Impossible – Therosia Reynolds – Summer 17 Rooted Minds Blog Poetry Contest Submission

Impossible by Therosia Reynolds So impossible tried talking to me today Asking if these dreams were worth my focus everyday Breaking down the probability Of impossibility The Likely Outcome Each line more Fear, some Than the last Finally I gasped … Continue reading Impossible – Therosia Reynolds – Summer 17 Rooted Minds Blog Poetry Contest Submission

Live Your Life by Sir Esemon Raymond – Rooted Minds Blog Summer 17 Poetry Contest Submission

Live This One… Girl, wipe your face, You knew he wasn’t right! Put on a smile, you’ll make it through the night Your, mama told you, you shouldn’t trust that boy Now he done left you and he took your … Continue reading Live Your Life by Sir Esemon Raymond – Rooted Minds Blog Summer 17 Poetry Contest Submission

#Goals by Madi Gipson – Rooted Minds Blog Summer 17 Poetry Contest Submission

I fell in love again Something I thought wouldn’t happen A reason I chose to fend… for myself The walls I had started to rebuild You took down brick by brick The emptiness I was beginning to feel Was filled … Continue reading #Goals by Madi Gipson – Rooted Minds Blog Summer 17 Poetry Contest Submission

Spring 17′ Poetry Contest 3rd Place Winner (2) – Joy Kendrick

‘Joy, a native of California has always been a writer since she learned words could create meaningful metaphors.  A self-educated woman with a passion for the arts, food and learning she began to take modeling serious after placing first runner up in her very first beauty pageant Miss Black Arizona 2012.  After taking a break from modeling for about a year she began to hone her craft in various hair and fashion shows throughout the valley.  With a positive mind and the tenacity of a entrepreneur the process of branding herself as a model, poet and foodie started.  As a … Continue reading Spring 17′ Poetry Contest 3rd Place Winner (2) – Joy Kendrick

Spring 17 Poetry Contest 3rd Place Winner – Spirit!

The Woman That I Rejected I am the woman that I rejected because she wasn’t pretty enough to keep attention i mean what is beauty if its not of convention She is too wild, too strong, too her self to ever be me I’d rather be the woman on my screens with long weaves and diamond rings you know the girl that all the guys want. So i poisoned my mind and rejected my heart and filled my life with promises of false art lost from the start and going nowhere fast Past trash recycled into bling I rejected who … Continue reading Spring 17 Poetry Contest 3rd Place Winner – Spirit!

Spring 17 Poetry Contest Winner – Aaron Lee Pharoah Taliaferro

Instagram:@_talia_ferro_ Facebook: Aaron Lee Pharoah Taliaferro Embrace Ya Self I say embrace yourself you gotta face yourself Why you tryin to so hard To erase ya self? I was property stricken On health care restriction So poor i couldn’t afford to pay attention But listen… That was life to me, Thought thats how life was suppose to be Sure We had state funded healthcare When moms was on welfare But most times.. Just home care , Those rare times she showed care So the fact that I never smiled Is directly connected to the 34 years my smile never connect … Continue reading Spring 17 Poetry Contest Winner – Aaron Lee Pharoah Taliaferro