A  Black Single Rose

A single black rose.

A single black rose to carry the load,
A single black rose to turn the road,
A single black rose to touch the soul,
A single black rose to widen your hole,
A single black rose to melt your heart,
A single black rose to force a start,
A single black rose to make you cry,
A single black rose to make you dry,
A single black rose to help you climb,
A single black rose to make you lie,
A single black rose to take a life,
A single black rose to take away strife.

— Natasha Ligons

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Their Paridise, Our Nightmare

When you’re nightmare is their paradise
who will believe you are suffering?

I am suffering
inside their paradise.

Their paradise
was not made for people like me.
Perhaps that is why they call it paradise

I was not always here.

They brought me here.
They made me forget.

They made us believe
our home was a hell.

They made us toil to be like them.
Then they brought us to this place.
Then they made this place our nightmare.

We will never be like them.
Their paradise is not for us.

— Blair Imani

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