Have we forgotten our virtue?

What makes a woman beautiful? Where does her honor stem from? What determines whether she should be respected or disrespected? Where does her virtues lie? And what makes her virtuous? A woman is beautiful because she is woman. God designed us as unique creatures. He designed us to be both beautiful internally and externally and…

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Rebuild broken hearts due to domestic violence and abuse

Dear Followers, Friends, and Visitors: My name is Sonya McKinzie and I started this blog in October 2014 as a means of sharing my thoughts, encouraging others and sharing my poetry. Never did I expect that I would be an inspiration to others, or others would embrace my very humble words here on this page….

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Thank you for 5,000 hits!

Thank you for your visits, words of encouragement and likes! I am humbly thankful that you take the time to read my words. Always, Darkskinisbeautiful

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A love letter to… by Sonya McKinzie

Your arms comfort me Your words encourage me Your presence soothes me Your love is unconditional Your heart is genuine Your touch is passionate Your embrace makes me feel safe Your compliments makes me feel beautiful Your support makes me feel like I can do whatever Your encouragement inspires me Your genuine personality makes me…

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Moving pass the hurt: Black Women & Black Men

    Over the past 38 years of my life, I have had bad experiences with black men, starting from the young age of 2 years old. I have been broken, beaten, disrespected, cheated on, and hurt by the black man, but regardless to all I have endured in loving a black man, I have…

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The ambiance by Sonya McKinzie

  The ambiance As I laid in the grass near an oak tree I listened to the sounds that surrounded me Whispers on the wind From the birds and butterflies as the flickered their wings In the garden just over the hill I could hear the tip toing of the water against the rocks in…

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Blessed (Yes, I am)

Enough said …. Always, Ms. Darkskinisbeautiful            

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God has blessed me immensely…

Please forgive me for being so excited, but God has blessed me immensely. In 2012, I had to make the decision to do a short sale on my home because financially it was no longer possible to keep up with a mortgage and care for a new-born alone. As a single mother, the expenses became…

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“She” Is “Me”

                “She” Is “Me” By: Sonya McKinzie Her light shines As radiant as the sun in the vanishing point Her self-awareness Aware of her value and worth She needs not speak Her entrance is confident She is self-assured Beautiful and divine in her skin The skin that she…

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Recovering from the emotional scars of physical abuse

As someone who has been through it, “IT” being physical abuse, I found out long ago that a person does not love you if he/she hits you. Years ago, I succumbed to abuse; in my mind, I thought he hit me because I made him or he hit me because I stepped out of line….

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My Mental Sanctuary by Sonya McKinzie

 In my mental sanctuary, there is peace. Happiness runs through my mind like a river that flows over sand and between rocks and along virgin land. There you can hear voices sing melodiously in the meadows beneath the stars where the moon rests against the horizon and cool breeze.  In my mental sanctuary, I am…

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A Dream: Helping others with words of God, Life, Love and encouragement

 This is my TRUE STORY AND DREAM ….. I was born in Brunswick, Georgia and am a 38- year old single mother of one daughter. I am employed full-time with a nonprofit organization, full time student majoring in Human Services Counseling with a minor in Criminal Justice.  Several years ago, I found my passion and my God…

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“Fireproof” … Recommitment to God, marriage, companions, friends…

   This week’s assignment in my Interpersonal Communication class was to view the movie “Fireproof” and then do a 300 summary on the movie; obviously, my long-windedness would not allow me to write such a short summary, but I thought it would be nice to share it here. Fireproof is a 2008 American Christian drama…

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Emotional wall

It has been a long time since I have allowed someone in my life and its so ironic that, when a certain person came along I fought hand, teeth and nail to hold up my “emotional wall”. You know the same wall that I thought had fallen down. I knew that re-entering the date scene…

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Brunch in Midtown in late May

Have you ever sat outside at a small bistro in the middle of town and watched people in passing by? Then wondered where they are coming from or going to? Several months ago, had brunch at “Front Page News” a quaint little café in the heart of Midtown, Atlanta. It was so cute and surrounded…

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Unforeseen Gifts by: Sonya McKinzie

Unforeseen gifts Similar to books Sitting high on a dusty shelf Waiting to break through like sunshine Awaiting discovery The ability to be discovered Discovered and placed under spotlight Eclectic Ingenious Artistically beautiful Sparkling like diamonds in the sand Sprinkled between the creases and crevices Of untamed land Radiantly Raining in the dawn’s light Stunning…

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Who Knew By: Sonya McKinzie

 Who Knew When I met you, you were such a refreshing surprise Your demeanor was light-hearted and meek It was love that you told me you seek Our intention was to build a friendship Limitations and borders drawn in the dirt from the start To prevent you from touching my heart Who Knew, that my…

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Valentine’s Day: My Dream…

Today is Valentine’s Day! Yay! My morning started with a smile from my sweet baby girl, shortly after a call from a friend then followed by a call from my mother. My day started at 5:30 or so, and it moved steadfast from there. After 2 days and a half of being locked in my…

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Snow..

Snow Falling here and there, Flurries, scatter and fall against the sand, Slowly sticking here and there, Forming hills of white mountains against the earth, Uniquely placed like baby angels shortly after birth, The wind blows and pushes then far, Flipping and flutter againsts cars, Snow A state of emergency The city is shut down…

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My Child: As I watch her grow

Looking through her eyes, I wonder – What does she see? Does she see a vision of her mommy?  The first time I looked into my daughter’s eyes, I was in love. Her entrance into the world came with a fight. She came out fighting and screaming; I recall my mom saying how feisty she…

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You are …. by: Sonya McKinzie

Your entrance was unanticipated My mind was bound around Around all the things that were going on in my world I found that I had detached myself from the outside world I was caught up Caught up in a trap Life’s trap Then you came along You walked into my life, and entered stage right…

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God’s Will: Our Spiritual Gifts

God has given each and every one of his children a spiritual gift for celebrating his splendor.  Too times too many we find that our gifts are not being exhausted. Unsure if we have gifts or refusing to use them for the good of God. All gifts aren’t deeply embedded in the church but still related…

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Heaven Rain On Me… So that I can be the Black Woman God has destined me to be

  Currently I am working on a new project and want to resurface promotion this one. My number one position in this book is about self-awareness. I share experiences through poetry and in narratives. This books shares my testimony of abuse, abandonment, child birth after being declared infertile, and so much more. My new project will share…

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Prayer is in the fine details of love

Over the past few years, I have placed all of my time and energy into work, life, single mothering, school and as a result very little time was seriously invested into seeking out love. And the time that I was able to invest into seeking a mate became a progression of frustration as I encountered many relational struggles as…

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For a Good man a Good woman will….by Sonya McKinzie

  For a Good man a Good woman will…. Pray for and with him. For a Good man a Good woman will … Lift him up when he is down. Encourage and motivate him to achieve his goals and aspirations. For a Good man a Good woman will…. Hold his hand through trials and tribulations and guide…

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My secret place

There is a place that I like to go when I need to find serenity. The place under the moon, near the stars at the end of a babbling brook, deep in the corner of the woods. Its where the limbs of the birch trees bend and twist, and the wind whistles and sings the…

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Serenade to thee

By: Sonya McKinzie In the darkest moments of my life, God, you always come when I am least expected, Bearing your gifts of comfort and peace, You cleanse my sadness and fill me with joyous song, It is in the coldest minutes of the day that I find serenity, Serenity in you, Wrapped up in…

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Pink Halos

By: Sonya McKinzie Adorned with scars because they have fought a many wars, Their faces show traces of sadness from physical and emotional pain, Pink Halos are like metals, Metals earned from winning a race, Against life, against medical technology, against cells that are cancerous, Pink Halos are worn by angels of every color and…

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Love: High and Out of control

By: Sonya McKinzie Staring at the ceiling…. Eyes rolling backing in my head…. Puff in…. Blow out…. Puff in…. Blow out…. Taking your fragrance in…. It is making me high…. And I am out of control…. My head is swimming…. It’s a combination of you and me…. The end result is positive chemistry…. Never thought…

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Embrace me

Embrace me By: Sonya McKinzie It is amazing the minor things that make such major differences in our lives, At this very moment, I am longing for one very strong, simple embrace, an opportunity to have you adore me, open your arms and welcome me in, Then hold me like I have never been, Hold…

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This Is My Sunshine

                by: Sonya McKinzie This is My sunshine, So Simple and Beautiful, His smile fills my heart with warmth when it is 20 degrees below outside, His love covers my soul with its radiance and glimmer. His words touch me mentally His eyes send me soaring through the…

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This is my Dark Skin: Influences from my past

Sitting here at my desk, I am recalling…. I am remembering… I am recollecting… And at this very moment, I am emotionally, spiritually and personally connected with my past… Thinking all the way to when I was a young girl, around the age of 8 or 9 years old, I recall someone telling me, I…

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Dedicated to my mama: tear-filled memories

There have been days when I sat silently and remembered, reminenced over beautiful memories in my past and almost instantaneously tears would find a pathway to my eyes… yesterday I sat and reminenced with my mom about my daughter, all of the things I needed her to help me through as a new mommy, she…

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The thought of a good man…

Life can be quite contradicting at times… or should I say “we” can. Asking for all the things you “need” and some of the things you “want” in a mate and when God blesses you, its hard to acknowledge and embrace it. Yes, I am speaking of no other than yours truly. For the past…

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Why complicate life? Simplify it…

By unknown author- This reads plain and simple but it just takes some effort to make things happen simplistically… end of point! Smiles…. Always, Ms. Darkskinisbeautiful

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