Self Image Category

Female Mentality

As women, we are each other’s worst enemy. We see faults in many. Compliments each other rarely. Blinded by the jealousy. It’s we uplift each other sincerely.

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Lights Out

Little girl in the boxing ring Throwing punches at her dad Twenty six years later She grew into a tough girl Or… so she thinks The time has come She needs to prove herself She marches to the ring Full of confidence She greets her opponent

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Love don’t live here anymore

In the midst of laughter And three drinks, thereafter She looked me dead in the eyes Before throwing her head back hysterically She took a sip and shook her head As if to say, “oh no silly girl” Before uttering the words “Love don’t live here anymore”

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Traveling Down Memory Lane

Insane… A slain heart with no restrain Traveling down memory lane Or a sane mind enchain Holding on to hope in vain All that remains is the stain When hope has begun to wane Marking the memories of the pain Leaving behind feelings of disdain

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Alone, but not lonely

In a world That thrives on social connections I became secluded Antisocial and weird They call it I gained self-awareness Who dares to be alone? And therefore, lonely I found happiness In search for validation The actual self suffers I fell in love with me For, you can’t truly love others Until you love yourself […]

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Black Man

Tears slowly falls down from her eyes After the doctor says, “Congratulations, you’re having a boy” Suddenly, a glimpse of the future flashes before her eyes Revealing the harsh world that awaits her little boy Unbeknownst to him, the doctor smiles confusing her tears for joy She forces a smile that fails to convey much […]

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Black Woman

Her mind travels a million miles As she stares in the distance with sad eyes When questioned, she lies about being okay, through fake smiles Yet, her thoughts grow more troublesome as time flies In her thoughts, she’s cursing the color of her skin Society has deemed her big lips, wide nose, nappy hair, and […]

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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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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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The Sketchbook

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That Queer Lawyer

Learned and Queer. My Life.

Specks and Fragments

home of the elusive trope

Sliver of Darkness

I'm the last words of a slain poet

Emotional Shadows

where all emotions are cared for!

Wolff Poetry Literary Magazine

A Poet's Place | Wolff Poetry Literary Magazine is Publishing Poetry Submitted by Published & Emerging Writers,

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The ultimate guide for independent travellers seeking inspiration, advice and adventures beyond their wildest dreams

Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling