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Lost Hopes

I started this on August 14th and finished it today.

I feel something right under the surface of my skin today. You’ve always had nine+ lives. I must believe that everything is gonna be alright. I remember when “Otherside of the Game” by Erykah Badu came on when we were together that night during that year and we hugged tightly. In my mind, you have always been larger than life. I have always had big hopes and dreams for you although I never expressed it. You always had big ideas and I thought some day your name would be in lights. As I painted watercolor portraits while looking at the sky, you practiced scratching on that Fisher Price turntable. These were the daydreams of wild haired skinny girl twirling her baton in the backyard. Little did I know the reality life would bring. I am not sure you will even comprehend what I see in you. My only hope is that you are able to visualize this dream for yourself. We rarely utter words of sentiment, however the pain that pierces my heart at this moment warrants it. I love you beyond mere words. You were my first playmate. I ❤ my pest.

Justice For Trayvon Martin

Some broad statements (negative statements) have been made by some about why people are blacking out their profile pictures on social networks in solidarity with the Martin family. I can only speak for me. I have made a choice to represent not only Trayvon but every black boy that has had his life taken senselessly. There black boys in my family who have been taught to act differently in public so they won’t draw attention to themselves. There are black men in my family who remember that lesson and act accordingly. There are black men in my family have been targeted by law enforcement unnecessarily. I have been targeted by law enforcement unnecessarily. It is sad to say but I have always feared for the boys & men in my family when they leave the safety of home for the uncertainty of the streets. I don’t want our boys to be fearful. I want justice for our boys and our men. I will not forget Trayvon. I won’t forget Oscar Grant. I won’t forget Sean Bell. I won’t forget Amadou Diallo. I will not forget. ‪#‎JusticeforTrayvon