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Sincere Thank You

December 25, 2014

It’s nearing the end of 2014. Another year has come and gone. The time has come for me to say my “Thank You” to everyone. I truly appreciate you taking the time to visit my site, liking my posts, and leaving comments for me. I don’t consider myself a poet, but poetry has been a way of expressing my thoughts and coping with my emotions since I was a teenager.

2014 has been an emotional roller coaster for me and others around the world. I have certainly shed my share of tears out of both fear and sorrow. It may be my naive thinking, but as bleek as our “justice” system is here in the U.S., I still believe that one day we will have a such thing as a fair and just legal system, and we will all be free. I still have hope and stars in my eyes. If this is only a dream, then let me dream it to be able to carry on. Only time will tell if true justice will ever be seen.

While waiting for justice to show it’s face, in the meantime, my heart is weary and I’m tired. But still, I must move forward with my head held high.

In spite of the world’s cruelty and troubles, may 2015 be a productive and successful year for you all.

Sincerely,

Samara Marie Douglas

I’ll leave you with the sweet sounds of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.” Enjoy!

Is love the answer? Will love prevail? Is love our saving grace?

Posted To You Tube By Falsario Chicote

When Beautiful Black Turns To Blue

November 25, 2014

My Feelings: When will you see me? See us? I can’t stop crying. No matter how righteous I live. No matter how educated I am. No matter how well I speak English. No matter how well dressed I am. I can go on and on about how well this, and how well that. Respectability means nothing, and I know it. Respectability will never save me from a bullet, and I know it. No matter how much of a good human being I am, I’ll always be seen to some folk as an animal. A savage. A gang member. Sub human. When some folk see the color of my skin, they don’t see me. They see only what they think they see and know. It’s America as I’ve grown to understand it. Sad.

“When Beautiful Black Turns To Blue”

My heart weeps of sorrow,

In the darkest hour of the night.

Tears are shed inside,

Deep within my soul.

Yet, my tears can be seen and felt.

The weight of an unjust world

Has taken its toll.

It rests upon my shoulders,

And the load is much too heavy.

I’m tired,

As my weakened heart barely beats.

My heartache is too much to stand.

America has been killing me consistently.

A slow death it has been

No knife to the heart.

No bullet to the dome.

Injustice will be my demise.

Won’t even have time to bid thee farewell.

Another black body blows in the dust.

It’s a sad song about us.

It’s about me.

It’s about you.

It’s what happens when black changes it’s hue.

It’s what happens when beautiful black turns to blue.

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See Me

November 22, 2014

“See Me”

 

What do you see when you see me?

An intelligent woman whose free?

A poet with a knack for self expression?

A woman with the right to just be?

 

What song do you hear from my sweet voice?

Do I sing a song of misery?

Do I sing a song so unfamiliar to you?

Do I sing only of what you want to see?

 

What do you feel when we’re face to face?

Is it fear that enters your mind?

Or yet, an image of a thug or disgust?

If it is, then why can’t you feel that I can be kind?

 

Even with endless cruelty, my heart still beats.

I walk forward with my head held high.

Walk with a fist in the air that you see as racist.

But I just call it solidarity, self love, and self pride.

 

What is it that you see within this body?

And why can’t you just see me?

 

Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) By Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye VEVO Published On July 5, 2011

 

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“From Anger, Comes the Sun”

September 22, 2014

“From Anger, Comes the Sun”

At times,
I want to fly away
And live amongst the stars.

To let my light shine,
And illuminate the Earth.
Bask in my own happiness.

To shoot over the moon,
Past orbital bliss,
And burst into fallen tears of joy.

When my heart beats
To the rhythm of love,
I become at peace amongst the day’s light.
I become one with the sun.

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This Mahogany Brown

August 4, 2014

“This Mahogany Brown”

This deep color.
This mahogany brown.
Hue so lovely, so divine.
Beneath it, through the veins of glory,
Runs my history.
My story.
My place in this here world.
This mahogany brown.
Behold what He has made.
With this shade, comes all of my kinks and curves
That Mother Africa proudly preserves.
This mahogany brown.
A shield of honor that I’ll always defend.
You emulate this deep, brown skin.
Yet, you never want the skin I’m in.

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Body

July 18, 2014

Overwhelmed With Emotion Today And Wanted To Express My Thoughts.

“Be not ashamed women…You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.” – Walt Whitman

The body of a woman…
A temple created by The Most High.
A precious gift
That gives the gift of human life.
The body of a woman that you want to destroy for sport,
Then brag about your exploits.
If only you knew the greatness from whence you were descended,
You wouldn’t have to hang your head in shame
For the foul acts of malice that you choose to do.
Rape is a not a male right of passage.
A woman’s body created your life that you wrecklessly waste.
A woman’s body is love devine.
A work of God in every inch.
A heavenly body
That scarifices so much to give us all the gift of life
And the opportunity of another day.

There’s Nothing Humorous About Rape.
#IAmJada
She has the courage to stand alone and stand up for what is right.

“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” – Albert Einstein

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The Great Fela Kuti

July 18, 2014

Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti
(October 15, 1938 – August 2, 1997)

Fela Kuti “Sorrow, Tears, And Blood”

Video Posted To You Tube By Fela Kuti’s You Tube Channel
April 19, 2013

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