Saturday, April 7, 2018

Skip A Day


Skip A Day
 a poem by Elisa Wiah

Hop over a second,
Leap over minute,
Run through an hour,
Skip a day.
A week of laughs
And months of joy
Make a year of what bliss is.
A decade of hugs
Leads to a century of kisses.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Melanin


Melanin a poem by Elisa Wiah

Brown Bodies
Mangled & Tangled
In a web of systematic defeat
Melanin only protects you from the sun
But not my son,
Or brother,
Or love
The terror caused by
The post traumatic depression
Of an event that has yet to occur
To you
But is consistently
the narrative of those
Of whom I share the same
Hue
This Brown Girl
Needs Answers
I need hope
In order to thrive
In a system designed
To orchestrate my struggle
The Only Reprieve
Is to Receive
The Awakening
Yes, we are woke
With dreams and drive
With love and real lives
We were never bound to systematic defeat
We come together
We mourn together
We struggle together
No matter your displacement in the diaspora
We are linked forever
Your melanin may not protect
But it guides and perfects
It shines and reflects
Moisturize generously
Don't Neglect

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Second


Second a poem by Elisa Wiah

Second best
Second thought
Second test
Second wrought
Second time
Second waste
Second mine
Second chase
Second guess
Second chance
Second bless
Second dance
Another second without you
Is time I can't do

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Finding Joy


Finding Joy  a poem by Elisa Wiah

Joy?!
Joy, For real.
Stop playing!
Where are you?!
I've been looking for you all day.
Well really, all year.
When I get tired of trying to find you,
I just chill with Melancholy.
She's alright, but she ain't nothing like you.
Melancholy, her friendship drains you.
But when you're not there, she just gets me the most.
Happy pops in and out at the right times.
She reminds me of you, but she ain't consistent.
Happy is a kinda-friend to everybody, every now and then.
But kinda-you is better than no you.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Better


Better a poem by Elisa Wiah

How can I love you
when I just learned to love myself
If I can see all of my flaws
I know that you see them too
But you accept them all
In your eyes, my weaknesses turn to strengths
You like it, you love it
But I still want to be better for you
You deserve your match
A girl who can go toe to toe
With whom you see eye to eye
If your weaknesses get the best of you
She can carry the load
And strengthen you at the same time
Not just eye candy or your trophy
And not merely your muse
I want to make a sweet life with you
I want to win with you
Let's paint our masterpiece together
But first, I have to be better for you

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