Thursday, January 2, 2014
WAKE AT HOME
Tradition.....I can still hear my mama saying to me at 8 years old: "Awwww....chile,he can't hurt ya,baby he's dead."
It was my uncle somebody,theres a fear that still lingers deep within,from the wake that was in our home.afro funerals
I remember wanting to cry from being frighten,at walking past my uncle somebody,laying lifeless like a black vampire in our dimly lit livingroom next to me and my scared as well cousin bedroom.
Mama glared at me and said: "boy,hush ain't no cryin up in here! This here is TRADITION!"
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