May 3, 2012

Who is

Time

and why does he

leave so

quickly?

Why no

stops—

no stops to

say hello?

My baby is

GROWIN

he getting smarter

by the MINUTE.

But my life is

endin

and the viruses

they multiplying.

I ain’t got

much time

but the

tick

tock

remind me

what I must

do

and who I must

become.

Maybe Time will

be kind enough

to leave parts

of me

in his wake

for my baby.

For Abdul.

But Time keeps

walking

away.

May 3, 2012   4,618 notes
Will I ever get noticed by boys? Maybe if I read blue books… and have playful little bitch dogs.

Will I ever get noticed by boys? Maybe if I read blue books… and have playful little bitch dogs.

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This picture make me think of Abdul. I hope he strong, I know he smart, but I need him to be ready for when I can’t take care of him no more.

This picture make me think of Abdul. I hope he strong, I know he smart, but I need him to be ready for when I can’t take care of him no more.

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May 3, 2012

As I Grew Older

It was a long time ago.

I have almost forgotten my dream.
But it was there then,
In front of me,
Bright like a sun—
My dream.

And then the wall rose,
Rose slowly,
Slowly,
Between me and my dream.
Rose slowly, slowly,
Dimming,
Hiding,
The light of my dream.
Rose until it touched the sky—
The wall.

Shadow.
I am black.

I lie down in the shadow.
No longer the light of my dream before me,
Above me.
Only the thick wall.
Only the shadow.

My hands!
My dark hands!
Break through the wall!
Find my dream!
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
Of sun!


by Langston Hughes

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Black Women Who Changed History: Dr. Mae Jemison

proudblackwoman:

Dr. Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman astronaut, flying on the space shuttle Endeavor in 1992.

Fly

weightless

above the clouds

beyond beaches

islands

seas

prisons.

This what Precious want to do.

May 3, 2012

Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
become a stranger
To need of pity
Or, if compassion be freely
Given out
Take only enough
Stop short of urge to plead
Then purge away the need.

Wish for nothing larger
Than your own small heart
Or greater than a star;
Tame wild disappointment
With caress unmoved and cold
Make of it a parka
For your soul.

Discover the reason why
So tiny human midget
Exists at all
So scared unwise
But expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.

Before you knew you owned it by Alice Walker

May 3, 2012

I want

normal.

Girls laughter,

watch movies,

sleep over,

pillow fight,

do hair look pretty.

A house.

No a HOME.

H is for Harlem

O is for open

M is for my own

E is for educated.