TO BUILD A MONUMENT

TO BUILD A MONUMENT

Tweet i have known false teachers who swept me beneath their words, forced me out of my orbit to fly under the radar and made it clear that i had nothing to offer. and although my spirit broke when death…

SOKARI EKINE: A Poem at Peace with Itself.

SOKARI EKINE: A Poem at Peace with Itself.

Tweet that wise place is in you, warrior o, where the prophet talks, and visions are cautiously told. where men are fine as goodness itself and women are strong as baobab. you, one-woman army, carry the heavy when wata done…

PATH OF THE SMILING SUN

Tweet one of the solos in my head keeps chanting that uncertainty is the best way to contaminate time.   i, myself am not sure what i am meant to scream to that because i am already living the truth…

Guys fucking guys...

Guys fucking guys…

Tweet                       Lugardia kept us in limbo Shackling us with sex in Our see thru straitjackets “You will marry the man We choose for you,” said My frantic father followed…

Come Away My Love

Come Away My Love

Tweet For my parents   “Come Away My Love” by Joseph Kariuki  Come away my love, from streets Where unkind eyes divide And shop windows reflect our difference In the shelter of my faithful room rest There, safe from opinions, being…

WORDS BIG AND SMALL

Tweet   rings and roses vanish, fleet and pass without leaving a trace. but words are forever so, speak for this love lives on words and words alone can ink themselves deep into my heart and not rings, not roses,…

Texting Poetry – 5: When……

  When I look in the mirror I see a beautiful woman I see a woman’s woman I see the reflection of a Goddess looking back at me: Oshun, Oya, Moremi, Mirror, mirror show me The Great Goddess I feel, Tara, saviour, me, I see.   When I look in the mirror I don’t see impositions I don’t kowtow for bread I don’t disappear into thin Air on hatred’s lashes. I See a bodhisatsva’s flair. I See tolerant compassion Deeper than any surface Glimpse -I see humanity.   When I look in the mirror I feel empowered, free, I feel loving kindness, I feel purposeful prime -I, Human consciousness so Far and vast beyond the Veneer of infrastructural Daily dangled tokens. I’m above empty platitudes.   When I look in the mirror I see a beautiful woman I see a woman’s woman I see the reflection of a Goddess looking back at me: Oshun, Oya, Moremi, Mirror, mirror show me The Great Goddess I feel, Tara, saviour, me, I see…     Mia Nikasimo (c) July ’09