The Showcased Productions

Nov. 17, 2015


Decorative Tulips, So Dainty In Two.
Painted In Shades Of Red, Orange And Blue.
Their Stems Are Of Green -
Curvaceous And Lean.
They Sway On Their Bodies
In Breezes Unseen.
Their Splendor And Graces
Invites And Embraces
The Glorious Sun
That Shines On Their Faces.
Decorative Tulips, So Dainty In Two.
Painted In Shades Of Red, Orange And Blue.

The Piece, "Tulips in Poetry," Was Only Made Up By Me That It Would Serve As A Playful Compliment To The Floral Varietal Which Leads This Page. It Is Not Under Copyright Through Quill Pen Ink Publishing.

Cat πŸ’‹



Watercolors by Ateli© Are Featured Courtesy Of The Black Jaguar Music Company.

Showcased Productions by Cat Ellington Are Featured Courtesy Of Quill Pen Ink Publishing.

Jul. 15, 2015

. . .There Is A Mission To Condition
Your Minds Against Me.

Some Of Y'all Think I'm Hopeless -
Even A Hot Mess -
And It Appears That Way, I Guess,
But Nothing Could Be Further From The Truth.
Know This, I Tell You . . .
Nothing Could Be Further From The Truth.

Y'all Only Hear Of My So-Called Curse;
Y'all Are Only Allowed To See Me At My Worst.
Y'all Only See My Pain.
And Y'all Only See My Maim.
Y'all Never Get Shown My Beauty,
But Only My Ugly.
Never My Beauty,
But Only My Ugly.

There Is A Mission To Condition
Your Minds Against Me.

Y'all, I Have Tremendous Hope.
But Does Anyone Ever Hear About It? Nope.
All Y'all Hear About Is My So-Called Curse.
Y'all Are Only Allowed To See Me At My Worst.

Y'all Don't Get To See My Love,
Or Hear Any Credit Given To Those Of Mine
Who Rise Above.
Y'all Never See My Wealthy,
But Only My Poverty.
Y'all Never See My Landmark Castles And Condos,
But Only My Crime-Ridden Ghettos.
Y'all Never See Those Who Are My God-Fearin',
But Only Those Of My Wicked Chiren.

See, There Is A Mission To Condition
Your Minds Against Me.

Always Shown At My Worst,
I'm Considered Among The Scourge
Of The Earth.
But I'm The Southside O' Chicago,
And I'm Truly Incomparable, Ya Know?
I'm Truly Incomparable, Ya Know?
I'm Truly Incomparable . . .

I'm Rich In Cultural History.
And The Many Who Have Come Out Of Me?
Oh! They're Greatly Blessed And Extraordinary!
And Contrary To Popular Belief,
In Me, There Is Also A Dwelling Of Peace.
And There Is Promise -
Not All Of My People Are Hopeless.
And There Is Vast Achievement -
Oh, Y'all Better Believe It.
And There Is Godly Praise;
For We See Many Joyful Days.

But There Is A Mission To Condition
Your Minds Against Me.

Many Of My Children Receive A Great Education;
Not All Of Them Live In Fear And Trepidation.
And There Is Within Them
Much Genuine Wisdom -
Not All Of My Children Are Coming Undone.
But Y'all Never See My Beauty,
Only My Ugly.
Never My Beauty,
But Only My Ugly -
So That Y'all Would Regard Me
Through The Eye Of A Lie.

Do Not Be Deceived . . .

There Is A Mission To Condition
Your Minds Against Me.


'AND NOW A WORD FROM CHICAGO'S SOUTHSIDE'
- MORE IMAGINATIVE THAN ORDINARY SPEECH:
The POETRY Of CAT ELLINGTON
Copyright © 2014 Quill Pen Ink Publishing. And Now A Word From Chicago's Southside, More Imaginative Than Ordinary Speech: The Poetry of Cat Ellington. All Rights Reserved.

Synopsis May Be Read On The Poetry Synopsises Page.

Cat Ellington
Jul. 14, 2015

I See You . . .
To Yourself Being Untrue.
Deceiving And Being Deceived;
Draggin' Your Manicured Fingers
Through Your Blonde Weave.
I See You . . .
To Yourself Being Untrue.

I See You . . .
To Yourself Being Untrue.
Shameful And Debased;
An Embodiment Of Self-Hate.
In That Lyin' Caste System Reflection -
"Passin'" With Your Light-Skinned Complexion.
I See You . . .
To Yourself Being Untrue.

I See You . . .
To Yourself Being Untrue.
Pretending To Be One Of The Caucasian Persuasion,
When In Fact, You Know You're Black.
When In Fact, You Know You're Black.
I See You . . .
To Yourself Being Untrue.


'INSPIRED By IMITATION Of LIFE'
- MORE IMAGINATIVE THAN ORDINARY SPEECH:
The POETRY Of CAT ELLINGTON
Copyright © 2014 Quill Pen Ink Publishing. Inspired by Imitation of Life, More Imaginative Than Ordinary Speech: The Poetry of Cat Ellington. All Rights Reserved.

Synopsis May Be Read On The Poetry Synopsises Page.



Cat Ellington
Jul. 14, 2015

Mother Chicago?
You Need To Heed.
Embrace True Wisdom
And Get Understanding.

Mother Chicago?
You're Draped In Disgrace.
And Your 'Wounds' Are Bleeding
All Over The Place.

Mother Chicago?
You Need To Heed.
Embrace True Wisdom
And Get Understanding.

Mother Chicago?
It's Time To Erase,
It's Time To Erase
All Those 'Scars' From Your Face.

Mother Chicago?
It's Not Yet Okay.
Your Children Are Being Destroyed
By The Day.

Mother Chicago?
You Need To Heed.
Embrace True Wisdom
And Get Understanding.

Mother Chicago?
Your Crimes Are A Sin.
Your 'Houses' Are Laid Up
With Bloodthirsty Men.

Mother Chicago?
The Wicked Endorse It.
They Have No Regard,
And They Shun Law Enforcement.

Mother Chicago?
I Want You To Hear Me,.
I Want You To Hear Me,
I Love You So Dearly.

Mother Chicago?
You Need To Heed.
Embrace True Wisdom
And Get Understanding.


'MOTHER CHICAGO'
- MORE IMAGINATIVE THAN ORDINARY SPEECH:
The POETRY Of CAT ELLINGTON
Copyright © 2014 Quill Pen Ink Publishing. Mother Chicago, More Imaginative Than Ordinary Speech: The Poetry of Cat Ellington. All Rights Reserved.

Synopsis May Be Read On The Poetry Synopsises Page.

Cat Ellington
Jul. 14, 2015

All Out Revelry?
That Was All Me . . .
A Woman Destitute, Spiritually.

Engaging In The Trois And The Orgy,
With An Empathy Towards Homosexuality?
That Was All Me . . .
A Woman Destitute, Spiritually.

Shunning Marriage And Embracing Adultery?
That Was All Me . . .
A Woman Destitute, Spiritually.

Completely Devoid Of Wisdom, Knowledge And Understanding?
That Was All Me . . .
A Woman Destitute, Spiritually.

Jet Settin' And Being The Life Of The Drinking Party?
That Was All Me . . .
A Woman Destitute, Spiritually.

'Blowin'' My Nose In The 'Snow,'
While Commanding My Own Destiny?
That Was All Me . . .
Until The Constant 'Ring'
Of A 'Phone' Unseen
Finally 'Awakened' Me
From My Deep 'Sleep.'

. . .Until The Constant 'Ring'
Of A 'Phone' Unseen
Finally 'Awakened' Me
From My Deep 'Sleep.'


'The TESTIMONY Of CAT ELLINGTON'
- MORE IMAGINATIVE THAN ORDINARY SPEECH:
The POETRY Of CAT ELLINGTON
Copyright © 2014 Quill Pen Ink Publishing. The Testimony of Cat Ellington, More Imaginative Than Ordinary Speech: The Poetry of Cat Ellington. All Rights Reserved.

Synopsis May Be Read On The Poetry Synopsises Page.

Cat Ellington