To the extent that you entertain lies and deceit,

Starlet Williams

To the extent that you entertain lies and deceit, you are held
prisoner in a world cut off from reality. The truth you hide from
yourself, prevents you from growth and fulfillment. The truth you
hide from others, keeps you distantly apart. The truth shines a
bright light on life, so you can clearly see the way to go.
Success, achievement, happiness, joy, fellowship, and fulfillment,
thrive in the warm and nurturing light of the truth. Honesty is the
most direct path to wherever you want to go. Truth and honesty are
often difficult, yet never more difficult, in the end, than deceit.
To think otherwise, is to deceive even yourself. Hiding in the
shadows of falsehood, makes it impossible to move forward. That
the truth is moral and ethical, is no secret. Yet truth is also
practical, efficient, and effective in every worthy pursuit,
something well known by those who enjoy lasting success. Live
in the bright, empowering light. Embrace the truth. It always serves
you best.
– Ralph Marston
AND THE MORAL OF THE STORY GOES LIKE THIS
LET ALL GO AND TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE !!!!

PINNED UP IN A CAGE

Starlet Williams

PINNED UP IN A CAGE
NO WHERE TO ESCAPE
JUST ABOUT ALL I CAN TAKE

EVERYBODY PULLING ME ONE WAY OR ANOTHER
DO THIS ……DO THAT….. I NEED NEED NEED
I’M BEGINNING TO NOT BE ABLE TO SEE CLEAR

A WOMAN ALWAYS HOLDING IT DOWN FOR OTHERS
NO MATTER THE CONSEQUENCE…… BUT BET NOT
NEED A FAVOR ….THE DOOR WOULD BE CLOSED
WITH A MENTION OF A DOWN STROKE OF THE WORD

WORKING …COOKING….CLEANING…. ATM MACHINE … COUNSELOR
CONFIDANT ….PROBLEM SOLVER FOR EVERYONE BUT MY OWN
BUT SOMEWHERE I FORGOT ABOUT ME WITH SUBCONSCIOUSNESS
I KNOW … I WAS SUPPOSE TO BE TO AT THE FOREFRONT OF THIS RECKLESS TRAIN BUT METAPHORICALLY I LET MYSELF BE PLAYED

BUT TO KIND HEARTED TO COMPREHEND ….
TIRED AND MENTALLY STRAINED
FROM BEING USED OVER AND OVER AGAIN….
IT’S LOOK LIKE ITS TIME FOR A BETTER PLAN

TIME TO CLOSE MY EYES TO VISUALIZE
ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE AND GET BACK TO BEING ME
BEFORE…. I’M KNOCKED OFF MY FEET

IT’S COMING IT’S COMING I SEE IT
CLEARLY …NOW WHAT HAS TO BE DONE
THE WATERFALLS MUST COME
SO I CAN GET MY REST ON AND ON AND ON

CASCADING ….. ROARING… WITH RAINBOWS SPARKLING
FROM THE SUN .. SHE’S GOING TO BREAK DOWN THESE
BARRIERS TO TAKE ME TO MY OASIS

I KNOW MANY MAY THINK ITS SELFLESS AHHHHHHHHHH BUT
WHO CARES …. TIME FOR THE MIST OF THE WATERFALLS TO COME
TO PURIFY ME BACK TO THE WOMAN WHO KNOWS WHAT SHE
DESERVES …THEY HAD ME BENT FOR A MINUTE
THEY REALLY DID

SO EXCUSE ME WHILE I LET THE GREY CLOUDS
THAT CIRCLE ME… BE RINSED AWAY AND LET MY
MIND…BODY…SOUL….OF LIBERATION COME BACK TO ME
IN THE STRONGEST WAY

STARLET WILLIAMS
©3/12

Sisterhood

SISTERHOOD
by Starlet Williams on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 4:03pm ·

SISTERHOOD:

SISTERHOOD….WEATHER BY BLOOD….FRIENDSHIP OR BY SISTER’S IN SPIRIT…..IT IS A FULFILLING BOND TO EXPERIENCE….

WE ARE SISTERS FROM A FANTASTIC MOLD … RADIANT…. VIBRANT…..BOLD ….BEAUTIFUL……WE SPARKLE LIKE THE RED BIRD THAT SITS ON HER PERCH ….WE ARE QUEENS OF THIS EARTH…..

SISTERHOOD COMES IN ALL FOLDS … WE ARE BUILDING AN ARMOR OF …TRUST… HOPES…DREAMS GROWING TOGETHER WITH THE DEPTHS WITHIN TO HAVE EACH OTHERS BACK…..

WERE THERE FOR EACH OTHER IN TIMES OF NEED TO GIVE….. A HUG…. A SHOULDER TO LEAN OR JUST AN EAR…….BUT WILL PUT EACH OTHER IN CHECK IF NEED BE…….. LETTING THEM KNOW WHEN THEIR WRONG……

WE ARE BLOOD….FRIENDSHIP ….SISTER’S IN SPIRIT’S ….WE ARE LOVE ….RESPECT…….WARMTH…. PEACE ….UNDERSTANDING TO SEE EACH OTHER THROUGH…… JOY …. LOVE…. PAIN…..

WE ARE WOMEN……. WE ARE HERE TO SHOW WE CARE ….WE ENCIRCLE ONE ANOTHER IN THIS SISTERHOOD WE SHARE……

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She Wonders

SHE WONDERS
by Starlet Williams on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 1:42pm ·

SHE STARES AT THE MAJESTIC MOON GOT HER HEAD ON STRAIGHT BUT CAN’T HELP BUT WONDER…WHY SHE FEELS SO ALONE

CAN’T CATCH HOLD TO WHY SHE HAS NO MAN OF HER OWN SEEMS THEY JUST LOOK RIGHT THROUGH THE GIFT SHE IS STRONG NEVER APOLOGETIC FOR WANTING MORE THAN JUST A SCORE

WISHING ONE DAY HER KING…. WILL ONE DAY BE HERE AND PUT HER AT EASE AS HE PLEASE CONTROLLING HOW SHE FEELS BUT THE LONELINESS STILLED WELLS WITHIN NOT WANTING TO DROWN IN THESE LONELY SKIES IN THESE LONELY NIGHTS

PRAYING FOR HER KING TO ARRIVE ….THE COMPANION TO BE BY HER SIDE FOR LIFE BUT ONLY FAKE INTENTIONS HAS CROSSED HER LONELY EYE’S HOPE THIS BE A MIRROR TO HER PASS……….GAZE…..GAZE AT THE INDIGO BLUE IS ALL SHE CAN DO….. UNTIL LONELINESS COMES TO REST AS SHE CRY’S TO THE HEAVENS ABOVE

SHOUTING LONELY….LONELY……AS CAN BE………………. BRING HIM TO MY SIGHT SO THERE WILL BE NO MORE LONELY NIGHTS.

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Spittin

Derrick Williams
Spittin

With a hour to rehearse
I’m in the mirror spittin verse
But my verbs are mangled
And my delivery is tangled
My flow is unnatural
Seems like I’m forcing it to fit
Like sex with a little spit
I want to savor every hit
Nauseous is my nouns
I get a stinky face frown
From the un-welcomed sound
That’s take over my grammar
-Relax and breathe
Unloosen my collar and free my sleeves
Put my thoughts at ease and mind in a happy place
Think of a lovely face
As she sits in the front row
I’m wondering how high will she go
As the moment sweeps away my kite
My vocabulary is tight
Like music in flight
The words start to flow easier
Natural and intact
She’s brown with a hint of black
Coke in a bottle
Takes more than one swallow
To contain her fizz, I’m curious about her biz
As her cup run-neth over
And spills onto the floor
She exits the back door
As I finish my set
I take a five-dollar bet
That Jack got her wet
She introduces herself politely
The finest goddess I ever did see
When I go to speak, my voice has a tweak
My verbs are mangled
And my delivery is tangled
My flow is unnatural
Seems like I’m forcing it to fit
Looks like I need a little spit

Spittin

City

Drowning

DROWNING
by Starlet Williams on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 6:49pm ·

Drowning in a puddle of mud….don’t know how many more of these heavy crosses i can bare…

I’m beginning to fall so low that the trails and tribulations keep seeping through my pours….

Puddles full up to my knee’s like I’m wading through quicksand…don’t how long it gone last….. pastures turn brown all i do is frown.. turmoil ….turmoil… shadows so dark….. everything is withering away …. how much more do i have to take….

These battles are hard…. that every right i do turns wrong…. everything’s in shambles ….everything is worn……..Feel like i am about to die…… then i remember mama saying the Devil is a lie…he has no powers….. looking to devour all in sight……

At that very moment i seen a glimpse of what i needed to do ….. now the future don’t seem so blue……. If the lord would just take my hand’s and lead me toward the heavens sands….. Father just take my hand.

(SDW)3/2012
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Black and White

Derrick Williams
My Perspective

Black and White…a visual misconception? Scientifically they have nothing to do with physical color; they’re actually the lack of. Realistically speaking the “colors” black and white are more like depths of field in the world of photography, geometry and the universe etc; they are considered “opposites” that give life and form to actual colors…red, blue, yellow, green etc. Funny huh – from the birth of man these two “backgrounds” of the spectrum have created landslides of positive and negative social commentary worldwide. These “non-colors” are responsible for moments of change in political history, breaking the boundaries of education, voting, employment, segregation, peace and war; the list goes on and on …not too bad for being in the background! Is it the colors or is it just man??

Opposites, a powerful word when used in a certain light. Straight or Gay, Good or Evil, Ying and Yang. The list is long; we as people are opposite, but we all balance each other out. Just like the sun and the moon, Earth and Mars, land and sea…what happens if you remove one of these forces or heavenly bodies, well the other will go haywire and man probably wouldn’t survive.

We have to bring some gray into our lives, a happy medium where color doesn’t play a role. It’s the point you dangle on when you are just happy to be, when you can put all things aside …race, politics, religion and daily grinds. When you can sit quietly and read or walk your dog in peace. It’s that drive up the coast or watching your children at play…its middle ground. It’s harmonic and waltzing, smooth and slow in time…I love living in they gray, I think it’ll add more years to my life…find your peace my friend.

City

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Black

By Derrick Williams

Black

I thought it meant beautiful
And they said it’d never crack
But when I think about black
And what’s done behind my back
You wonder why I react
With hostility
Why I’m angry and distraught
Well King taught me to turn the other cheek
And most times I do
But I also love Malcolm
Who said “by any means necessary”
How can you keep playing me?
How can you keep slaying me?
Mistaking me for a hoodlum
For a gangster…or a thug
If my shirt isn’t snug
Or my jeans hang to low
Does that mean I always fit the description?
Like Chapelle said a black man between 5’9” and 7 feet
I just wanted a bite to eat
And it happened to be a little cold
This shit is getting old
How many more petitions must we sign?
Just to get day within the constitution
I’m tired of this prostitution
This institution without any restitution
You call this freedom and the American dream
I just wanted candy and some ice cream
Maybe some ice tea or chips
But you drew from the hip
Killing my dreams
And everything you said America stood for
That shit went out the back door
Black
I thought it meant beautiful
And they said it’d never crack
But when I think about black
And what’s done behind my back
You wonder why I react….Trayvon Martin

City

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Derrick Williams

I Don’t Need A Man

I DON’T NEED A MAN BLUES
by Starlet Williams on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 8:01pm ·

I DON’T NEED A MAN BLUES GOT A LOT OF US MESSED UP

KNOWING DAMN WELL IF GIVEN THE CHANCE WE WILL SNAP A GOOD BROTHER UP

NEVER WEAK TO EXCEPT ANYTHING THAT BE SWEET WHEN SHE NEED TO BE…. HARD WHEN SHE NEEDS TO BE… YOU KNOW HOW IT IS

ON THE COOL YEARNING TO BE LOVED IS ALL SHE REALLY WANT’S …THAT SHE ALMOST SETTLED FOR THAT OTHER KIND OF BROTHER THAT’S CAUGHT UP IN HIS OWN WORLD OF MESS

LONGING FOR A MAN… BUT SOMETIMES SHOWS THE OTHER SIDE RUNNING AROUND HOLLERING I DON’T NEED A MAN TO COMPLETE ME

BUT WHAT NO ONE SEE IS THAT BEHIND THAT SMILE SHE’S REALLY LONELY INSIDE ..SHE JUST WANT’S THAT HUMAN ENTITY … SO HUNGRY FOR WHAT IT FEELS LIKE

NOT WANTING A TEMPORARY FIX …. SHE WANT’S LOVE WITH NO EXPIRATION DATE.. SHE KNOWS THAT THIS IS WHAT IT WILL TAKE

SHE’S THINKING DAY AND NIGHT WHAT MUST SHE DO.. TO SAVE HERSELF OF THE I DON’T NEED A MAN BLUES… KNOWING FULL WELL SHE WOULD SCREAM IT TO THE WORLD IF THAT MAN WAS BY HER SIDE

SHE’S NOT TORN OR IS SHE BITTER… HER WOUNDS HAVE BEEN HEALED AS SHE SITS BACK AND WAIT ON HER 9 OUT OF 10 MAN ON THE REAL

(SDW)© 3/2012
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