Prayer for Today

Lord, when I want to scream colourful words today, please help me to keep my mouth closed. Life brings small problems, I have a BIG God. When the people I expect to lean on disappear like vapour in the wind, remind me Lord that I should have leaned on You to begin with. And when…

A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore– And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over– like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?

Sonnet XVII- Pablo Neruda

Sonnet XVII I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself…

The 1st 5 minutes of the 5th day of December

Growing pains Stretching inside a sack that resists, unwilling to give Too taut to give up the ghost Too accustomed to just let go Discovery pains Realising that you have not changed Buckling under the pressure To prune Yourself Distressed by the leaves that your own hands are too short to trim That your own…

Poetry: In Memory Of Our Former Selves

Originally posted on With Love, From Kingston:
by Stacey-Ann Love We walked with heavy souls Til our feet bled A Red, thick, bloody mess Broken pieces of a once perfect puzzle Converging Beating along the rims The rhythm of a most raucous drum Quietly vibrating with our pain Unconscious Subconscious Malignant We have forgotten who…

hello goodbye

Hello insomnia I see you’re back again You renegade of the night Who steals my sweet dreams And cloaks my days with anxiety You’ve risen your ugly head with Whispers of far away things Like just try this one last time To make the 4th watch of the night pass as those it were Not…