Love Poem: Ghetto Girl
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Written by: Stewart Watkins

Ghetto Girl

Little ghetto girl so sassy and sanguine
Afro puffs, old shaggy dress, and a big grin

Rushing home from school to lend mama a hand
The little shadow, learning womanhood firsthand

An excursion outside before the lights begin to flicker
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker's man, ghetto laughs before dinner

Hot Cheetos eating and Faygo Orange drinking
Hot topics talking and little boys thinking

Hopscotching and double-dutching
Finger snapping and bus stopping

Now, in the house, she goes for a hot meal and study
Tomorrow back to school to reunite with her little buddies