In My Heart, Short stories/Poetry

What Moms Do

Okay, so I wasn’t perfect Sometimes I was too tough on you Said no when I should’ve said yes Not tough enough Said yes when I should’ve said no. Sometimes I held on so tight You had trouble spreading your wings. No, I didn’t get it right all the time But I did the best […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Got Played

Played? How can that be since I don’t do games? My love is real Did everything my mama said I should do. Men like good girls so I played nice I smiled sweetly and batted my lashes “Thank you, ” I said demurely when he opened the car door for me; I gushed when he […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Glory

you thought I wouldn’t make it but look at me now I can ride the wave clouds float under my feet I live with the sun and the moon and they live in me. don’t be mad you can ride too… if you say you’re sorry. © D.L. Lunsford    

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Short stories/Poetry

Travel Warning: The Man on the Road

Be careful when you’re driving lest you run into the man. While your eyes are on the prize, the man has a plan. His words are smooth for he is cunning, very deceptive. But don’t believe him, your demise is his only objective. Pay attention when you stop at the light, for his moves are […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Advice

Don’t try to fit a circle into a square; If it’s not happening, It’s not there. If you don’t want to do it, Don’t lie Pretending you like it, Giving it a try. Be real with yourself Do you Even when no one agrees, Stay true. You got one life to live, Make it count. […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Phones in Bed

On the far side of the bed you scroll through your phone with a thin grin curled up on your mouth. The same mouth that used to talk to me about everything; The same smile I caught watching me while I slept; The same one that watched me undress. Your screen, very bright on your […]

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Short stories/Poetry

On My Mind

Thoughts tamped down, but pushing up and swirling in a tunnel; Restless pacing but nowhere to go Wandering in a wilderness pregnant with a message. Congregation: one No one else hears No one else knows. When I go in labor, will there be no room for me in the inn? I will give my baby […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Africa in Your Veins

“Why can’t you accept me for who I am?” I said to Nana. “Africa may be my origin but She is not me. Africa birthed me, America raised me; It’s not about where I come from, It’s where I’m at.” Nana answered, fire in her eyes, “But child, You got Africa in your veins, Let […]

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Voices of My Sisters

Letter to My Children

Dear children, I hope when you read this you will understand how life is filled with twists and turns and don’t always turn out as planned; How the world can seem kind and make sense one day then you’re confused, lost and gone astray.  You begin with dreams as limitless as the sky, then when […]

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