Miscommunication (10/18/20 @ 5:38 PM)

You ever hear a voice so fucking sexy and deep,
you melt just a little as this voice numbs your brain,
and you strain to make out what he’s saying?
 
Secreting aroused juices between tightly held thighs
as you think what that voice could do to you and your insides,
wondering if his mouth is as talented as his voice
when it speaks to your feminine wiles

How your nipples perk slightly at your sinful jollies
The hairs rise on the back of your neck
While thinking scandalous thoughts

His mouth on your mouth
Your tongues intermingling as they search
for the back of each other’s throats
 
Fingers grasping at exposed skin
searching for the slightest opening
through fabric protecting your virtue
 
All you want is to hear him say your name
as he groans deep inside your being
You know that shit sounds so good
 
Deep guttural wimps of desire
mixed with passionate moans of lust
released with each stroke

Your body responding relentlessly
in this battle of wills giving you
no opportunity to fight off his frills
 
What’s a girl to do when her defenses
are weakened from just his voice?
Your insides clenching and pulsating
to hold him there with no choice
 
Involuntarily you sweat as you continue to resist
Fighting every urge, you succumbed to his wish,
left with no protection against his pursuit

Your mind and body at odds as he fills you
full of baritone whispers that rattle your 
eardrums to eargasms
Coaxing you to join him in ecstasy,
no defenses to protect you from his physicality

Soon you’re all fought out
because your body betrayed you
Leaving you raw and open
Exposed for all the world to see
 
The unimaginable happens in repeated succession
You open your flood gates releasing his mission
Wrung dry and heaving for air
Clenching to the covers with one hand 
and pulling your hair with the other
 
All this because he said,
“Do you wanna grab dinner?”
And you thought he said,
“Do you wanna fuck with me?”
 
Damn baritones...
I’m just defenseless,
I never even had a chance,
Period!
 
Dedicated:
RJH, you make me want to write nasty scandalous shit, 
and I can definitely get explicit about some dick!
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Author's Note: Thank you for taking the time to read my 
poetic contribution. I know your time is valuable, so thank you for
spending a few minutes here. I appreciate all comments.

Please continue to practice social distancing to stay safe and well.

Be safe. Be well

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Self-Preservation (10/16/20 @ 2:38 PM)

Time has served you well old friend
You’ve aged not one day gone past
The excitement I feel at the thoughts
of you still thrills me
I swoon at the sound of your voice
and my heart can’t be stilled
 
I wonder if you're the same in all manners speaking
Or have you grown to be more than memory serves me
I may not remember how or when we met
But I remember the joy we made in the sack
I don’t know why or how we drifted apart
All I know is that you didn’t break my heart
 
For if you had –
there be no way in hell I’d want anything to do with you
Because if you fool me once, I’m cool
If the only memories I can salvage is your name,
your face and intimate encounters of years past,
and the memories of those in your grace...
I’ll take that
 
We’ve both grown and followed our own paths
We just didn’t know that our journey
would bring us back
Back to the memories, we struggle to recall
Why did we part and leave without cause

I don’t remember and I know you don’t either
Or maybe you’re keeping that secret to yourself as a reminder
That you left something behind that you
shouldn’t have surrendered
 
But, cautious I must remain
Because the years between us
have shown me such pain

I reserve the right to be careful with my heart
because now I know how to be smart
I’m not as trusting as I once was
the years have shown me that people
are who they are
 
but when I think of you I have no ill thoughts
all I can say is I’d like to restart
You know I see that time has served you well old friend
And truly you look well…

Dedicated to_RJH
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contribution. I know your time is valuable, so thank you for spending 
a few minutes here. I appreciate all comments.

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Be safe. Be well

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My Dreams – Haiku (10/15/20 @ 5:39 AM)

I manifest you through sleep
And my dreams, I awake and
Soon you are a true existence

Author’s Note: Thank you for taking the time to read this little diddy. I know your time is valuable, so thank you for spending a few minutes here. I appreciate all comments.

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Be safe. Be well

Peace and Blessings – CV Davis

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Face in the Mirror (06/06/2020 @ 8:20 AM)

This morning I took a good long stare at my face in the mirror

Remembering distanced years –
past and future promises
It’s a face I’m familiar with
And have loved from my first site

I understand it
I know it’s plights
I know the struggles it’s endured
I know the pains it’s survived
I know it’s color had not always been a welcomed surprise

But it continues onward with hidden scars

It smiles with gritted teeth at the ignorance in its presence
Accepting the facts of its reality
That this face –
Just might be society’s approved death sentence

Beautiful though it may be
Is it safe for me to appreciate the promise it holds
Ignoring the threat that white men see,
The disgust screwed across their faces

No hiding behind fake smiles or pretend pleasantries

I took a long look in the mirror today
Remembering all the past experiences
Remembering the future promises
With hope for a future of color blindness…

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Author Note:
Thank you for stopping by and giving this read. I truly it hope it resonates with you and you’re able to truly understand where I’m coming from because these are the times we’re living in.

Please stay safe and be well…

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Part II – Ghetto Girl Rising (Continued)

C is for compromising my self-worth
O is for overcoming diversity
N is for needing to be loved by any means necessary
S is for self-loathing when I knew no other way
E is for the evolution of my soul
Q is for the future queen in me
U is for understanding that all of this isn’t my fault
E is for the essence of my being
N is for all the time I neglected my common sense
C is for controlling my narrative
E is for emerging from the flames victorious
S is for surviving and living to tell the tell

Consequences can only hurt you
if you don’t learn from them
so do better to be better next time…

Consequences can either make you
Or break you
You decide,
the choice is always yours…

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Author’s Note: If you are one of the peeps following this book, thank you for taking the time out to read about Topaz’s life. If you’re new to this book, please take the time to read from the beginning, it’s much appreciated. Plus you don’t want to miss any of the twists and turns of Topaz’s life, right?

Please continue to practice social distancing to stay safe and healthy. You are important to the world and to me.

Peace and Blessings – CV Davis

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Unnecessary Loss of Life (04/8/2020 @ 9:32 PM)

With a heavy heart, I mourn the loss of another life
A life that was ended too soon
For the ignorance of other men have no heart
They only see color and not a cause

How can we allow the lives of our brothers and  sisters
to mean less than those we fear to hate us
Why do they continue to fear us
When our only crime is the skin we’re in

My heart heaves with the pain of a nation
Strapped to my chest grieving for a chance at
A life uninterrupted, but will I see tomorrow
Or will it end abruptly, like a dream I’ve seen
behind my closed eyes

We live in a world where “Black Lives Don’t Matter”
They prove this every time they allow an injustice
So many of our people have suffered at the hands
Of ignorant men’s that my pain has no reparation

We continue to suffer a loss of life every day
No one puts up a fight when it’s a black man’s plight
They see and don’t see the injustice of a nation
It didn’t happen to them, so it doesn’t matter

Unnecessary loss of life is what has
happened time and time again
we protest and beg for an end
will it ever come when a black man
can just be a black man and live a life
free from prosecution and fear
for the skin, he’s in

Ignorance is bliss but highly dangerous
dangerous to a race that has no defense
we don’t know when it will happen but
we’re assured to be remised, with no resistance

I have lived long enough and seen enough
To know that things have changed so little
And our folks are still the target practice
of white folks looking for a target to practice
perfect aim at an unarmed victim

“Florida police were caught using mugshots of Black men for target practice. The police chief supported using said mugshots, but after being publicly flounced in the news and on social...

Unnecessary loss of life must end NOW!
#AmaudArbery; #BothemSean; #AtatianaJefferson;
#JohnFerrell; #RenishaMcBride; #StephonClark;
#JordanEdwards; #JordanDavis; #AltonSterling;
#AiyanaJones; #MikeBrown; #TamirRice;
#Charleston9; #TrayvonMartin; #SeanBell;
#OscarGrant; #SandraBland; #PhilandoCastillo;
#CoreyJones; #JohnCrawford
Rest in Heaven – For you are not forgotten…

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Author’s Note: Thank you for stopping by and giving this a read. This is a very serious matter that needs to end now. We as a nation cannot allow this type of injustice to continue. When we band together, we make changes felt worldwide. I challenge each of us to take a stand in whatever way you see fit. #Unnecessary-Loss-of-Life

Please continue to practice social distancing to stay safe and healthy. This world needs you in it to set things right with your writing.

Peace and Blessings – CV Davis

Dedicated to my domino buddy, M. Brown

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Afro-Pics and Pressing Combs (03/29/2020 @ 12:38 PM)

When I was young,
like five or so,
I worked an afro
so I’m told

I think I may have seen a pic
showing me so
An era of Black Power
and Panthers mottos

When we Black
shaking the shackles
of the south off our backs
When Black Power
meant something

Image was everything
to our community
I was too young to
understand the relevance

As I grew, I met a pressing comb
A symbol of acceptance
For straight hair was in
and afros out

No one wanted
to be a picaninny
without a doubt,

So we straighten our hair
because this meant we fit
Fit in a society
skeptical of or intentions

A recycled era is now upon us
When nappy is happy
And hair is natural once again
No more perms or
Pressing combs to fit in

We love our hair as is
what it means to love ourselves
And now we know the
relevance of natural hair
And once again,
My afro-pic is the shit!

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Author’s note: thank you for stopping by and giving this to read. Please know that I have no intention of telling anyone what to do with their hair or their body it is your prerogative. I am in no way trying to shame anyone that likes to straighten their hair, so I hope that no one takes offense.

Please continue to practice social distancing so you stay safe and healthy. The world would not be the same without you in it.

Peace and Blessings – CV Davis

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Dreams (Haiku) (05/06/2020 @ 10:39 PM)

I sleep at night, I dream
in color, I see penguins
walking on snow

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Author’s Note: I thought I’d drop a quick haiku to make you chuckle. If you laughed, click Like. If you’re still trying to figure out the joke click Like. Either way, thank you for stopping by and giving this a quick read. I appreciate each and every one of you.

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Peace and Blessings – CV Davis

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Consequences (From Ghetto Girl Rising, Part II)

C is for compromising my self-worth
O is for overcoming diversity
N is for needing to be loved by any means necessary
S is for self-loathing when I knew no other way
E is for the evolution of my soul
Q is for the future queen in me
U is for understanding that all of this isn’t my fault
E is for the essence of my being
N is for all the time I neglected my common sense
C is for controlling my narrative
E is for emerging from the flames victorious
S is for surviving and living to tell the tell

Consequences can only hurt
if you don’t learn from them
so do better to be better next time…

Consequences can either make you
Or break you
You decide,
the choice is always yours…

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Author’s Note: If you are one of the peeps following this book, thank you for taking the time out to read about Topaz’s life. If you’re new to this book, please take the time to read from the beginning, it’s much appreciated. Plus you don’t want to miss any of the twists and turns of Topaz’s life, right?

This poem is from Part II of the book. I just wanted to give you a little taste of what’s to come for Topaz in Part II. Please feel free to comment or make suggestions. All are welcome and are helpful in making this the best book it can be.

Please continue to practice social distancing to stay safe and healthy. You are important to the world and to me.

Peace and Blessings – CV Davis

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In My Feelings (05/02/2020 @ 2:50 AM)

Sometimes I stay in my feelings the whole day
For no other reason than bad moods in my way

Nobody did nothing to me to get this attitude
I just feel compelled to be mean, evil, and rude

It’s my prerogative to be how I wanna be
and I choose to be foul-mouthed and cantankerous
Whatever fits me, ya see

Some might say I’m being a bitch
but who are they to deflect
their feelings onto me?

They don’t know the roads I’ve traveled
or the places I’ve been
They can’t even begin to imagine
what it takes for me to win

So sometimes I just get in my feelings
I stay there until the winds
of indignation subsides,
letting up for me to enjoy my pride

I’ve been hustling my whole life
And being a hustler has little joy
to exude,

Like, it’s hard out here for a pimp
and who’s pimp game is stronger
than a woman that’s fought every day
to be what and who she is in society?

Every man knows he gets
his game from a woman,
so when that bitch gets atcha
sit yo tired ass down and take it

I don’t say bitch to be disrespectful
but it is what is
especially when it fits the situation
But I’m in my feelings today,
so it’s fine for me, okay…

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Author’s Note: Thank you for stopping by and giving this a read. I really appreciate all of you and take your comments and suggestions to heart. You guys mean the world to me, that’s why it’s important to continue to practice social distancing to stay safe and healthy. This will soon pass and life will reconvene to something we used to know.

Peace and Blessings – CV Davis

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