Oh January – Poem

Oh January, how you’ve tested me. Poked and prodded and tried to best me. Rejection. Loss. Fear. Sadness. Fatigue. Sickness. Frustration. All of it, inside me. All of it, weakening me. Or is it? Maybe, just maybe, it’s giving me strength. Maybe it’s making me better. Pushing me further. After all, never before have I…

Poem for mom on her birthday

I believe that everything happens for a reason. Each mistake a lesson forged by my shaking hands. But there’s someone very special, Who holds my hands when they shake. My mother. Oh, mom. You angel, you. The burdens you bear, The fear you withstand, The trials you’ve suffered. Don’t you know how strong they’ve made…

Welcome, New Years…

I can’t wait to meet our dog. The scruffy, fluffy, bundle of Joy That will make our house A home. I can’t wait to meet The fans I’ve yet to gain. Book lovers and movie go-ers, That will scream and hype over The stories I tell. The ideas they’ll have Of the characters I brought…

All I Want for Christmas

This year for Christmas, I want to ask for the biggest thing of all: Confidence. It’s all I want this year. It’s all I want for years to come. For with confidence, I am brave enough to chase my dreams despite the nightmares attached to the pursuit. Confidence will make me beautiful. Confidence will hold…

“Real Horrors” – Poem

You know what’s really scary? Not prowling black cats, Or mouse traps, Or dead rats. No. What’s really scary Is gunshots, Black bodies, And broken families. Black lives matter, But the scary thing is, They don’t. Not to you all. Do they matter to you? What’s scary is, The white child who “Doesn’t need to…

Crafting your life – Poem

Trying to hold onto the paper, but it tears and tears, they fall. Cages lock me in. Every way you look, there’s bars. I’m trapped. Foolish to think, I could ever be free. Freedom is an idea, That can’t be made real. But we build Build Build. Chip away at the edges, Try to create…

“Never Enough” – Poem

What will it take For you to realise That you have Enough; You are Enough? To travel across the world And taste, see, smell, and feel All that it has to give? Is that enough? To write and share The pain and love Inside. To connect, shape, and Enrich the world with words? Is that…