Erase & ReWrite


Erase & reWrite

Don’t you sometimes wish your life was like a piece of paper and pencil? 

Wish you could erase the time they told you that you weren’t good enough?

And write in I am enough

Erase the time they said, you were too dark and you walked away

To write in...I stood firmly with my feet planted and said NO I earned this

Erase the time when your no wasn’t loud enough for them to hear

To write in...I said NO goddamn it!

To erase the uncomfortable feeling when in a room full of people who view themselves as superior

Looking at you as if your hair is out of place 

Your clothes are out of date, too bright, too bold

Their eyes glaring the don’t belong here

You are not worthy of this opportunity 

And write in...I looked boldly back at them and said my ancestors are who gave me the privilege to be here

I am deserving

To erase the time you woke up and turned on the news to another black woman being degraded, demeaned and even killed by said entitled white man

Erase the name

Sandra Bland

Erase the names

Brianna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson

Erase the names 

India Kager, Maya Hall, Tanisha Anderson

And write in…Today

Activist Sandra Bland

Doctor Brianna Taylor

Scientist Atatiana Jefferson


Reality is hard, but we have to keep Writing this wave


  • Author: Queen Max (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 22nd, 2022 14:01
  • Comment from author about the poem: Erase & ReWrite piece express how many of us feel after experiencing an uncomfortable, unbearable, or unfortunate situation. You always have that thought of, I should have and what if in your head. The harsh reality is that we can not relive that moment but we can work on how we respond to future situations. Just write that wave. #poetry #boymom #womanempowerment #poetrycommunity #naturalhairjourney #Erase #Rewrite
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