Constant

Do you hear the prayers that my mouth won’t speak, and my mind won’t dare to wonder? Time and space aren’t constant, But I’m constant, Constantly trying but never persistent, They say draw near to you and you will draw near to me, But at times it feels as though the nearer I draw, the…

She Speaks

Does my worth lie within my child bearing hips? Or better yet is it found in the perceived juiciness of my lips? Do my periods make me dirty or simply make you uncomfortable? Because I’m yet to read the story of where Jesus washed his cloak after SHE touched HIM. Does my dress sense mean…

The Blacker the Berry

  They say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice, I say the blacker the man, the faster they shoot. Sweet, dark fluids cover the pavements, The blood of another man, He’s not a berry or a hashtag, But a father and a brother, a friend and a lover, A lover in a world…

The Girl Behind the Wall.

Show a bit of teeth Make them feel like you’re ready to let them in, The gap between your teeth is a gateway to your soul, The imperfections in your perfect smile are only noticed when you get up close, Up close and personal, A place that no-ones ever been, Some have tried but all…

The missing centimeters.

“I would just like to ask you one question… I don’t want you to take this the wrong way, But, what were you wearing?” Stunned, dumbfounded, surprised but not surprised, The cheek. What hurt her the most was that he was blissfully unaware, Unaware of what he had said, He was conscious of his utterance,…

The Prayer

When there is nothing left to say, Can you still hear me? When it seems like I’ve lost my way, Can you still see me? Even though I’ve gone astray, Will you still save me? This right now I pray, Because you complete me. When I stumble and I fall, Will you be there? Will…

She needed her

For as long as she could remember, she looked up to her, She looked up to her for as long as she could remember, She was scared, Scared of looking down and even more scared of looking ahead, She needed hope, She needed proof, She needed to know that there was a way out, She…

The Rainbow

She didn’t know what she was looking for, Or where she planned on going, She was searching for something, Something more, Something new, Something different. Different than what she was used to, She took two steps out of her comfort zone and froze. She didn’t really have a plan, She just knew that she wanted…

Her hidden strength

She was a believer, She believed in someone or something greater than herself, She hoped that she wasn’t being naive, She hoped and prayed but never expected anything to change. She was a dreamer, She dreamed of great things and of becoming great one day, She dreamed of things whilst awake but she was a…

They wonder…

This poem was inspired by Praise Him in Advance by Marvin Sapp in it he sings: I’ve had my share of ups and downs, times when there was no one around, God came and spoke these words to me, praise will confuse the enemy. I started singing, I started clapping, I started dancing, people were…

The calm before the storm

I once heard about the calm before the storm, So instead of enjoying the calm I sat anxiously waiting for the storm, Too good to be true, I don’t deserve this, I’ve got the perfect wardrobe for the storm, And enough food to last me til it passes, It’s not until the storm hits me…

The Master’s Masterpiece

God picked up every broken piece of me trying to make me whole, I looked at His final product and cried, I couldn’t take my eyes off of the cracks, Although you could only see them when you got up close, When I ran my fingers across the cracks, Blood poured out of my index,…