My Life Be Like, poetry

An Ode to Friendship

I have been trying to write a poem about love all February and it just was not working. I was not inspired, I couldn’t tap into any old emotions, nothing. Then I started to think about the love I feel when I can sit with people in silence and just enjoy their presence. I thought… Continue reading An Ode to Friendship

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Expected, but not Obligated: Access is a Privilege

No one owes you anything.  Not their time. Not their loyalty. Not their energy. Not even access to them as a person. We take for granted the privileges that others allow of us. We are in no way entitled to anything that doesn’t belong to us. That’s why we should never dwell on what actions… Continue reading Expected, but not Obligated: Access is a Privilege

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Fake Love is Flattery

At some point in our lives, we’ve been exposed to people that aren’t who they appear to be. Sometimes they’re our friends, coworkers, or even our family. They show up to our events, like our posts, and even give their “genuine” advice. They appear to love us so genuinely. However, all love isn’t what we… Continue reading Fake Love is Flattery

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We Really Aren’t Friends Anymore

Although I've stopped being friends with people in the past, this most recent friendship dissolution definitely hurt me the most. It happened about a week ago and I still can't process that she won't be in my life anymore. I keep reminding myself that everyone is not meant to be in our lives forever. It… Continue reading We Really Aren’t Friends Anymore

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Eggs, Chicken Wings, Drum Sticks, 2% Milk, Creamer, Mayo, Cheese, Bread, Garlic, Hash-browns

I find it most hard to explain to some why it’s difficult to, “just pick one”. For most of us we picture what that meal will look like, what does it smell like, who we're going to eat it with, and what day we plan on eating it. I’m gonna grab the shrimp because I’m… Continue reading Eggs, Chicken Wings, Drum Sticks, 2% Milk, Creamer, Mayo, Cheese, Bread, Garlic, Hash-browns

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Her Friends Don’t Like Me And IDC

I've never really been the type that feels as though they need to be loved by everyone. I've never had many friends and frankly I've never wanted many. The main reason why I think and operate like this is due to the fact that, not many people operate on the same level that I do.… Continue reading Her Friends Don’t Like Me And IDC

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Severed Ties: Don’t Update Me on People I No Longer Eff With

In my 29 years of life, I’ve broken ties with plenty of people. As we all do in our lives. Some on good terms, some on bad terms. I’ve even left a bad taste in few people’s mouths upon my departure. Yet, they’ve always been warranted and needed most times. I’ve always been an advocate… Continue reading Severed Ties: Don’t Update Me on People I No Longer Eff With

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Reality TV: How Far Is Too Far?

Photo by Russell Ferrer on Unsplash I remember being younger and watching shows like The Real World, Big Brother and American Idol. These shows had real people with real issues and real talent. They weren't full of drama but were fun to watch, kept me entertained and didn't drain me from all the toxicity being… Continue reading Reality TV: How Far Is Too Far?

My Life Be Like, poetry

Little Brown Boy

This one time in 2020… I had to tell my son about his chocolate skin in America… How his skin is so dark he might be mistaken for a monkey or a hoodlum. How his big natural curly afro can be offensive to some people with no melanin in their skin. How to keep his… Continue reading Little Brown Boy

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Painting A Picture of Love

When I was eleven years old, at the time I did not realize that I was taking a picture that would be so precious to me, and that it would lead to such a special moment between me and one of my closest friends. As I mentioned in my previous article, Emily Lauren Mata, an… Continue reading Painting A Picture of Love