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Shiquita James

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United States
United States
📝Poetry: The creation of art through words!!
January 16, 2018
Norfolk, United States

I am the abyss in your odyssey
The muse within your darkness
Exposing the wonders of your inner-verse
That connects you to the universe
And when our paths divide
At that fork In the road
It’s not a means to say good-bye
For I’ll meet you again in another space in time
Our meeting wasn’t a coincidence
Within a well written plan
Nor an accident
Of us meeting by chance
Paths often come to unexpected crossings
With another of our unknowing
May have seen each other a thousand times
But vibration wasn’t meant to align
Because it’s wasn’t our destined time
But when they finally synced
Our hearts instantly beat
Rhythms we could not help
But we danced to the steps
Unrehearsed no need to practice
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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
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January 14, 2018
 

Demons lurk in dark corners
Of their host minds
Draining all that is good
Erasing all that could
Exist
Beyond the pit ... falls
Into the unknown abyss
As beneath you it’s wisking
Open and ready to consume
All that is you
Darkened halls
Encased by glass walls
That no one can see into
But you’re able to see thru
Watching the world’s movement
While feeling alone and secluded
Out loud you try and scream
“The demons are holding me”
But no one hears nor sees
The torment and misery
Because for some reason
Beauty can’t be a demon
Many failing to believe
That beauty can be one’s worst enemy
What’s pretty on the outside
Doesn’t mean ones not dying inside
Waking up from haunting dreams
In a cold swea...

MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE
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January 6, 2018
Norfolk, United States

Don’t judge my story by the chapter you walked in on !!!

-Rebekah Strickland (My Cousin)

A NEW DAY
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January 1, 2018
Norfolk, United States

Is Love a form of suicide
A game of Russian roulette
Damned if you go
Damned if you stay
The truth or a lie
Both can cause a divide
Is Love a form of war
Repeatedly keeping score
Who’s wrong
Who’s right
A never ending fight
-SMJ 12/2017

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December 31, 2017
Norfolk, United States

Dear 2018,

I will enter this year releasing any fear, doubt or insecurities that has consumed me. I will face my demons and truths regardless how painful it will be. I will lose, let go and gain people in my life; learning lessons as they are presented. I will forgive my past, myself and those in my past that has caused pain that still hides within my inner dark corners. I will forgive and accept that of myself that is not perfect.      I claim 2018 to be an year of peace, enlightenment, growth, strength, forgiveness, unity, positivity, spirituality and love. May we all have a Happy New Year filled with thankfulness and our year be the advancement from the lesson learned good and bad from 2...

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December 31, 2017
 

Just because I don’t reply
Doesn’t mean I’m not listening
Just because I’m silent
Doesn’t mean I’m not speaking
Just because I’m still
Doesn’t mean I’m not moving
Just because I smile
Doesn’t mean I’m not crying
Just because you are you
Doesn’t mean I’m not me
Just because ... Doesn’t mean!!
-SMJ 12/31/17

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December 31, 2017
Norfolk, United States

You keep looking through a shattered mirror
At your distorted face
But in your eyes everything’s in place
Seeing each crack as a flaw
Feeling you’re falling apart
Focused on the life of another
To avoid your own clutter
And the lacks there of
Blaming an unsuccessful love
That consisted of two parts
Damaging one another’s heart
I walked away
You wanted to stay
Just to correct your mistakes
While hearts still hung on stakes
Open wounds
Heart beating silent tunes
Where melodies once played aloud
And we danced to ever sound
To a love seemingly profound
Until it lost its ground
Bearing no source of foundation
Because errors blinded our vision
Of our preset destiny
Getting lost in loves travest...

CHRISTMAS ICON
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December 20, 2017
 

Random thought:

Soooooo if a book has no title does that mean a story can’t be told?
If so then when a tree loses it leaves, that means it’s no longer a tree?

-SMJ

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December 3, 2017
 

Lost feelings like leaves in fall
Shook by the winds call
All that withers away
As the seasons change
Ridding the old
For change that is to come
Planting of new seeds
To blossom in the spring
After the  bearing of trees
Of the lost of its leaves
From the crisp of winters breeze
Burying of the old
Beneath the snows cold
As this season goes
Another is surely to come
Rebirthing things of new
From what use to be
Everything is a cycle
And recycle
Living a situation
On repetition
Never under standing the reason
For each season
Failing to acknowledge and see
That the lesson is in the tree.

SMJ 12-03-17

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SAVE THE WORLD
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December 2, 2017
 

I experienced your falls
I've walked through your darken halls
Filled with anger and pain
As you timidly sat in the corner
Hiding in the dark
Afraid to face yourself in the light
Scared it'll expose your demons
And your hidden feelings
Of self neglect
Mistakes and regrets
I stood there before you
Reaching out my hand
But you pushed me away
Turning away your face
Wanting to be left alone
Yet wanting to be held in someone's arms
Drowning on the inside
From tears of silent cries
Screaming out for help
But your pride muffles your yelp
Feeling as if death
Was becoming your final step
How can you continue to be
When the heart no longer wants to beat
Is that evidence of defeat
When you’re feeling ...

SAVE THE WORLD
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December 2, 2017
Fayetteville, United States

I’m falling apart
At the seams of my heart
Unraveled stitches
Shattered pieces
Of a puzzled love
Broken shards
Of a fallen star
Granted wishes
And love relinquished  
Having lost its height
Within the unlimited distance
Beyond visual existence
Darkened soul
Hollow as a black hole
No light to be found
Deaf to rhythmless sounds
Blood filled tears
As the heart rips and tears
Through the sutures
Due to love’s failures.
SMJ 12.02.17

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SAVE THE WORLD
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November 21, 2017
Charlotte, United States

In order to heal
You must allow yourself to feel
That which seems unbearable
the pain that cripples your soul
Weakens your heart
Boggles your mind on where to start
Love has its casualties
Exposing us to harsh realities
Forcing us to look and see
The truths that lingers deep
In the place where your you meets your me
Two forms coinciding in one body
Physical versus spiritual
Body versus soul
Learning to live with both
Feelings of constant war
Seeking what’s right
Trying to escape what’s wrong
Creating a new from the old
Constantly living to find
That absolute peace of mind
A place of solace
In a time of distress
From emotional deception
Causing mental aggression
-SMJ 11/21/17

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POETRY BOOKS
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November 21, 2017
 

When two frequencies
Ride the same waves
Creating an intense vibration
While the mind raves
Thoughts to the melodies
Like sounds of piano keys
Butterflies in your stomach
Dancing to heartbeats drummin
Producing a sonorous sound
That echoes like thunderous clouds
Lightning up the sky
While the stars hang by
Marveled by it's raging beauty
Loud but soothing
Electrified by desire
Like moths to a flame of fire
Entranced by the sounds of crackles
Putting hearts in shackles
Feeling how Eve loved Adam
For whom she bit the apple
Knowing it wasn't right
And changed the course of life
Even tho they say love is blind
How you know if it's right until you try
Even that which is forbidden
Thoughts alone g...

POETRY BOOKS
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October 17, 2017
 

You keep turning me on
With pics and love songs
Making my heart reform
From the strike I was on
Thinking that love was gone
And forever I’d remain alone
But then you came along
Instantly love was reborn
Closed doors kicked in
Releasing uncontrollably feelings
The never ending
Of a new beginning
Of a beautiful unity
Between you and me
High frequencies
Of Increased heartbeats
Minds in overdrive
Souls no longer in disguise
To protect and hide
The truths dwelling inside
Because in your eyes I see
That which is greater in me
SMJ 10.11.17

DICTIONARY DAY
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August 26, 2017
 

I don't want to love you
But I do
Wish I didn't crave you
But it's true
News said a storm was coming
I got excited
Anxiously waiting
For us to be reunited
No matter the season
You never fail to appear
Winter, spring, summer, fall
You are always near
When days are gray
Limiting the suns rays
In the mist of the skies rumble
The sight of you makes me humble
Giving a sense of calm
As if showered by your arms
Dancing and drowning in your essence
While you drop sweet melodies
As the winds gentle breeze
Softly serenades me
You consume me from head to toe
Washing away my pain
It's you sweet rain
That brings me peace
When feeling insane.
-SMJ 08.26.17

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NATIONAL DOG DAY
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August 26, 2017
Norfolk, United States

Trying not to think of you
Is like dodging raindrops
As if every drop
Is consumed with a thought
Falling millions at a time
Overcrowding my mind
Overflowing into my heart
-SMJ 08-26-17

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LOVE NOTE DAY
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August 20, 2017
 

I wish we could all get along
Like letters do to form words
Words forming sentences
Sentences forming paragraphs
Paragraphs forming stories
Stories forming books
Whose pages hold numerous letters
As they all form together
To serve one purpose
To give a story life

SMJ 08.20.17

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NATIONAL DOG DAY
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August 20, 2017
 

My heart aches for you
But my mouth won't utter that truth
Cuz my mind is so confused
My soul can't handle anymore abuse
Nor deception
Of meaningless relations
I know what I want and it's you
But since you're attracted to both sides
I don't trust you know your truth
It can't be you, me, he and she
That ain't my fantasy
I want to know you in ways
Words can't even say
Just ride the wave of the vibrations
And our bodies create the language
In which they want to speak
Thru the rhythms of our heartbeats
As closely we stand
Face to face
Chest to chest
Toe to toe
Anticipating where this will go
But I don't know
If I should let you know
Where this could go
Cuz I'm can't be just another
Step on a l...

NATIONAL DOG DAY
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August 20, 2017
 

Every time I see your face
I fall deeper into loves debt
Heart becoming more invested
When it can't afford to forfeit it.
-SMJ 08.19.17

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NATIONAL DOG DAY
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August 20, 2017
Norfolk, United States

Like Holding the stem of a rose
Covered with little thorns
No matter the severity of pain
Tighter I will hold you in my hand

-SMJ

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NATIONAL DOG DAY
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July 31, 2017
 

#PHOTOCHALLENGE (sorry couldn't add photo from challenge letter, see Martha Lucia page)

ABSTRACT HANDS

Four fingers and a thumb
Of two hands folding into one
Both of different colors
Could be friends, could be lovers
But should the colors matter
When we're made from the same matter
That constructs and defines the universe
That surrounds us here on Earth
As upon it we were birth
All in the same manner
With an individual designed life pattern
Yet we were meant to live this life together
Learning to live beyond our skin color
Hand in hand, we can begin
To bring this race war to an end!!
-SMJ 07.31.17

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WORLD WIDE WEB
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July 17, 2017
 

If I could tell the future
With it what would I do?
Would I save myself from pain
Or use it for financial gain?
Would I warn others of the days
When their skies are grey?

If I could tell the future
Is it something I'd would endure?
As a a blessing or curse.
Embracing it for better or worse.
Or would I rid myself of it
Because the future is its own gift?

If I could tell the future....

SMJ 7.17.17

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EINSTEIN
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July 17, 2017
 

Embellish my mind with thoughts of you
So it can be just as beautiful
As the twinkle in your eyes
That reflects no disguise
Yet only the truths
Of what I yearn for you!!

#WOD #EMBELLISH

-SMJ 7.17.17

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EINSTEIN
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July 15, 2017
Norfolk, United States

As you emerge into the dark
Emotionless parts of your heart
Evading the side of light
That deciphers wrong from right
Trying to bury and hide
From the realities of life
Thinking darkness will erase
All that you must face
Just a temporary solution
To escape the existence
Of resistance
Of knowing ones self
Because to travel the depths
Of the universes width
Distance unfathomable
Stars Uncountable
You must experience the dark
To know the wonder beyond your heart.
07.14.17 SMJ

LIVE AID 1985
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June 24, 2017
Fayetteville, United States

My truth may not be yours and I'm not trying to change your mind but help open our eyes beyond our own!!
-SMJ

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TYPEWRITER DAY
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June 24, 2017
 

Our paths may not lead us to the same place but if they cross along the way, share your story. You may be that turn and lesson I need to grow.

-SMJ 6.24.17

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TYPEWRITER DAY
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June 24, 2017
 

I'm just trying
To wrap my mind
Around the these times
And not be confined
By the twisted lies
That's said to be truths
Buried deeper than roots
Leaving no proof or trace
With intent to erase
The faces
Of races
Discrimination
Of immigration
From a nation
That promised the constitution
Of freedom and liberty
Setting all physically free
Yet enslaving them mentally
Do you hear me
I said do you hear
The cries of mothers
Mothers of sons and daughters
Getting slaughtered
For minor infractions
Because their skin is soaked in melanin
Pigmentation causing darker skin
From shades of Indians to Africans
Classified as immigrants
Anyone darker than the Caucasian
Europeans
That stole and enslaved
L...

TYPEWRITER DAY
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June 18, 2017
Norfolk, United States

Based of comments about cop gettingoff from shooting Philando Castile-

Blacks protest because when we speak calmly we are either not heard or are overlooked. Society calls blacks actions as rioting and whites as rallying. When the klan gets together it's a rally and they been wearing HOODS for forever. But if a black wears a hood, we are thugs. Everything is double standards in this country. The minorities have built up this country through blood, sweat and tears, yet to try and be treated equally to the majority comes at a price of the taking of innocent lives. We all enter this world the same, bleed the same color blood and exit this world in the same manner. Everyone has African in their...

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
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June 3, 2017
Dunn, United States

Poem: Beautiful Womyn

Beautiful Womyn
What is your story?
That thing that you hide.
Where do you come from?
And now where do you reside?
What is your hearts rhythms, to which it beats?
What's that sway in your motion,
Led by the steps of your feet?
To you what is life,
And love to be defined?
What's the joys for your pain,
Your struggle for peace of mind?
-SMJ

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CANCER SURVIVOR DAY
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June 3, 2017
Dunn, United States

Beauties Mask

Beauty can be a mask of deceit,
Forbidding ones eyes the ability to see.
The truth ones flesh disguises,
Hiding our faces, shading our eyes.
Forsaking the souls voice to speak,
Against what of them is of the weak.
Believing hatred makes them strong,
Fearing imperfection and committing wrong.
Mental, emotional and physical abuse,
Defining the misuse use of I love you.
Spoken with a tongue filled with lies,
As their worth is mischaracterized.
Lacking development of self-respect,
Through the acts of meaningless sex.
Only act of feeling in control,
Even if used as a source of disposal.
But when all is over, said and done;
Their purpose they only serve one.
What else will one rememb...

CANCER SURVIVOR DAY
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