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Myafrika

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📝Poetry: The creation of art through words!!
February 18, 2017
Virginia Beach, United States

When i say you are beautiful
its not because of the curves in your hips
Nor the curl of your lips.
When I make love to you
And tell you you're the best
it's not because you give great sex.
When i say you got my heart and soul
it's not to run game or a line
for what is already said to be mine.
It's all because of what I see when i look
in your eyes into your soul.
the beauty in you that not even you know.

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Hurray for Hollywood
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February 10, 2017
Norfolk, United States

Tomorrow is not promised, as is the completion of today. But if we are blessed to make it through one to get to the other , wee then Tomorrow means It's proof that we can overcome our past and bare hope for the future. It's another step to greatness, an opportunity to correct our mistakes of yesterday to walk into a new profound tomorrow. Many fear tomorrow because it bears the unknowns from the choices of our today, but tomorrow is brand new day to re-create ourselves into one greater than yesterday. Tomorrow is another day closer to reaching our destiny.

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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January 31, 2017
Norfolk, United States

#dreamlove

I've experienced you in many different ways from family to friends to companions to strangers but most of all from God. From them all I have experienced the joys and pains of you. But never once have I given up on you, I've thought about it but I could never bring myself to commit to doing so. Why, you may ask? Because no matter where I been, am and go in life I have always felt you, even within my fear of allowing another to love me. I shielded myself, limiting how much another could love me because I didn't want to experience the disappointments of love anymore. So I spent my life trying to love others without disappointing them, not realizing I was leaving myself out. That I to...

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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January 23, 2017
Norfolk, United States

How????????

How do u move on
When your heart no longer belong
To you?
How do you forget
When your heart they imprint?
How do you refill
When they are all that you feel?
How do you escape
The pain of a heart break ?
How do you find clarity
In the darkness of loves insanity?
How do you erase
The memories of their Face ?
How do you focus
When you feel possessed
By their existence?
Do you really want to let go
Or do You just want to know?
Asking "how" requires action
Asking "why" requires explanation
In order to overcome
You must be ready to perform
Action that may break
But also awake
The clues
To the questions of "How do".
1-23-17 SMJ

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THE DOOR IS OPEN
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January 23, 2017
Norfolk, United States

Why is writing important?

   Writing is a form communication in which we often use to express what can't be expressed verbally. It is used to record moments of history, to tell a story, and to give our souls a voice. Without writing we would have nothing to read. What would a poet or author be without the art of writing? They could not create the magic that happens when pen meets paper.  Like two souls connecting forming a story of two becoming one. Many of us take writing for granted and do not see the art in it. We read things never considering the beauty of it and how it is used to educate us. Through writing our minds are unconsciously being challenged, educated and expanded to differen...

CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON
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January 23, 2017
Norfolk, United States

I WALKED AWAY BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO STAY!!! SMJ

LAST HUG
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January 13, 2017
Norfolk, United States

I may love you
But you will never know
Because I dare to expose
The hold
You have on me
From the feeling of the winds breeze
To the crumbling of sand beneath my feet
Sounds depth of an open bass string
Meaning of the never ending circle of a ring
Strength of a heart through thick skin
Beating strong like drums of a school band
Emotions in a dance to a slow song
Joy of returning to a happy home
But because these feelings you've never known
That now from me to you will remain unknown
SMJ 1.12.17

PENCIL
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January 12, 2017
 

Lock and key

Broken pieces of my heart
Lay shattered on the floor
Like broken glass
Each piece engraved
With a painful memory of love's past
That led to this present moment
Collecting each piece one by one
Reliving each and every event
In which love first begun
From the exiting of the womb
To experiencing my first love
At least who I thought was
Became the painful failed ones
Over and over again
Going from lovers to friends
Or lovers to foes
Family often being your greatest woes
But the pieces are shattered to small
To make out who was at fault
For the broken heart
That I must store away in parts
Into a sacred box
Sealed with padded locks
With different keys
Representing everybody
That pl...

BASEBALL
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January 10, 2017
Norfolk, United States

The most powerful word that sticks out to me is:

IMPERFECTION

Many strive for the purity of perfection to the point them create even more flaws, pain and struggle. We are who we are and perfect is not it. Once we accept that we are IMPERFECT and accept our own flaws and mistakes, it is then that we begin to free ourselves of self bondage. We can be the perfect IMPERFECTION.

LOVE YOURSELF FIRST
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January 10, 2017
Norfolk, United States

Awaken
Do you not feel the Earth quakin'
Beneath your feet
Shakin'
Loose your foundation
Exposing the weakened spots
Placing fear in your hearts
The only way to escape
Is to awake
From the depths of your slumber
Knowledge is the hunger
That feeds our minds
And opens our eyes
To the deceit and lies
Fed to us through sight
Of media sites
News giving the blues
Instead of needed truths
Government becoming unjust
Because money and power they lust
What will it take
For us to awake.....n
To see the trouble we are in
Trump for president
Doing the racist biddings
Disposing of immigrants
Which we all have become
To this United States of America
United being the first lie
States united only by the me...

AT THE END
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January 5, 2017
Norfolk, United States

I never believed in fairy tales until I fell in love with you.  But once we were over, I remembered why I never did  ... you were a lie too.

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LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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January 5, 2017
Norfolk, United States

Ladies mine your caves
Excavate that place
Where your diamonds lie
Flawed and unrefined
Filled with vast treasures
Worth of uncountable measures
Black, pink, white or rose
Seek as deep as you can go
Far beyond the known
Until you reach the pit
Where your light was first lit
To release your shine
That's been dimmed
By the darkness
And distress
Of the coldest of minds
That couldn't find
The value in a flawed diamond
Even the chipped and damaged
Can still be salvaged
Polished back to its shine
After being denied
Appreciation
For a glitch in their spectrum
Rejection
Due to their imperfection
But if the perfect becomes flawed
Having never experienced
The pains of neglect
Something the flawed can ...

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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December 27, 2016
 

#collateralbeauty

Like cells in a body has their different parts in which they must play in order for the body to properly function to preserve its life.  Just as they are, so are we. We are cells within this world that must play out parts to preserve it so that we all must live in harmony, love and unity. Money and power is like a bad drug that breaks down the system to dysfunction. Love is the cure to all diseases and unification. There are 7 continents each that can represent parts of body: 2 arms, 2 legs, the head, the heart and belly. The water represents the water within our bodies, the universe is our minds. All these things makes up the world which our body as a whole represents. ...

ORIGINAL
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December 24, 2016
Norfolk, United States

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY FELLOW WORD ARTIST, I AM THANKFUL FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!!!

MUCH LOVE

ORIGINAL
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December 13, 2016
Norfolk, United States

I love you all ... I may not know your names or your face but what I do know is that we are here to love one another. Love has no face, gender, sex, religion nor boundaries.

My name is Shiquita

THE BEARD
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December 11, 2016
Norfolk, United States

The best thing my father ever taught me is to love myself regardless of who doesn't approve . I would like it if he would love me because I am his daughter and not see me based off my lifestyle. Just that simple!!!!

ORIGINAL
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November 26, 2016
Fayetteville, United States

I stand in a canyon
Grand
Screaming your name
Just so I could hear it
Repeated back, over and over again
Until it fades away
Into the distance
And still when it stops
I wait as if hoping
To see you standing afar
If just for a second
I got to hear your name
Spoken back to me
In the voice of nature
Rather than the voice of another
Wishing it would reach you cross the miles
And you would instantly reply
I don't know why
For you, this love won't die
But I feel if it does
And you one day here my voice
Calling your name
I won't be able to love you this way again
So I keep holding on
No matter how long
Hoping one day you'll come back home
To where you belong
SMJ 11/26/16

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ORIGINAL
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November 23, 2016
Fayetteville, United States

Lettrs is like my open diary, bearing no lock and key, exposing my deepest joys and pains, passion and anger, truths and fears. Sharing it all with many unknown physically but connected mystically through the magic of words. We dance to a different vibration, living in a different realm in our minds that many can not fathom. From thousands of miles apart we create a family through the creations of words. I cherish and love you all. I am beyond grateful for what this app has given and done for me.
-SMJ

ORIGINAL
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November 23, 2016
Fayetteville, United States

I was afraid to love you because I was afraid to love myself again. Now I can't love you as more than a friend. I watch you with another and try to refrain. From crossing that line and expressing my feelings. The future is forever promising, never knowing what can become. Love is everlasting, with possibilities of being reborn. You are that place I go to in my dreams. Where dreams become fairytale realities. But when I wake wishing to see your face. Knowing you're with another in another place. I impatiently wait for the passing of the day. To dream again and meet you in that sacred place. Where I can love you freely without being fake.
SMJ 11/23/16p

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ORIGINAL
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November 23, 2016
Fayetteville, United States

Writing prompt: Mystery

In the still of the night as I finally arrive to my front door. I feel a presence behind me. A surge of fear possesses my body instantly but bravely I turn around. Upon me I see a shadow in a short distant slowly approaching me. Swiftly I try to unlock my door but nervously I drop me keys. As I reach to retrieve them from the cold ground, I see the shadow beneath them. The hairs on my neck rises sending a tingly feeling down my back. Feeling a presence behind me, I try to take a slight peek but I see nothing yet the shadow still remains. Confused, I ask myself what or whom does this shadow belong that lurks in the night? Why is it haunting me? Out loud I ask who are y...

ORIGINAL
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November 5, 2016
Norfolk, United States

Write to your favorite artist #AMA

My favorite artist is not based off their beauty, money, gossip nor wishing to be them. Many of my favs are for a different age or time but if I were to put anyone in that category this day in time, it would be Beyoncé. Am I part of the "Beyhive", not at all. God says to worship no man. Do I listen to her music? ... Definitely!! My respect for her is on a much higher level than most. She is the epitome of a Goddess and what a woman should be. Is she perfect, not by far but she never claims to be. She went from a girl to a woman in the music industry without losing your self respect nor worth. She remains humble and she uses her blessings to bless others. He...

THE AMA
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November 1, 2016
Norfolk, United States

WHAT DOES LETTRS MEAN TO YOU?

Lettrs is not just the sharing of myself with others but it's also me sharing myself with myself. Often times I can not hear myself because i live within and with myself everyday. And in lettrs I feel like I'm home and with family. I can speak, feel, share and vent without judgement. My flaws as little as misspellings are accepted, I don't have to be perfect. When I read the writings of others, I many times feel as if my deepest thoughts are being said, even if I shared them before, I sometimes understand it better in a different format. Lettrs challenges me to write better and take risk and face my fears and ugly truths. Lettrs is like being in a land filled w...

ORIGINAL
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November 1, 2016
Norfolk, United States

#What's your biggest fear?

My biggest fear is not fulfilling my life's purpose. Though I feel that that consists of touching lives, I fear passing up a life that is lost due to me taking missteps due to having to deal with my own need of sometimes needing someone to touch my life in some way, shape or form.

ORIGINAL
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November 1, 2016
Norfolk, United States

What makes you want to do better?

The fact that we are made by perfection, yet we remain imperfect makes me strive to do and be better.

#STRIVEchallenge #ladylettrist

ORIGINAL
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November 1, 2016
Norfolk, United States

#MEchallenge

-UNIVERSAL-

To describe myself in one word I chose, UNIVERSAL. Why? Because just as I wish to understand the truths of the universe, So do I wish to understand that which exist within us all. For within us lies the hidden mysteries of the universe which makes us one. So I am you and you are me which makes me universal.

ORIGINAL
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November 1, 2016
Norfolk, United States

#photochallenge#21

Beneath this tree
I sit and read
This written story
As day sets in its glory
Another unknown beginning
Leading to an unknown ending
Created characters
Birthed by pen and paper
Planted by the seeds of the mind
Like two loves intertwined
Over and over throughout time
Into a chaptered timeline
Fiction or real
Depends on what one feels
At the point of conception
Chasing another's life perception
Like the changing from day to night
Heightens your sense of sight
As day falls upon its last page
And this story continues to play
Into a never ending series
Of unforetold mysteries
As if reading of every single life
That passes you by
On a day to day basis
Surrounded by unfamili...

ORIGINAL
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November 1, 2016
Norfolk, United States

For Halloween I was poetry in motion, what poem was I?

ORIGINAL
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October 29, 2016
Norfolk, United States

WON'T BE THE LAST

You were the first one
I saw to be my last.
You made my future
Seem it had no past.
You were my light
Through the heavy fog.
My vision was hazy
Filled with the sight of love.
For you possessed
All of my five senses.
Heightening others
I didn't know existed.
I would have followed you
To the very ends of the earth.
All these things felt
Was because I saw your worth.
An imagery of yourself
That you failed to see.
So now pain overrides
All the feelings for u in me.
No regrets do I bear
For what I seen in you.
For you can only be
That of what you knew.
Your true being
Was not that of a false mirage.
Just your true beauty hidden
Underneath your facade.
But there comes a time
Wh...

ORIGINAL
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October 22, 2016
Norfolk, United States

You be amazed how ones energy, emotions n feelings can be felt just by them liking a post or posting one. Yall share so much of yourselves, you become a character in a book. I can feel your desires to explore out of the realm of life you have bonded urself to. Reach out, don't be afraid, grab my hand n I will receive you n give you every feeling you ever dreamed of having. Even if for a sweet moment, your desires will be fulfilled with guarantee. Put yourself in a place where its just you n i, forgetting all that's around. Indulge n express n let go of your desires on me because I have seen that you see me n I see you. No kiss and tell, no judgment held....jus setting u free. If only for a ...

ORIGINAL
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October 18, 2016
Norfolk, United States

In the silence
I can hear my heart beat
Echoes
Within my hollow heart
Empty yet full
Filled with your essence
Though you're physically absent
How do you walk away
From something not here
how do you let go
When letting go is your fear
So I sit in silence
Listening for the answers
But all i hear is my heart
Echoing your name
As pain.... flames
In the pit of my stomach
While my soul aches
Not knowing what the future holds
So I set my eyes
Upon the darkened sky
A full moon and a few stars in sight
Though they all aren't seen
Still I know they exist
And within that moment
I found my peace
Beyond the physicality
And false realities
I am the moon
And you are a star
Surviving in the same realm
T...

ORIGINAL
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