Benjamin Isaiah Black’s “FINALE: Curtain Call”

***This was performed live on April 22, 2015***

This was the last show I performed before I graduated. It’s me doing what I do best, doing what I love to do. It’s poetry, it’s mime, it’s film, it’s theatre, it’s music, it’s entertainment, it’s inspiring, it’s encouraging, it’s uplifting, it’s art, it’s godly. I hope you enjoy it! God bless you, and I love you!

(c) April 2015, B.I.B. Productions

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That Girl

***This was written on March 19, 2009***

Who is that kid with her head held high?
Her big ol’ head filled with big ol’ dreams that touch the sky
Who does she think she is to walk in here with Hope?
She must be putting on a show! This has to be a joke!

Did you see that beautiful girl over there?
Her eyes filled with love, and her heart with care
She has strength, courage, power, and victory
Perhaps some of that can rub off on me

She thinks she’s big and bad ‘cuz her GPA is 4.4
She’s tryin’ to be some pediatric nurse, not spend her life sweeping floors
How dare she walk in here with a purpose and a plan?
Bein’ all religious, talkin’ ‘bout bein’ in God’s Hand

When she walks in a room, it’s as if a light shines around her
Thoughts of fear fill my head, but when I see her my mind’s a blur
It’s as if she gives me power to stand and be brave
I was lost, but now I’m found; it’s as if I’m saved!

And here she comes again, thinkin’ she’s a queen, waitin’ on someone to crown her
Man! I can’t stand bein’ around her!
She makes me sick! Talkin’ ‘bout excellence and Jesus!
Why can’t she shut up and be like the rest of us?!

I believe I’m stronger because of her attitude
I really believe I’m a better person because of her, I really do.
Don’t stop shining, honey; you glow up my world
Praise Your Name, God; thank You Jesus for this girl!

(c) March 2009, B.I.B. Productions
(P) BOOYIKA!, Inc.