©2017 E. R. Smith
Party girls why do you hate me?
You dated early choice boys who forsook me
Always invited to the party or to club
Me? Home studying how to live above
How do I move from welfare to fairing well?
Well, I missed the parties, the boys, your circle of love
Party girls why do you hate me, I adore your pretty babies?
Stopped by every shower to shower you with a first paycheck gift
Left wondering at the ousted feeling on my skin, a bad whiff
Why do you hate me? I wondered at the choices of mates you mated!
Jealous of the choice boys you sampled in the community
Wanting to be held, but more held above other women, highly rated
I waited….a long time. Saw you all from time to time; raising families
Jealous of the love surrounding you, wandering where mine lay hiding
Graduated BS, MSEd., good job, okay looking lady seeking family
God sent him and then my dearest daughter’s love, abiding
Married black family rare and true, but I’ve done nothing to you
So, why do you hate me, when’ve I’ve only envied how God blessed you?