If I March for justice
That makes me nothing less than human
If I demand the police beheld accountable
I am nothing more than human
If I bang on doors and ask all my neighbors to sign the petition
I’m over it
I feel alone
Like no place is home.
And I just don’t know
If I can mass produce
The energy it takes
To maintain this smile upon my […]
What hours are we in?
I don’t know
I’ve just finished a street party
And perhaps the drink was just a little too plenty
I’m just kidding- I don’t partake in the drink
So what other excuse could I […]
I’m just another poet
There’s nothing special about my voice or the words that my vocal chords produce
I’m just another person whose passion has been overturned
It spills over and covers the ground
Some need new digs
To feel good
Or hit the town.
As for me, I just need to throw on a wig
Add a lil rouge
A small helping of Unxle Scrooge’s loot
And I’ll be ready to hit the town in my favorite […]
Are we done?
I think I’m done
No? Oh. Well damn.
My congratulations and many accolades
Will just have to wait
Til it pleaaes the fates.
I won’t give up
I’ve never been a quitter
If you ask my mother thinking thoughts like that are surely a sin
We will all win
So long as we keep pushing until the end
But just right now, a nap would be […]
In this 5th hour
I feel the need to say
I am a black woman
With black children
Who matter to me.
In this, the 5th hour…
It is important that you see
My black family is just as important as […]
1 a swing
3 a man or a woman or two or three of each
5 a house to one’s self, with absolutely zero kids running about
This is the place for which one could jump off
For an afternoon […]
It is the 3rd Hour
The sun is shining
And I am already talking to myself about powering through
It isn’t that I don’t want to finish this great race
But really, I’d rather be out and about having the […]
Patrick Henry said give me liberty or give me death
Harriot Tubman said she would shoot anyone who made a sound or dared turn around
There is a price to be paid to be free.
I do not know who said […]
Wow! Powerful poem! Thank you for sharing. ‘The sound drowned out by the incessant noise of the same old wheel’ is incredibly strong, as is your repeating line: ‘there is a price to be paid to be free’.
Thank you soooooo much! I was worried the repetition didn’t flow, so I definitely appreciate the feedback!
My eyes are still groggy looking
And my head is promising that today is probably gonna be a foggy one.
Ooh, the joys of post traumatic head injury migraine.
I had a perfect plan and good intentions […]
Hey everyone! Gah. It is a little more than 5 hours before the marathon starts and I’m wide awake….
And… I’ve only just realized, I have neither created an introduction post or joined the Facebook […]
My brain is mush
Muddled with thoughts of yesterday and the tomorrow that hasn’t quite made it to the day’s rays of sunlight .
My mind is clouded with sleep- the cobwebs outstretched their tentacles and I […]
Solidarity. I’m with you. I thought I would get a second wind by now, but I’m running out of steam too. You’re still doing good though.
I officially made it, as I only signed up for the half marathon. I was trying to push myself to do the whole. I didn’t succeed as I fell asleep very shortly after posting this one. How did you fare? I hope you were successful!
I am done.
I think this marathon has one.
I accomplished what I set out to do
12 hours of poetry
In that I have succeeded
Soon, I will be fast asleep
Maybe i will wake early and play catch up […]
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