Thursday, December 30, 2010


You tried to take me, my soul
Until I learned to gain control
You hurt me in ways I couldn’t let go
Locking my pain inside so no one would know
Desperately wanting my father’s love
Realizing my Father is the man above
Looking for love in the wrong places
Pushing past the hurt of many different faces
Made mistakes I can’t take back
Now focused on getting my life on track
Releasing the flash backs and nightmares
That haunted when no one cared
Finding and truly loving me
All that pain and hurt finally freed


Moanerplicity said...

It's cool when one person's art/vision/life can inform, instruct & initiate the creative voice in someone else. Ms. Shange's work has no doubt done this for the last two generations... & that now includes YOU!


Brian Miller said...

wow. i need to check this one out...glad it helped you break up some of that stuff inside it when movies or songs do that...

Dee O. said...

Amazingly written!!! I have still yet to see For Colored Girls, I'm going to get on that asap because I was so excited about that movie. Hope you have a blessed New Years as well!


25champ said...

You enjoy ur holiday as well :) even when we move past pain its still there...Its just what we do with it. Crying is good and actually healthy. I'm just Glad that you are continuing 2 fight threw your pain. U r amazing!

Dulce said...

HEy J, Happy New Year for you and your girls!


Anonymous said...

i know i'm going to be crying my heart out too! great poem. i love this one as well.

i hope you and your two girls enjoy new years eve!

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

That movie hit me too.

Carlus Wilmot said...

Its amazing how cleansing and theraputic our work is. Truly you write well and put your heart, soul and experiences in your work. Take care Carlus