That Kinda Love

It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you… Eartha Kitt I wantThat kinda love That’s electric The kindThat sends ChillsDown my spineAt the mere MentionOf your name That kinda loveThat makesMe smileFrom the insideTo the outsideFor no reason For any reason And every reason I want That kinda loveThat makesMe glowBrightAs theContinue reading “That Kinda Love”

The List

Define who you are and what you are, and be clear on that. Meditate on that and then, live and die by that… Nipsey Hussle Lately I have been compiling A List… The do’s And don’tsThe will’sAnd won’tsThe yesesAnd the no’sThe X’s And the O’s Like DoKiss me everyday Don’t Push me away I will Hold you downI won’t ChaseContinue reading “The List”

Love to Me Is Like

My description of a perfect morning landscape in a series of 5-7-5 Haiku. I love the Poets.org definition of this form of poetry, “A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression.” LoveContinue reading “Love to Me Is Like”

Pleasure…in Love Songs

The directions said, “From the tantalizing to the satisfyingly sober, have your poem convey a sense of pleasure today. Imbue it with joy, glee, and profound contentment — or, if you wish to keep it dark, write about the lack of or longing for pleasure in your life.” Also, “Add some structure to your poemContinue reading “Pleasure…in Love Songs”

Where Writing Hides

Within the sea of words of a good book In the heartache of losing someone you love In a tear slowly cascading along the creases of a cheek …is where writing hides In the laughter of my sons as they play In the soapy suds of the shampoo in my hair In the heat ofContinue reading “Where Writing Hides”

Music is my New Best Friend

Lately I have been lost in my thoughts Trying to make sense and write through this depression I’ve caught Searching for a balm to soothe my soul When music reached in and pulled me out of that hole First, it was one song, then two The longer I listened, my world seemed less blue MusicContinue reading “Music is my New Best Friend”

Women Write: in W’s

Women write Wanting, wishing wondering why We wander willingly, wearily within wonder WOMAN, WORDSMITH, WORKHORSE, WORSHIPPER Welcoming wisdom while waiting watchfully Women write Worriedly whispering “why” Wackos, weirdos wickedness wins WOMAN, WORKER, WARRIOR…WHAT WORKMANSHIP! Writhing, wallowing, wantonly with warmth weakening Women write Weekly, weekdays whole weekends While watching, working, wrestling WOMAN, WATCHDOG, WOLF, WOMB-MAN…WRITER WeavingContinue reading “Women Write: in W’s”

I am a Single Mother

The instructions said to write about a journey. “You could channel your excitement about a trip you’re about to embark on (or just returned from), comment on the mental progress you witnessed someone make, or focus on the struggles, pleasures, and extreme emotions that travel can bring about.” Single motherhood IS A JOURNEY. I amContinue reading “I am a Single Mother”

Alliter-rostic

Friend is today’s topic from my Blogging Uni course. I can choose to write about a dear friend OR (huge smile forms here) address a group of people… And, if I am feeling really saucy, they suggest giving acrostic a try: it’s a fun poetic form where the first letter of every verse combines toContinue reading “Alliter-rostic”

I, Too (The Sista’s Version)

Inspiration can come from out of no where sometimes. And I was minding my business when I stumbled upon a post from @hannahdrake628 of WriteSomeShit called Black Women for 2021 Mind The Business that Minds You. In her post, she said “I believe that for 2021 it is time for Black Women to reclaim theirContinue reading “I, Too (The Sista’s Version)”

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