Spreading Good News (Part 158)

Hello, Blog Readers!

I look for information that is useful, inspirational, informative, motivational, awe-inspiring, educational—anything that is good “brain food,” and I blog it here for all who are interested.  Occasionally, I blog about something from my own knowledge or experience.

It is my hope that you will enjoy and be able to use most of what is here.

If you’d like, post a comment and let me know what you think.

~ Joyce Fields


Many of my experiences and lessons learned have been captured in the books that I have written.  Read the previews and reviews and order at www.GoodShortBooks.com.






I wrote this poem in 1973 as part of a college English assignment where we had to create 25 original pages.  Posting it here in honor of Black History Month.  (I’ll probably post it again, outside the month of February!)


HISTREE by Joyce Fields

Drumbeats and rhythm,

Grass huts and spears.


Daybreak and cotton,

Plantations and sorrow.


Ya gimme yo’ babies

Ta nurse an ta ten’.

But Ah caint sit wit cha.

Ah comes in da back doe

An stays in ma place.

Ah caint vote fo’ nobody.

Ah caint read no wuds.


Yo’ great grans is here na.

Ah lets masef in da front doe

An Ah don’t do no windas.

I’s gon vote taday—da paper tol’ me where.


Tamarra, theys gon be votin’ fo’ me!




About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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2 Responses to Spreading Good News (Part 158)

  1. djones says:

    so dats how they wrote back in the day…..i can barely read it

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