Poem #20: Letter Of Interest

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 #15: Writers Block

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

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Poem #14: Coffee Shop

The smell of coffee beans The intimate conversations of friends Aisles and aisles of books that surround me Trays of sandwiches and chips being brought to tables College students typing last minute papers on their laptops I’m in the one place I can relax and let out the artistic me…I’m home.  

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Poem #13: Exhausted

She lowers her head in desperation All she wants is a way out Swirling in a sea of papers, coffee, and lectures Looking for the end point but isn’t seeing it anywhere The journey to the stage is almost here But can she make it?

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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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Poem #6: “More Than Friends”

It’s amazing when you look and see these people These people that aren’t your family yet feel closer than some blood People who would fight for you Die for you And although this world may seem so shitty They make living in it worth while.  

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Poetry #5: “Coexisting Pains”

Violence Just one word but it has so much meaning And causes so much trouble.   Racism Just one word but it has so much meaning And is so hurtful.   Together these words cause pain And right now my black people are suffering.   When will it end? When violence and racism no longer […]

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Poem #4: “Untitled”

I laid my head on his shoulders with a sigh. He asked me “What’s on your mind?” I told him “Nothing and everything at the same time.” We both looked out into the golden sky as the sun began to set wondering if life will ever be the same. 

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