The Wolf, the Vines, and the Girl In Between A personal essay. All my life, I've lived in the grip of fear. Now that my mother, my refuge from fright, is gone, I am learning that if I don't conquer fear, it will devour me. All critiques are welcome. I am looking to expand this essay and eventually create a collection of essays, so tips are appreciated.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, 6/15/2014
The Missing Traveler My journey wasn't as good as it could have been.
Poetry: Love, K, English, Friendship & Romance, words: 208, favs: 1, 4/3/2014
6Reflections » A collection of short, reflective poems about the world, life, the afterlife, and love. It's not as heady as it sounds in this summary, so read and see for yourself what it's all about!
Poetry: Life, K, English, Poetry, chapters: 10, words: 511, favs: 1, follows: 2, updated: 6/7/2013 published: 4/11/2013
2 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised--It Will Be Tweeted You can't keep us down anymore. Inspired by the use of social media in the protests in Turkey, Syria, and throughout the Middle East, but the theme is global.
Poetry: Politics, K, English, Poetry, words: 286, 6/7/2013
2 Waiting for the Manna to Fall Water is life.
Poetry: Nature, K, English, Poetry, words: 191, 6/7/2013
This Says it All The whole of humanity's suffering can be told in four simple words.
Poetry: Life, K, English, Poetry & Angst, words: 34, 6/4/2013
1 The Yellow Room A poem about the thrill and awe felt by a young woman as she contemplates her future.
Poetry: General, K, English, Poetry, words: 140, favs: 2, 5/27/2013
1 Wander With Me "When you look at me I see tenderness and my roots grow deeper./Can you feel the rush, the cloud of warmth between us as we come closer?/It washes over me." My thoughts about a boy I am gradually getting closer to.
Poetry: Love, K+, English, Romance & Friendship, words: 187, 4/27/2013
Dream Boy This is a poem about the little boy who graces my dreams and haunts my waking life.
Poetry: Family, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, words: 531, favs: 1, 4/12/2013
Poem for a Little Black Girl "Little black girl/With your future so bright/With your smile that could warm the loneliest heart/Remember that God will always be with you./So rise./Take flight." A poem for all the little black girls of the world who will face a hostile world as they grow up. This poem was a labor of love and is very close to my heart.
Poetry: Life, T, English, Hurt/Comfort, words: 642, 4/11/2013
2 From One Poet To Another "It appears that I have found a person with whom to share my crazy, mystic ramblings." This poem is addressed to/dedicated to a new friend I have found, someone who loves poetry and jazz and reading and life just as much as I do. As I said to him, I hope you enjoy it!
Poetry: Friendship, K, English, Poetry & Friendship, words: 270, 4/11/2013
1 All I Was Doing Was Being "All I was doing was being/But in your quiet, endless whisper/You called me to do more." A story about how love can open our eyes and create us anew.
Poetry: Love, K+, English, Romance & Spiritual, words: 332, favs: 1, 4/10/2013
Hands "Hands/Soft hands that cling to fingers and mama's heavy breast/Soft hands brown and dimpled/Grasping at life." Inspired by and somewhat styled after a poem of the same name by the Ivory Coast poet Bernard Dadié. A poem about freedom and slavery within the context of our hands.
Poetry: Life, K, English, Hurt/Comfort, words: 158, 4/8/2013
3 I Am a Rosebud "I am a /Rosebud/Barely opened/Green husk around my red-gold petals/To keep me/Safe/From the cold, bitter breezes." People, as a part of nature, need certain things to grow. A variation on the traditional love poem.
Poetry: Nature, K, English, Romance, words: 147, favs: 4, 4/7/2013
2 Splendid Color "Only those who love color are admitted to its beauty and immanent presence."-Johannes Itten. A poem about the simple, magnificent gift we call color.
Poetry: Nature, K, English, Poetry, words: 38, favs: 1, 4/6/2013
1 Stranger in My Own Land "Familiar faces/Familiar smiles/Familiar voices call my name/Yes it's true I love them/But I'm still—not the same." A poem about my wish for diversity and acceptance, and how I wish not to be treated as an equal, but to *be* equal.
Poetry: Life, K, English, Poetry, words: 333, favs: 1, 4/6/2013
1 A Person in Passing "Instead there's indifference as I shuffle through/Indistinct faces/And by the time I step into the sunshine,/I've forgotten all of them." A poem about how we so often pass by one another without stopping to notice or care.
Poetry: Life, K, English, Poetry, words: 149, favs: 1, 4/6/2013
In a Garden Sometimes the subtlest beauty holds the most power.
Poetry: Nature, K, English, Poetry, words: 80, 4/5/2013
Down by the River A remembrance of a slave burial site. Dedicated to all my enslaved ancestors.
Poetry: Life, K, English, Drama & Spiritual, words: 174, 4/5/2013
2 Skin The biggest organ in the body; the widest gateway to the heart.
Poetry: Life, K+, English, Romance & Friendship, words: 23, favs: 1, follows: 1, 3/29/2013
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