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My Black Rose

My black rose That’s what you are to me So unique Such a beauty to watch unfold When you graced me with your presence I knew my world would never be the same My life is now dedicated to you Ensuring you have everything you need Watering you and nurturing you Watching you grow daily … Continue reading My Black Rose

The Golden Hour

The golden hour My favorite time of the day I revel in her beauty As she looks at me The sun hits her eyes and Highlights the light brown orbs Against her chestnut skin And she smiles Brighter than the glow on her face She is mine and I give thanks At the golden hour

Death Doesn’t Discriminate

Death doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints. As Leslie Odom Jr. sings the words on stage during Hamilton, I am filled with questions. If death does not discriminate, Why do we hate it so much? In death eyes there’s equality in all lives, But in the churches filled with our cries, We can’t … Continue reading Death Doesn’t Discriminate

Oya’s Dance

She called to him during the storm As the tornados twirled and the winds howled She danced for him Draped in his color of red Hints of skin showing She enticed him with her movements The jewels on her anklet played a tune as they shook Calling for him to join her In the rain, … Continue reading Oya’s Dance

Not My Independence Day

As the colorful display lights the sky And God Bless America plays Take a moment to remember Remember that on this day A day that many people celebrate It is also a day that not everyone can relate Relate to the feeling of pride and freedom Love for a battle won That battle won was … Continue reading Not My Independence Day

The Lady At The Savoy

I remember the first time I heard her sing She walked on stage with the confidence of a Queen Her skin was the color of coffee mixed with the right amount of cream Finger waves graced her hair giving us a different version of Josephine Baker The red dress she wore fitted her perfectly and … Continue reading The Lady At The Savoy

Admiring You

As the sun begins to rise I take this time to examine you in the Quietness of the morning Dark hair cut to precision with a bevy of waves Smooth dark brown skin that reminds me of The homemade chocolate candy I made with my grandmother Dark thick eyebrows with cocaine slits showing your down … Continue reading Admiring You

Loving A Blues Man

Black like licorice Which I hate Except when it’s in the form of you Black like the berry Which I think are so tart Except when I get a taste of you Black like the bruise on my heart The same bruise you created when you left Something you said you would never do You … Continue reading Loving A Blues Man

Letter To America

America… Hello, I am fed up. Fed up with being expected to lead your battles While staying silent for mine. Mine that consist of the countless black men and women fallen victim to senseless Killings by police officers. *Pause* This is the part where someone says, “Melanin, black on black crime is a thing.” Honey, … Continue reading Letter To America

Look For Me

Look for me in the East As the cool breeze fans your face On a peaceful fall night Listen to the leaves crackle around you As they dance about the yard Watch the flames burn bright in the fire pit As the warmth fills your body Wish on a shooting star As it flies across … Continue reading Look For Me

HellGirl

I rub my eyes in the middle of my slumber I suddenly feel parched Parched and hot So hot it’s like I am on fire But how could that be I know I set the temperature to the normal 69 degrees before bed Opening my eyes, what awaits me stops my already still heart Soul … Continue reading HellGirl

Love and Light

As I walk through the darkness I’m assaulted with a vision of light Filled with hope as I come to the edge Eyes closed Arms wide open Free falling with images of you in my head Warmth fill my soul Should death come I am happy Happy to be in your embrace As you catch … Continue reading Love and Light

Love From The Projects

There’s love in the projects Maybe not all roses and fairytales But there is love I remember waking up on summer days Just waiting to see who was coming out to play Red Rover Red Rover send my friends over Then we’d red light green light all over the neighborhood Before joining the girls to … Continue reading Love From The Projects

Daughter To Mother

Can I talk to you for a minute? I mean really talk to you. And for once just listen. Listen to the words as they flow from my lips. Hold them to the highest priority like an alter to the ancestors. May they bless our bond after this moment. A moment that is a long … Continue reading Daughter To Mother

Grateful

I saw you walking with her And my heart smiled I could not love you The way you loved me So you found it in her And I am grateful Grateful that she gave you what you wanted What you needed Love

Adjust Your Crown

Relax queen Kick up your feet The days been rough And your soul is beat Release the worries Plaguing your mind Leave the negative all behind They tried to defeat you Tried to make you give up They didn’t know like I know You’re never down on your luck In this space you are welcome … Continue reading Adjust Your Crown

I’m Tired

I’m tired of smiling when I don’t feel like it I’m tired of being considered an angry black woman I’m tired of being asked how I feel after Seeing another brother or sister murdered I’m tired of being asked to help someone understand why black lives matter Inside I want to scream I DON’T FEEL … Continue reading I’m Tired

Called Out To You

I called out to you Just before midnight In the middle of a empty street Highlighted by the glow of the streetlights I prayed you’d hear me I held my breath for a reply None came Heartbroken I turned to go home Tears soaked my face The same face I felt a hand touch Warm … Continue reading Called Out To You

No Worries Here

The world has not been kind to you The road has left you tired and weary Society labels you a thug Only able to sell drugs Uncle Sam labeled you a soldier Then discarded you when your time was over You refuse to give up Refuse to give in to the evils of the world … Continue reading No Worries Here

Submissive For Him

I stood in front of a melanated God, One who seemed to debate every word that would come out my mouth. If I said it was hot, he said it was cold. If I said it was 12:01, he said it was past noon. Every single thing was a debate. I soon found he wanted … Continue reading Submissive For Him

Simplicity

Riding down the boulevard I reach over and hold your hand It’s early, So early it’s like we’re the only ones on the road We take it all in Crazy by India.Arie comes through the speakers The soulful notes touches us deep within No words are needed Everything in this moment speaks for itself The … Continue reading Simplicity

Beauty Unveiled

She walks into the room with style and grace Encased in a dress of sensual black velvet I’m ensnared by the beauty of her She is surrounded by an aura that puts me at ease While her red nails send me in a spiral of burning desire I need to be close to her Even … Continue reading Beauty Unveiled

The Feel Of It

I love the way it feels in my hand The firmness of my grip as I hold it The smoothness of its surface The length that’s not too long and not too short The boldness that fills me with the thoughts of its creation The steady pleasure it releases And also the disappointment of when … Continue reading The Feel Of It

Melanin Goddess

Look at me Really look at me See me for what I am And not who you think I am The cover of the book that you judged Is so much more Dipped in melanin Glazed in honey Blessed with the beauty of a sunrise I stand before you A Goddess

I Miss Her

I wish I could tell her how much I miss her I miss her cold hands early in the morning I miss that crazy dance she randomly did to make me laugh I miss her loud voice when she gets excited I miss the crazy messages while I’m at work I miss the way she’d … Continue reading I Miss Her

I Am Not Invincible

As much as I want to be Storm from X-Men (let’s be real Wonder Woman is so overrated. Debate me later lol), I’m not. I recently found that out and although I don’t like it, I have to accept that. I’m the type of person that feels like I can do any and everything on … Continue reading I Am Not Invincible

How Much I Love You

I want to tell the world how much I love you I want them to know that from the moment I met you, I found the manifestation of love. I want them to know that the rich color of your skin reminds me of the most premium cocoa I want them to know that when … Continue reading How Much I Love You

Window To The Soul

They say the eyes are the windows to ones soul I believe it every time I look into yours That steely gaze that has the ability to stop me in my tracks So dark I get lost in them as I dive in a dark pool of onyx and drift away Slowly, with the vision … Continue reading Window To The Soul

Do You Hear Us Now?

Look out over the horizon See the flames burn bright towards the sky Hear the pain in their voices as their souls cry This isn’t the beginning  This isn’t the end It’s been tacked on for years Covered in prayers and understanding  Littered with stereotypes and hate Too much blood has been spilled No more … Continue reading Do You Hear Us Now?

Prayer For My Son

Now I lay him down to sleep Ancestors hear my soul speak My guidance he seeks from birth til grown Love and light surround him away from home Guide his spirit down his destined path May all enemies feel my motherly wrath

Enough Is Enough

Emotions are very high right now. After just witnessing Ahmaud Arbery and Sean Reed, here we are again with George Floyd. I have to ask, when is enough enough. How much more blood has to be spilled for America to get that our lives matter? Will America ever get it? At this point I don’t … Continue reading Enough Is Enough

I Can’t Breathe Again

I CANT BREATHE Those haunting words touch my ears again The vision of him on the ground with a knee in his neck won’t leave my mind Looking at it I find myself screaming just as I did in Eric Garner WHAT DID HE DO? DON’T YOU HEAR HIM? HE CAN’T BREATHE! GET OFF OF … Continue reading I Can’t Breathe Again

Her Father

She looks at him with eyes of admiration Her father The man that could do no wrong Her father The man who even though he’s tired, finds time to listen to her exciting tales Her father The man who makes sure she has nothing to be afraid of Her father The man who holds her … Continue reading Her Father

I Thought I Told You

I told you I didn’t love you, At least I thought I did. They say actions speak louder than words And my actions SCREAMED at you. We talked less, we touched less, and Making love has become nonexistent. I thought you understood what that meant. You asked me why I didn’t say I was unhappy, … Continue reading I Thought I Told You

Physical Touch

Most people associate physical touch as sexual. It doesn’t have to be, There’s levels to it. Some levels we don’t experience until we find the right one. My spirit knew I was ready when he entered my life. His introduction was everything I needed.  You should’ve seen how he’d stare into my eyes before tapping … Continue reading Physical Touch

1932 Love

You gave me that 1932 love That love that brought you to my house and you asked my mother and fathers permission to court me That love where you dressed up in your finest threads I dressed up in my best dress that came just below the knee to give the right amount of modesty … Continue reading 1932 Love

You Were My Downfall

As I lie here in the middle of the street, My thoughts drift to you I wonder what you’re doing, if you’re happy, and if  you found someone to replace me Replace me….. That’s what you’ll be doing Replacing me for someone to make new memories with You’ll go on to live happily ever after, … Continue reading You Were My Downfall

The Sacrifice

Close your eyes and listen closely, As you stand in this space take in the moment.  Can you hear it? The soft chains rattling in the distance, The haunting melodies of your ancestors singing, The footsteps shuffling through the sand towards the water. This place is not for them.  This place will not be their … Continue reading The Sacrifice

Lost In Thought

It’s raining and I’m lost in my thoughts of you Alone in the darkness with nothing but the sound of the rain against my window I think of the time when it was you and I together doing the same thing As we laid next to each other we shared thoughts of our future The … Continue reading Lost In Thought

What If My Son Was Ahmaud?

Looking at this picture and watching everything going on currently with Ahmaud Arbery, I’m filled with so many emotions. Anger, frustration, fear, and many more. I find it ironic that the very car my son has to walk past to get home could contain an individual so insecure and afraid of his melanin, his strength, … Continue reading What If My Son Was Ahmaud?

This Moment In Time

I remember walking along the beach, The sky was painted in red and orange, The sun was a dim glow fading away, I wished for you, My stubbornness wouldn’t allow me to call, I know the argument was stupid, but who apologizes first? I find a spot and become lost in my thoughts, It was … Continue reading This Moment In Time

Those Were The Days

Fill me with the nostalgia of my childhood Remind me of the long days outside filled with nothing but careless playing Those were the days No worries of the world that the adults conquer daily Although we can’t wait to be grown Right now we just want to enjoy the moment Ride with me on … Continue reading Those Were The Days

May 7th

As May 7th approaches, I’m filled with thoughts of your memory. May 7th, the last day I was able to physically hold you. In my mind I knew what the day would bring, but my heart wasn’t ready. I couldn’t let someone so precious go so soon. Looking down at you I was hit with … Continue reading May 7th

The Sins Of The Parents

As I down the last of my drink, I look into the eyes of the most precious child. She doesn’t deserve what she has to go through now. The person she loves and looks up to more than anything no longer resides in her home. She questions everyday what time he’s coming home from work … Continue reading The Sins Of The Parents

Love Never Lost

I remember the time I thought I lost you I woke up early for some reason and couldn’t feel you My world was so off balance I needed you to steady it I journeyed up to the stars for you, But got caught up trying to wish on a shooting star as the rest danced … Continue reading Love Never Lost

Insomnia

It sits there, lurking throughout the day Never saying anything, but watching intently Sooner or later it will make its move It’ll trick you into thinking you’ll have the best night ever Then when you’re freshly showered, snug under your covers with your eyes slowly closing It rings the doorbell to your brain while singing … Continue reading Insomnia

Stairway To Heaven

I was told that if I traveled far enough I would find the stairway to heaven Could you imagine a place like that existing I mean really imagine… To journey to the top of the stairs and get lost in the clouds Call out your loved ones names and see their face spreading the white … Continue reading Stairway To Heaven

The Day You Left

Have you ever been paralyzed with so much pain that you thought you were dying? Your heart constricts and blood flow decreases until you are no longer breathing That’s how I felt when you left Life was no longer worth living No longer would I see the depth of the world in your eyes No … Continue reading The Day You Left

In Your Presence

It’s been 15 years since I stood in your presence, before that I don’t remember. The memory of you can’t even be described as fleeting, in reality it’s non-existent. I used to wonder why out of all of us I was left alone without any memories of you, but then I realize that it was … Continue reading In Your Presence

Last Night We Danced

Last night we danced and it was magical. You walked in the room and there was no one else but us. Nothing extravagant, just an ordinary room where you and I were the only two people in the world. It started slow with us looking into each other’s eyes and then transitioned into a cozy … Continue reading Last Night We Danced

Ascension

As I closed my eyes, I remember the feeling of floating to another place. In this place, I was barefoot walking through the woods. Every snap of a twig and crunch of a leaf made my feel as if I was going to somewhere of importance. The sound of tribal music could be heard from … Continue reading Ascension

Introvert Life

While everyone is sitting at home going stir crazy because of Covid-19 shutting everything down, I’m happily in my home reading books, watching documentaries, and meditating while my children fill my home with the rowdiness that would normally be seen in the outside world. I have my balance. As an introvert, Here is where I … Continue reading Introvert Life

The Feeling of Love

I wanna know love, I wanna know everything there is to know about that warm fuzzy feeling inside. I wanna know the feeling of your skin brushing against my arm and the softness of your lips pressed against mine. Our heartbeats in sync like the best drummers on the drum line as the majorettes dance … Continue reading The Feeling of Love

Let’s Do Yoga!

In the closet, I’m obsessed with yoga. Meaning I totally love yoga, but haven’t worked up the nerve to follow all the way through with it. Many things have been the cause of that. Fear, anxiety, intimidation, just to name a few. Being plus size, I see all the images of the different yogi’s in … Continue reading Let’s Do Yoga!

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My Black Rose

My black rose That’s what you are to me So unique Such a beauty to watch unfold When you graced me with your presence I knew my world would never be the same My life is now dedicated to you Ensuring you have everything you need Watering you and nurturing you Watching you grow daily … Continue reading My Black Rose

The Golden Hour

The golden hour My favorite time of the day I revel in her beauty As she looks at me The sun hits her eyes and Highlights the light brown orbs Against her chestnut skin And she smiles Brighter than the glow on her face She is mine and I give thanks At the golden hour

Oya’s Dance

She called to him during the storm As the tornados twirled and the winds howled She danced for him Draped in his color of red Hints of skin showing She enticed him with her movements The jewels on her anklet played a tune as they shook Calling for him to join her In the rain, … Continue reading Oya’s Dance

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