Happy Belated Birthday for Kimmika

Happy belated birthday.

For Kimmika L H’s 58th


Should write you a Poem but you are a Poem,

sometimes an angry righteous Poem,

sometimes a quiet meditative Poem,

sometimes a truth telling Poem,

in the now times when only words might save us.

Should write you a Poem but you are a Poem. 

Should forget and forego all my old man’s

aches and pains, reasons to complain

should write you a Poem about how

I sometimes still see you praying

“Osiris intercede” in the middle of my night

thinking the world should know who you are

Should write you a Poem as good as the Poems you write

but that’s way above my pay grade, my Poet Grade

Just have to write you a quiet Poem for you being you

and you staying you while we all try to keep writing

and keep reading and keep crying and keep living-

Should write you a Poem for fifty eight and everything you are and remain-

Should write you a Poem

in solemn thank you  


Believe it or not started out as a Facebook post




About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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