Listening As Opposed To Hearing

Everyone’s got something to say, everyone is geared up prepped with some reason or other why the next person is in the wrong. But, how often do we simply sit there and open up the doors of communication in order to simply hear someone out. Not in order to form a response, not a means…

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Space

There is an abyss which fills in the gaps,You asked for space, But what you forgot is that I already do such a good job of filling in the silences,A whirlpool of the unknown circles my head,I sit and think of all the reasons it could be my fault,Any sign I might have missed that…

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Why I Don’t Blame Social Media

There has been a lot of chatter lately about the negative impact social media is having on our children, especially in the wake of the explosion of Squid Games. After I read a really interesting article on the reasons why Netflix’s recent breakout hit was problematic for children, it got me thinking. Adding to this,…

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It Hurts, But It Helps

I can’t stop thinking about you, Try as I might, It hurts, but it helps, I wonder what you’re doing, how you’re feeling, I smile as I reminisce about the good timesIt hurts, but it helpsI write down my feelings, As it’s all so confusing for me, turbulentIt hurts, but it helps, Are you thinking…

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I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Pt 4: Masculinity

Many many week’s back, I wrote a blog post regarding the idea of women texting each other when they got home, as a way to let your friends and family know that you got home safely. And my thoughts on this was the fact that the steps to remain safe are placed on women, when…

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Angry Tears

You’ve got me here shedding angry tears,Heavy and wet,Full of contempt and hurt,Tears I never thought I would be shedding over you,Tears, because I don’t want to have to get to know someone else,The familiar dance of starting over,The new introductions and surface level conversations,I don’t want any of it,I want you,Angry tears because you…

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Auditing My Life

One of the things this pandemic has caused, is a reset. It has allowed us, if we dared, to look inward and address some of the things we have been putting off. All of our lists of things we mourn doing, our hidden fears, or suppressed goals. Forcing us to assess some of the things…

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Season

Nothing I say will ease your pain,No amount of well wishes and positive thoughts will change the past,Life has its own weird way of comforting us through suffering,But, know that it is merely a season.The darkness you feel at the moment will pass,You will begin to feel like yourself again,And you will look back at…

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Book Review: The Other Black Girl

As an avid reader, this book came across my radar when it wasn’t released yet in Canada and I literally ran and pre-ordered it! Yes, I was that excited. Not only is the cover goals, I loved the title, I could relate on 100% and also, it was such a captivating subject, I figured it…

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Why?

You ask me why,Why is the sky blue?Why do we breathe air?Why does my heart beat with excitement at the thought of you?Why do I feel nothing but security when I am in your arms?Why do your lips taste so good when ours meet?Why are the stars aligned? Why is the earth round? Why do…

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