Ah! This is the measure Is this the cloak that I am to wear infinitely? It does not befit me No. Disgrace does not suit This frame that is in pursuit Of honour and pride shrouds hopefully. Ruin is not the cloth I want I rip through it joyfully. I tear through the gown shame … Continue reading RIP
Growing up, my brothers and I often fantasized about having our own rooms with beds and other fine things we saw children in movies with. I always imagined myself sleeping in a room where my panties would not find themselves in my brothers' shoes or having to search for stuff on days on end- sometimes … Continue reading THE SOUP REPAIRER
How do I do this when you have your teeth on my wrist? What do I do when you have bored holes under my cup And all my efforts leaked to waste. My cup never overflowing.
I know I shouldn't celebrate Another year riddled with seeming agony. But my heart is filled glee And nothing will make this flee.
This time, the reins are in your hands You will not stay put and heed their commands.
My parents, especially my father, were people who could not be cheated when it came to paying utility bills. Living in a compound house where there were others sharing one electricity meter with us ensured there was always a misunderstanding on utility bills. The issue of quarreling over bills was an unending abyss. No one … Continue reading The Black And White TV Brouhaha
The lover and the heart fights and the brain sits on the fence. It was never a part of the journey.
Growing up, I had several embarrassing moments and most of them were caused by my disobedience or what ever was deemed disobedient in my father's eyes. From a tender age, I have loved everything chicken. Grandma being so good, promised to give me some day old chicks to rear. Oh and wasn't I pleased! When … Continue reading THE CHICKEN CONDO COMMISSION
THE BETROTHAL BETRAYAL I have been robbed of my heart’s treasure Been dealt a hard blow The garment has been torn into pieces I cannot believe you of all people could treat me this way What happened to the bond you said nothing could rapture? The flame you said no water could quench The ship … Continue reading THE BETROTHAL BETRAYAL
via Untitled (Studio) — Kerry James Marshall — Biblioklept