Strong Black Woman

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,                          Image result for image of beautiful black woman

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.

 

 

Wednesday Poetry

Escape

I saw the line, I saw the hook,                            Image result for image of the sea
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

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.
(Clay Harrison)

Morning Motivation for a Positive Day

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!

Allow no one to Break Your Self-confidence

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.

Poetry

I Can go on

I can go on, 

In spite of shattered dreams,

And broken promises, I can go on.

I can go on,

When all seems lost,

And sorrow seems to,

Fragment my heart, I can go on.

I can go on,

When pain seems to be

My best friend,

And joy threatens to subside, I can go on.

I can forget

The hurt of yesterday,

And embrace tomorrow,

Knowing that,

If I have love in my heart,

No matter what

May come my way,

I can and I will go on.

Morning Motivation

Be Courageous

The world will break you if you let it. Sometimes life may get overwhelming. Nothing seem to go right and you want to make a change but you are afraid. What if things don’t go right. But on the flip side, what if it does. Be courageous. Do not allow your fears to hold you back. Take that step. It could lead to success.