Poetry

One Drop

My daughter’s skin is like cinnamon. She’s got Bangkok black hair and a Navajo nose that compliments her full African American lips. She is the epitome of beauty. I hope she never has to hear that, “One drop of this makes you that,” but if she does, I hope she smiles and says, “Yeah, I […]

All of the Above

Contradictions curiously click together like puzzle pieces…   Your strengths assist my weaknesses and vice versa, my strengths assist yours… Childhood trauma meets childhood trauma, sitting together, staring at the mountains of scar tissue to sift through, and cautiously, our fingers tip-toe, tip-toe towards each other to nervously hold hands…   We strap our feet […]

Transforming the Negative to Positive

When I feel the burning sting of a racist remark, I remind myself that it is just an ignorant bark… When I see thick polluting smog taking over the horizon, I close my eyes and imagine the beauty of a rainbow glistening under the sun… When I hear police & ambulance sirens at odd hours […]

At-Risk Soul

My soul senses collective emotional landscapes sifting through centuries of consequences caused by colonization and slavery the complex levels of trauma and healing are dizzying the struggle seems stifling sometimes… but thinking of  the next generations gives me fuel to survive & fight on and I push myself, to remind myself: it’s all about balance! […]

Book Review: My Mom is a Foreigner but Not to Me by Julianne Moore

I love this book so very much… I can read it ten good times. She represents a child’s experience… With such cool, catchy rhymes. Most of the mother-child relationships in the book are clearly representative of an interracial family (even though we don’t see fathers) with children who look racially different from their mothers. Julianne Moore […]

I Love the Skin I’m In

I love the skin I’m In Blessed God made me such a beautiful blend Wonderfully and fearfully blended To make me special and unique were his intentions I love the skin I’m in Where browns, blacks, pinks, and whites Meet colorfully in an intersection Perfect is my complexion So if you ask me I love […]

Our Deepest Fear

This is one of the most inspirational and uplifting poems of all times…Enjoy! “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? […]

Intersections & Crossroads

How can I paint a picture with words so that its’ essence will remain tattooed in your soul? See, it’s not that simple in this world of intersections & crossroads where each human being represents a million different possibilities depending on their mentality on that day, at that hour or second… and all of our […]

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