As I have mentioned before, Christmas time always takes me back to my grandma’s place. Every December, our large extended family would come together under my grandma’s domain. Grandpa was present too but it was grandma’s boat to ride. Grandma’s place was home without a doubt. She created a place that we all wanted to…… Continue reading Home for Christmas
Soft is not my middle name But I know to respect traditions Of my ancestors. Being on my knees for the elders Is my tradition not weakness. I will not look you in the eye If you wish to speak to me And that is respect not disrespect As you suspect. I am prideful Relentless…… Continue reading African woman
With gratitude We must live in each passing day With humility We ought to embrace every second In awe Every breathe must be! For life, Is precious; A precious gift undeserved. Susan McMillan
That rose perhaps You should send me today Tomorrow ain’t for me “I” may be for the pine box. Send me the rose With a note that speaks your heart Give me the rose and your words Not in my pine box Not on my grave Not with a goodbye wave; But a hug. Not…… Continue reading The Rose!
Draw me; Draw only what I reveal Draw not my scarred heart See not my wrinkled past Dear pencil holder; Look not beyond my eyes Look not beyond the smile I present Ask not the lingering questions; Of the heart and soul Of the tears you see Of the pain you read Of the bitterness…… Continue reading Dear pencil holder,
For the last couple of months y’all have been reading my posts on abuse. I have hoped that pouring out my heart would help encourage others towards healing as well as create awareness for those that can protect helpless children who continue to be vulnerable at the hands of molesters. There has been pain beneath…… Continue reading “Audacity of Her” – Poetry Release
Today, I met a friend In you; the stranger next to me. We agree history has made us strangers; Enemies! but… Let’s try; let’s try to be friends, Let’s try… let’s try to agree on something; Something that will make history worth keeping. Let’s try… Walking at the same pace, Without trying to outrun one…… Continue reading Try…