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Year 28 is here, and I wanted to gift something close to my heart to those who love poetry or simply wish to support me. It is my SIXTH poetry collection, the companion to July’s “Before The Sunshine”. After The Rain, the happiness that follows the sadness I’ve struggled with for much of my life… Read More
As we grow, age, mature and all things of that nature; we begin to feel around the world and our surroundings to try out and learn what it is that we like and want for ourselves. More often than not, as has been the case for me and my life; we’re given options, and other… Read More
As usual, as my birthday grows closer; I notice that I tend to grow distant. Typically, so many thoughts run through my mind. How old I’m going to be, where I am in my life (my actual location, as well as with the goals I’ve set for myself). And, as always, I tend to feel… Read More
Lately, my emotions have been playing an intense game of tug of war. Side one wants to be happy and confident and loving/appreciative of myself. Side two wants to wallow in pain and discord, to loath and tear myself apart. Most often, it’s side two that wins the battle. This game is not anything new,… Read More
Every once in a while I get myself so hyped up about my passion and my goals, my dreams and I get wide eyed with excitement about all that I’m going to do to fulfill those goals and dreams. And then, something comes tumbling down, weighing my mind and heart down heavily. Self-doubt. Fear. Self-loathing.… Read More
All because I believed I could, I flew far beyond my wildest dreams, And conquered a world I’d once feared. All because I believed I could, I pushed myself far beyond my limits, And paved a way for me to Exceed far beyond my imagination. I believed I could, And I did.
His eyes were the fire that ignited my soul. Swept me up past cloud nine, And promised to never let me go. It was so… so so freeing, And he showed me the power And magic of being loved with someone’s entire being. It was bliss.
Of all the things I could be today, I choose to be HAPPY, And attract love my way. Happy, happy. Lord, I choose to be happy.
I’ve said it once before, and I’ll continue to say it; it has become so hard in this day and age to find and pick out good, quality music. Certainly, a good turn up or ratchet song is okay. I’ll be the first to admit that Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy gives me LIFE. However, I feel… Read More
No one, and I do mean no one, has felt or understood or come to know pain the way I have. It thrives when I’m at my highest, sitting back, waiting to drag me down to the pits of sorrow and depression; waiting to laugh and taunt, show me that I have been and will always be a nothing and a nobody in this world. Read More