I told you my story. I told you the hidden me. I told you that I’m sorry That my life wasn’t meant to be. I told you it hurts. When you do and say and blurt The hurtful guilt trips That make me yell and do flips. You hear but you don’t On the surface … Continue reading Save It
There she stood In the doorway screaming Crying, frozen. Dreaming. I tried to reach her. To tell her she's safe. But she ran away Hiding her face. Standing against the back door The belt whistled and cracked I tried to reach her She couldn't see me from the back. Hands on the bar Holding tight, … Continue reading I’m Trying To Reach You
He called me selfish He called me arrogant. I never realized on control He was hell bent. He called me selfish He called me arrogant With his hand out I gave unhesitant. The labels he gave Cut deep like a sharp blade I lost myself Giving unselfish help. To him. So he could win. While … Continue reading He won the fight, But I Won the Battle!
Monticello My stated destination Monticello Thomas Jefferson’s plantation Three months in planning Excitement and hype never waning Five hours we drove Stopping once along the road Passing state lines Google maps reminded us each time Welcome to Virginia “We’re almost there” We thought as we rolled Looking forward to a nice leisurely stroll “Look, a … Continue reading It wasn’t Monticello
I’m an author Shouted I Smiling brightly I’m an author Smiling with glee Feeling gloriously Accomplished Almost as if I could see A future without the past Part of me knew this couldn’t last. But I pressed forward Feeling bold This feeling will never get old Holding tightly to the newness Of my courageous … Continue reading I Am “They”
Who remembers when the ACLU spoke out against excessive use of force? It was 1999 in New York. Amadou Diallo went out to get dinner. He stood in the vestibule of his apartment building and the cops unleashed 41 bullets into his fragile body. Amadou Diallo died that day in what officials and a jury decided … Continue reading American Distress
The storm of life rages. Hold you in the cages. Never knowin' Which way the wind blowin, You hold on tight Holding on for dear life. The eye comes Life calms. I can breathe. My heart seethes. I breathe. Bracing myself. Enjoying the calm of myself. I breathe. The rage freezes In time Stopping on … Continue reading I’m No Longer in the Storm