet those deadlines. Sometimes the blogging interest is just not there and I know how that feels. Cool that you reblogged it on your Facebook page.


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