Fortitude #Poetry

Winds whipping

Sending rain in every direction

The only light is from the bolt of lightning

This shocks my heart

Reminding it to keeping beating

In a sea of calm

This is my personal storm

The one I must face head on

I will not allow stress to suffocate my voice

My sadness will be used as a weapon

My pen will face off with its sword

My passion flows through the ink

Making my pen mightier than anything the darkness can throw at me

I will elevate my creativity

Providing me radiance as I trudge through the dark night
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via Daily Prompt: Elevate

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In Memoriam #Poetry

The weather today is fitting to my mood

Rain silently falling from the grey sky

Wrapping the weather around my mood

If it was 4 years ago today, this day would have been a celebration:

August 27, 2013

My Grandmother’s birthday

My rock, my mentor, and my friend

I was closer with my Grandmother than I was with anyone else

Today is her day

The day I pay homage to her

Her Birthday

The person I loving dubbed as Grammy

She would have been 79 years old today

Her kindness, light and love is what I remember most

Certain people in your life with stick with you forever

Her death ripped my heart to shreds

It’s been 3 years and it’s still healing

Tears fill my eyes as I write this

Knowing I can’t spend time with her

Call her

And let her know what she means to me

I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover

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via Daily Prompt: Homage

Malignancy #Poetry

This word is full of people

Who feel self-entitled

Who want to be dignified

They’re more important

They’re above you

Above us all

These ideals are what holds us back as human beings

Your job

Your economic status

Your religion

Your sexual orientation

Your gender

Nor your skin color

Makes you no better than anyone else

I wish people would see

It’s an imagined social status

That is segregating people

Causing more riffs

Turmoil

For what?

Stroking your own ego?

You are the fool

And those who embrace humanity

We are the many

Our words of love

Will not be hushed

By your spews of hatred

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via Daily Prompt: Dignify

Extricate #Poetry

Hair in a bun

(Must be colors found in nature)

Clothes groomed

(Nothing provocative)

Makeup on

(Simple, classic)

Smile sweetly

Soft claps for passing the unity test

Name tag placed neatly on a pressed shirt

We passed their society test

Herded together like mindless sheep

Blank expression masked by an emotionless smile

Day in and day out

Living to conformity

My mask beginning to crack as the smile leaves my face

Thoughts of uniqueness slipping from the concrete cell of my mind

A visceral cry escaping my lips

Hands involuntarily yanking my shinning hair from its bun

Sending strands flying in freedom

Feet moving away from the shocked faces

Ripping the clean pressed shirt

Using it as a rag

Streaking the makeup across my face

I am not a robot

I am more than just some label

My heart pounds as music pours from my lips

This is freedom

This is life

This is me

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via Daily Prompt: Visceral

Abrasive #Poetry

She acted as if she had thick skin

Not allowing them to see how their words stuck to her

Even though they were stamped hard against her skin

Their ink slowly began to ooze

Filling her pores

Seeping into her skin

Lacing her blood cells

Sending the putrid thoughts to her mind

Snaking around her confidence and optimism

Lacing them with venomous words

Having them play over in her mind

As a song stuck on  repeat

Not be able to fend off the cold, painful embrace

Of the hate and lies

Her light dimmed

The darkness began its feast

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via Daily Prompt: Ooze