Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may trod me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wellsPumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns,With the certainty of tides,Just likeContinue reading “Still I Rise by Maya Angelou”

The Dizzying Madness of Words

There’s a dizzying madness, In words like hope. Did you sing her a sweet lullaby? Before you swung on the rope. There’s a dizzying madness, About words like faith, Did you wipe away her tears? During that long Winter wake? There’s a dizzying madness, About words that hide music, Wrapped up in dulcet vowels, andContinue reading “The Dizzying Madness of Words”

#6 healing poetry; DEFIANTLY…I, Am, Free

What if there were a love like sand?Every particle glinting but also bland–What if there weresomeone who could find the extraordinary in the ordinary? God, I want to sing, and feel the hot air.The physics of my emotions beating small oxygen particles into shapesthat you can sense.Then maybe, I would exist again. If you couldContinue reading “#6 healing poetry; DEFIANTLY…I, Am, Free”