Why I began Writing

All I wanted to do was write


But in a world of hate

I could barely get a sentence out


My aesthetics betrayed me

Being colored, being a women

all a "metaphysical dilemma I have not conquered yet"


So I write,

To the beat of a drum

A scattered tempo

And I have to keep up


My words trapped behind a pen

Trying to formulate words my mouth never could


I started writing poetry because it was the only way people could hear me.


This poem is about: 
My community
Poetry Terms Demonstrated: 


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