Poems

America, How Sweet

As I sit back, I read and listen to people who are like me and in similar shoes of my own talk about how they are scared. I find this whole situation from the election to people speak out of their mouths to say words such as "Nigger" or "you don't belong here". As a black female, I will not sit back and be scared of what might happen if I open my mouth respond to a person with such negative intent. That couldn't have been me! 

As a blogger, I thought about how could I phrase things in this post about the country I live so I wouldn't paint it terrible. Truthfully, it is bad! No matter how the media tries to sugarcoat what's happening. To be experiencing the reality of the situation, I have realized that there is still a chance to become better and prevail pass the negativity of some people in this world. 

America, how sweet the sound of your name to those who don't know what is happening with you. I am still in shock that Donald Trump was elected as President! It is what it is. The only problem is the supporters of him. I must say that this election shined light on those who find it hard to accept a diverse America. There is a slight fear on how January 20, 2017 will be for the Presidential Inauguration.

I will never forget being apart of a silent march on November 15th hosted by an organization on my school campus Black Men Unified. So much controversy the guys had to deal with due to the fact the timing was after the Election. Also tying in the fact, we are students at a PWI (predominantly white institute). As families and students silently marched, we overheard some students yelling on the sideline saying "Trump 2016, Trump 2016" and running away like some punks. Ignoring that because the main focus was to remember the Black Lives lost due to police brutality. What made the march stronger in that moment was how none of the individuals marching responded to that absurdity that was happening. We maintained focus and did not react.

As I stood in front of a candle holding an image of Tamir Rice. I thought how a young, black child lost his life innocently. Imagining how devastated his family and loved ones were by hearing the news. Keeping in remembrance of those who lives have been taken: Sean Bell, Philando Castle, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, Mike Brown, Eric Gardner, and many more. May they all rest in peace. The list goes on and on. It saddens me and touched upon my post about my Black Truth from this past summer. If people think that removing and harming other will make this nation "Great Again", they are highly incorrect and blinded by the media. America is captivated and always attracted by corruption. 

 

 

"Sapiosexual" by Donnell

“Let’s have intellectual intercourse…

The type of sex that can’t be forced. It isn’t physical. I have to slowly insert my words through your medulla once it’s moist and ready. I plan to go deep. Real deep.

The type of deep that can’t be measured by feet. It’s infinite. I’m gonna give you the type of love that’ll make you remember this for years to come. I promise when I make your soul cum, it’ll be of mental stimulation.

The sensation and pleasure makes you even wetter and the intercourse gets that much better. I slowly lick you down with each letter until it forms into a word or verb. You’ll be shaking so much you can’t even say a word. I can tell you’ve never had this type of sex before. This mental thing. But it’s okay.

I’m going to help you through this by swirling my tongue around your emotions until you finally are ready to open that sweet spot. The clit of your brain. Where I’ll suck it with insane pleasure unless you release all your deepest secrets. Can I tell you a secret?

Our generation of men lacks the essence of understanding the internal before enjoying the curves of your external. But me, I like to get deeper than the sea until I can see your third eye. And open it so you can finally see the truth. But once I get inside that warm and squishy brain it’ll only be proof that you’ve never had anything as big as me.

Just wait and see.”

- Donnell Morris (ig: @princedonnell)

Note: I know everyone's thoughts are running wild. This was one of my favorite posts by Donnell Morris. He's really motivational on Instagram in regards of bettering yourself. Check him out. 

"Dear Woman" by Mike

"Dear Woman,

Sometimes

You'll just be too much woman.

Too smart, Too beautiful, Too strong.

Too much of something

That makes a man feel like less of a man,

Which will start making you feel like you have to be less of a woman.

The bigger mistake you can make is removing jewels from your crown

To make it easier for a man to carry.

When this happens, I need you to understand, you do not need a smaller crown --

You need a man with bigger hands."

- Michael E. Reid (ig: @justmike_)

Note: Michael Reid is an amazing poet. Can't wait for his book "The Boyfriend Book" to release on February 14, 2016. Check him out on Instagram. :)

Simple Motivation

"Don't take your happiness for granted.

Don't let a good day die off in the burning sunset.

Don't let it fade out the light without you remembering what it was like in the darkness.

Know it. Know how it makes you feel. Know it while it's with you.

It's not meant to be yours forever and neither is the pain it leaves behind when it's gone.

Know it. Know your happiness. Know your laughter. Know your smile.

Know all these things, and know how to make them stay. 

The longer they stay, the easier it will be to let them go."

R. M. Drake (Poem #685)