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Naptural Mermaid Nov 2020
I yearn to be a river
Will my woes be washed away?
Should I yearn to be like rain?
Letting go of all this heavyweight?

Why is it that I can't bring myself to cry today?

I yearn to be the ocean
Maybe then I can hide my emotions?
Should I be like the waterfalls?
Pouring my love without regrets and all?

Why is it that I can't bring myself to cry today?

I yearn to be a pond
A body of water, still and all
Where all creatures gather in awe
Admiring my beauty as the seasons come

Why is it that I can't bring myself to cry today?
Naptural Mermaid Jun 2020
You see the way my hips curve
And my Lips full to the compacity
But you can't see an officer killing me?
I am a Black Woman...LISTEN TO ME

You see the clothes I wear
And you like how I can move my feet
But You can't see I'm running from an office killing me?
I am a Black Woman... LISTEN TO ME

You see my hair defies gravity
My vernacular makes you intrigued
but you can't see my voice is being silenced by an officer?
I am a Black Woman. LISTEN TO ME

You love my sweet music and how I can dance to beat
quick to argue if you can say the n-word
but dismiss the office killing me
I am a Black Woman... LISTEN TO ME

I can shout, "I can't breathe."
I can show my hands that hold no weapon
I can police myself to make sure I'm being respectful to the officer
Yet his gun is pointed at me.

No matter how I act
Whether I sit still or dance
I am a Black Woman... LISTEN TO ME

I can show you my I.D
I can tell you my Name
I can tell you my story of hardship and pain
But you REFUSE TO LISTEN TO ME

I am a Black Woman...I shall be FREE
Naptural Mermaid May 2020
It's the headache I experience
Thinking about the comparison of those who can easily sleep

Envy isn't green
It's the rage I feel when I'm not the center of attention

Envy isn't green
It's the fake smile masking the battles I face every day

Envy isn't green
It's the realization that the issue is me
Naptural Mermaid Apr 2020
America is a melting *** indeed
A mixture of anger, anxiety, sadness, death, vulnerability
A failing government suddenly granting human rights and needs

What will become of thee?
A prayer for a silver lining
A change, maybe something free

Universal health care
Cancellation of student loans
Essentials workers earning more than fifteen?

What will it be?

As the Earth resets itself
I'm forced to face reality
To read a book
Learn to listen
Rest for 7-8 hours
Exercise
Create art
Renew my mindset
Meditate and Pray on Jesus's words
Heal
Face my monsters
Greet my angels
Sing a song

Unbeknown to me
I've been in a battle of what my new reality should be
I will constantly choose to live by faith until I'm free

It's not easy and I don't proclaim it to be
Take each day responsibly
You have a choice and voice that can move mountains
Circumstances do not determine your joy

We are witnessing the good the government can do for the people
Do not be silent
Do not hold on to seething anger

Speak up, make phone calls
Vote
Choose life
We deserve better

Change starts with you
Then maybe America can truly be great
Disagreements, dislikes and etc are inevitable
However, creating a solution is for what is right is attainable
Maybe humanity for all people will embody empathy
This isn't a poem, just an expression of anger, anxiety, and feelings of hope.
Naptural Mermaid Mar 2020
Jesus loves me.
Enough to know the number of hairs on my head
To know my good and bad
So why should I accept anything less than that

Jesus loves me.
Enough to know my love languages
To know when I'm sad and will need a good laugh
So why should I accept anything less than that

Jesus loves me.
Enough to tell me when I'm wrong
To discipline me and help me grow strong
So why should I accept anything less than that

Jesus loves me.
Enough to hold my hand
To listen and speak to me to see what's going on
So why should I accept anything less than that

Jesus love me.
Enough to carry my burdens
To wash away my sins and renew my mind
So why should I accept anything less than that
Naptural Mermaid Mar 2020
A virus helped me to stick to my self-care
I like my skin routine and combing my hair
Reading books of poetry is my new love affair

Pains of the past but I shall not be in despair
My God loves me who am I to fear
Breath of fresh air and aromas of home cooked meals

Geez, How I took advantage of the breeze
Is this depression? My mind is starting to run a mock
I'm going to keep busy to get out of this yuck.

May I no longer confuse stillness as lack of progression
May I enjoy this time of rest knowing Jah Bless
May I use all the tools the Lord has given me to move forward
May it be instilled within that God is with me all along
Naptural Mermaid Mar 2020
God told the storm
To let it rain
He equipped me with an umbrella and I’m okay

Commanding,  bring the puddles
Stomp your feet
Learn to dance in the rain until it shines again

God told storm
To make me brave
How I’ll follow the examples of the rain.

To shed fearless…all my pain
So I got down on my knees and began praise

God told the storm
To cover me
Hiding me from all my enemies
I can’t believe it! I complained about the rain
for it was my Lord providing refuge that I prayed…

God told the storm
To clear my path
So I may move on from the past

He’ll help me grow strong
Knowing he’s my peace
I can count on Jesus constantly
May you find peace in this poem/song.
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