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…

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…

When Adulthood Calls

To the girl stepping into adulthood, Your days go by in a blur. The world is a crazy maze and each day you try to find your way out. But you are clueless, more than you’ve ever been. Panic grips you as you realize that life as an adult is not how the teen you…

I Wish I Could

To the teenage girl at the bus stop, I saw you today waiting for the bus. I saw a reflection of myself in you. A shiver raced down my spine at that thought. I wish I could say I saw in you a budding writer like me. I wish I could say we share the…

The Mirror Of My Soul

Stare deep in my eyes and look through the teary ocean What do you find hidden in the mirror of my soul? Can you see the truth staring at you from within? Or you are blinded by the lies I’ve woven around me? Can you look past my deceit where the gospel truth strives? Or…

On The Edge

I am standing on the edge of a cliff. As I look down, I see the calm water. It calls me, it longs for me. I am mystified by it. My eyes don’t want to leave it. I open my arms, ready to embrace the blue. But I am stopped by a voice above me….

Claimed By The Storm

Standing at a crossroad, trying to figure out where to go. Jumbled up thoughts but still a blank stare. Curbing a noise within me that wants to escape out as a shriek. I am shouting on the inside, asking for help but out comes a whisper that nobody hears. I stretch my hand out to…

A Part Of You

In my big beady eyes you reside forever Leaving my sight going away you’d never In my deaf ears your voice dwells forever Going silent on me you’d still think never In my titled nose your scent nests forever Wiping your whiff off you’d enjoy never In my soft skin your touch perches forever Sliding…

Battling The World

When the world is against me, I battle alone. Standing my ground firm, head held high and looking at them in the eye. I may be alone, I may be singled out but I won’t give up. I’ll be bruised and I’ll be cut but I won’t bow down. It is for my respect and…

Woman Of My Dreams

I fight for myself and fight for others in need. I hold my ground when you are shaking the earth under me. My thoughts are my own and I speak what I think. I know what I deserve and won’t settle for less. I am the woman of my dreams.

Womb Of Ocean

From the womb of the ocean I was born Yellows of sun and blues of water I adorn From the waves of ocean I was washed Ripples formed and misty tears swashed From the coat of azure I was furred Kept in dark with my gaze so blurred From the crash of waves I was…

The Woman Who Bleeds

For days every month I bleed For years and decades I bleed For the love of life I bleed For the duty of wife I bleed For my future heir I bleed For being a mother I bleed I turn a giver of life when I bleed But why am I dirty when I bleed?