I’ll Never Cheat On You Again..

Remember the first time you fell in love? That moment when your heart was suspended in disbelief... You hung on to every word of every sentence that fell from your love’s mouth; anxiously waiting for the next time you would see them?? I remember it well… I remember staring in the eyes of my … [Read more...]

Seed Coat

When I wrote about my teenage pregnancy I knew it would create a buzz. I even sent out a mass text message to some of my closest friends asking them to pray for me because I was planning to open my heart. One of my good friends asked, “Aren’t you afraid of what people will say?” I thought about it … [Read more...]

Love You Godly…

I want to love you fully. I want to love you without the filter of the past, the anxiety of the future, or the uncertainty of the present. I don’t want to think about the if, ands, or buts of our love I just want to hold on to this feeling forever. Our love is beautiful…Your love gives me heat in … [Read more...]

Dear America…

Dear America, Troy Davis is dead but he has awakened this generation. We have recognized that outside of our favorite rappers, TV shows, shoes, and clothes there are injustices surrounding us. Injustices that will without a doubt affect us unless we take matters into our own hands. Tonight we … [Read more...]

Trying to Be Salt…

I remember when Luther got out of rehab. We had a big family cookout! Aunt Wendy even made her famous sweet potato bread, it’s just as yummy as it sounds, way better than cornbread! We was all excited because we knew how bad things had been, knew that we could have been gathering at some jailhouse … [Read more...]

Guided Me Home

Large clothes covering a growing tummy, swollen feet, incessant slumber, too many emotions to fit in a young heart. Where do I go from here? Playing with fire, my hand got burned. Only God knew where I was…only He could save me. Too afraid of what those closest to me would feel. I’d rather play … [Read more...]

Plan View

Can you imagine being in the middle of having your dream home built and the contractor calls and tells you they are not going to finish building? I know you were really excited about moving into your house. I know you have all of these plans on where you would do what and how you would celebrate all … [Read more...]

Learn How to Swim..

It’s time for you to learn how to swim. Put on your bathing suit, jump into the water, start kicking your legs, and moving your arms. I don’t care if you have on a life jacket, that’s just a precaution; it’s time for you to learn how to swim. You have to learn to swim, in this pond I have you in, … [Read more...]

The Anger of Yesterday

I’m tired of being Ms. Optimistic, tired of always seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, the rainbow after the storm, blah blah blah….I’m mad! And I’m going to sit right here for a while because I don’t ever get to just stay mad! I always pick up the pieces and move forward like a soldier. … [Read more...]

One

I am my own person, I don’t need anyone to pay my bills, buy me a meal, get my car fixed, or negotiate next month’s payment.  Sure it’s nice to be able to cook the bacon, but you have to know how to bring it home too. This is the mantra women live by. Gone are the days of I HAVE to stay home, … [Read more...]