Water

Flows from the river

Flowing all the way towards me

Using it daily

It nourishes and cleanses me

The importance is so vast

Yet we do not notice

 

xoxo Mz Hollywood

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Do You Like You?

I like me

I like everything about me

But you constantly try to degrade me

Try to make me feel self pity

Try to make me feel like I ain’t shit

Just another average, worthless bitch

Not even worth a dime

And you chose not to spend time

No time with me

Or my family

What type of man are you

Or is it something deeper

Much deeper than you care to admit

I have a question

Do you like you?

When you look at yourself

What do you see

Do you see someone happy

 Or someone going through the motions of life

Do you see someone who is living their best life

Or someone who craves to live their best life

You have a lack of respect for the opposite sex

A lack of respect for the people who brought you into this world

So how could you ever respect me?

This is what I have finally opened my eyes to see

I tried to see the best in you

But you cant even see the good in you

Maybe there just is no good in you

So do you even like you?

xoxo Mz Hollywood

 

Do You Notice Me

For 3 years I have been right by your side,

but do you notice me.

I stay loyal and faithful never straying away,

but do you notice me.

You hurt me over and over and I still stay,

and yet you still don’t notice me.

I would give up my life for you,

but do you notice me.

I do whatever it takes to make you happy,

but do you notice me.

I cry myself to sleep every single night,

but do you notice me.

I take all your disrespect and still love you,

but do you notice me.

Now I am fed up and I am leaving you for good,

and now you notice me.

 

xoxo Mz Hollywood

 

What I Need

tropicsTranquility

That is what I need

To be free

To be me

To let go of my worries

Cast away my fears

 

Lifes’ daily stressors

Taking a toll on me

I feel like I’m drowning

I can barely grasp for air

I feel lost

I feel unheard

 

If I could escape

This is where I would be

Somewhere that I can have peace

Relax my mind

And experience tranquility

 

 

 

 

My Inspiration

So I had a plan to write about the black poets and writers who inspired me to write poetry and short stories, since it is Black History month. Clearly, I am late because it is only one full week left in February. So as they say “better late than never”. Today I will share with you all one of the first poems that I read that inspired me to want to be like this author. It made me want to pick up a pencil and start writing. Even after all these years since I first read her writing I am still in awe of her talents. I got the chance to see her in person in my undergrad when she came to speak and I was 7 rows from the stage and it just made me love her even more. That is a memory that will be etched in my brain forever because I never thought that I would ever get a chance to see and hear her speak in person. I love her work and she still inspires me, even though she has passed away. May her soul rest in peace! 

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries.
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise 
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise 
I rise
I rise. 

– Maya Angelou 

Non-Distant Memory (In Remembrance of You)

You were taken to soon from me and I still don’t know why
No one can give me any answers but I would’ve worked hard to give you a perfect life
I still think of you each and every day
How you would have looked and laughed and helped me to be better in every way…

This is in remembrance of you now and for years to come

♥️