Monthly Archives: October 2010

Blood Tears – Original Poetry in memory of the freedom fighters

crying

I sit here writing this poem

thinking of the sacrifices that

have brought me to tears

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One Of The Most Important Days of My Life – for Mom

The day I announced to my soul that joy and sadness could co-exist and that I was no longer going to allow fear to take a permanent residence in my heart and head. Continue reading

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Profile of an Ex-Slave – Original Poetry

and I never knew the value of
that red Georgian soil
until I saw the gently wrinkled face
of my great-great grandmother
who shaped my future
in the palm of her hands

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Creation – Original Poetry (thanks Meri for remembering this one)

I created the stars in your eyes
I created the warmth in these skies
It is I who is worldly and wise
It is I who you see in the beauty of the butterflies

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Getting comfortable in my own skin

Motherhood can cause you to forget who you were before you were a mother and a wife. I was once asked in a group setting to close my eyes and think of five roles that I have in my life, … Continue reading

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For My Love – Original poetry written Sept 1985

you are everything I’ve ever wanted a man to be and I treasure your love like the Egyptians treasure the ever flowing Nile…

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For Bunta..

By letting go of our young women, we trust the Creator to provide them with the opportunity to grow into greatness and use what they’ve learned to choose the path best suited for them. Continue reading

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There’s no where to hide when love comes calling your name

I ducked Love, I ran from Love, I stepped around it and I had relationships with men who didn’t want love or who weren’t in the position to promise love or who were just unavailable emotionally. And I felt that I evaded Love. Continue reading

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How did I get here?

It had been over a year since I had felt lips on my skin or hands around my waist. And if I was going to take this leap back into intimacy, then who better than someone I had known for twenty years. I trusted this man. I could feel safe and vulnerable at the same time. So I lept. Continue reading

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Facing the fear

I didn’t think I would ever be able to step out on faith and insist on a life of peace and joy. I take things one day at a time and I thank God for the little things. Continue reading

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