Lyrics, poetry and art all meshed together

Sunday, December 16, 2007

1. Parabole of Joy (sold)

2. Twinkle Little Star

3. Avalanche


I envy her loss
The one she feeds with her eyes
Unhappy with her accomplishments
She grabs hard-earned tears
Stash them in piggy banks
Re-edit dreams with a sweet tongue
Sabotage spoken word as rape
She might as well carry a knife under her kinte dress
Her sweet smile only last a minute
She begs to read your words when everyone’s asleep
Swears that’s the only way you’ll make money
In fact
You’ll be more popular by standing right behind her
She hustle manuscripts like virgin records
Says she’s here for her people
“They need me to recognize their struggle”
she’s creative with excuses
reads the Bible to alleviate guilt
can’t you see?
the mask she wears is your own
Your very own dream is her award
She chants your verses in her sleep
©2007 C. Delaleu

The heart is useless
Given too many choices
Emotions thrown at the curb
Lust given away for free on the #4 train
Afraid of consequences
this heart hums in Creole
My mother’s tongue wrapped around the trachea
Like chilled coconut juice
this thick organ of predictability
Stuffed with false intentions
Lanes of noiseless kisses
Fantasies made for an 8 year old
Who chats under the sheets with dolls
Devious is this heart
With a motive to kill vessels
I keep it secluded beneath train tracks and buses
Burning ashes like an Indian in mourning
Prayers sent to ancestors who did the same
Women who opened their heart too quickly
Estimates their lungs will swell
With each proposal
©2007 C. Delaleu

Hope all of you enjoy your holidays and the New Year, i'll be in sunny California...need to get away from this New York cold. When I get back I will spoil you with more poetry and pics. Stay warm :)

Monday, December 10, 2007




Showcasing her latest artwork on sale for the Holidays
Saturday, 12/15/07
Brooklyn, New York
There will be music and appetizers

Affordable paintings for under $100

If you’d like to attend please email her for directions
If you cannot attend, artwork will be on display online
Sunday, 12/16/07