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Poetry

Poetry: “Prosperity”

November 11, 2019 |

Moving on is the hardest part of things,

Leaving behind what was once the most important thing to you is an everlasting pain with nothing but a constant reminder of what you’ve lost. 

Or so I thought. 

You see, many … Read More

Poem: “Why?”

November 11, 2019 |

Why?

That’s a loaded question, isn’t it? You could have a million answers to such a simple question, and yet… none of them could satisfy me.

Why?

I never understood why you did what you did, but then again, when … Read More

Sonnet: “Your Graduation”

September 20, 2019 |

Today is the day, the day of late June,

A summer’s day, so bittersweet, and alas,

A night to remember under full moon,

A day of preparing and time for mass.

Graduation hats, plus caps and nice gowns,

It is … Read More

“Stats”

March 13, 2019 |

I wake up before the sun can rise, with a bare back and swollen eyes.

But that does not matter; I got kids to care for.

Women in sub-Saharan Africa collectively spend about 40 billion hours a year … Read More

Poetry: “America”

February 24, 2019 |

America is now presented as a country in shambles To live here is more than a gamble There is no more black or white you’re surrounded by gray And you are persecuted if you happen to be gay An inner … Read More

Poetry: “Likes”

January 30, 2019 |

Social Media Is All We KnowIt Runs Our LivesHow We Talk How We ActWhat We SayWhen We Say ItWhat We Do How We Do ItWhat Is The Language Of Likes?They Control UsThey Comfort UsThey Wipe Some of Our Insecurities AwayCan … Read More

Poetry: “Christmas”

December 24, 2018 |

The day before Christmas, hanging by the fireplace, lies our unstuffed stockings

Everyone is rushing down the halls while the clock is tick tocking

Many kids patiently awaiting by the window to watch the reindeer flocking

Bundling up into winter … Read More

Poetry: “Christmas Day”

December 19, 2018 |

The morning sky is white, snowy, and cold.

The sound of the bells never grows old.

Santa Claus is coming out at midnight,

Which means he has already taken flight.

Children are laughing, making it super merry.

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Poetry: “In the Grand Scheme of Things”

December 6, 2018 |

She arrived home, leaving her things in her room

Alongside lush sheets sprawled on the queen bed

The chandelier beamed lustrous lights of silver

Onto shelved book spines of golden thread

 

She stretched briefly and walked to her kitchen

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Poetry: “The Ballad of Melanin”

December 6, 2018 |

The sun caught in her raven hair

Rays reflecting hellfire on her skin

Draped in rags, her slumber in her cage

Crowned with rusted metal

Queen of my fields,

How I desire you

Painting of angels surround us

Pale skin … Read More

Song: “Hold On”

November 26, 2018 |

 

 

“Hold on”

Let me out, let me see the light Pouring in heaps of gold from the window Sure, there are things to do, but I’m taking all my time just looking at you

Thinking about it now, … Read More

Poetry: “Ash”

November 10, 2018 |

The blood rushing.

Rushing so fast to my pounding heart in order to help with the fear I have to experience.

The shaking of my hands and the bumps that go all over my body to keep the blood inside … Read More

Poetry: “Halloween Night”

October 26, 2018 |

 

T’was the week before All Hallow’s eve,

I was scared and couldn’t breathe.

As the monster emerges closely,

It’s a battle for my life mostly.

Watching my back as I run to the door,

But the door isn’t there … Read More

Poetry: “Toxicity”

October 26, 2018 |

 

Girl: “I’m as pure as water

Can’t you realize I’m someone’s daughter?”

 

Girl: “Once I give you love, you’ll just trade it away

Know that I’m a woman who has things to say.”

 

Boy: “Even water … Read More

Poetry: “My Hair”

October 19, 2018 |

My hair is my crown

Something I will not let fall down

There were times where I was ashamed

To embrace my voluminous mane

Thought I looked like a beast

Who hadn’t been slain

Or a wild animal … Read More