Over the centuries that Black Americans have struggled to achieve equality dignity in a hostile nation the blues has continued to be a powerful vehicle for the dissemination of wisdom and consolation in the face of unimaginable adversity. It has used the lessons of love, life and spirituality to document the black man's journey here.
I often write in what I call, "Traditional Southern Black American Vernacular Dialect". which is a actually a euphemism for what some call "Slave-English". There is no shame in the art of communication. I find the many variations of TBAD to be fascinating and whenever I am fortunate enough to actually encounter someone who still speaks variations of the old-language it captures my imagination.
I have written a poem of love, a Blues Poem in Traditional Black American Vernacular Dialect" or TBAD. It is called "MAN I GOT'S THE HIDE-OUT BLUES". Please check it out at my Blog, Opening A Twentieth Century Kind Of Love: