Tag Archives: power of words

Hold My Hand

Here hold my hand. Take me where you go. But don’t let go of my hand. Where you go I will follow. I will close my eyes, take a deep breath, inhale your scent your smile your spirit. My only … Continue reading

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Daydream Blackness

Because in this so-called “post-racial society” my oldest son, who’s working on his music degree at the University of Memphis, was walking to a benefit dinner for his fraternity and a woman who didn’t know him told him, “I don’t … Continue reading

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Free

She learned silence in the womb of her mother’s screams Becoming invisible wasn’t hard when no one wanted you to exist. She became proficient at making herself small around people she loved because she learned love was quiet & unassuming … Continue reading

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If You Love Me

“Everybody has to make choices– choices they must live with, sometimes die with.” –Colin Channer “A soul mate is not found; a soul mate is recognized.” –Vironika Tugaleva He said, “If you love me you must learn to hold water … Continue reading

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A War I Couldn’t Win

My life is a war that was never meant to be won. A war that was over before I was even born. Did you not know that if he couldn’t love you he would not choose to love me? You … Continue reading

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Turning on the Faucet

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” –Louis L’Amour This quote by my favorite western author has truly rung true with me during this week. When I left school on Friday, … Continue reading

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World Poetry Day

Of all the things today may be or bring, perhaps the one most celebrated by me is World Poetry Day. NPR did a neat little article about the 21st of March, which you can find here. In observance of World Poetry … Continue reading

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I Died Last Night

I died last night but not in the way you might think. Last night the part of me that had given up on love because no matter how pretty love is, it hurts – well, that part of me died. … Continue reading

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The Book of Memory

“All of a writer’s creations are but a ghost of the Truth, as ephemeral as are all the works of humanity in this world within time.”  Ashley Bell, Dean Koontz You were the product of persistent memory, a working character … Continue reading

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Power

Power With hands on hips and a bit of a sister sway, she told him one day, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The defiance of her stance grabbed him up & tossed … Continue reading

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