POEM| Anxiety

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

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POEM| 3am Thoughts

Have you ever thought of putting a pistol in your mouth?

I won’t lie 

I’ve thought about holding a gun

a bit too much

I should probably tell someone

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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 Want To Be Happy

I want that happy,

happiness from within,

that emanates like the beam of the sun,

or the sparkle of the brightest star.

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POEM| I Fought The Addiction

You were my drug,
a drug I thought I could never let go of.
You were my escape,
when I wanted a break from reality.
You knew the real me,
behind the facade I showed the rest of the world.

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POEM| I Don’t Belong Here

deafening music,

clicking glasses,

spilling drinks,

faces I don’t recognize

staring right at me

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POEM| Picture Perfect

If I could paint a picture
of the life I want,

I’ll choose lots of sunshine
rainbows and butterflies.

I’ll choose lots of laughter
peace and joy.

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Why Do We Say Things We Don’t Mean?

I find myself saying things I don’t mean often not because I wish to lie but more because I have automatic replies I’ve constructed in my head.

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POEM| Ifs

Sometimes I wonder

if I’m a burden

if I’m fulfilling a purpose

if I’m barely existing not living

if I shouldn’t have quit that job

or turned down that offer

if I shouldn’t have used those words

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