Saturday, April 19, 2014

Shaquana Adams- A Poem

Silence Me

They tried to silence me
And change the fact that I am free.
Lock my lips and throw away the key
That is what they want to do to me.

My words aren't poetry they say
Called it immature child’s play.
Said my emotions were not real
How are they going to tell me how I feel?

When I was writing in my journal
All the emotions that were internal
Came out gushing not like rain
From all of my secluded pain

So I did the only thing I could at
Three o clock in the morning.
I wrote until my pen ran dry
Or until I hit the pillow snoring.

Let me just make this clear
For all the people who will not cheer
Because they think I write about lies
But who have never seen through my eyes.

No I will not shut my lips
Nor take the pen from the paper
Nor will I let your stupid shit
Stop me from being a creator.

If you can’t handle what I spit
Feel free to get up and walk away.
Because entrapment is the last thing I’ll permit.
Not tomorrow, not today!

Shaquana Adams is an internationally published poet with a fondness for the color purple. She is quiet on the outside but goofy on the inside and writes because the best thing about writing is that she can say what she needs to say. It is an awesome experience.

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