POEM| Make Me Believe

talk to me today for hours
like you did in the beginning

speak sweet nonsense in my ears
like you did the first time

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POEM| Anxiety

It’s happening again
squirming all over me
I start with shaking my legs
pacing up and down
then I begin to pick dirt
from my nails with my thumbnail

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POEM| You Were Never Mine

maybe I took you for granted
maybe I didn’t understand you
maybe I didn’t care enough
maybe I didn’t put you first

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IWD 2019; Short Poems For Women

In honor of international women’s day and women’s history month, I’m sharing six short poems I wrote about and or for women.

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February Writing Challenge: I Wrote 28 Poems In 28 Days

I did something last month that I had never done before, I wrote with writing prompts. Writing prompts are learning assignments that direct you to write about a particular topic. The February writing challenge was organized by The African Writers, a community dedicated to promoting, developing and connecting the new generation of African writers.

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POEM| I Don’t Want To Lose You

I feel you in my belly

but I’m trying to act normal

my entire body is changing

and it’s all because of you

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POEM| Because You Love Me

wake me up with breakfast in bed
because you want to feed me

send me roses at work
because you know I love them

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POEM| I Promise

I’ve said 
the words 
“I promise”
often 

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My Dream

I want to forge ahead
and be the leader of a pack
I want to change the world 
one victory at a time

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You #2

You make me look for the rainbow in a thunderstorm
You make me look for stars in the sky on a sunny day

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