If you cry, “Mama!” She will come. If it’s dark, she will bring out the sun. If you are hungry, she will give you a treat. She can stare down bullies with a wink of an eye, then sweeten them up with a slice of her special sweet potato pie. She walks to a funky beat, sending thunder to your feet.
“I’m a South side girl, with a Chocolate Swirl.”
Copyright © 2011 Kimberly Yarbrough Carpenter
Music suggestion: I’m a Woman, Koko Taylor