Oh, you see me I’m big and I’m black and I’m loud, and That’s the problem isn’t it? I won’t shut up I won’t sit down You can’t monetize my pain I won’t let you pimp my praise You see me, yet You see the me you need to see, so You can keep seeing… Continue reading Oh, You See Me
When I say I’m tired Please don’t get it twisted, don’t misconstrue I’m not tired and bowing out, no I’m tired of explaining myself to you I’m tired of holding it in, and Sucking it up And swallowing words that become Swords that cut me from the inside I’m tired of you and your excuses… Continue reading When I Say I’m Tired
I can’t breathe. I’m not even sure you care See, my breath accompanies my voice, and My voice amplifies my pain Pain of being overlooked once again Discounted and dismissed My words are twisted to satisfy your ego Your mistreatment, and Your refusal to see me and hear Your words carry the weight and the… Continue reading We Still Can’t Breathe
While still contending with a global pandemic, I read about yet another lynching. Like so many before it, this too was committed by men in blue. Over the past few months, I have seen or read way too many video accounts or headlines listing black men and women either being assaulted or killed for things… Continue reading I Can’t Breathe… And I’m Tired of Trying
If I hear the phrase, "these uncertain times" or anything close to it one more time... I just may scream! Yes, we are all impacted by how vast and quickly the COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) has spread. Yes, most of us have never lived through anything like this before. Pandemic was not part of our everyday… Continue reading Just Breathe, You Say?
Several years ago, on a Sunday morning, I listened as a husband and wife team urged the congregation to look at the connection between our self-talk and the way we live. They talked about how our beliefs (what we think/say) form a foundation for the emotional "houses" we live in and how those emotions then… Continue reading Don’t Remodel, Rebuild
While much has been said about the importance of living a life steeped in gratitude, I’m not sure many of us who say we get it, really get it. It was once pointed out to me that when saying we are grateful, we are saying we are full of gratitude. Being full of gratitude then… Continue reading Is You Is or Is You Ain’t