The Road Not Ratchet: A Poem

I’d like to think of myself as versatile, n’ah mean? I ain’t just a writer. I’m also a poetress. Yes, poetress. I can be deeper than the Kat Stacks’ parents’ Fail list. So here I’m is. I’d like to bless y’all with a poem.

I’m a fan of the classics. Old white men wrote some great things. So here’s my homage to Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken“…

*puts on Black beret, turtleneck & glasses* Hmm… my drum player’s late. CP time strikes again. RUDE.

*clears throat*

I may or may not have gotten a beret that had a wig attached to it. What?!? I wanted hair to flow from underneath. Let me lacefront be GREAT!

TWO roads diverged in a yellow hood (#NoCabrini),
And my bad that I could not travel both (a chick got ish to do)
Since I’m only IGnance as I stood (only way I know how)
I looked down one as far as I could (looking for the bus)
To where it bent and my hairhat crooked; (So I had to adjust it. Can’t be having my wig fall)

Then took the other. Where’s my bus fare?
And having perhaps the senile brain;
Because I couldn’t find this fare, oh dear;
Though the bus driver got tah’d of me standing there
And told me to get myself to the back with shame,

And I looked out the window and drifted away
Noticed the leaves nobody had yet to rake (lazy bastids).
Oh, I remember where my fare went, oh YAY!
Yet knowing how I left it at home was a nay,
But I doubted if I left it in my backpack

I shall be telling this with a side-eye
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a hood, and I—
I took the one less ratchet,
And that has made no damb difference.

*takes a bow*


Robert Frost is somewhere UP and SET with me for this. He’s doing all types of cartwheels in his grave. So whatcha’ll think of my poem? O___o *ducks tomatoes*

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  1. Roxy
    June 15, 2010 at 8:21 am

    I’d like to see your take on Poe “The Raven”.

  2. Lite Bread
    June 15, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Yer Super-duper Awesomelynessis Luvvie,
    You best BELIEVE Ol’ White Men can Rock!
    Or at least a few do …
    sometimes …
    once in a great while …

    OK, I TRY to rock …
    (and my kiddie’s say “Stop. Please Daddy, just STOP”)

  3. June 15, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    First of all, e-Luvvie’s wig is realer than anything I’ve seen Brandy wear this season.

    And this poetry will have to fill the void left by Bassey on Twitter *pours out e-40 on to fail whale*

  4. June 16, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I sensed a bit of Drake in there, lol. It was funny though.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate

  5. poetry link love… | Naturally Alise
    June 30, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    […] something a little silly: The Road Not Ratchet – from Awesomely Luvvie The Afro you all know and love, Naturally Alise! I am a poet, […]

  6. July 8, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Lmfao. Hadn’t laughed out loud at a post in a minute. Thanks for that.

  7. Ayana
    October 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    “I took the one less ratchet,
    And that has made no damb difference.” – **wall slides in shame** because I’m laughing so hard at your take on one of my favs! I’m done with you!…Not really!! LMFAOOOO!!!!