Be A Trophy

I call myself a trophy because I represent achievement and god’s glory
That he can bring me out of anything
I like to think of myself as one of his many trophies
As a display of prestige and honor
Of course everything that has glitters isn’t gold
I have my roughness and dark corners
I like to think of myself as a trophy because everyone is looking at me
I like to think of myself as a trophy because I am one
~Arganise

Listen To Your Child

Listen to your child
When she cries to you
Listen
Your child will get angry because you didn’t believe
You called it a lie because you didn’t want to sleep alone
The same man that is laying in your bed at night is playing in her panties when you’re not looking
It doesn’t take boobs and butt for a man to want you
A young body tampered with by a dirty bastard
She can’t sleep because she is waiting for her door to crack open
She cries and screams because he won’t stop
You let him enter
He can wake up to a nice breakfast and run with her innocence
Her body was explored because you didn’t listen
It only takes that one time to change that little girl’s life forever
Listen to your child
~Arganised

I Rather Not Complain

I rather not complain

I may not have everything, but I don’t want to complain

I rather not complain

I may have lost hours of sleep and nothing to eat, but I don’t want to complain

I rather not complain

I’ve been let down by people, but I don’t want to complain

I rather not complain

A minimum wage job two days out of the week to make ends meet won’t do a damn thing, still I don’t want to complain

I rather not complain

I couldn’t live a normal teenage life because I was twenty years old in the head of a twelve year old body, but I didn’t complain

I don’t want to

I won’t

Complain

~Arganise

 

 

Daddy’s Ghost

Father who is suppose to be my father

Why aren’t you being a father to me?

Our relationship, if you’re familiar has vacated

I use to be a daddy’s girl now I’m daddy’s ghost

You don’t see me

Daddy, I’m you’re child

I can never tell

I can’t lie, sometimes I’m not so proud

I know why you did it, but you shouldn’t take it out on me

Grandpa is gone so who do I have now?

Daddy’s ghost doesn’t need anything

Daddy’s ghost doesn’t need your support

Daddy’s ghost doesn’t need you in her life because she is use to not having you

Until you learn how to grow, her spirit will be with you

She will be missing

And you will be left out

~Arganise

 

 

The Poet That Lies

Don’t date a poet that lies

You will cry

You will hurt

You will regret dating the poet that lies

The poet with broken lines

The poet with lying lusty stanzas

The poet that lies about being a poet

You will believe

You will indulge in despair

If you fall in love with that poet…..

Good luck to you, you’ve been warned

~Arganise

Take Me To Church

Take me to church to feel god

Breathe him in

Hear his word

Feel his ghost

Take me to church so that I can pray in his house

Some pray and some play

Take me to church to be in the heavy presence of my holy father

I want to know him for myself

Take me to church

Oh how I love the sounds of the spirituals

My soul pouring

Take me to church so that I can present myself as his daughter

~Arganise

Snakes and Flowers

I thought that the snakes in the grass were evil, but it’s the flowers too

The best poison is bittersweet

Sweet sweet devotion captured my attention

I thought just the snake had it out for me, turns out the flowers do too

I can smell

Snake skin and flowers

I can see

Snake skin and flowers

The flower can be a snake

~Arganise

I am a black woman

I am a black woman

But being a black woman is more than what you think

Do you think nappy, kinky, or curly hair?

Sass?

I am a black woman with gratitude

I’m thankful for being here with the freedom to do whatever the hell I want

I’m thankful for opportunities

I am a black woman

I’m tired of people telling me, “You can’t do that it’s never been done.”

Anything is possible

I’m tired of people telling me I can’t wear this hairstyle

It’s too black

I’m tired of having to take the man’s place

When these boys don’t want to man up

I am a black woman

I appreciate all colors

I love even when someone can’t love me back

I’ll feed you

I will give you the clothes off of my back just to see you happy

I’m a black woman

An 18 year old black woman

Mighty proud and not ashamed for who I am

Love me or hate me

I am a black woman

~Arganise

 

My Question

Answer my question

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~Arganise

We The Survivors

Breathe life

Speak life into death

I will get through this

Outlast

You can get through it

We get close

And try to give up

If I wanted to quit I would’ve done it a long time ago

Just because you fall that doesn’t mean you’re a failure

People like us will outlast every obstacle

The survivors

~Arganise