Torrents of blood
wash the feet
of my ancestral tree,
trying to drown the lineage
that births me
over and over again,
creating a fountain of
debility. Roots that are crippled
by the lies you’ve told me,
lies I didn’t have the luxury
to believe
because you shoved them down
my throat. Forced me to
digest poisonous leaves of truth,
like nobody wants me
because of my cocoa brown skin
or early death is an inevitable end
because of my own inhumanity.
When you told me to shuffle along
cause there’s nothing to see here
that’s when I knew I needed to
stuff my hand down my own
throat so I could throw up
all the poison I allowed you to
feed me. I closed my eyes
& tried to visualize rain
drizzling outside my window
pane while forcefully shoving
my hand down my own throat,
making myself upchoke
the garbage that you fed me.
That doesn’t make me
insane. My sanity’s loose
enough to still fit me.
And I’m not gonna let you
drown me.

Peace & Love,


About Rosalind Guy

I'm broken & my soul is weary/ my weary soul rebels, fights/ anything & anyone who tries to heal me/I beat my head against a wall of memories/ trying hard to break free from the chain of memories/ I can only be free by saying it so/ i weave a necklace from words and finally/ I find freedom/ free free free. As you can see, words are powerful to me. As Maya Angelou said, words are wallpaper of the soul. I have lots of nightmarish memories that threaten to break me, but I learned a long time ago about the power of words. They can be used to heal and destroy anything that threatens to destroy the person. Words coupled with love have the power to save and heal. I am author of three books: Skinny Dipping in the Pool of Womanhood, Tattered Butterfly Wings, and Blues of a Love Junkie. I am a high school English teacher. I am a former reporter. I am a mother. I am a woman. I am a fierce advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves, those who's voices go unheard. Check out my Amazon author page at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Rosalind-Guy/e/B00BGH5F88/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1432491754&sr=8-1.
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