Freedom of a child In an open field Gathering treasures; Fall confetti leaves. ~Susan McMillan
When we had our little ones just like any other parent, our hearts raced towards getting our space child proofed. We wanted to make sure nothing was a danger for them around. We got those electrical plugs, baby gates, baby monitors and on as y’all may know if you have ever taken this route. That…… Continue reading Childproofing our homes
Sit at that table Sharing an honest bite That we once did With old bent spoons? Sharing dreams That helped us survive The old rusted Metal that surrounded us? Would we Still survive The bean weevils In every bite Off our spoons? Would we Still smile At the beating From those iron hands? Would we…… Continue reading Would we?
My baby, Over and over I have held you Making memories for me Of us Savouring each passing day In my heart pouch Singing my heart out to u Hoping you would remember The tunes of my heart. My baby, In my arms A day at a time You have grown. A moment after another …… Continue reading My baby
I claim June for mine ; a little Island at heart through the heat it brings. June 1985 I was held in the arms of a mother June was then my claimed place. June 2008 I was held In the arms of a man I owned June for sure. June makes me smile for the…… Continue reading Sun kissed!
I loved wearing it; It was my favorite my market day wear my Sunday best Perhaps my daily pick. My memories; the good and bad were wrapped up in my tiered skirt. I called it Chaka Chaka; my Chaka Chaka after my favorite African song bird my Yvonne; Yvonne Chaka Chaka. I knew that I…… Continue reading Tiered Skirt
Today I wanted mama Today I cried for mama Like I did yesterday. It’s been a while It’s been years It’s been seasons Feels like I am.. Still losing mama. Like I did that year, Today I tried to call mama At least in my mind Like I did yesterday. Today I needed Mama’s voice…… Continue reading Losing mama.