A Nail

I wasn’t looking for a relationship and didn’t care that you fixed my tire, it was your job and no I wasn’t tipping you.

As I walked away I looked back at you thinking I hope I never see you again.

Two months later another nail.

Denying your offers, not interested.

You’re cute, but not all that, you walk on your tip-toes for goodness sake.

I gave in and went on a date with you and one year later we were married.

I wasn’t looking for love, but I fell in love with you and I thank God everyday for that nail that sealed the deal.

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Dream

I remember being asked in high school “Sabrina what do you want to be when you grow up?” My response was given and the teacher laughed.  As I looked around the classroom all of my peers giggled as well, I wanted to run out of the classroom but I sat in my seat and looked at my teacher as he moved on to the next student who answered DOCTOR.

 “You can be anything you set your mind to Jonathan,” he said. Why couldn’t I get that response?? I graduated high school and went on to get my AA in Journalism but my dream fell short, never confident in myself to move forward so I quit midway.

As years passed I continued to write poems and short stories never thinking my work was good enough because my self esteem was deflated by my English teacher who thought my dreams as an author was unreachable. 

Last year I decided to aim high and put my work out there, never in my wildest dream did I expect the feedback I would receive, everyone loved it! Overcome with happiness I put out several more books and the same response… who’s laughing now Mr. English Teacher I did it, I became an AUTHOR!!

Yes to Love

So he pops the question and you say YESSSSSSSSS without hesitation. You can’t wait to tell your parents so they can share the excitement with you, but to your surprise they are not happy. After months of pretending to like your boyfriend they really despise him and think he’s a no good loser. You are hurt, and your heart is torn into pieces. Elope, yes that’s the plan!!!!!!! Who are they to stand in the way of true love???????? Parents just don’t understand. You lock yourself up in your room pouting thinking life is cruel and then you hear a knock on the door it’s your parents. They still don’t like him but if he makes you happy they will put their feelings aside. After a year of planning the day is finally here, you have the perfect venue, the most beautiful dress  and you’re surrounded by your family and friends. You say I do; you’re happy, you have taken his last name and become his wife. Life is perfect…. a year later you have twins, he has the perfect job, you’re a stay at home mom. Then it happens, you catch him with another woman, he says it’s a friend…. you ponder his answer but he looks at her the way he use to look at you. Your parents were right, two babies later you are packing up your belongings headed back to a place you swore you would never come back to, if you had only listened to them.

Phonies 

If you aren’t helping me you’re hurting me.

If you aren’t supporting me you’re hindering me.

If you aren’t for me you’re against me.

If you aren’t talking to me you’re talking about me.

Don’t need a could’ve, would’ve, should’ve in my life.

People want to see you succeed as long as you don’t pass them. 

Phonies are defined as fake individuals who pretend they want the best for you but they really don’t. 

If you have phonies, fakes, insincere, or deceitful people in your life weed them out until they are all gone.

Breakfast 

What is breakfast to you? Breakfast to me is when you sit around talking with family enjoying a delicious meal that was prepared from the heart.  You seldom see commercials that embrace this, commercials today show everyone on the go with a breakfast bar or a bowl of cereal, do people even cook breakfast anymore?? I woke up this morning excited about preparing  grits, sausage, eggs, bacon, pancakes and cinnamon rolls for my family. Why so much? Growing up I didn’t have a lot so I never want my children to experience that feeling at all. I pray blessings upon you and yours that if you’re not coming together for breakfast that you come together for lunch or dinner, family time is so important. 

Big Bad Wolf

They want to voice their opinion but don’t want anyone to know who they are. Mysterious yet intriguing, one who hides their identity from social media websites but always have so much to say. Commenting on everything that is public, sometimes being very rude, but when you go to their profile to see the face behind the comment you find a flower or a quote where their picture should be.  I get it, the world we live in makes one want to hide their identity, but this shouldn’t be an option for cowards who sit behind a computer screen and type words that they wouldn’t normally say to anyone’s face. I’ve labeled these people the “big bad wolf” huffing and puffing blowing nothing down.  They see you and run the other way, you don’t know who they are but they know you. Once you block them they catfish, meaning they assume another identity with a different flower and quote because your posts are obviously worth following. 

Comfort Zone

This has been the most disappointing day of my life but I stand strong because I put my trust in God not in man. You see when God takes you out of your comfort zone it’s to help you grow not to see you fail. Faith is not needed when things are going perfect, but when things around you are crumbling. No matter how much I dislike it, I have to grow to love it because some obstacles you just can’t go around you have to go through. 

One door closes, then another one and another one! My head is spinning tears are streaming down my face trying to figure out, how can so much chaos happen in a day or what did I do to deserve it. The enemy snickers thinking this is my fate but my heart smiles because trouble don’t last always. What is meant for my bad will ultimately be for my good. 

I say you couldn’t possibly walk a day in my shoes and you would reply you couldn’t possibly walk a day in mine, both statements are true because we all have battles to fight and they are ours solely to win.  At the end of the day I gotta keep pushing through and so do you right out of our comfort zone!!