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“Chile, That LADY sang dem BLUES”…

She sang of Men and Women, boys and girls, Love and Beginnings and the Beginning to an End.

She sang of her trouble and triumph

She sang through lynchings and beatings, in basements and back alleys

She sang in front of All White faces telling the destiny of Black Glory

She sang of Right and Wrong and the Wrong in what “They” called Right.


“Chile, That LADY sang dem BLUES”


BLUES singing under BLUE lights

BLUE Notes tapping on Black Hearts

BLUE moods gathering the crowd

Lady Singing The BLUES empowering the soul

BLUE Melodies highlighting visions of Unity and Revolution

BLUE Resting places calming a tried fleshless body

BLUE Happy Homecomings of Midnight BLUE colored faces..hugging each other underneath BLUE Sky

A BLUE Sea of Spiritual Children..BLUE Hued by God’s Love..

…BLUE Blessed by Billie’s Revelation.


“Chile, That Lady Sang… Dem BLUES”.

© 2012, Mantra Lotus. All rights reserved.

Mantra Lotus (28 Posts)

"I Float".. I Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee..ain't nobody got nothin' on me." I Float with iridescent blue wings.. high on top of purple dust..low to the oceans floor. I spin and whirl, wallow and sink. I am who I am, only because it's who I've been blessed to be. All-knowing and nothing. I knew you long before YOU knew you. Plugging USB cords to the universal cipher, I stay lit. I do what I do, simply because I DO IT. I love, hurt, bleed, laugh, cry, dance. F up, F down, (sideways and on my knees). I pray for forgiveness, and sleep on books of ancestral secrets. I love life because "it's" mine. I want bliss, happiness, joy, and "The love of my life", but I face reality that I may have to settle for the fattest, funkiest, avocado, soy burger and wheat-grass juice. "I Float"..Not fast. Not slow. Just enough for (YOU) to stay with...(ME). Mantra (Writer, Poet and Artist from The Greater St. Louis Area)


  1. Mantra,

    “She sang of Right and Wrong and the Wrong in what “They” called Right.”

    We need this song sung again until people finally listen and not merely hear.


    • Mantra Lotus (Author)

      Thanks Larry :) Exactly, makes you wonder why some of us were given brains. It’s useless if not being used.

  2. “Lady Singing The BLUES empowering the soul”~~And she did it as no other, Mantra. I love this tribute, powerful and her tender as her heart-wrenching voice.

    • Mantra Lotus (Author)

      Thanks Cher:) Yes, there is no voice like Billie’s. Every time I hear her name, you can’t help but hear the pull of her song and soul..too. (BTW, Thanks for the image help, too)

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