Don’t Give In

We’re facing darkness
Fear and doubts in abundance
We must stay hopeful.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Hope & Stay.

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A Dash Of Spice

They love classic art
The framed paintings of ladies
We’re the J’ouvert.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Painted & Lady.

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Blush

Get beneath my shell
Alas black girls don’t turn pink
Still, we blush clearly.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Pink & Shell.

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Girl Problems

Born as a woman
Sometimes amused and irate
Dreaded PMS.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku: Amused & Irate.

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Overwhelmed

The ocean calls you
It beckons you to the shore
Accept the due cleanse.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Ocean & Shore.

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Dreaming

Am I awake?
Mind wide open
Always scheming
or is it just daydreaming?
Read me right? Nah
That’s the outer shell.
What do you see?
When you look into these eyes.
Do you see me?
The successful woman?
Or the girl on stage?
Do you see me by the Eiffel tower?
Or my rhymes and lines lifting
off the pages of a book.
Do you see the dreamer?
Or is it my determination staring at you?
Hell! Maybe it’s a peep,
of the words my mouth can’t utter,
that says kiss me.

This is a poem I wrote about two years ago, it still feels like me, a bit of a dreamer. I saw a tweet the other day that said, “Describe yourself in a couple words” I replied sugar, spice, emotional, and optimism. Can you see it?

Featured image is by Taj Francis, cover art for “Sandra Foster” by Protoje; P.S. go listen to that song.

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For You

Leave all the ember,
Let the flames burn and crackle,
For your own heart’s sake.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Ember & Flame.

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Stars

Only in Darkness,
The good people shine like gems,
Stuck deep in the fight.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Darkness & Deep.

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It Will Come

Wishing on the stars,
Wanting to find your own joy,
You will also bloom.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Star & Bloom.

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Dancing Bachata

Colour me with red,
Let us dance while the warmth spreads,
I desire the fire.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Color & Warmth.

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