I Am A Mother

I am a mother, and one among the Mothers I feel the stinging of tears When I watch another grainy film Another life snuffed out, so young in years   Shot in the back Tased in the face I watch in horror, its disgrace   Without due process murder now acceptable Because of skin color, … Read more

Rock The Vote!

As I write this post, there are 48 days left until November 3rd — election day. And like all of you, there has been a lot on my mind and this year’s presidential election is now at the top of my list. Even though things are looking pretty bleak in the political world these days, … Read more

The Power of Forgiveness

I am responsible for my happiness. Peace does not come when I point fingers. I own my thoughts, words, actions, and behaviors. I take ownership of my life. The outside world does not dictate my inner world. Only I hold the key to my happiness. I blame no one for any unwanted feelings. I know … Read more

Yellow Canteen

On the first day of Biology class, I noticed the girl with the yellow canteen. She sat on the far left of the arena and my attention belonged all to her. Between notes I would glance, sneakily, in the chance that she would see me too—she would and we’d both stare into space as if … Read more