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Most nights I won’t sleep
I would wander within my mind
And find places to think
Amongst the chaos of my thoughts
I find a bit of peace… 72 more words


Remembering Maya Angelou & MLK

Black History: Special Delivery!!

Today we remember the incomparable Maya Angelou. She would have been 89 today (4/4/17). Many don’t know that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 99 more words

Black History

||•Darkness & Beauty•||

Beauty is found

even within the darkness.
It is painted on us
in the vivid colors of love,
pain, confusion, and mistakes.
Embedding itself
Scarring… 26 more words


||•Killed the Cat•||

This is a poem from my book Black Canvas:

I followed you

Instead of my instincts that day

From the playground to your efficiency

Where you efficiently played on my curiosity… 262 more words


||•Dark Chocolate •||

Dark chocolate

so smooth and subtle

she draws closer to me;
nearing enough
that I can brush softly against her skin.
I inhale her
allowing her sweet aroma to fill my lungs. 175 more words


Guest Poetry by Yahna_D_Vine

This special guest poet is a friend of mine that has been writing for some time now.  In addition, she is a very talented model.  Enjoy her creative work entitled, “I Pray to Thee” and please give her some love on my blog by liking, sharing and leaving a comment!



I never know where to start with these things so while I get this blog together let me introduce myself. My name is Nicole (of course), some call me Journee (former pen name) and if you are on instagram I write under the name @_silhoutte_. 103 more words