“Life is like a storybook, intricately woven with many twists and turns. However, unlike a storybook it is more complex, more unpredictable. In a storybook, you get to know all the characters and you know how the story ends. Life is unpredictable about who you will encounter, and you cannot guarantee how your story will end. The key is to live a life that others can emulate. When you are gone from this earth let it be said that this person came, lived, showed love and made a difference.”
I planted a seed of faith,
I molded it up with hope,
I showered it with love,
Then I waited for it to grow.
It grew for a while,
But then it got scorched up by the sun,
I watered it with my tears,
Refusing to let it die,
I held on to my faith,
I continued to hope.
It struggled for a while,
Then slowly began to grow.
And then one morning,
I looked outside my window,
To find that it had bloomed,
And I felt a burst of joy,
As my eyes behold,
The most beautiful of flowers,
That I have ever seen.
So many of us face difficulties, setback, and roadblocks in life. Success requires us to have patience, faith, hope, and to be persistent.
A lesson on Friendship
I cannot ease your aching heart
Nor take your pain away.
But let me stay and take your hand
and walk with you today.
I’ll listen when you need to talk,
I’ll wipe away your tears.
I’ll share your worries when they come
I’ll help you face your fears.
I’m here and I will stand by you
on each hill you have to climb.
So take my hand, let’s face the world
and live just one more day at a time
You’re not alone for I’m still here
I’ll go the extra mile
And when your grief is easier
I’ll help you learn to smile.
I wrote the poem a while back. I came across it just now and thought I would share with you.
The cool crisp air was as salty as her tears
The waves came in, washing away the sand
from under her feet, and taking with it her dreams.
Deep shadows formed as the sun whispered goodbye.
The tears dried up slowly, yet her eyes would not smile
Deep pools of darkness equates the sadness in her eyes
It is over the night wind whispered
It is over the sea gulls cried
It is over the waves echoed
It is time to say goodbye.
As Black History Month draws to a close I would like to pay tribute to all women of color. I wrote the poems some years back and I want to share it with you. To every black woman who has gone through life believing she is not good enough; just know that you are enough!
Strong Black Woman
They told her she couldn’t do it,
But she proved them all wrong.
Poor, bare foot country girl
Wanting to be doctor?
“Must be crazy,” they told her.
But she knew she was sane,
A doctor she wanted to be,
And for that goal she did aim.
They looked in awe and wonder,
Said she made them proud.
Yet they didn’t think her good enough,
For they told her she couldn’t have him,
Asked if she had lost her mind,
Doctor or not he wouldn’t marry her,
Her family was too poor,
And she was just too black.
She pitied their ignorance,
Felt ashamed for their own
lack of self-esteem.
She knew what she wanted
She knew together they would make a good team.
So she married him,
and stupid people that they were,
They wondered did he really love her or did she cast a spell?
Still enslaved by mental slavery,
They find it hard to understand,
That it is not the color of your skin,
Or the family you are from,
That defines you as a man or a woman.
I saw the line, I saw the hook,
But somehow I didn’t think
I’d ever fall for it.
To me it seemed like just a game,
I could always swim away.
But somehow I got too close,
And got caught upon the hook,
I struggled to get away from it,
But the more I tried
The deeper the hook did seem
To dig into my flesh.
The line was long and the more I swam,
into deeper waters I did get,
But still there was no escape,
From the hook that had slipped into my flesh.
It’s slowly getting darker now,
The sun has lost its shine,
I hope the hand that holds the line,
Will be kind enough to me,
To draw in the line, remove the hook
And somehow set me free.
Sometimes people get into situations they can handle only to find out that they are in way too deep and there is no escape.
Be grateful for the little things
That make each day worthwhile
A friend who bring you flowers,
A loved one’s warming smile.
Remember to count your blessings
However great or small,
For they’re the silver lining
Whenever storm clouds call.
Appreciate the moment shared
With friends and family
As you pray for one another
or sip a cup of tea.
Don’t Start Your day With Negative Thoughts
The manner in which you begin your day often sets the tone for your entire day. It is therefore important that when you leave home you adapt a positive attitude. If you leave home feeling grumpy, miserable and have negative thoughts, you attract negative energy that could ruin your entire day. Despite how you may feel at the start of your day take a different approach. Be positive. Tell yourself no matter what happens today I will be in control. I will have a positive day. Things will go right. Today is going to be a wonderful day. Start with that positive energy and you will attract more positive energy. Try it and see!
She Rises From the Ashes
She rises from the ashes of her pain
It was not easy but she dug deep inside
and found an inner strength to get her through it.
Now she is not afraid to face her fears
She is not afraid to stand tall and shine
She holds her head high with confidence
And she will rise and keep on rising.