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Monday, October 7, 2019

Dear Hannah: LEarning (Permission)



 
Dear Hannah,

this cold, cold world will tell you "no" many times,
and in many ways.

but you don't need anyone's permission to ...

keep tryin'
speak your peace
be yourself

and - most of all ...

be great.


Love,

Daddy


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"LEarning (Permission)"
By Derrick Brown
10-29-2018

[intro oboe / clarinet / flute trill]

this cold, cold world will tell you "no" many times,
and in many ways.

but you don't need anyone's permission to ...

keep tryin'
speak your peace
be yourself

and - most of all ...

be great

VERSE 1: Accept defeat - but never retreat

1-4

they say
no way

I say
"OK"

setback
delay

comeback
next play

5-8

gon' learn
today

favorite
cliche'

second chance
replay

double down
parlay

9-12

eagle-eye
bird-of-prey

precise
filet

pay-the-price
defray

count-the-cost
pre-pay

13-16

resilient
d-n-a

never ever no never
fadeaway

persistent
here-to-stay

'plan "b"
my-forte'

[Refrain]

And I don't need permission

VERSE 2: Speak your peace

fairytale
blue sky

hot dog
apple_pie

kumbyah
by-and-by

semper fi
get by

4

overlook
blind eye

settle_down
comply

give it up
don't try

maybe_not
my guy

8

'truth_serum
apply

'go_tell_em
thereby

outcry
ask why?

get_together
ally

12

vote em' out
bye bye

'new deal
whereby

_opportunities
draw nigh

make moves
gotta try

[Refrain]

And I don't need permission

VERSE 3: Be yourself

overcome that second guessin'
fear & doubt & all that stressin'
criticism and professin'
'chit-chattin' and regressin'

'deflect microagressin'
haters hate without confessin'
'excuse all that transgressin'
accept that there's no redressin'

'remove that window dressin'
let your essence start egressin'
'survey then start assessin'
status quo that needs addressin'

'do u this is the lesson
use your gifts and be a blessin'
'maintain and keep progressin'
get your weight up keep bench pressin'

[Refrain]

... you have permission

VERSE 4: Be great

convention
defy

live low
aim high

pull back
let it fly

booyah!
bull's eye

4

illuminate
clarify

zoom in
magnify

'gamechanger
modify

stengthen
fortify

8

crack the code
signify

provide
supply

imagine
mind's eye

authorize
certify

12

elevate
dignify

elevate
glorify

_takeover
occupy

turn up
amplify

[Refrain]

go 'head and give yourself permission

[stop beat here for 2-4 counts ... then start again for prologue]


About Derrick Brown (Standup Storyteller)



I am Keisha's husband, and Hannah's father.

I am a “standup storyteller.”

I fuse rap, spoken word (poetry), oration (traditional public speaking), singing, and teaching into messages of hope, healing, and change that I write, direct, and produce to help people who help people.

Everything must change - and stay changED.

Tradition begins and ends with change.

Change begins with me and the renewing of my mind ... then continues through efforts to effect small-group discipleship (equipping others to equip others) with audiences that respect and embrace mentoring, mediation, and problem solving as tools of change.

I am the product of my mentoring relationships, peacemaking (and peacekeeping), and problem-solving ability.

My education began when I finished school.

After school, I enrolled in a lifelong curriculum that includes classes in ministry, entrepreneurship, stewardship, literacy, numeracy, language, self-identity, self-expression, and analysis / synthesis.

My projects execute a ministry that has evolved from wisdom earned through lessons learned.

I want to share this wisdom to build teams of "triple threat" fellows - mentors, mediators, and problem solvers.

We will collaborate in simple, powerful ways that allow us to help people who help people.

I now know that power is work done efficiently (with wise and skillful use of resources, interests, communication, and expertise).

Copyright © 2019 Derrick  Brown. All Rights Reserved.


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