Chances are…

Today, I in the middle of an eventful day at work, I thought about last night and the worries that invaded my peaceful slumber… Like a thief in the darkness, it swept away my peacefulness. Through my subconscious, I found that I was worried about something completely out of my control “Someone else’s actions”. Subliminal…

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Death to Noise written by Sonya McKinzie

You are the truest truth The most real reality Your heart is purer than the word itself Your presence is warm on the coldest day You bring solace to my inner pain You heal every broken space You erase the hurt from every inch of me You are death to noise You are death to my…

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Lighting your candle

One of my deepest battles in life has been dealing with the feelings of inadequacy. Amid the layers of feeling inadequate are the feelings of vulnerability. It is simply impossible to allow yourself to be vulnerable without having some reservations. Hidden deep inside of you, and I is a space that is sacred, destined, and inevitably…

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Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation Inc- “Art Therapy: Poetic Words from the minds of Survivors and Victims

Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation will be holding its first outreach program for domestic violence survivors and victims.  We are launching a “Art Therapy: Poetic Stories from Survivors” contest for survivors and victims of Domestic Violence.  Starting April 18, 2016 through midnight May 18, 2016 we are accepting letters of interest and introduction with poetry…

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In today’s service at church, God placed it on my heart to “Celebrate someone else” and let them know they are appreciated. Often times, we get so wrapped in ourselves, our needs, our wants, and our world, that we fail to realize that the people around us might need a pat on the back, a…

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Colorfully black and white, wouldn’t you say?

It is funny how my creative, yet constantly thinking mind works, it seems that from every conversation I have whether it is with a stranger, friend, family, or co-worker somehow I walk away with a new outlook on some perspective in life.  Like a child released to the “world” I am filled with curiosities and…

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non-factorial black girl

She is a visionary. Her mind is filled with mind-boggling designs of imagery. She leans on dreams, theatrical, hypothetical dreams. She knows exactly where she wants to be personally, professionally, and spiritually but realistically she does not know how to achieve what seems to be the in-achievable. While she carries herself with confidence, it is…

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My Blueprint by: Sonya McKinzie

  Beautiful Brown eyes Lips full and supple Skin like warm honey Laughter that radiates And brings joy to all in her reach My Blueprint When she smiles The world smiles around her When she walks She is carefree Innocently running here and there Beauty surrounds her She is a creation That is spiritually Emotionally…

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Embrace and love your flaws, God makes no mistakes (no matter what people say)

As women, we often find ourselves sitting and chatting about this and that. Further, we discuss relationships, the skin we are in, happiness, sadness, relationships, family, finances, our butts and how we look in certain things, and while the things we discuss definitely are not topics that men would talk about, we relate and connect…

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Reflection in a mirror

  Today I had a very candid conversation with someone. This person placed a mirror before my face and there I sat staring; looking back at this beautiful black woman and I began to remember… how I came to be a woman of confidence, happiness, and peace. No, every day is not perfect, but it…

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Think. Dissect. Recollect. Rationalize and Contemplate on it.

  There is nothing more rewarding than finally reaching a goal that you struggled to reach, or obtaining something that you strived to get especially when you overcame countless obstacles along the way. It is like being in the darkness and unable to find a small shimmering light after walking miles, miles, and more miles. And…

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Bare. Naked. Cleansed, fresh, and new…

In the presence of God, bare and naked….. at the center of the four corners of the walls, and down on bended knee and head bowed in prayer, I say “God, what is it that I am to do”, “How should I serve your graciously in your kingdom”, and “Where is my place, home, and destiny”…

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Authentic sexuality

Authentic sexuality by: Sonya McKinzie Prolific is she authentic sexuality hips designed to bear fruit She is simply blessed blessed by God our savior God has gifted her with children like an apple tree in a vineyard fertile a result of God’s design the union of a husband and wife sacred, in martial bliss conceived from God’s kiss…

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Assassination of negativity

  The assassination of negativity by: Sonya McKinzie There is no place for it negativity there is no place for it inside of me It has been assassinated cut down cut out no longer capable of getting the best of me No more negativity The is no longer an open door It has been pulled…

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Too Stressed, Too Long

  It seems like forever since my last posting here and I have missed this. As you all know, poetry and blogging are two of my most prized loves however life has taken me away from them far longer than I care to admit as a result of “going through life” in its generalist terms. My 2015…

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A Black Woman’s Lingering Pain

Sitting here on a Saturday evening, I am watching the rain hitting against the grass outside of my balcony door and immediately mind wonders to being in deep conversation, snuggled up and spending quality time unwinding. Then I think about my little one asleep in the other room taking her afternoon nap and begin to…

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Abstinence: A Single Mother’s Journey

This is a personal journey that I am currently in the midst of. I am on day 270 of my 365 day journey. It was not until a few days ago when I began to evaluate my current lifestyle and my relationship status, that I realized just how long it had been since I shared intimacy with…

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When the chips are down

Over the past month, I have found that I have not been as faithful to my followers as I normally am. I have not been faithfully posting and sharing, encouraging, motivating and, purging myself of my day-to-day ins and outs and I apologize. Somewhere along the way, I have allowed the monotony of life to…

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Spiritual Bread Written: by Sonya McKinzie

Sister girl I have been there and did that Forgiving but never forgetting The words The abuse The disrespect The brokenness The bruises emotionally and physically After years and years, I had enough And I broke away Walked out the door Closed it behind me Gathered up my shattered pieces Regrouped Started new Rebuilt the…

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I am not afraid

    As of late, I have learned that by surrounding myself with different people I have a better opportunity of learning different things as well as embracing diversity with regard to my discernment about life overall. With that being said, my circle of friends is small. And the ones that I call friends are…

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What grows in your garden?

We are different. We are the same. We are familiar. We are unfamiliar. We are diversity at its best. Pain is in our gardens. Pain is a component of growth, living, and dying. Sometimes life closes and opens doors during different seasons in our lives. As a result, we go through changes and change is…

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God’s Direction and Guidance

Today, I said a prayer as with every other day however today, I also meditated on my open issues and then tried to turn it over to God but my worries rushed in and took it back. My lack of faith today has laid a road block in my path and due to that speed…

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Mediocre by Sonya McKinzie

Mediocre I yearn to be all in, But I cannot place all my cards on the table, Where does this indecisiveness end, One foot in the front door and the other out of the back door Hot internally, but frigid externally, Filled with strength and yet I am weak, Joy rests inside of me, And…

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Thinking, recalling and remembering where I started from….

This morning on my way to work, I was thinking about the number of obstacles that I have persistently overcome in life.  While my life stories are not the same as the next person’s, I have many testimonies to share.  I remember in July of 2003, I relocated to the Atlanta, Ga area with $2,300…

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Recovering from abuse and rebuilding self-love

As a recovering abuse victim, I remember how very difficult it was to learn to love myself again. When you have been physically and/or emotionally abused, abandoned, cheated on, lied to, or broken by a person you love and trust, it is hard to learn to love yourself let alone another person again.  Over time,…

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Guarded: Is there such a thing as being too guarded?

  As imperfectly human vessels, we find ourselves in completely complicated predicaments more often than not. As creations of God, he knows us through and through. As bearers of imperfection, we test God’s patience daily and as always he shows us favor. He is consistent, loving, forgiving, and a constant in our lives. Unlike God,…

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Feeling conversational

    Considering that I have set the ambiance for writing, I think it is fitting that I should do so while listening to some good eclectic music. All day, I have thought about serene and rainy nights. It seems to be that is when I rest most peacefully and when I write my very…

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Remove my insecurities by Sonya McKinzie

  When I am near you, I feel as if I am in the presence of a stranger, Your words cut deep, When you look at me, I am weak, I am afraid, Stolen, lost identity My identity Where does my life begin and end, You are supposed to protect me, Instead you hurt me, Your…

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Conversations in the dark: Living life with a purpose

Over the past few years, I have felt a sense of urgency to live my life as God would have me to. I have been searching my heart and soul for the pathway that will align me with path God would have me travel. Internal awakening entered my life with a vengeance and with its…

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Speed Bumps: God’s way of opening our eyes to life

I often share the good, bad and ugly here on my blog, but today I am sharing the very personal in addition to all those other things. Today is a little scary day for me because today is real to and for me.  I am sitting at the Georgia Cancer Center with my laptop, IV…

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Exposed by Sonya McKinzie

Exposed Opening every single part of me Can you see my vulnerability the deepest parts of me You see me as no other can I am your woman and you are my man You not only see my present but also my past I am exposed I don’t care who sees I am here for you…

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Tucked away by Sonya McKinzie

Tucked away Innocence Silence broken as a result of circumstance Hidden thoughts Drifting through my mind Like a boat out at sea I am caught up Lost in your unbreakable trance Undeniably confused Misunderstood Misused Innocence stolen Unspoken words Heart filled with regrets Tucked away Memories of the day My innocence was taken away Sunshine…

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Appreciation of Nature’s Beauty: Seasons and how they change

This morning on my way to work, I began to think about my favorite season of the year: Fall and the beautiful way that the leaves on the trees fall. Then turn many variations of browns, reds and oranges when the seasons are in transition going from Summer to Fall. I recall the fragrance of…

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I am beckoning you …… by Sonya McKinzie

I can’t stop this temptation Your presence is refreshing and I am Scandalously exposed Exposed as a bad girl Caught up Mentally, physically and completely weakened by you My body is beckoning you Sinfully weak What can I do I am human And I am falling hard and dare to speak Sexual desires Rolling all…

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Forgiving: Taking the power back

Contrary to what “You” might think God removed“It” from my heart And he gifted me with the opportunity to forgive and go ahead Past all the obstacles that you laid before “us” That said…. I forgave you “Years” ago “Ignorance” is often referenced to as a “Curse” I will continue to “Pray” for “You” and “Yours” Always, Ms. Darkskinisbeautiful

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Late nights and unorganized thoughts: The mentality of a black girl

Wow– I am in a mood tonight, Listening to one of Lalah Hathway’s sultry tracks.. I am definitely deep in thought …. What else could it be? It is after 12 a.m. and feeling a little “Melancholy” Contradicted by Happiness Accented by a superb powdery hue of “Blue”… There are so many carillons ringing in my…

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My baby girl and her grandmommy

I love the look in my mother’s eyes when she looks at my baby girl. The smile in her eyes is duplicated in the eyes of my baby girl. My baby girl looks just like her grandma.. they share the same big and bright smile that is often followed by laughter and sunshine. They share the same…

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