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Poetry for the Soul: Designated Driver

I'm staggering, speech slurred I can't see, my vision's blurred I need a designated driver for when I'm drunk in love When I'm intoxicated and stumbling I...
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My First Trip to the Motherland

My Second Day in Africa When everything happened I was sitting in a canoe. It was night. It was a party. The music was outside. We were making...
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“Broken Glass Oceans” by Cashawn Brown

"I wrote this poem after recently getting out of a toxic relationship; about the different phases of the relationship from beginning to end. This poem is for anyone who has gotten lost in love."
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Brown Butter is Love

Cocoa skinned girl your eyes should be the sun Disillusionment begets bitterness begets hate Feel the mass in your chest that can’t let you swallow Been drowning...
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Can Someone Safety Pin Me Together?

Can someone safety pin me together? Because I feel as if my soul has been Ripped open with rage and sadness Maybe if I had a million...
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Elevation of a Woman

Rise up ladies! Heed the call women and girls all over the world. It's our time to gather and shine. Stand firm on common ground. Have a meeting...
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Poetry: “Discovery of A Brown Beauty” by Archuleta Chisolm

The reflection in the bathwater always revealed the chocolate hue of my skin. Water beaded upon it like drops of dew on sycamore leaves. The water wouldn’t...
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How Many More?

What do you do when tears anger hope prayer protest... are not enough? When you're almost numb inside because you've heard this story so many times you know it by heart. Exhausted from...

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Don’t Back Down When God Gives You Everything You’ve Prayed For

This year I’ve learned that sometimes when we whisper our prayers, we pray for what we believe we need. I speak things into the universe...

Insecure No More

When I think about my past, one of the things I would never have called myself was insecure. I had a diverse peer group. I...

When Love Fails and You Prevail: 5 Steps to Gracefully Become...

Iwas 20 years old when I got married to who I thought was the perfect guy. I diligently saved myself for marriage. I was a...