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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dear Hannah: LEarning (Watch Me (Work))



 
Dear Hannah,
 
"Watch Me" is a phrase with several important meanings.
 
It can describe surveillance & suppression ("who's that peekin' through my window").

It can describe determination ("I *will* make it").

It can describe discipleship ("may I show you me transparently").
 
It can describe accountability ("please don't let me fall").
 
Make sure you "watch me" the right way.


Love,

Daddy


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"Watch Me (Work)"
By Derrick Brown
July 25, 2020

"People Make The World Go Round Tribute (98 bars) (4m43sec) (March 15, 2020)"

[chorus - take 2]

watch me
through_my_window
might think you know
but u don't know
u_won't_feel_me_tho
'til_u_hear_me_flow
and_it_won't_stop-stop
'til we go-go

(repeat)

[Verse 1 Part 1 - Who's That Peeking In My Window]

obscurity
my security

easy_for_me_to_be
'someone_u_cannot_see

'now_when_u_look_at_me
'n_throw_the_book_at_me_

_that_right_there_ain't_good_for_me
'that_might be "it" for me

'there's a mystery
'about this history

u get to check for me_
_cause_u_sign_that_check_for_me_?

_plus_u_have_authority?
'and seniority?

moral majority?
superiority?

[Verse 1 Part 2 - I Will Make It ... I Will Be Alright]

i hear u talkin_
but_i_ain't_so_sho_that_i_agree

see_i_dun_come_too_far_
_to_walk_around_on_bended_knee

my_mind_is_free_to_be
'all_of_me_in_liberty

'i'll_be_alright
'if_I_set_my_sights_on_victory

power_is_work
'that_i_execute_efficiently

with sincerity
and integrity

'tell_my_story_
_so_u_get_the_tea_exclusively

and_authentically_
_unapologetically

[End Verse 1]

watch me
through_my_window
might think you know
but u don't know
u_won't_feel_me_tho
'til_u_hear_me_flow
and_it_won't_stop-stop
'til we go-go

(repeat)

[Verse 2 Part 1 - Discipleship ("may I show you me transparently")]

_took_nothing_for_this_journey
'cause_this_much_is_true

'crowds_are_made_to_fade
and_these_folk_won't_be_feelin'_u

shake_it_off, count_the_cost
then_do_what_u_do

'new_ places_different_faces_
_call_upon_the_hungry_few

show_them_'u'
'real_people, clear_view

of_where_u_goin'_
_and_the_rearview_of_what_u_been_through

make_sure_that_rearview_
_is_a_clearview_of_your_healing_too

your_testimony_can't_be_phony_
_tell_em_bout_your_crew

[Verse 2 Part 2 - Accountability ("please don't let me fall")]

'u_stand_on_shoulders_
_of_the_wisest_folks_you_ever_knew

they_talked_and_walked_and_prayed_
_and_stayed - never_bade_adieu

'called_you_up, called_you_out
''called_you_genius_and_guru

they_spoke_into_you_when_
_you_know_u_didn't_have_a_clue

picked_up_the_broken_pieces
'hit_em_with_that_super_glue

be_that_for_someone_else
'help_'em_see_their_breakthrough

show_your_right_hand_and_
_let_friendship_make_a_new_debut

'every_tree's_a_seed_that_
_someone_watched_until_it_grew


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 © 2020 Derrick  Brown. All Rights Reserved.


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