Voices of My Sisters

My Number One

I wanted to express how much I love you so I thought carefully about what I wanted to say Because I didn’t want this to read like a Hallmark card or just sound like another cliche. ** I want you to know that I’ve given this some thought and I’m speaking this from my heart, […]

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Voices of My Sisters

Your Ride-or-Die B–

If I knew then what I know now things could be different but I know it’d be the same Cuz you’ve always been an unquenchable fire and a consuming flame. * You are my crazed obsession that brings me to my knees; though it might kill me I don’t want a cure for this disease. […]

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Voices of My Sisters

End of My Rope

I can drive to the end of the world… or at least till I run out of gas, But no matter how far I go I can’t outrun my past. * When I was a child, there was much I wished I own. I have acquired very little of them now I’m grown. In all […]

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Voices of My Sisters

My Rainbow After the Rain

As a mother my heart has been turned in,  turned out, and broken again and again. No one can truly understand what I’ve seen or gone where I’ve been. * After so many years all my memories begin to blend in as one, But time, though an enemy, will never make me  forget my daughter […]

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Voices of My Sisters

Damn You Timmy!!

My heart is a turbulent sea; Waves of emotions wash over me. One moment I’m happy and without a care, Next moment I’m sad and full of despair. I go from being filled with love and possibilities To being consumed with rage, hate, and hostility. ** I hate that I have no control over me, […]

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Short stories/Poetry

It’s About Time

Holding it all down Taking care of home There whenever I’m needed Giving more than I own. Misunderstood and taken for granted Feeling less than I’m worth Back here where I’m planted. Whining don’t change a thing With dreams hiding on a dusty shelf, And complaining won’t make a difference When I give all and […]

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In My Heart, Short stories/Poetry

I am Woman

Gender neutral? No, uh huh, not me, Cuz I found out Woman is extraordinary. Even if ruling the world Was intended for a he, Man would sit on a Throne of ruins without a she. ** The world may try to Throw us under the bus, But the truth of the matter is: Men, you […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Though it Tarries

The clouds hang low and heavy in my heart, But I withhold the rain so I might go on, Only an occasional shower To saturate the ground Holding the seeds of promise— Never a flood to destroy them. Soon an east wind will blow away the clouds, So I press on expecting clear skies And […]

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Short stories/Poetry

The Well

I’m a deep, deep, well; Toss in Your secrets Your dreams Your cares. Can’t make all your wishes come true But when you need me I’m there. I’m a deep, deep well So full of you How much left is me? I feel what you feel, I see what you see. This deep, deep well […]

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Short stories/Poetry

The View Up Here

Mama said this day would come When you’d be standing there Trying to figure out how I made it, Wondering how I got through, Wishing I had fainted Instead of surpassing you. Now I’m on top I want you to know The view up here looks great And you very, very…very small. © D.L. Lunsford

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