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  • nonnahs 84w

    Dear Mr. Floyd,
    I’m sorry, from one human being to another.
    I’m sorry that you ever had to suffer.
    I’m sorry your life was stolen from you.
    I’m sorry that law enforcement of our country murdered you.
    I’m sorry your family had to say goodbye to you too soon.
    I’m sorry that you cried out for help and no one helped you.
    I’m sorry Mr. Floyd that 46 was your old age.
    I’m sorry that your last moments alive were so brutal that they are now replayed on the world’s stage.
    I’m sorry that your life ended face down in the street,
    I’m sorry that they ignored you when you begged, please, I can’t breathe.
    I’m sorry that you had to be all alone and have no one to hold your hand as you were taken away from this life.
    I’m sorry that when you cried out for your mom,
    she couldn’t be by your side.
    Im sorry you had to be alone and scared.
    I’m sorry you ever had to beg another man for one single breath of air.
    Mr. Floyd, if ever once in your life, you felt like you weren’t worth a dime,
    Just know that your name has now been spoken by millions, millions of times.
    I’m sorry for every second of each minute that you struggled to stay alive.
    I’m sorry you ever had to beg another human for your life while bystanders recorded the evidence footage of your unfolding homicide.
    I’m sorry that you won’t get to see what will be forever changed by your brutal death.
    And I’m sorry that you won’t get to see the day that skin color will no longer determine whether you get your next breath.
    I’m sorry that you are a casualty of this unending war in yet another horrific battle.
    And I’m sorry that your name, Mr. George Floyd, is now on the list with others that should still be alive because black lives matter.
    ©nonnahs2020

  • nonnahs 123w

    I feel as if you don’t really want to be here or maybe you’ve fallen out of love with me.
    It hurts to think that you’re hanging on just so you don’t have to be lonely.
    I will never give up on us, even if you decide that you have to go.
    I’m hanging on tight to every single ounce of hope.
    Trust me, I know how love can sometimes take you further than you want to ride.
    But no matter what, I wanna be the one riding by your side.
    See, throughout my day I think of you at least 100 times.
    Because even after all these years, you still give me butterflies.
    But sitting in separate rooms of our home is more like we’re roommates, or we have no other place left to go.
    So if you really want to escape that bad, then I’m not the one who keeps you grounded or whole.
    But, I can face the fact that I’m not exactly whole myself and I can be a mess.
    But you don’t deserve to live a life with glimpses of my hell.
    And the last of of my written truths is the most important line.
    I’ll love you forever,
    Even when we’re on the other side.
    ©nonnahs

  • nonnahs 137w

    The One

    My Philly B...
    No one else like you under the sun.
    My heart and my body belong to you, babe.
    Out of six billion, you are my one.
    Your soul is the most beautiful.
    And so are your baby blues that match the sky.
    Your chest is my resting place and your arms are my warm blanket
    on cold nights.
    Your voice is a Xanax for my mind when I’m out of control or scared.
    Even your whisper can pull me out of the darkest nightmare.
    You’re fun when my life can seem so dull and without even a penny, you make even our broke days pretty damn cool.
    In my life I’ve had pain and sorrow, death, loss, and betrayals from my past,
    But you are my Moon Shine lighting up a cold dark night on a twisted path.
    You have shown me that true love really can conquer
    any troubles that life has thrown our way.
    Even when everything was sure to tear us apart, our love still remained.
    For the rest of your life, when ever you feel like you don’t mean too much in this ole world.
    Just remember that when I’m on my way out, it’s your hand I’ll be searching for.
    You’ve got me babe.
    for as long as I still breathe.
    And my love is forever.
    Love always,
    Shannon Marie
    ©nonnahs 2019

  • nonnahs 140w

    That moment you fall to your knees,
    cry your soul out, and beg for peace, from a God you cannot see, that’s when you’ve experienced real pain.
    -nonnahs
    ©️2019

  • nonnahs 205w

    The Star

    I usually am the star of my stage.
    But sometimes my understudy has to step up and save the day.
    She’s learned her lines and how to put on a brave face.
    Maybe tomorrow I can be the star,
    if even for a day.

    ©nonnahs 2018

  • nonnahs 205w

    She developed a fire in her soul that would ignite every pencil she ever touched.

    ©nonnahs 2018

  • nonnahs 205w

    Pain

    She wasn’t really sure which felt worse; her intense physical pain or her deafening mental pain.
    They both devoured her peace and left a deep stain.
    Pain. Such a short word with such depth.
    All her life the word pain surfaced when she asked, “what’s next?”
    The mental pain came first and stole her sense of self.
    The physical pain came later and oh how it hurt like hell.
    The mental pain caused the physical and so the cycle just carries on til old.
    A pain so undeserving to this oh so beautiful soul.
    But she fights the fight the best she knows.
    She is finally ready to stand up and this time it really shows.
    And she tells herself, “time is up for any more anguish or shame and my life shall no longer just be defined by pain.”
    ©nonnahs 2018

  • nonnahs 206w

    Writing poetry isn’t something that I learned.
    It’s the only way I have ever had a voice.

    ©nonnahs 2018

  • nonnahs 206w

    Growing up, I didn’t know you.
    Just the thought of you.
    I saw you at the grocery store and before I went to school.
    I never knew how your history was so brutal.
    I was taught not to use the n word, no matter what others may say.
    That demeaning word still haunts me to this day.
    You were a mystery because there were none of you where I lived.
    But even in church we learned God loves all the red, yellow, black and white kids.
    Then school come and I had a whole new world for my eyes to see.
    Teachers, friends and my bus driver and even some lunch ladies that looked differently.
    I was told we could be friends but nothing more than that.
    “You better not date them or go to their house.”
    My black friends, my yellow friends and my white friends meant the same to my small child mind.
    I just didn’t know how far we’d come to even stand in the same lunch line.
    In the 1990’s we’d come so far from Central High.
    But then I could finally see what they spoke of and it blew my mind.
    I figured they thought I didn’t like them because maybe they didn’t match my color.
    Not knowing the shy white girl had a racist father and mother.
    I couldn’t date outside of my race.
    I never questioned why because it was what my parents would say.
    I’ve since become an adult and can see how wrong my home teaching was.
    Hate can be taught and it destroys the love.
    But I love my black sisters and brothers and my nieces and nephews and every color I face.
    I’m just sorry I was taught to look at the skin and judge by the race.
    So to my friends of every nationality, history and color.
    Thank you for showing me how wrong the opinion is of others.
    You showed me love, friendship, style, grace, intelligence, compassion and even a safe place to stay.
    February is the month to celebrate black history and the African American race.
    But still in 2018 there’s room for more history to be made.
    Rise up and shine on. Make more history each time.
    I’ll be the supportive white girl holding the black child.
    ©nonnahs 2018

  • nonnahs 206w

    The Best Friend

    Secrets and truths. Tears and laughs.
    To go where we’ve been, you’d definitely need a map.
    A connection like soulmates,
    Or long lost sisters reuniting.
    Two lives connected, without even inviting.
    Something about you that makes my life just better.
    No one else is quite like you...
    Others may not get us, but I sure do.
    You have a rare soul that has fought Things unseen.
    A true testament to what being a Woman really means.
    I look up to you whether you realize it Or not.
    My life has been changed by what You’ve brought.
    A real friend I’ll call you forever and Always.
    Here’s to more years, memories and Precious days.
    Life can turn in the blink of an eye.
    Just know you got me whenever your World is flipped on its side.
    I’ll be your friend when our ages turn Older and the grays starts to show.
    But with friendships like ours,
    Fun never gets old.
    So no matter what life throws your Way, just remember you’ve got a Genuine friend on your side at the end of the day.
    ©nonnahs 2018