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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Brass Balls

I want to tell you what inspired the poem "Brass Balls" I am the quintessential "nice girl."  Pure Cane Sugar, honey molasses is all a part of my DNA. I have to tell you that at certain points in my life, being a nice girl has really sucked. Why? Well, when you are really nice you get tested more. Some folks think kindness is a euphemism for weakness, but it takes more strength to be nice to people who are complete asses than it takes to get down in the sandbox with them.  

I am and will always be a nice girl, but with life experiences and the school of hard knocks, comes swagger, edge and if you have really been through a lot...brass balls.

The original meaning of brass balls meant that the person drove a hard bargain, but in recent years a second definition has come to mean tenacity and courage. I put myself in the latter category. Sometimes things happen that just make you……um, Grow Some.

The great thing about inner strength is that you don’t have to prove you have it and you don’t have to swing at everything.  You only have one supreme being to prove anything to and he sits on a throne above the clouds.

Over the years there have been many experiences that have, made me wrought iron strong, but at my core, I am still that nice girl and I will never change it.  I have accepted that my niceness is not something I have to cure.

I know God prefers the nice girl he created me to be. And why wouldn't he? That trait makes me look more like him.  So now I am the nice girl with the brass...

I wrote a poem about it, like to hear it? Hear it goes…

Brass Balls

I am a nice girl
Soft,  delicate, sweeter than honeycomb
Don’t let the smooth taste fool ya
I have balls
Big hard brass ones

I wasn’t born with them
But they grew real quick
After life bitch slapped me a few times

I was going nowhere fast
Mad at my present and
Shadow boxing with my past

My Determination and Power
Flies through the air
Like  a Javelin

Im raising the bar
Too high for enemies
to get over
Too low for enemies
 to get under

Swinging Intelligence
Like Nunchucks
Take that

I have big balls
Hold em
Flex my edge
My courage knows no ledge

I put fear in a deep grave
I make my challenges stand back
And  behave

I eat from the plate of righteousness
Until I am full
My tenacity
Is like a pit bull

I bring the bass and the treble
Beyond real
I’m at the next level

Crushing naysayers into a fine powder
My life is music
And I play it LOUDER

I’ve got big balls
And I came to play
Passing you knowledge
Like a relay

Inner strength never grows old
Now watch me stroke these balls
of gold



High Heels & Good Meals! said...

YASSSSSS! You've got some freakin' talent! Will you write me a poem? lol! Love this!

Style4Curves said...

loveeeeeeeeeeee it!!

Mrs. T. Mac. said...

Love love love it! Kinda speaks to who I am as well. A nice girl with balls! Again, love the flow!


Miss Dre said...

GO LV!!! I love it! Every now and again us good girls have to show and prove that kindness cannot be confused for weakness. I always love reading your poetry!!!


Francesca R said...

I can see myself in your words...I really fit to them...bad experiences have streghtened me but I am still a nice girl inside!!

Erin said...

Love the poem and the message! Very true-stay a nice girl!


Erin @

Dr. Reginia said...

Written expression is a gift. Loving your gift. I'm looking forward to your next piece.

Frugal, Flirty N Fab! said...

Wow I luv it!!!! Fab Fab Fab!!!

Joyful said...

Hear, hear! Good one. Stay nice but keep the brass balls ;-)

LA Lynn's said...

U GOT SKILLZ LV!!!!!! Love it... you know I do Spoken Word soooo I'm REALLY FEELING this!!!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

you are wonderful LV!!! this is a beautiful poem and thanks for sharing!

Gillie said...

Wonderful poem, you are a great writer!

xo Gillie

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

I love it so powerful and full of soul. And your photos gorgeous LV.

<3 Marina

Rhe Beep said...

Very powerful poem. The images you used to show your feelings are beautiful and very artsy.


Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Great message! I'd like to think I'm a nice girl with courage too and you're right it's easier to join people who are negative (so be the better person and walk away!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Carsedra said...

I love this, I can really relate!! HAHA, such a great poem too!!! Passing you knowledge
Like a relay, love it!!!

I sent you an email this morning did you get? :-)

Carsedra of:

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...


Emmy said...

Powerful indeed! The 5th stanza is my fave...hear hear...

Bravoe Runway said...

Not only are you 1 stylish lady but also an excellent writer! Awesome poem!

Oana said...

You're a great writer! Congratulations!

xoxo, Oana

Lisa C said...

Damn! I feel like I got slapped a few times by them balls. Ha! Well said just like a classy lady can say it with a pair of Brass Balls.
Our lives are truly ours to refine us and bring us closer to the image we want to reflect back at us when we look into the mirror. Not many can recognize what that means and come to appreciate what it takes to get us there.
You're beautiful, LV.

Fashion Pad said...

What an awesome post!!! The good Lord knows that I can totally relate to you. I love the tenacity fits me too!

Clara Turbay said...

Incredible and fun!

Bonnie said...

I love the way you write. You should always post some flow! It makes my day.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

omg, this is an amazing poem! i absolutely enjoyed it! "stroke these balls of gold.:

so inspiring and you made my day. :)


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