Tamara Swanson “You Are Not Forgotten”

You Are Not Forgotten

Tamara Swanson

Like the cartoon Popeye the legacy you left in the street remains
One of your legacies is rain, sleet, snow or a blow to your head—
You hustled for that pipe like Popeye needed strength from the spinach
in his pipe.
You are not forgotten.
When you needed your spinach like Popeye you flew as fast as Superman getting his kryptonite.
You are not forgotten.
Against all odds, like Tupac and Biggie,
your strength as a woman in the game got you paid
And never forgotten.
You made women liked in the hustle, like Popeye made people like spinach.
You are not forgotten.
Your bravery as a woman street dreamer, it was a strong as Popeye’s.
Your memory is like what the men said from the movie ‘Ghostbusters’—
“I ain’t afraid of no ghost.”
You are not forgotten.

 

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