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Greta Chapin-McGill
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  • New Mexico
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Hometown:
Abiquiu
Currently Reside In: (City, State, Country)
New Mexico
I'm a . . .
Reader, Writer, Artist, Performer
Website:
http://talesfromthefootfarm.blogspot.com/ Flavorandstyle.com
Bookclub you belong to (include bookclub name & state):
Glory Girls Burlington, NJ
Have You "Freed Your Inner Book" Yet?
Yes
What You Need to Know About Me:
I am passionate about my writing. Seriously about my art. Staff writer for Santafe.com

CHANGE- MY TAKE ON THIS WORD THAT IS SO WELL USED THESE DAYS

Neat hot green Mississippi fields
Planted and plowed by the spirits of my heart
Backs bent to their labor
No longer are they flesh and form
Yet they are tangible to me
They brought the green sea to life

Remanded here as part of the peculiar institution
In this, the land of the almost free
Year upon year their generations could not wander
They had lost the meaning of that word
Remembrance of their language meant death
Some how those sweat soaked bodies knew they must survive

The green sea sprouts from a thick fluid vascular bed of memories
A field wet with the technology of today as it silently irrigates
The bones of the ancestors as they sink deeper into the depth of the green sea
They lay in a scarred battlefield with no markers or flags of remembrance
Nothing to shout their names no pictures of their faces
Here in this Mississippi field they rest
Chosen to be there as I am chosen to be here

The green sea parts to expose them for an instant
They need to see what profound change their lives inspired
They can walk unafraid and have their say in the front room of the big house
Children….we have realized our dream
We speak and now they listen
Like lions we roar
We read
We write
We laugh loudly and love without fear

They marked us down as one third of a human being
Branded and numbered
Look at us now sweet spirits
Rise up and look at your children
It is our voice chosen to lead the realignment of mankind
Open your eyes once again with pride and fulfillment at your strength
From the lands of our ancestors we have arrived to part the green sea
Look at who we are now
We have changed everything


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At 7:33pm on October 20, 2015, FRANK KWABENA said…

Good Day,
How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:(frankkwabena40@gmail.com ) for the full details.
Have a nice day
Thanks God bless.


Frank.

At 10:01pm on June 4, 2011, Dense Loundes-Russell said…
Thanks for connecting. Love the arts.....enjoyed reading your blog! Many blessings and great success to you! :)
At 8:36pm on March 9, 2009, Jerry Butler said…
I would love to feature "you" as my guest on my show..If I am not your friend..please add me...also please call me @ the offc at 757 538 3540...757 971 3733 for details...click on the banner below to be a guest...JB


At 11:44am on August 10, 2008, Marcia L. McNair said…
use godaddy.com and build it yourself. they have the greatest customer service ever! plus, you can buy the domain name through them very cheaply. do this soon. within one year, someone had bought the rights to E-Males, which is why i wound up calling it Emalesonline.com!!!!
At 12:38am on July 24, 2008, Marcia L. McNair said…
just saw lu at the family reunion in ocean city, md. it was an inspiring and uplifting for us all.
At 8:49pm on July 20, 2008, Clevette Harris said…
Thank you for becoming a part of the BAS site. We welcome to our family. I'm sure you'll love it. Please join in and make yourself right at home.

Many blessings.
Clevette
www.QCleSurvivesTheStorm.com
At 11:04pm on July 16, 2008, Marcia L. McNair said…
greta, believe it or not, i still have your material!!! i have been very caught up in my play. it's being looked at by a producer, and i just finished revising it. but i have not forgotten about you. peace,
Marcia L. McNair, Author, E-Males
www.Ayapressbooks.com
At 5:29pm on July 15, 2008, Brent Mason said…
Hey Greta. At the bottom of the page is a discussion start button . Just click it and it will take you to a new screen to enter a title and your writing.
At 3:07pm on July 15, 2008, Brent Mason said…
Since there are so many people posting their writing and yet some are not providing input that it would be good to have a guideline set on "giving and receiving." Hope that clears it up.

-Brent
At 8:49pm on July 10, 2008, Omar Powell said…
Greetings Greta, fellow HU alum, yeah my book definitely has an edge, very unique powerful story, check it out, www.amazon.com
Hopefully your book club will join you and also enjoy reading.
Much success 2 u with your writings, sounds very interesting...
 
 
 

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