Author Archives: Rosalind Guy

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.

Lost Innocents

For Kingston, Tyshawn, and Relisha, as well as the countless others whose lives have been taken from them with guns that have become gods and evil masquerading as love. The darkness has always been there an eclipse waiting The light … Continue reading

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Love Letter From Me

Sometimes love is like a fist, it can break through the veil of eternity A faint feathery whisper that brushes the cheek like the back of a hand The tip of Love’s fingertip tracing against an unsuspecting cheek The dizziness … Continue reading

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How I Know

When I stop counting that’s when I know Three years we spent together falling in love with love twenty-three times squared the number of times marriage was discussed four missed opportunities from before we ever met twelve late night talks … Continue reading

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Emergency Room

Late night shift with a patient struggling to breathe. Fighting death, she twisted & writhed on the bed. Watching her battle, I thought of You. And how breathing is so much like loving. Death just sneaks up on you and … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Lie

The most beautiful lie is the one that never feels like a lie Sometimes there are no words to replace what’s been lost as a beautiful lie exposed becomes truth But the beauty of the lie makes it impossible to … Continue reading

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Pray

We thought we’d finally found love. Our delusions made us easy prey. Pray that when this is all over we will still believe. We will still long to feel love in our bones, love with no coverups. Naked. The kind … Continue reading

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A New Birth

The miracle of birth. Watching love give birth to hate. Breathtaking lies. Peace & Love, Rosalind Happy National Poetry Month, Day 15

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Scars

Less than 24 hours ago, two sisters were killed by the husband of one of the women. Two days before that, a school teacher and one of her students was killed by her husband. A day before that another woman … Continue reading

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Whispered Memories

I hear you whisper memories in my ear like death you will not go away. I press the pause button continuously but still your words vibrate in my ear, a nonstop loop of promises you never could keep. Poetry is … Continue reading

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The Flat Tire

Sometimes a black bodied woman is just a woman no menace no slut no thug no whore no bitch but a poet who wrestles with a world that seeks to define her using the words she so values and where … Continue reading

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