A little over a month ago I went to Tokyo to help a friend out with an event she was doing called 'More Than Enuf' [See flyer above]. (Shouts to Monique and M & U Promotions!!!) Somehow due to the misunderstandings that usually come with the preparation for such events, I ended up participating in the show as Lady in Yellow (See pics below) instead of MC-ing.
'More Than Enuf', which was basically a remake of the stageplay, 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf' by Ntozake Shange featured poems from the original play as well as original pieces from select performers.
The overall experience was uplifting. It was great to see strong, black women coming together to express themselves through poetry and music and I am blessed and grateful to have been a part of it.
Lady in Yellow (& pink) More Than EnuF
With that being said, the reason I am doing this post is because a friend of mine, affectionately called Pernalise, played a pivotal role in the play as Lady in Red and performed some of the most poignant poetry I have heard/ read in a while. Words that shook me to the core, conveying feelings that I myself have always wanted to say but have never been able to. So after much waiting she finally sent me the poems and gave me permission to post them on my blog.
Trust me the poem them shot!!!
Here they are:
am more than enuF