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Timelines

Five Our front teeth missing We built sandcastles Watched in delight as the waves Smashed it in pieces. Ten We were conscious of our bodies No longer would we bath outside. We would cry if one called us his wife. We began to hear of rape and violence We wonder if it will ever get… Continue reading Timelines

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Beauty and Savage Beast

Once I met a savage beast He made me fall in love Everyone feared for me They wanted to protect me I needed protection from myself Who loves a beast? Who thinks he is harmless? ---- Once I met a savage beast Who fought for me Who defended me with his life Who protected me… Continue reading Beauty and Savage Beast

poetry, Stream of Consciousness

A Crescendo of Violence

Living to live Struggling to die Fighting for survival The path many have tried And many will still tread. --- They tear our insides They tear us apart with Many lies and schemes Our strength is zapped We have become lost in the jungle We are caught in a web We are bound in our… Continue reading A Crescendo of Violence

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Fool’s Gold

They came for her She was the girl next door She was gentle Did no wrong She greeted everyone No one knew she was The secret wife Of the man who terrorizes our city No one knew she was  Aiding and abetting his crimes We all could have sworn That she was a saint We… Continue reading Fool’s Gold

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Adrift Life’s Sea

Seven years ago, we met Our stars were criss crossed We were one of a kind  And the whole world cheered us on We were cast adrift life sea We had each other In the midst of the storm In the darkest night You could hold on no more ---- Perhaps we won't drown Perhaps… Continue reading Adrift Life’s Sea

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My Creator, My Lover

Let my weary thoughts run in different directions Let peace come to stay in its stead Let me soar One with the sky blue In bliss, pure joy Love unending.   Let me be blessed beyond measure Let my cup run over Fill me with the knowledge That you will never let me alone That… Continue reading My Creator, My Lover

Sunday Corner

Heal Lord, Heal!

Heal Heal my broken heart For I'm weary and the sores are festering Heal my broken spirit For I need the joy that wells from the heart Heal my country For the Enemy has plundered her Heal our families For our children are into many vices Heal Lord, Heal! Stretch forth your hands to heal… Continue reading Heal Lord, Heal!

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Could it be?…Poetry

​Could it be that I miss you? I saw your picture in a flash My heart went bang bang --- Could it be that I like you? I read your word over and again It makes my heart bubbly --- Could it be that I love you? Conversations with you runs in my head It… Continue reading Could it be?…Poetry

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CouldCould it be?…Poetry

​Could it be that I miss you? I saw your picture in a flash My heart went bang bang --- Could it be that I like you? I read your word over and again It makes my heart bubbly --- Could it be that I love you? Conversations with you runs in my head It… Continue reading CouldCould it be?…Poetry

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To the African Child… Poetry

Take to the sky Soar it's your destiny To be above only The winds are there To remind you Fighting harder Is the key Don't give up Keep on keeping on --- Let the winds propel you Lift your dark wings Into the place  That place you long for Soar, African Child soar! © Deborah… Continue reading To the African Child… Poetry