A Day in Downtown, Kingston🌼

I didn’t want to be at home, I just wanted to leave. Told my mom I was going downtown and I asked her if she wanted anything to eat. Jumped on a bus with earphones in my ears, A man came on the bus preaching that judgment day was near. I finally reach, but I…

Clique.

Broken hearts, Broken circles, Once we were friends, now we don’t sit at the same table. Tension rise, Emotions are unstable, Broken trust, these relationships can’t be rekindled. Secretly missing, Publicly cursing, Generation to generation, a curse that can’t be broken. Whose fault is it? Surely not mines, Here we go again, another argument you…

“Reaching the Blue Mountain Peak”

I didn’t know which point I was trying to prove. Is it to prove that I was healthy? Is it to prove that I had the mental strength to reach the top? I really didn’t know, but I picked the wrong day to prove a point. The sun was hot and the place was humid….

My boyfriend Wray 💧

I promised my mother I would stay away from him, The withdrawal symptoms started, The sweating and the trembling. I needed him, he was my escape. Mom came in the room, smiled and said, “I failed you my little sunshine, my little high school daughter is already a rum head.” My eyes were twitching and…

Mommy, it’s okay.😔

The room was tense. Her eyes were red, One more year is about to end, and no changes have occurred. Debts were piling on top of one another and a new school year was about to start. I didn’t want to upset her, Suppose I structure my sentences wrong? Suppose I end up saying something…

The Jamrock Cotton Tree.

Grandma used to warn me about the cotton tree. It’s where spirits go when they don’t want to sleep. They linger for years waiting for the next, hoping it’s a family member that won’t get them upset. Night time I would be afraid because there is a cotton tree in our backyard with the roots…

Poetry: Numb 😶

No emotions. No pain. No feeling of loss. No feeling of gain. It’s like I’m just here living, without no aim. No love for you, Don’t worry about me. You said I act like I don’t care, and I do agree. “What’s on your mind?” Truly, I don’t know. “How are you feeling?” My feelings…

Poetry: “Selfish”

She had a broken mind and a broken soul, She wanted to heal but didn’t know how. She needed to breathe and innovate her soul, but her selfish demon wouldn’t allow. Jumping from relationship to relationship was all she knows. She saw him and wanted him, although she had so much baggage, She didn’t care…

Dear Mommy. Happy Mother’s Day.

There were days I wanted to kick the bucket, Stressed, Overdressed with depression, Thought I was a disappointment. I was on the edge, ready to jump. Once again you saved me, although I was acting dumb. You are always there for me through the weather, From the sunny days through the storm. A beautiful flower…