Poems Category

Heart Up In Flames

Temperature is rising up, it’s 120 degrees, no AC Crack up a window, I’m burning up, solitary confinement This is no ordinary fever I feel it in my chest, it’s my heart Lub-dub-dub, Lub-dub-dub, irregular beats, call the guards Got my heart locked up, for acting up, cardiac arrest It’s too crowded in here, I […]

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Valentine’s Day

A box of chocolates A bouquet of roses A candlelit dinner A bottle of fine wine Are all the ways I could show you how much I love you A romantic gesture Perhaps, A barefooted walk on a sandy beach A secluded section reserved to the lovers for the weekend A breeze of fresh scented […]

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Mama, Papa – A short story

Mama, why is my hair so wild and hard to tame? Baby, when you get older, you’ll learn to appreciate the beauty and history of your hair and its diversity. But mama, you’re older, how come you make your hair straight for work? Because, mama has to earn a paycheck baby, so that you will […]

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One Lovely Blog Award

Wowzers, I’ve been nominated for an awesome award. I opened my computer to sign on to worpress.com and waited patiently for my slow computer to load. The page finally loads and the first thing that caught my attention on the screen read “I’m One Lovely Blogger, Dammit.” by the awesome blogger brazenescape, who’s name I […]

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The Things They Said… and My Replies (Read from top to bottom then in reverse)

“Don’t think about it too much”, they said. It’s so hard to get it off my mind. “It’s not too difficult”. They said. Don’t seem that easy to me. “In time you’ll know”, they said. How long exactly? “You’ll figure it out”, they said. How can you be so sure? “It’s just a phase”, they […]

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The Mirror Is My Enemy

Mirror, mirror, on the wall Here we meet again You’ve seen me rise and fall You’ve been the cause of all my pain   Thinking back to all my gloomy days When I turned to you for support You only showed your dirty ways And broke the rope short   In my attempts to feel […]

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Shooting Star

Fresh out of bed, she bows down her head A quick glance in the mirror, make her insecure Though she possess qualities such as charm and wit In this world, her qualities never seem to be a good fit   Outside of her window, bullets are firing from souls with hearts as cold as ice […]

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Our Love

The fear is strong enough to keep us asunder The desire is strong enough to bring us closer Our love may be tragic   The tension is thick and palpable The passion is strong and tangible Our love may be aesthetic   Our hearts are on the gas pedal, screaming go Our minds are on […]

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Knocked Off The Ground

Like a bird in the sky, I’m soaring high How did I get here? Floating around like I’m on cloud nine Like a blur, it’s so unclear   So high up I don’t want to come down What is this feeling? Knees gone weak, I might just fall down Catch me I’m falling   As […]

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It Starts With YOU

One finger tucked in, three fingers pointing back at ME I’m in the majority, therefore, that leaves one finger pointing at YOU  Yes! It starts with YOU Respect, Equality, Justice What do they mean to YOU? They’re the things that US as black people African Americans and light skinned people seek But what steps are […]

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