Homage to my Hips

(In honor of Women’s History Month)

Lucille Clifton was an American Poet, writer and educator from Buffalo, New York. She was Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1979 to 1985. Clifton was also a finalist twice for the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. She died 2010.

these hips are big hips

they need space to

move around in.

they don’t fit into little

petty places. these hips

are free hips.

they don’t like to be held back.

these hips have never been enslaved,   

they go where they want to go

they do what they want to do.

these hips are mighty hips.

these hips are magic hips.

i have known them

to put a spell on a man and

spin him like a top!

Published by 5thgenerationgirl

Tammy Wynette is a mother of three and a “G-MA” (grandma). Born in Warren, Arkansas, she currently resides in Sacramento, CA and is pursuing an AA degree in English at American River College, with plans to transfer to California State University, Sacramento (Sac State). She is an active leader and role model in her community, she works with teens sharing and teaching poetry, as well as providing insight for young parents to prosper. She has certificate from NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) and is a trailblazer & Griot, keeper of stories/traditions passed down from her ancestors. As an Author and motivational speaker it’d be an honor to present at your events to inspire, encourage & let our VOICES be heard! She has short stories and poems published in Our Black Mothers Brave, Bold and Beautiful!

29 thoughts on “Homage to my Hips

      1. Haha, nothing wrong with sharing great content again. It reaches new people and is a wonderful refresher for your longer term readers.

        Congrats on your three-year milestone!

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