I submitted my poetry to support the cause of Domestic Violence (DV). Having being raised in this type of environment, I noticed a pattern and a cycle.
Domestic Violence usually has a long-lasting affect. Passed, from generation, to generation…The energies of victims and the abusers, producing a thick blanket of tidal-waved emotions…
This volume can be purchased on Amazon:
1)Alone Again – pg.60
2)One Step Over Please – pg.119
3)As I Rise to Face the New Day – pg127
5)Cleaning Up – pg.160
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“I Heard Your Voice”
It was plain and distinct.
Rich and deep.
Rumbling, like the roar in the deepest part of the jungle.
Even though I’ve heard it,
so many times before…
This time, it spoke a language, that caused my soul to take heed.
“I Heard Your Voice.”
Thousands of miles away.
Almost as if we were in two different worlds.
Through time and distance. Loud and clear.
My eyes lit up,
Blood rushed to my cheeks.
Causing a smile that illuminated my entire being.
Giggles burst forth,
As the child within,
Stuck her head out to play.
The comforting growl, of a deep and long connection,
That has ridden the skirt-tails of time.
Reaching to grab hold, of a love that will not die…
“I Heard Your Voice.
by Maxwanette A. Poetess
“I’m Having An Affair”…
Lol! Did I catch your attention?
Hope I’m not misleading you, but it’s true. I’ve been having an affair for almost 15 years now.
There are times when I wanted to cut it off, start anew, trying to figure out the reason for the union as this was the 2nd time we decided to be together.
Wrestling with the thoughts of how intimate and intertwined we have become. Through life’s experiences, we’ve been a dynamic duo of strength, complimenting one another, no matter what the world threw at our feet.
I imagine life without you, looking at the process it took to get us to this point. Undertaking a journey that I never expected, never knew I wanted, wasn’t aware that I needed, yet here we are.
See, “I’m Having An Affair”, and as I caress the wetness of your essence, breath in the aroma of your very existence, smiling as you tickle the very center of my spine, in ways no man can, I realize that parting with you would be the very unraveling & destruction of self.
Many may see vanity and insanity in my dedication to you, but those who are having affairs, surely understand. You embrace and compliment me, allowing me to delve into the fullness of self.
See, “I’m Having An Affair” and feel blessed to be able to do so. As we walk through this life, held up, with the pride of our union.
*Inspired by the relationship I have with my locs. Yes, the affair is with my hair 😉
by Maxwanette A. Poetess