Not Wrong, a poem

“You’re not wrong,” my son says, as he strokes his black goatee, “Mom, stay strong,” my son says. With those eyes, he looks like me. Broadened shoulders, lengthened legs, he sure is stretchin’ out! He usually dons a shirt and tie because he likes the clout. “You’re not wrong,” my son says, as he drinks … Continue reading Not Wrong, a poem

WHO

WHO is the Sunshine gleaming at a world of pronounced darkness? WHO is behind those splendid heated rays? I wonder WHY that WHO forgives MY darkness, each dawn, after I return from MY descent, like Orpheus, trying to reclaim lost love in the night previous... My morning words, O’harian diaries of secrets illuminated by that … Continue reading WHO

The Anti-Mother’s Day poem

Have you tears to wipe away? When kids don’t call on Mother’s Day “Payback is a bitch!” kids say, When kids don’t call on Mother’s Day Disregard their mother’s wishes Don’t care how she washed the dishes Wiped their noses, gave them kisses When kids don’t call on Mother’s Day “Will Mom’s heart break apart … Continue reading The Anti-Mother’s Day poem

Sweetie, I Left

This poem is dedicated to my two amazing children, who have grown into the most impressive adults I know. Sweetie, I left because the strong part of me was quickly crumbling I left ‘cause I could no longer see hope, and I left ‘cause the foundation crack was widening and deepening I left ‘cause dreams … Continue reading Sweetie, I Left

The pint ~ a love story

My daddy drinks a pint a day but please don’t call the cops my daddy drinks a pint a day and says he just can’t stop I’m so afraid that vodka drink will cause his life to end but every day he drinks it up again again again my daddy drinks a pint a day … Continue reading The pint ~ a love story

The Endless Struggle- a poem

We push and pull and turn around no consensus will be found yanking here and yanking there arguments from clear thin air Rolling over both of us wrestling now we’re in the dust poking eyeballs pulling hair metaphors that show we care... ...too much for our own ego can’t give up and can’t let go … Continue reading The Endless Struggle- a poem

TANKED

was it all a bad mistake were we jerks who took the bait when they said it wouldn’t take we laughed years into our fragile mess knowing that we failed the test faking it for all the rest we dashed little secrets grew in size then we made up alibis trying to keep our love … Continue reading TANKED

Crazy & Free

My pride is hurt, i'm CRAZY blue But it's no longer about you You loved me and you left me too Enjoy yourself with someone new Now go along your merry way You're in my past where I can't stay And if you think you've stepped on me Well, rest assured, I'm finally FREE! (C) … Continue reading Crazy & Free

Albert Woolum, White Navy Veteran, Kneels in a Black Lives Matter Shirt During National Anthem to Support Girls’ Volleyball Team — GOOD BLACK NEWS

Three words: "Thank you, Sir." Mo   article via thegrio.com On Friday night, cheerleaders for the DeSoto and Cedar Hill high schools’ football teams in Texas knelt during the national anthem before the game between their two schools to protest the treatment of people of color in the United States. What’s more, on Tuesday, the … Continue reading Albert Woolum, White Navy Veteran, Kneels in a Black Lives Matter Shirt During National Anthem to Support Girls’ Volleyball Team — GOOD BLACK NEWS

South African teen girls are protesting against their school’s racist hair policy — Fusion

Wow. I am aghast at this blatant racism against these lovely South African young girls! Great job young ladies. Keep fighting for the freedom to be yourself and love yourself just as you are. Your natural hair is the essence of your beauty as a creation of a loving God. Same stuff goes on in … Continue reading South African teen girls are protesting against their school’s racist hair policy — Fusion