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I have breast cancer
she said to the world
courageously sharing private pain
voice breaking at the meaning and sound
another step further on uncertain ground
another gift of service to tell us
you can feel fine and still have cancer
early detection is the answer.
I feel strong
I feel strong
as tears pool and spill gracefully
sometimes emotions build suddenly
then she shaved her… Continue
I need a job. I have to go to my second job. I have two or three jobs. My job is... None of these statements are talking about working on personal growth.
Time used working on personal growth is often relegated to “if I have” time. That's like taking care of personal health or personal hygiene at random or when it's convenient or when prompted by talk shows or only around New Year's Resolution time.
You won't fall into this spare time crime if you love yourself.… Continue
Title: Eloquence: Rhythm & Renaissance
Genre: Poetry, prose poetry, short stories
Usiku's work is magnificently written. He has an amazing mastery of the English language and his nature imagery is especially breathtaking. The poems and stories cover wide-ranging human universal themes such as love, religion, nature and family, and are each boldly presented in a genuine, powerful African-American… Continue
Natural, My Love
When you embrace your hair
It’s like, you’re with child
Blossoming enhances your smile
You bring to life, fresh air
Your twists, locks, braids and afro stuffs
Add elegance to any room
As glorious as the peacock’s plume
Always the exquisite touch
Natural, My Love
My destiny, your legacy
Mesmerizes like Victoria Falls
As primal spirits call
You captivate and… Continue
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This was written by Lewis H. Latimer, Renaissance man, son of slaves, worked with Edison & Bell - holder of patents for incandescent electric light bulb. He wrote this for his wife for their wedding. Perfect for National Poetry Month. The photo is the work of Milos Gazdic http://hirtc.comSee More