Poetry and Prophetic Word

Rich Life

 

I have a very rich life,

twice I bite into a hand

dealt not right. Striving

for the fight, fight, fight

fight; so many lose,

choose gambling with

the blues. Score is

zero, a trillion, billion,

is killing the soul

wrapped up in sorrow;

I have a rich life.

 

January 8th, 2018

 

 

Nothing comes easy,

I declare jealousy,

envy that’s in society. Hatred played

a role; sadness was

my clothing wrapped

up in psychology. The

mind’s a terrible thing

to waste been in

an orphanage address

of the state

 

December 12th, 2017

 

 

Experience is a strange

thing, molested by my

kin again and again.

Ran away oops back

To sin; teenager now

pimped out experience

wins. My john paided

now I’m bound, reck

reckless, 19 years, total

package HIV found.

 

December 3rd, 2017

 

 

 

Texas was in her eyes,

grown up to lose, the

prize. Beautiful in her way; attitude outta

this world; mind is

somewhere on Jupiter

to stay. Became attracted

to money, young,

honey, worldly, the

price for beauty

is hard to say mama,

drunk, smacked me

around, black and

blues on the body

found.

 

December 3rd, 2017

 

You rob, steal, and

destroy, on the street

$5.00 baby taking

care of momma. Life

is something else, no

joke, better get

yourself together.

5 o’clock in the

morning strung out

on the corner. Grown

up at 16, bit the apple,

9 months to lean.

December 3rd, 2017

He, me, mamas boy-

friend, exploited to

the T. Had 2 black

eyes a day, food on

the table celebrate

anyway. Move to Hollywood,

wrapped up

in fame. Husband

nice, 2 sisters, Rodeo

Drive. How can I

compete, move black eyes

down the street.

all is fair in love

and war, my babies

1 years old watching, torn!

December 3rd, 2017

 

My journey’s plan

was to be, successful,

failing with the

real. Grown-ups

looking at a child,

13 years old shouting,

baby I need a

ride. Pimp coming,

hold up now, molly

using too many

clouds.

December 3rd, 2017

 

Not in action, man give

me a faction, with

crumb damn you

dumb. Cannot relate,

killed, now you skate

life’s hot, got too

ignorant to see,

Give him love,

her, you, me.

December 3rd, 2017

 

Been running from

the right, “too hard

to fight”! Gave it

my all, brother crying

from his fall.

It touched me,

brain damage at 4,

(to the door)

PTSD and only three

inspiring to be.

 

December 3rd, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scared

Scared to laugh, time is

here, not willing to share.

All is good, nothing plain,

LORD help me with this

pain. Father please do

not kill me, now I sit

upon the top. Throat

cut, scared to block, chop,

and here comes the drop.

SCARED.

October 12th, 2017

 

Forsaken the day, the

life, forsaken the night,

vibe, went blind. It was

traumatic to be, traumatic

for we, for us, too

tough the pain. It’s

me and me, It’s me with

you, blue, showed the

hand too soon. Alone,

no more to fly; FORSAKEN.

October 10th, 2017

 

ALIVE

I was Alive, born 2 die

my twin and I, what a

life too strong to buy,

divide, slide, hide. So I

sit among this wreck,

the world as it is troubled

in my own skin. A lot

to give might I live,

wasted time, am I

to survive, Alive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time

 

It’s time to walk,

run, or climb, and left

behind. Follow after me,

lead, bleed, I must

plead. Time to stop,

find, may I chime.

discover my crime,

high not to glide, fly,

stop on a dime. It’s time to shine, it’s mine,

dine. It’s time to decide.

October 11th, 2017

 

Broke

Broke do I take

a stick, dig a ditch, as

I find, mind, blind,

can’t see what will be.

Up and down, all around.

Below the belt, tried,

not able to hide, broke

in the smoke. Need,

plead, hope to cope,

the joke is I am

broke.

 

Angels

The angels I perceive

to leave, do not grieve,

life, satellites, flight

out of the night, right

to fight, stand hand in

hand, just a waste of

time. Heaven is near,

not to fear, a hold I

leave angels intercede.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monster I claim, life

choices is insane, went to

and fro, bow down to foe.

Held me captive mind

shutting down; profound,

how in the hell. I

missed the date, late,

time to circulate.

Went back to Jane,

claim!

October 12th, 2017

 

DREAM

 

I dream you fight,

do not have the right,

A tear, I share

hollering in the Rain,

stain, blood on the

train. Locked-up

shut-down, tears like

a clown. Right is

tonight, follow sight,

into the night. I hurt

at five, would you

dream a dream?

Outta fight, twilight.

October 12th, 2017

 

Pretty, blue I knew

you, stop sign shine, jail

is not a view. Windows

shattered life’s a blurr,

oh no what you do,

baby come to me dead

at delivery. Beat down,

hell you see, pretty

as it is, picturesque

and blue.

October 12th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had a good time

flying blind, not too

hard to find only if

I will still be hurt, and

not feel. If you could,

would, should have been

told, not to swallow

my gum, to choose

then lose, only to

profuse. Blood transmitting

cool. Time I

had was good, only

to protrude, pertrude!

October 12th, 2017

 

Incline when I spy,

seeing what’s new; open

legs and choose, kidnapped

by sight left out by

might. Escaped, 8 years

free, why are they

chasing me. When they

corner opens; spy, you

spy me, ice tea, flee.

October 12th, 2017

 

Cargo plane, train

hell I went insane.

Took the day nightmare

fade, bouncing off the

door, again. You choose,

lose, my day’s filled with blues. Only if I

decide making a move,

to live one two three,

its night me I see.

October 12th, 2017

 

Desert of nothing is

my plan, I wonder land

to land. Hoping for water

to scape, should I choose between love and hate.

Red light beams at me,

beaten down on

Christmas tree. Help

me up I’m stuck,

desert, is not enough.

October 12th, 2017

 

I was white blue

ended up in the dune,

Nothing WAS right, fight,

win lose blood was my

fuse; streets beat,

it was defeat. No chance

at all color lost, head

down spinning all around.

Color I choose wake

up and snooze.

October 12th, 2017

 

Went to bed only to

dread the knot on my

head. Honest with you

still purple, doctor said

blue; changed my life.

Pimp dedicating bight

what’s going on.

12 years grown, beyond

Mom’s womb, to fail

at my gloom. End of

vein. Purple rain.

October 12th, 2017

 

I failed, I lied, cheated,

pleaded. What

is life to you, gum

under your shoe. Old

man not aware, shout

if you dare. Taught me

wrong, wisdom alarmed,

get it right after

we fight. Failed to

cross the street

waterfall in the

heat, beat, delete!

October 12th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m two smell, hell

mama’s sleep, in jail,

broke no joke and weep,

prison bound whose

the clown. Chief, he,

they, me, keep, please

do not creep! While a

child grown up to WILD.

Now what do I SAY,

Mama get it straight,

too you, smell, going

to hell. SMILE. 🙂

October 12th, 2017

 

Heart beat out loud,

chasing proud. Money,

jewelry nice laided

up zoo was the price,

choked out blue and

green, police on the

scene. Doping,

smoking beat the

streets, came back

with a bleep, fleet

fleet, get under

the sheets.

October 12th, 2017

 

MADE

Mistakes I made

gave, had a day

and night in the

grave. Black eye,

knocked out have

to bring in 300,000

five. Now I know

it was bow, sugar

syrup, wipe me up

off the ground, took

my crown. MISTAKES

I MADE forever to be paided.

October 12th, 2017

 

 

 

 

You a child why,

grown bold, hanging

from a line. 12 years

old all around, time!

Grew up poor older,

Rich and yes, no how

you feel still a

child! Poor not well

mind is closed,

friction pose; do

me a factor look

at why, Actor!

October 12th, 2017

 

Teach you preach,

leech, checking

through the door,

whore selling life.

One night mare at a

store, bore, telling

me what you did.

Happy, snappy, slap

you in the head.

October 12th, 2017

 

ATTACK

You attacked me,

slapped, wack at the

hotel slinging skin,

in and out of windows

at the age of ten.

How you know I’ll

show, ignorance at

twelve. Daddy popped

the button attacked

my soul; oh no!

October 12th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRISON

Prison she knew

Adopted at 2, Mother

gone, life wrong. Now

I live with bees,

biting at my knees!

What to do the judge

ruled in Peru, prison

is shame. Baby girl

hollering at your name.

October 12th, 2017

 

DROP

Tear drop eye drop,

bottles up, my man is

100 and I am a nut!

Here she comes grinning

and skinning hope

for the winning. If I

fight not tonight, car

too old, kids be cold;

drop is not, pot.

October 12th, 2017

 

 

Pants hang low what

you wanna show,

judges son person to

person call, the yacht

is big the money is

green, sheen, shine,

shank. The pen is

calling you 3 years in,

scraping for the

bin. Change your

shirt before the

guards come commis

scary is necessary,

pull ups, your life

is gone, call sugar

daddy Shawn.

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty queen pageant

lose the crown, now

I frown. Two kids

down hitting Mama,

do not not no papa.

The law states freedom

of speak a piece

of cake, 40 acres,

and a mule. Indians

land no place to

soothe. Queen where

are you now no where

to be found.

October 12th, 2017

 

Hurricane, sugar cane

oops I feel born to

in a life revolving

door. Who would of

known my baby is a

terror stick up kid,

dead with cara.

Now I know could

rewind, was hard,

so the sin. Wind.

October 12th, 2017

 

Sin was the name

pipe smoked up,

rain, ended in a

hole, 15 years blown!

Walked with a

smile knife totting

around, man was

good marriage in

the hood. Surprise

I see, did not recover;

it’s me.

October 12th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bag I’m totting,

how under a wire

with a frown gained

230 pounds. Caring

Richard oh wow

the hood is my memory,

only ghosts

hold my treasurys.

Kids outta order

LORD hold them;

give me for her.

October 12th, 2017

 

Raped at 8 only

vanilla skate, to

ignorant to know life

dealt me a bad blow.

Down from the

bottom, girl you

got him like chuck

stuck. Your name

is drop him short

it’s real, damn, the

deal, squeal.

October 12th, 2017

 

Ice price your damn

near nice pulling a train

on the plane. Cargo ain’t

Spain, sweet sour your

coco’s fire got a

disease HIV all the

way to your knees. Lids

gone now its long,

time out, gone is

price, south!

October 12th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got no sheen

always cover-up

who cares, dares,

foreigner in the air,

sincerely bare

the prince of life

is no delight he’s

in the grace what a

sight, wonder why,

bye and bye.

October 12th, 2017

 

Shout, I took a

baseball bat showed

you what it’s all

about. The house and lame,

shame, game never to

return to blame. Understanding

what it’s all

about hitting the

corner cheddars out.

Come to your senses

young, and old money

buys things ya should

shouldda been told.

October 12th, 2017

 

Fine ready to dine,

dropped out moneys

funny, life is running,

cold, been told keep

your legs closed.

Diamonds, houses,

what life brings who

can stand when shakes appear, suck it out

angry child fighting

for life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m scared and I am

a fright, learning life

to weak to fight. The

The man is aware hell

I’m bare, naked,

afraid the pimp just

got paided. Do is done

smelling wrapped up

in the gun. Who thought

it could would be

thinking oh hell I’m free.

October 17th, 2017

 

Up on top surely

flop spend 2 mil

lose in the drill.

I’m only 22 strapped

up in blue who has a

clue. I’m living life 18, 19, 20 been

playing the big boys

dirty, strong, alarm.

Too crazy to be found,

out I’m bound

Mother’s praying LORD

rescue; lieu!

October 17th, 2017

 

 

The house was nasty

streets a fancy, gun

loaded with life I

showed it; now I’m

on the stroll hip hop

who knows. Ok let’s

celebrate, another one

take the bate want to

strive 25 strung out

being alive. Showed

me, hell, only told,

you should of.

October 17th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Bait, I am 12 years

old, he is 110 now

I know the difference

chest 42 double e.

Men all over me train

gain smelling like the

country; proclaim.

Who knows the blows,

was a show stripping

in the dance club, out;

pictures wrong telescope.

October 17th, 2017

 

Years and years ago

I met a foe 55

juniors nothing to fear;

now I know, used,

abused, buying new

shoes, went through the

town play, he say, she

say, why am I in dismay.

I didn’t know, no

you, me, the police;

had to blow.

October 17th, 2017

 

Honey is your nickname

things went wrong,

wanting to get along.

Drugs isn’t cool,

he acts a fool blood trickles

down stop lo-down. Light

shine, come and climb

cut-up, shame, lame,

encyclopedia calls

it fame.

October 17th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kid was my heritage

1958 is my narrative,

only know I sold blow

for a show. Should of

been a delight legs

spread out, kite, hold

the fly. Give me a globe,

butt, chest to behold.

Prehistoric toad; sold.

October 17th, 2017

 

2 kids old man reckless

papa rolling stone, clone,

cabbage on the phone.

I love, don’t care

put me out, give you a

place, chase, it’s up

shrew, screw. Tip the

coat checker; Baboon!

October 17th, 2017

 

Discipline, Momma’s

got a chin, baby girl

stinks, strung out

Camelot came to shout.

Fake, brake, Make,

all I can say do

you see me agitated

in prosterity; heresies.

October 24th, 2017

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Poetry

Alive

I was alive, born to die, my twin 6 I;

What a life too strong to buy, divide, slide hide.

So I sit among this wreck;

The world as it is trouble in my own skin.

A lot to give might I live;

Much wasted time am I to survive alive.

 

Broke

Broke do I take a stick;

Dig a ditch.

As I find mind bind can’t see what will be;

Up & down, all around.

Below the belt, I tried not able to hide;

Broke in the smoke.

Need, plead, the joke is I’m broke, hope to cope.

 

Untitled

Don’t think about the past, experience, days, be quick to forgive.

Become a child, finding it simple again, no wonder trusting in no other;

What a blunder, choose life, easy to say;

What a mess, I made, can’t afford a shade, do not borrow the blade.

Think!

 

Untitled

V is for vessel

And J is for Jesus,

Praise is the way;

Only say;

Our God is mighty power beyond the way.

Hope brings life;

Only pray to make it every day!

 

Why? Do You Keep Tearing Me Down

Why? Do you keep

tearing me down

You say you

Love me

But, I can’t

Tell

Why? Do you keep

Tearing

Me down

With your harsh words

Your bad insults

Calling

Me a liar, all

The time

Why? Do you keep

Putting

Pain in my heart

Treating me

Like

I’m the enemy

Looking at me

With such hatred

In your eyes

How? Can you say

You love me

When, you keep constantly

Tearing me down

How? Could you say

You want

To spend the rest

Of

Your life with me

And

Make me your

Wife

When you don’t even

Trust or

Respect me

Why? Do you keep

Tearing me

Down

-Poetry by DG

My Self Esteem

My Self Esteem by DH

My self-esteem was so very low

I tried to hide, but there was nowhere to go.

Ducking and dodging, just to stay out of sight,

Feeling Rejection from left to right.

So I crawl in a corner and sat on the floor,

Feeling rejection more and more.

Feeling empty like a broken shelf,

Being the worst pain of all I rejected myself.

I got on my knees and begin to pray,

Dear Lord please take this pain away.

Then I lifted my eye upon the sky,

The Lord spoked to me, and said rise my child,

Because you’re been living a lie.

 

-By DH

The Purpose of Life is Life with a Purpose

D is for the determination to get us to keep going and be determined to get better

R is for responsibility for your actions and to take your medicine

K is for kind things she says and do

A is for absolutely, she makes everyone feel absolutely great

S is for her smile she puts on her face to let us know she cares

L is for the love she shows to the Nia staff and her patients

O is for the overall job she does with the Nia staff and patients

W is for willing, the willing things she will do to make us feel better

Dr. Kaslow you are the purpose of life and you make us feel that life is the purpose of living.

 

-By CD

The Holy Ghost Lives Within Me

The Holy Ghost lives within me
Every day of my life
The Holy Ghost is my strength
My peace of mind, love, joy
Happiness and sanity
The Holy Ghost is the spirit
That I feel
When I am praising the Lord
The Holy Ghost is my comforter
In time of need, trouble, distress
Hurt and pain
The Holy Ghost is something
We should all have
To keep us safe
To keep us strong in our Faith
And trust God
And believe in God’s words

-Poetry by DG

Poetry Excerpt

The days and weeks are running into each other. I could be a day behind or a day ahead. This is what happens when your mind is constantly running faster than normal.

There are good, bad, ugly, and just terrible days. It can start off good but when your mind takes over and does what it wants, you suffer.

It’s hard having a mental illness, this disease is not easy on anyone. This is just a typical day of mine. I was afraid of admitting that I have this long term disease, but throughout the years I’ve learned a better and safer way of dealing with such a disorder.

When you have a network of support who will stick by your side and help you, that could be one of many things to make your life better.

-TH

Nia to Host Fall 2016 Event at Atlanta Botanical Garden

By request of many of our Nia participants, we have organized a Fall 2016 special field trip event in collaboration with ABG. Please see below for details!

Atlanta Botanical Garden Event
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 from 1pm-4pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, Ga 30309

Please join us for:
*Garden Tour
*Mindfulness Exercise
*Gardening Activity
*Snacks and Refreshments

Sign-up for your reservation at the Nia Office or ask your Group Leader or Group Helper for assistance.

She Let Go

~ A beautiful poem by Rev. Safire Rose

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear.  She let go of the judgments.  She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.  She let go of the committee of indecision within her.  She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go.  She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go.  She let go of all of the memories that held her back.  She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.  She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.

No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.