Just A Blossom

Pretty to the eye like a flower they would sayPreciously fragile like a petal they would sayScented like a rose they would sayEasy to tame like a potted floret they would say Are women nothing more than a blossom? Pretty on the inside like a saint I will sayPreciously strong like a pillar I will…

The Girl In Red Heels

“Good girls don’t make bold fashion statements.”“She’s just asking for attention!”“Strutting around her stuff like that in a party, she has no shame!”“She tripped over that broken glass, must be dead drunk!”“That little pouch she has, I know what she’s getting high on!”“Look at that guy hugging her, I bet she’s hooking up with him.”“He…

Dip me In

Dip me in a can of whiteImmerse me in it till I drownThen let me emerge as a new meKilling a soul and birthing a colorWho is painted in your hueWho is one of you, among you Dip me in a can of whiteImmerse me in it till I drownLet my cries silence foreverAs I…

Ripped

I am just another woman, tied on both endsSurrendering to one who takes me overWith strings in their hands and power tooThey pull at my sides to exert controlI am bound to obey them both…till…One dies or the other wins all at stakeLike a beast they pounce on mePulling at my ends with brutal forceRipping…

If Only I Had Known

I remember the day when ma picked me up and put me down and never picked me up again… I was big…big enough to be on my ownFrom a girl I was a woman full grownInto my life, struggles were flownHad stayed young…if only I had known I remember the day when life went astray…

Stars Below Me

I walk through the sky with stars twinkling below meSurreal clouds cushioning my delicate feetI stay dry as I watch rain pour down… way below meAs I taste the first peek of the rainbowBirds fly high up to whisper their tiny tales in my earAnd planes whizz past my ankles… Is it for real or…

On The Path Of Truth

I have walked the path of truth for longI’ve stumbled, I’ve fallen, but never returnedJust trotted on and on for years and more to comeTo search the ultimate gospel of lifeThat resides in a tunnel at the end of the trackWhere none has reached yetFor the path is rough and our feet too smoothAnd a…

Let Your Tears Escape

Let them escape your eyes and flow past your faceLet them ease the pain in your heart……And the soreness in your throatLet them wash your lashes and the dreams hung onto themLet them push the hurt from your mind…And the heaviness from your soul Let them escape your eyes and flow past your faceLet them…

Bound To The Ground

Spreading my wings wide I want to fly highLike a bird… breaking free from its flockThe skies roar, singing a song of welcomeReady to envelope me with arms so openI jump up and into its awaiting embraceBut back on the land I fall as it tightens the gripMy roots pull me down, stopping my flightI…

Free From The Maze

Towards the distant clouds I gazeStretching a hand beyond the earthly mazeRising above this choking hazeReaching the ball of fire ablazeA point where me and freedom brazeWhere birds chirp and cattle grazeWhere smiles strive over deathly fazeWhere I will be free…free from this daze

Cart Me Away

Dead of the night, a loud cry awoke himThere I was, born, pink like a roseWith his name towed to mineI was carted away to a cozy home I grew up, friendly with dolls and gunsBut protected in his warm embraceToo fragile to start college on my ownI was carted away with my big bro…

Take Me Back

Take me back to the time I long haven’t seenWhen the sky was pink and the ground so greenWhen I was still a jumping kid, not yet a teenWhen books were easy and my eyes so keenWhen the street was a kingdom and I its queenWhen the grass was dewy in the morning sheenWhen I…