Sunday, 31 July 2011

Outside "THE" Clique

Outside "THE" Clique

Reality check chick
You were always last to be picked
What made you think you were part of THE clique
Seems nothing's changed since your high school days
So stop walkin' around in a haze

Reality check chick
You'll never be the first choice
So stop and listen to your inner voice
The voice that's always true
and an indicator of what you'll go through

Reality check chick
When you put people up high
And make them soar in the sky
Don't be surprised when they walk on by
And never look you in the eye

Reality check chick
Too old to go through this shit
So learn your lesson
And no more guessin'
Cause cliques exists for certain chicks
And you my friend ARE OUTSIDE THE CLIQUE!!!!!

*This note is dedicated to the kids who have ever been teased, bullied, pick last for the team, excluded from the "in" crowd and made to feel like a nonentity, IT GETS BETTER!!!!* When and only when you realize that you are valuable because of who you are, not who you know, what you earn or where you live. Value of self can not be defined by outside influences and "stuff", but by your terms only.*

Monday, 18 July 2011

Letter to Dawny 1981

Hi Dawny
I just wanted to let you know that I see you and the pain you're going through. I know it seems unfair, too painful to bear. You're wondering why things are this way and what you have done to deserve such cruelty. It's not your fault baby, it was meant to be. Why you may ask, and how long will this pain last. The answer is, this too shall pass. You are stronger than you give yourself credit for. In your life you will  experience joy and pain, life goes on things will change. There will come a time when you'll have to prove you can move on through even more pain. Love and loss of your mother too soon, forced to grow up cause she sheltered you, facing eviction and inner conflict. You will survive cause you didn't quit. Heartbreak and love and meeting your prince. Starting a family and education, finding your voice and celebrating, all that you've been through has made you strong, and loving too.  Please don't worry and be too upset, things will get better so don't you fret. I know all of this cause I've been there too, this I know because I am you..
With Love
Dawnette Belton to Dawnette Anderson

Sunday, 17 July 2011


Waves crashing
Moonlight dancing
Walking hand and hand
Feet covered in sand
Warm summer breeze
Wind in the trees
Whispers in my ear
Gently caressing my hair
Head cocked to the side
He looks deep into my eyes
With that sexy coy smile
The one that drives me wild
I knew he would be mine
Dreamed about him all the time
Now we stand here as one
Watching the morning sun
Hand in hand
Side by side
I am his and he is mine.

Shy girl

Not an athlete
Can't compete
Feels incomplete
They know this
She shows it
They tease her
Are mean to her
She takes it
Her spirit is broken
No words are spoken
Silence is her action
They get satisfaction
By being mean
But not just her peers
Adults take their fare share
Of teasing and name calling
She sits alone bawling
Never feels good enough
She's got to learn to be tough
Mean girls don't get picked on
Every summer she vows
The meanness stops now
And every fall
She tries to stand tall
And face all the meanness
It'll take decades to conquer this
My struggle continues....

"Today I am embracing, protecting and honoring the child that I still am!"~Iyanla Vanzant~ from UNTIL TODAY!