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PHENOMENAL WOMAN

Filed in Poetry by on January 27, 2011 0 Comments
PHENOMENAL WOMAN

by Maya Angelou Pretty women wonder where my secret lies I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of […]

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No More Warmth

Filed in My Writing, People I Know, Poetry by on June 10, 2010 0 Comments
No More Warmth

For those fleeting months in winter You held me so close That my heart almost burst From the possibility of it all And I went about everyday Happy and warmed By making our new life together But as summer has come Between us something Has grown cold And I sit alone most times Shivering and […]

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Ben’s Poem

Filed in My Writing, People I Know, Poetry by on May 23, 2010 0 Comments
Ben’s Poem

To see a man Is a wonder I have not known I have struggled And pushed to do so Yet I never have You can persist to much Pressure on a man Is like a ballon On an open facet I just wanted a love I just wanted a man To look at me with […]

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Undefiled

Filed in My Writing, People I Know, Poetry by on February 27, 2010 0 Comments
Undefiled

You and I are the kind of lovers Who like to push at the edge? In the open? I stand in wonder with you Looking over the cliff Wondering when Wondering if If we could kill this And yet the abyss calls us Me to submission You to public ecstasy All is fair in our […]

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Defying Gravity

Filed in My Writing, People I Know, Poetry by on February 27, 2010 0 Comments
Defying Gravity

I live to defy everything The past the future Gravity pulls me downward But I wrestle To move upward Gravity gives peace no leave I gaze up to you Face to face I defy what would tear us apart I place my mouth next to yours Breath in as you breath out I can float […]

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Opening Doors

Filed in My Writing, People I Know, Poetry by on October 16, 2009 0 Comments
Opening Doors

Just as my divorce became final I was sure all the doors in my life CLOSED There came to me In this land New men New life New possibility OPENING DOORS

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How Brad Effects Me

Filed in People I Know, Poetry by on October 16, 2009 0 Comments
How Brad Effects Me

Wild winds you blow hard In my soul Even when the distance Separates Severs Us apart My greatest fear Is how I will long for you When our time has passed How dedicated you are To turning My life Upside down And inside out.

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How to Make Time

Filed in My Writing, People I Know, Poetry by on October 16, 2009 0 Comments
How to Make Time

What if only time will tell? And there is no time to be had Seconds in stasis are tantamount to death The consequences of every step Forward, backward, inward To feel you sleep between my legs So quickly after loving me Descending so deeply into the warmth Of my mouth Soft exhalation against my neck […]

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My Names…

Filed in @jumapili, My Writing, Poetry by on October 11, 2009 0 Comments
My Names…

Cheryl Diane Novak Was here And then she changed to Cheryl Diane Dinkins But Mr Dinkins loves Paula now But before that Cheryl Diane Dinkins Changed to Jumapili Alili Dikeledi Ikuseghan-Dinkins But it didn’t matter because she was still Cheryl Diane Novak And then she became Jumapili Alili Dikeledi Ikuseghan-Dinkins-Carroll Then something like Jumapili Alili […]

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Fraternization

Filed in My Writing, People I Know, Poetry by on October 7, 2009 0 Comments
Fraternization

On the day we were forced to choose I found myself remembering The day you put me on the counter Pushing up my dress To take your bliss Entering me You must have been full of yourself Pleased to be there In the two things you loved most An Army uniform And entwined in me […]

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