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

Hidden Gems

“Let’s Be Friends” Chapter 1 – Rebecca

Photo by Gabby K on Pexels.com Hey everyone! If you follow me you'll know that I'm a published author and I love bringing stories to life with my words. One of those stories that I loved creating was the one of Rebecca & Nasir; two successful black people who realized that one person can change… Continue reading “Let’s Be Friends” Chapter 1 – Rebecca

My Life Be Like, poetry

“Her Final Entries” A Collection of Poems & Affirmations, Available Now.

“In Her Final Entries, Sydney Reneé shares with you a collection of poems and affirmations that will make you fall in love with life and the people in it, release you from years of pain, heal your soul and give you hope” I did it again! But this time with a new self published poetry… Continue reading “Her Final Entries” A Collection of Poems & Affirmations, Available Now.

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What’s holding you back from reaching your full potential?

Despite all the losses we took in 2020, the best gift that many of us received was time.  We were given more time to focus on our households, our loved ones, and ourselves.  The challenge was to determine how we would utilize it.  For some people, time allowed us to strive and reach our goals. … Continue reading What’s holding you back from reaching your full potential?

My Life Be Like, poetry

SAFETY NET

Trapped in a bubble “protected.”My own fears are leaving me neglected.Why do these walls come up once the emotions come out?What am I afraid of?I’m alone.Not because there is no desire for my company.But because company can break my heart.Abandon me.Love me one day and ridicule me the next.I want love just as much as… Continue reading SAFETY NET

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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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Black Boys Cry Too

Black boys and men are told how to act before they can establish what is best for them. We teach our young black boys early in life that a man doesn’t show emotion often, if at all. The comfort and softness for little black boys doesn’t exist long. They aren’t allowed to cry or be… Continue reading Black Boys Cry Too

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Why Situationship Break-Ups Hurt

We’ve all fallen victim to engaging in a situationship. Sometimes you don’t know you’re in one until it’s over. You get to know someone, you make plans, and create inside jokes. Then, one day the feeling isn’t the same. The openness of “getting to know each other” becomes inconvenient. The other people you both consider… Continue reading Why Situationship Break-Ups Hurt

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6 Years Single & Over Dating

Photo by RF._.studio on Pexels.com For most of my life I had always been the girl that had a boyfriend. Having a guy was like having my favorite accessory on and when I didn't have it I felt like something was missing. When one guy left there was always another waiting close by. I was… Continue reading 6 Years Single & Over Dating