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For those of you who know me personally, you know that I love to write. I'm a huge fan of expressing emotions through text and find it extremely therapeutic. About four years ago, I wrote a series of poems that reflected on my first year as a college student. For most people, this is a crucial time in one's life that promotes the opportunity for growth and experiences among many other things. This is the first time I've released anything from my book that consists of about 25 different stories. ** Some stories I've experienced, personally while others I interpreted. I figured that with today being #WorldPoetryDay - I'd release this in hopes of sharing one of my passions with you all.

"Keep in mind, I'm an artist, and I'm sensitive about my shit" - as Erykah Badu said it best. This work is not to be judged but evoke thoughts. Here it is. I hope you like it.

 

“Explore”

“Take notice”

You tried to tell me.

Did you realize?

As you watched me struggle to survive,

I can't describe the way I've been moved

It’s almost as if I've been put in an ocean

By you of course, because it seems as if you want me to drown

Drown out the sound of my voice with the things you think you want to hear

What you'd like to hear - would be a lie

I’ve always been complicated

I told you I never had anything to hide

I made it very clear

You’d suggest something, I’d adhere

To punish ones own friend

I think ahead, and I know I’ll see through you again

Like a melody , this connection sung with a beat

The beat of your favorite song

I can hear it on repeat..

To be honest, I didn’t think I’d have to be without your presence for so long

I’m a strong individual

I knew I couldn't be wrong

Though we may have lost

Defeat is something that I won't taste

A strong sense of conflicting emotions

Trying to convince myself that this wasn't a complete waste

Until I realized that 

emotional freedom isn't a race...

And while, I’ll say I’m open to it

In order to face you again, I'd need time...

Our passion created hell for me.

I hated it and you more than anything else

Yet, we both came out fine.
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