The me inside me
Sometimes I hide, the me inside me
In front of my friends, and my family
I want to be myself, but do I know who that is?
And will all this confusion finally come to an end?
Sometimes I think that I can just be strong
But I am too scared and have been hiding too long
To just get enough guts one day
To stand up in front of everyone and say
That I have been lying all of this time
Without any reason, without any rhyme
Except that I was just too scared to show the real me
Too wrapped up in what others may think
That I’m not the happy-go-lucky person you see
And under the artificial smile, someone truly unhappy
I am truly worried about being lost
Most days it feels like my world’s being tossed
Maybe I need counseling
Maybe I need some help
As I continue on this search for myself
And although it’s continuously wrecking my mind
I pray it’s something I will eventually find.
I can see the flower, upon which my life grows,
Blooming into a rose.
See the hope and courage in the strength of the petals.
As long as I am, I will be.
The flower will never wilt or die.
As my life grows back, I shall become strong.
I shall become only dependent on one.
That one will be me.
I will rise with my petals high.
My life as a flower will bloom and prosper as I grow.
I may not be the pick of the patch,
but I am just as beautiful as the rest.
I will stand as one, but not a lonely soul.
We all make connections
As a child, we play tag
In hopes of not to be tagged
But still touch another
There’s the smack you ‘tag’ …
Gently caress you ‘tag’…
And the hope that you ever …
When will you ever…
Can you NEVER notice me ‘tag’ …
I have been playing this game for damn near two decades
And a sista still can’t manage to get with it
But do I have to?
Like Eve, I didn’t ask to be
I am crying inside because there’s so much hate in the world and not enough love
I am crying inside because of the lack of unity
There’s very little respect for humanity in the world
There’s a major lack of morals, values and dignity
I am crying inside because I despise the wicked ways of mankind
And we live in a world of chaos and disorder
I am crying inside for all of the children who are being deprived of a sound future
I am crying inside because so many people worship worldly goods
Words can’t express how I feel
And I still can’t believe this is real
A heart of Gold and a Beautiful Soul
The future of Aaliyah we’ll never know
A walking Angel and A Beautiful spirit
We Love you Aaliyah and we’ll miss you dearest
Never having to see you again
is the biggest lost
But knowing we love you and you
love your fans is what really cost
Remembering your beauty and
remembering your style
But most of all Aaliyah
The leaves brush the shadow
on the ground beneath the redwood
it cradles us
covering entangled twisted twigs
we are between the shadow
of the redwood tree
where the owl perch-wings spread
with respect and protectiveness
the great redwood
provide shelter from the falling rain
that is caught between fire
the twigs often bring
surrounded by nature
I cast my spell,
“If you leave me behind
you leave yourself
and you leave me