Women of Influence


At the Women’s Convention of 1851 Sojourner Truth gave her famous speech “Ain’t I A Woman” At one point, reminding those that said women were not equal to men because Christ wasn’t a woman, that Christ had indeed been birthed through a woman by God without the help of man Having seen her own children…

Have I Ever


I have fallen in love before Love in all its sweetness and golden after glows Been bathed in butterflies and goose bumps at the mere mention of her name Daydreamed hours away fantasizing what our life would be Brick house, porch swings, quiet hours reading, good food, and family I have planned vacations with the…

Pulse


49 as the square of 7 is the development of evolutionary stages and their degrees 4 contributing values of worthiness determination and passion while 9 represents endings and conclusions Finding the courage to defy all odds Racing towards truth, refusing to settle for skeleton closets Vibrant red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple Ending in…

Trust In The Lord 7/30


As a little girl I can remember feet stomping rhythmically Small wooden church at the top of an old country hill Dry red dirt dusting my pearly patent leather white shoes Fans on high-speed Bodies rocking Eyes rolled deep into the back of praying heads Tears streaming Wooden church pews sagging with the weight of…

Organic Love 4/30


I came across a writing prompt that challenged me to spend some time looking at the names of heirloom plants, and write a poem that takes its inspiration from, or incorporates the name of, one or more of these garden rarities. Well…. Here is what I have. Let’s call this Organic Love Your Black Beauty…

Indian Giver 2/30


I take it back May this moment serve as permanent notice that everything I vowed or sworn is officially null and void Written intentions spinning a willful dependence Every beautifully crafted word written on promises never breathed into existence Independent of the presence of make-believe realities White picket fences, 2.4 kids, and your puppy Well thought…