My poem “I Need a MAN!” has gone viral! It’s been on my YouTube channel for over 2 years, but it wasn’t until my friend Gary downloaded it from YouTube and converted it into a regular video, that it has suddenly gone viral! it’s been shared extensively, you may have seen it in a Whatsapp group, or on Facebook? One of the videos posted in a FB group had over 800 comments, and 22 shares!
As is to be expected, the comments were both positive and negative, and people were questioning whether I was that woman, or just acting. So I thought I should at least explain my thinking behind the concept! First, here’s the video:
The original version is over 9 minutes long, and embodies 5 different types of Black Woman; The Career Woman (at the beginning of the video), who has spent the best part of her life building her career. It has paid off in terms of material possessions, but her lack of investment in her relationships has left her man-less. The poem also features the Conscious Sistar, the Single Mother, the Religious/Church Sister, and ‘Miss Bootilicious’, who is in touch with her sexuality. (I’d say, there’s a piece of me in all of them!)
They all need a man, but they all have different needs!
For the record, I don’t live alone (I have three ‘suns’), I’m still working on having all the money in the bank I need, I don’t go ‘out with the girls’, I don’t have a King-sized bed, etc. etc. But I DO like ‘fullly melanated’ brothers, I DO need someone who’s business-minded, and am remaining celibate until I meet ‘The One’!
I wrote “I Need a MAN!” in 2009, which mentioned doing the ‘6 Month Test’. When I was led to write the book ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’ in 2013, it explained how to do the 6 Month Test fully. (FREE to download when you subscribe, or available on Amazon or Lulu in paperback). This was not a conscious decision on my part!
Much of what I write is ‘auto-written’, (meaning I don’t have to think it up, it just comes through me). The 6 Month Test will help you to avoid jumping into bed with a man (or woman) until you are sure the person is right for you. It will help you build a solid foundation upon which to build a committed relationship leading to marriage as opposed to long (or short) term dating.
The poem was also an experiment in the Law of Attraction; what would happen if you get really clear about what you desire in a man (or woman), and write it down? The power of the written and spoken word, is what this poem is all about. Watch my recent live performance of “I Need a MAN!”
Listen to the full length version on my Soundcloud (some naughty bits in it, but nice!)
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In your service,
Cezanne Taharqa aka Cezanne Poetess
Award-winning Visual & Spoken Word Artist| International Author| Events Host| Workshop Facilitator