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Poem: Another One??!

Another One is gone too soon.
Another life cut devastatingly short.
With nothing but injustice upon injustice to show for it.

Life doesn’t just go on.
Forever marred by the pain
Of losing yet Another One.

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Poem: “Don’t boogie down”

I don’t want to go low.

So low that I reach your level.

So low that I lose myself.

I don’t want to boogie down your way.

Or, hear what you have to say now.

Now

Now

Now that the dust has settled,

I’m so glad I didn’t boogie down your way.

 

 

Penned July 4, 2015
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Poem: “Strong Black Woman: Love-Hate Relationship”

Strong Black Woman.

I both loathe and love her.

On one hand, I want to debunk myths and extol the beauty of her vulnerability.

On the other, I want to summons her energy, power, strength, and virtue when I am weak and afraid.

What, then, can I say?

The real goal is balance.

BALANCE…

of masculinity and femininity.

of self-care and other-care.

of independence and interdependence.

And many more dichotomies.

Above all, I would rather others see in me the qualities indicative of a Balanced Black Woman.

(Penned July 1, 2015)