Beach Miners

Under heaven’s heavenly lamps  Youths of our time  Digging for silver in gold mines  Destroying ancient borderlines Forever changing nature’s natural landscape  Eating Tomorrow in their today  As each grain of sand you take away Releases a monster from its timeless cage Nature though beautiful, but deadly Once we cross the lines that save By…

Till Death Do Us Part

From flowers bloom, to blooms decayed Like narcissus and his reflection We fell in love beside the river From rosy cheeks to dried bones entwined beneath the sycamore  We wander eternity together,  Wondering about a life spent in the illusion that is love. Till eternity elapses, I will be here  When they ask; “Who do…

I am a Failure

I am a FAILURE! I’ve failed more times than I can remember  Yet, I’ve never stopped trying. Even when crying, Drowning in a pool of tears Created from the many years of do-overs  And sleepless nights – constructing my battle plans. Plans to win, never ever wanting to lose.  I’m entitled to first place, right? …

List of Things Google Say About Liberia

They heard about the massacres & had our blood flowing in their teacups. They heard about the massacres & had our blood flowing in their teacups. The world had us in their living rooms & listened to our cries through their radios & TVs. The world carried us in their magazines, newspapers & so on….

African Methodist Episcopal University

We rise for the better  Your hammer mold us  Your flames refined us Like a chick under your wings We are safer come whatever Our days with you may be numbered  But your impact is carved in us forever Each time these stairs we modestly walk   True and fair, welcoming all in love Till the…

Behind the Ray Ban

“Behind every dark ‘shades’ is a red eye”, they say Behind her sunglasses is a red eye, but hey Anxiety and depression are drugs that she’s high off Looking into her eyes, I couldn’t even say my next word For the first time I noticed this girl’s suffering I did not know how, yet I…

Strong Black Woman

How unique is a strong black woman? Full of grace and beauty. She’s not to be played with. She believes she can do anything, And is adored, because of her bravery. Strong black woman, She has a heart that is pure as gold Her love is patient, unending and kind. She gives others joy even…

IDENTITY

What if I told you I’m the seed of your existence? Would you rape me then? Overlook me then? I am a woman; I am significant. A beautiful precious crescent, sweet and pleasant; I deserve your respect, I deserve to be celebrated. I am a teenager; was raped and I now have a child that…

Mind Versus Me

HerI have been here before; on different days, but definitely at this same spot. Everything is familiar; the whispers are so loud in my head that I want to jump out of my skin. My mind is at war with me. I wish my mind and I could make amends and become friends but my…

Mama Liberia

Why do you weep mama Liberia?  Is it because your dream of having a bright future is thrown in the sea?  Is it because you are not well taken care of?  You lack good leaders, good roads, economic and educational system and power supplies. Are these the reasons?  Or is it because all of your…