But why/ Mind numb; body wired/ why not be enticed/ and let all the blur/ of high-speed travel/ conquer the senses.
The pain does.
The pain of accepting change
The pain of being unknown
The pain of no longer being my one and only.
For I am ugly and only the pretty deserve compliments
I feel like I can’t eat in public because someone is watching
And judging because I’m disgusting to the eye
The selection of poems was written when I was posed the question, “Is there an African-American Dream?” In my literature class, during a discussion about hope, freedom, and dreams, the question stuck out because every one of my peers’ answers were different.
VOX Poetry Repeated Cycles & Injuries: Lust. Rush. Excitement. Disappointment. Everything I experience when it comes to you. I never know what to do anymore. I swear I’m going insane. I feel as though I should because you want me to But I know it’s not right because I wouldn’t want the hurt of being […]
VOX Poetry Sometimes the pain you hold is worse than the pain you’re experiencing Both hurt … But holding it in, you have a chance to experience even more hurting. Trying to analyze How it happened What should’ve happened Why did it happen But then realizing … You remember that pain is still hurting and […]
VOX Poetry As soon as we come out of the womb We are born into a world of doom of responsibility and blame no freedom and no voice not ever given a choice expected to mumble and mumble to deserve nothing and be forever humble to carry the burden up a mountain and not tumble […]
VOX Poetry The reason why she is the way she is, can’t seem to find complete closure. She keeps making the same mistakes over and over. She stands strong like a soldier, not letting anyone in her heart. She shows no emotion. You’d never know she’s hurting. You would never know how she felt. You […]
I feel like teenagers today all have good intentions to make a difference in their community, but sometimes teens can distracted. As a community, adults and other teens, our mission is to help those who have fallen off their path of success and get them back on the road of greatness and accomplishments.