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

Christmas Without Grandpa

All I want for christmas is for you to be here with me

I know that I can’t see you

No gift in the world can compare to having you

You were a blessing to me, I would give up anything that I have just to have you back

This year I can’t see you help grandma put up the tree

I can’t enjoy hot chocolate and Taco Bell while It’s cold outside anymore

We can’t got to the mall together

We can’t have long car rides

It’s not the same

I just want you for christmas

I miss you

Make your presence known on christmas day

My heart will accept the gift

I love you

Merry Christmas Grandpa

~Arganise

 

Christmas Cheer

When the snow falls, my heart sits in a cup of hot chocolate with dancing marshmallows

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I Saw Her Nude

I saw her nude

No makeup and all

With her bare back facing mine, slumped over in a corner

Its nothing

A room with no furniture

No lights

No windows to look outside

As she closes her eyes night after night

The walls look after her

The walls were her only friends when the temporary companions left

When I saw her nude, all of the happiness and things I thought she had wasn’t there

The show she put on in front of us wasn’t the same

She appeared to have the glitz and glamor and everything all the other girls wanted

But what does a designer label mean when her back is covered in bruises?

What does all of those materialistic things mean when her vagina has several visitors a day?

You wouldn’t even know

Only If you saw her nude

~Arganise

Know That I Was Here

I’ve made it up in my mind that no one will out work me

No one will degrade me of the greatness that I am bound for

It’s not what I do

It’s passion

I bring it

Since 1998 I’ve delivered passion

I bring the fire and heat

Attitude and selflessness

Me sleep ing in bed could effect someone’s life

Don’t cry

Don’t complain

I’m here and grateful for it

Don’t compromise with your feelings

I will not sell  my soul and greatness for a couple of dollars

No one will take me out of it

It’s my dream

You may not understand, but I do

You will know that I was here

~Arganise