To My Father.
I want to be married, just so I can jump the broom
and wear a 3-karat rock, and be called “Mrs.” I grow
tired of being called, “ Miss/Ms.” and being mistaken
for a “ Mrs.”
While the chains of slavery have been removed, our brothers are still chained by the law, society and the power structure
Wishful thing? Maybe; because although society says that we have a voice and we're free,
We still look down and see them shackles and I feel they will never let go of me......
She catches your eye and runs with your heart. But is she worth pursuing?
He knew he would never forget her, the black queen who stole his heart.
She was not like the other women; her charm and grace set her apart.
Short and sweet
Our cells change,
We are never the same
Our skin renews,
Bodies, the house of the soul
if this house changes, does it control
The way we perceive what’s inside?
When poetry is on your menu than, this is a must:
Blue Pearls, Special Limited Edition, From Carlene Tejada’s Private Collection
Some of Carlene's poems from Blue Pearls first appeared in Northern New England Review, The Poet's Touchstone, The Burning Cloud Review, and White Pelican Review.
It doesn't separate friend from enemy or brother from sister. It slices through the air as it penetrates its target.
Infiltrating, penetrating but never hesitating to cause havoc and war/with violence at the core and the mass population thirsting for more.
Then some children gather on the lawn.
A misty fog descends,
clothes their limbs
with a wet, filmy haze.
One swipes his finger on a water glass
in the shape of a heart.
I wrote this a few days before I had to put my beloved dog to sleep
I can see the light is fading in your eyes
The pain of life you just can’t hide
Too soon the day has come
Written by Sahira Javaid, author of two poetry books: Bitter sweet poetry and Hot Ice.
Sensations are but riders on a path
Your nerves sending signals and fast,
Their message is sent
And you then sense
Whatever feelings they were prescribed
You want to feel alive!
Hot Ice: Inked in endurance and new found strength, Hot Ice tests your limits and asks you how much you can tolerate.
Your strength may become a weakness or the other way around. From the harshness and redemption of Fire and the vulnerability and strength of Ice. Prepare for another sensational experience.