Monthly Archives: June 2016

Spoken Word vs. Traditional Written Poetry

As a developmental writing instructor at a community college, I’m accustomed to having to explain the differences between the various genres of writing. I understand that a student needs to comprehend the differences in purposes for writing a persuasive or … Continue reading

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The Jackfruit

Like a piece of jackfruit she settled where she fell. Her skin frightened those who were tempted to taste her. No one touched her and she started to rot. In the spring as passions grew children from neighboring communities came … Continue reading

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Back to Love

When your heart gets accustomed to being broken you learn not to love. When your soul gets accustomed to being crushed you learn to be cold. When your soul finds a place to call home you learn what it feels … Continue reading

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The Quiet of Silence

Has the silence really been broken? Is the quiet the surrounds us the sound of the silence breaking or the sound of my heart breaking? Some claim it’s nothing but the silence being broken. If that really were true, would … Continue reading

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Fatherless Sons

He used to boast about his membership as one of the fatherless sons. As a fatherless daughter, I used to wonder why he wore this as a badge of honor. His father left their family. He told them he never … Continue reading

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Metaphor

I’ve been mowing my lawn for years. How could I have not noticed that it was nothing but weeds? White and green clover and dandelions had taken over the yard. I’ve passively witnessed the gentle slaying by the weeds as … Continue reading

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The Longing

It’s so easy to lose sight of who you really are, the person down underneath, when you’re constantly drifting away like a small boat being carried out on a restless sea. It’s just too easy to close your eyes and … Continue reading

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Mother Earth

The earth swallows our dead whole. It closes its jaws tight on our grandmothers and mothers like love and they are lost to us. We mourn their deaths, refuse to let go as if though Death doesn’t have a hoarding … Continue reading

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The Lie

Just when I thought I had love figured out, it wilted. Then died. Love – the lie. Peace & Love, Rosalind

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My Father’s Eyes

Looking into my father’s eyes I saw all the reasons he always refused to see me. I tried to hide in the fold of all the years past trying to escape in earlier memories. But sometimes memories aren’t enough and … Continue reading

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