This rhyme is based on my story. I bagged up 50 bowties to give away then someone gave me 28 more the same day. On Monday morning when I hit the gate, The number I can give away is up to 78.
Happy Mothers Day to all the parents. In the spirit of my Mom Barbara Ann Hayes who raised me to believe I was a super hero where even in adversity I would think I could make the impossible possible and that one day the world would see me as a sunflower where her son would be a flower that would produce fruit.
With Bow Tie Monday tomorrow I put myself in position to have a choice to which tie I would wear. I had already made one with the Avengers and one with Sunflowers. Over the weekend something happened where Roderick Winfrey, Antonio Webb, TQ Eberhart, and Cua’Sean Young from Shaw High School in Columbus, Georgia won the 2019 Championship in the Class 4A Boys 4×100 Meter Relay so in honor of these four young men that carry themselves through the hallways with character I had to create one in their honor with CHAMPS.
In my Mothers name I honor these guys because we live in a culture and community where we are quick to see who is in the paper for negativity but slow to give light and love when they do it right in a positive way. As I leave this message this was inspired by track and field because off the track these four African Americans that look like me are on track to be a champion in any field that they enter after High School.