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Let Me In

Let me
seduce you with my words
Make love to your mind
Conquer your thoughts
Invade your dreams
We can text if you like
Just a word or two
Enough to entice your senses
Leave you wanting more
Hanging on my every
WORD

Let me talk to you
Tell you how amazing
YOU ARE
That I can see
what the world
wants you to be
What you’ve always been
Deep down inside
Where your true self lies

Let me help you climb
the mountain
you’ve been struggling
so hard to ascend
I know you can do it

Try it this way
Close your eyes
Look to the sky
and say
I believe I can do anything.

 

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Goodbye Friend

I’m sorry to say
the time has come
for me to let you go

Your drama has become
too much for me
and I can no longer cope

The love I have
for who I am
won’t allow me to stay

I fear I’d loose
pieces of me
if I remain
another day

I wish you the best
in all you do
and whatever you become

But
from this day forth
I’m bowing out
our friendship is done

 

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Giving Thanks

Today
I’d like to thank the lord
for waiting on me

Providing me the time
to realize
just who I’m meant
to be

I thank him for
not giving up
when I thought all was lost

For always residing
within my heart
no matter what the cost

For giving me
just one more chance
When I believed
it was too late

For showing me
a new way out
when I assumed
there was no escape

Today I honor you lord
from this very spot
Praising your name
on my birthday
for everything I’ve got.

 

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Listening

I want to just be quiet
Become overwhelmed by silence
mull things over a bit
think about my wants and needs
differentiate between the two
decide why what should be isn’t
how what is came to be

I want to do nothing
halt any progression taking place
not say yea or nay
refuse to make a choice
and select the wrong path
I just want to sit
be quiet
and listen

 

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Where God Lives

One of the greatest lies ever told
is that God does not exist—
a phenomenon
we cannot hold,
lying outside our grips,
to hope and pray
every day
for something that may
not come our way.
But I believe,
though I can’t see,
because
God lives in me.

 

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Being Happy

I prayed today
that I no longer feel
love for you
It hurts too much
to bear

My aching heart
is killing
what's left of me
The person
I use to be

Enthralled in
a never ending
whirlwind
of sorrow and grief

My mind wants to be
devoid of love
Disintegrate the chains
tying your heart to mine
My heart says otherwise

You say
we are better together
Better to eat
your poisoned fruit
than to gorge myself on solitude
I disagree

My father says
Child
you have learned your lesson
Move on
Take what you were given
Move on
Free yourself
Be happy
 

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Flashbacks of a Fool

Why did I think
it was normal to scream
Hearing my name cursed
couldn't be that mean

Broken doors
Shattered dreams
Not as bad as it seems

Why did I think
It was what I deserved
That I didn't
have the right
to put my feelings first

Why did I
let you change
who I was
Didn't I know
That's not what love does

Just glad to now know
I did what I had to do
Pondering
flashbacks of a fool

It still hurts
my pride today
Just knowing
I let you
hurt me that way

Why wasn't I
smarter than love
Shouldn't I have known
It's not what love does

Just glad I did
What I needed to do
Ecstatic that
I didn't lose me
trying to love you

Its funny because
I knew deep down
we were through
There could never be
a complete me
when that me is loving you
Pondering
Flashbacks of a fool
 
 

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Intertwined

Tell me
how to love you
Should I
wait for your call
by the phone
Bake a cake
to say how much
I care
Do you
need someone to talk to
Listen to your problems
Shoulder your
worlds weight
I am here
waiting
With my interpretation of what love is
Tell me how you view love
What it really means to you
Im ready
Willing
Able
Taking notes you see
So that
my interpretation and your explanation
can become intertwined
 

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Review: A Black Girl’s Poetry for the World by Kimberly LaRocca

FIVE ALARM BOOK REVIEWS 

October 16, 2011              Posted by Stephanie under Other, Poetry

 

 

 

 

 

A Black Girl’s Poetry for the World by Kimberly LaRocca reflects on times of  love, friendship, bitterness, desire, anger, joy,  loss, forgiveness and determination.

I first read A Black Girls Poetry for the World from beginning to end, slowly, savoring every word, and then I read it again in no particular order.  At this point, having read Kimberly’s poems several times each, I know where to turn when I need it and am still discovering something new at each return.

What I found to be particular amazing was the way the some of the poems could completely change their meaning depending on if I was reading it as how it relates to myself vs. reading it while keeping in mind the voice of the the black girl.

Kimberly LaRocca is a talented poet.   There is so much understanding and enjoyment to be gained for the reader and I recommend Kimberly’s poetry to girls of all ages and races.   A Black Girl’s Poetry for the World is a collection of poems to be revisited time and time again.

 

 

http://fivealarmbookreviews.com/2011/10/16/review-a-black-girls-poetry-for-the-world-by-kimberly-larocca/

 

 

 

 

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Review by C.C. Cole – A Black Girls Poetry for the Wor

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011

Review of “A Black Girl’s Poetry for the World” by Kimberly LaRocca

 

 

A Black Girl’s Poetry for the World” by Kimberly LaRocca is a collection of insightful poems addressing many levels of the human existence, from pain, to love, and to everyday living. What I really enjoyed are the large messages delivered by so few, easy to read lines, and minimizing of clichés.  I recommend this to anyone that either reads poetry often, or to novel-readers looking for a romp into creativity that’s refreshing and inspirational.  Five Stars!

http://shevata-cccole.blogspot.com/2011/10/review-of-black-girls-poetry-for-world.html
 

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