Ruth

She wasn’t raised in the light Her people were idolaters Taught to live in the dark She reached for the lightMarried an Israelite Their time was brief Still held on to her belief Journeyed with her mother-in-law To the land of Bethlehem Men of the land judged those Who were from strangelands Though she was … More Ruth

Dreaming For Others (A poem for Marva Collins)

Raised in her Total humbleness From the deep south A place where Heart like hers Could incubate Unique compassion For others Meaning to give without Asking Her time and knowledge Used to build minds As well as character Inside her Inner city students She was giving out Life lines Constructing inner visions For children Who … More Dreaming For Others (A poem for Marva Collins)

God Made Her A Queen

She was an obedient, Loving child of God. Virtuous, Well loved by the only Family she had. She prayed through her Journey to marriage. Envied not the others Awaiting the chance For the crown. Her faith earned her The crowned Queen Of Persia. The battle for her people Was awaiting Through prayer and obedience She … More God Made Her A Queen

Ms.

Took from your rib Don’t you know? She still helps Protect your heart Return the favor By protecting hers Some say She is your better half But all she does makes My family complete And whole She was made To reach down deep And uplift your soul Her history is much More than What I … More Ms.

March Newsletter

Dear Readers and Supporters, We are still working on projects for Spoken Revelations and for our movement No More Bullying and Suicide. There will be new poems from Deon Ballard and Toyhoney in tribute to Women’s History Month we will also post on behalf of National Reading Awareness Month, Caregiver Appreciation Day (March 3rd), and … More March Newsletter

Universal Problem

Two entertainers Are the center of attention What should be our focus is the Decline of our children, our people Some are missing, Some are lying on their deathbed Fighting for their life Battling issues of depression, Addiction, Bullying What about them? The parents who are suffering Who can’t sleep ’cause they worry If they’re … More Universal Problem

Music of Life

The gleam Of words That simulate thought The horizon Being like a human Musical medley But its songs are not Wrong Variations of sound When falsettos Are deep When screams Are high When pigeons Have wings But we think Only eagles Could fly Words depicts While we kill With our dedicated Doctrines and laws Two … More Music of Life

The Soul of Nina

She passionately plays on the piano As she unleashes the passionate message That’s on her heart in song “I’m just a soul whose intentions Are good, Oh lord please don’t let me be Misunderstood”                                   Her pride in her culture … More The Soul of Nina

Love

Love is long suffering, And is kind, It doesn’t envy, Thinks no evil, Not easily provoked, Bears all things, Believes all things, Hopes all things, Endures all things, It never fails. I believe in love, Real love, The true power of love. Genuine love between two people. Yes, I believe in it. Love is that … More Love