VALIDATION by Dennis Delemar

KILLMONGER by Dennis Delemar

PRAYER OF THE AFFLICTED by Aisha "KhaYah" Williams

I wont ask you to make it easier
Just strengthen me for the road ahead

I wont ask why me
but I'll thank you for the affliction instead

No...I wont complain but I'll look for things I should correct

I won't run, but I'll ask for endurance to pass the test

Though I cry let my tears be as an ointment to your feet

Though Im broken, let my brokenness refine me to be meek.

Though I'm weak, Im thankful that you are the sole source of my strength

Though my body fails
Let me worship you with every bit that I have left...

THE BOX OF MEMORIES by Kathryn Chansa Mulenga

I'll Gather all the memories
I have of you together,
All the good ones and bad ones,
The sad and happy ones.
I'll put them in a box,
And hide that box,
In a place I won't find it,
Out of reach, out of sight,
So when I feel lonely,
I won't be tempted to fetch it,
Open the box and relive each memory.
And if I happen to stumble on the box again,
I'll take the box and throw it far away,
Where I won't be able to see it,
And if it comes back to me,
Like a boomerang,
I'll take that box full of memories of you,
Dig a deep hole and...

SHE WAS AFRAID OF LOVE by Aisha "KhaYah" Williams

Cause every time someone said "I love you"
Someone got hurt

He said "I love you" as he pulled the panties off her 12 year old frame. He tore love into her smooth baby's belly and she bled.
Confused the word love made her cringe.

"But I love him" her sister said while laying on the floor battered and bruised from a beating delivered by the hands of her boyfriend .
"And he loves me too." She said, her blood shot eyes swollen shut.
And she thought
Ok so love means pain and to suffer in silence.

"I love you" he said, but...