It’s Ok To Not Be Ok

By Destini Willis It’s ok to not be ok… Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re wrong One of the first things people are quick to tell you is to always “be strong” Yes it sounds encouraging but sometimes you need a little more Because how can you honestly really be strong when you’ve never…

Pain & Love

by Destini Willis Is it possible to live with half of a heart? To live in a world where you feel absolutely lost? Is it possible to love, really love someone more than your own self… To live without the one person you could always run to when you needed help? Is it possible, like…

I am Black

By Michael Boyd  I AM BLACK! I am a minority in today’s society I am someone that the system wants to fail I am characterized by the color of my skin I am seen as a threat I am looked down upon I am FEAR I AM BLACK I am a mother with no husband…

Love

By Michael Boyd  My name is blank and I have fallen victim to love So have you… We all have fallen victim to this feeling But why? Why do we love? Why do we look for love? Love is an emotion just like anything else right? We don’t go out and look for sadness or…

Black Roses

By Michael Boyd For everything in the world There is an equal opposite Similar in nature Similar in appearance Whether it comes by surprise Or it comes by mystery Nonetheless it is important Surprises are unexpected But give us life Fill our hearts with joy Give us love that we need God surprised humanity Gave…

Self-Sabotage

By Collin Shamley You reach that point where you’re neither in nor out Not where you were but not where you are headed And you feel like you’ve made little progress But people say they are proud of you “You’re doing a good job” They’re rooting for you But you want to be proud of…

Tempest

By Collin Anthony Shamley You didn’t prepare for it You knew it was coming But you didn’t prepare A now it’s here In your atmosphere Your second greatest fear Beware the snares, the rocks, the walls You’ll either snap, break or fall From sun to rain Joy to pain Want to find a way out?…

The Other Side

By Alex Marchante I’ve lived in Athens for about 10 years now. By the time I graduate, I’ll have spent more time living in Athens than what I consider to be my home, Massachusetts. Although I don’t consider Athens my “home”, it is my literal home. I know most of these streets, most of these…

When the Party Stops Being Fun

by Courtney Taylor There’s something about the sweetness of summer A hint of happiness A wistful exuberance of past smiles The sun feeling like love under brown skin The flowers like jewels scattered upon the fair grounds Stay unafraid Stay empty Stay still Nothing will hurt as much as when your heart stirs Shared songs…

I Live

by Bemsimbom Wallang I live   Like a wilting flower in its final hour Preparing to bloom no more My heavy heart weighs me down Breaking as my lament builds All of me degenerates And disappears into the past   I own the rivers now Before I was doomed to drown Now not only do…

Count it all Joy

Bemsi Wallang   and God I know your love for me transcends every promise that’s ever been made to me I know that you can turn night into day Dark into light   when I struggle, when I fight when I fight for my dear life I will hold onto your Word with all of…

How much?

By Christopher White   I wonder how much my bounty would be? the eyeballs of the cops staring at me im smart, black, and come from a good home, god forbid i even reach for my phone, they said to record them, to make sure things go right, so why is my cold body hitting…