Poem #21: Some vs. Others

Some days I feel tired. Others I feel restored. Some days I’ve wondered if I’ve strayed away. Others I’m crying out to you Lord. Some days I’m ready to end it all. Other days I’m offering to be my friends’ psychologist…as much time as I can afford. Some days I feel full of hope. Others […]

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Poem #18: No More Tears

Babygirl lift your head up For you are worth more than they make you seem Wipe those tears They leave because they’re not worth your time Your efforts Your affection Fuck them for not making you think you’re good enough You’re a boss As long as you see it The worthy ones will see it […]

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Poem #17: Black Girl Magic

The melanin in her skin The way her hair coils The fullness of her lips The strength to keep fighting for others as well as herself How can she be anything but magic?

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Poem #16: I Want To Live

Life is right in front of you In the birds that chirp In the wind that blows In the songs that flow through your ears All you have to do is grab it.

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Poem #15: Writers Block

It’s frustrating to feel so passionate Yet not find the words to express it.  

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Poem #12: First Dates

There’s nothing more nerve wrecking than that first meet The heart palpitations and thoughts of “damn I just want him to like me” Or just hoping and praying that he’s not crazy.   The checking of the clothes and the hair Making sure everything’s in order I don’t want him thinking I look crazy having […]

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Poem #11: Trapped Soul

Inside she feels so empty. her heart is cold as ice. the tears are all dry like the sahara desert. she wonders the mystery of life. where she will go next. the feelings for others aren’t there and she wishes she could care for others but she just doesn’t feel that compassion. to her, love […]

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Poem #9: To A Struggling College Student

Dear college student You got this You have the brains to make it You’ve made it this far And I know you’re struggling to make it through Like everything is against you And no matter how hard you try obstacles do their best to knock you down But you must pick yourself up because you’re […]

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Poem #8: Letter Of Interest (old poem)

Letter of Interest Hi, You haven’t known me very long, but I wanted you to know I have an interest in you. I want to know your mind.  Tell me your fears and your dreams. Tell me your favorite memory as a child and your worst. I want to know your favorite book or your opinion […]

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Poem #7: #SayTheirName

Nia- White supremacist wishing she and others like her didn’t exist. Trayvon- Wanted nothing but skittles and tea but instead his life he had to plea. Eric- Police didn’t take selling cigarettes for a joke so they decided he should choke. Sandra-Stopped while going about her day, then killed in jail to be kept out […]

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