destiny owosu

“they are afraid a woman can be

this free.

this soft.

this strong.

this color. “

-ijeoma umebinyuo

[photo: destiny owosu]



  1. hunglikejesus · July 29

    I love this because I relate to it so well. I too am afraid of Black women. She one of the most powerful forces in all of our lives. She has the ability to make you feel100 feet tall or make you small enough to fall through cracks in the floor. She is home when your good and cold as winter when you ain’t. She the bringer of all things good or the maker of all things bad. Open arms will disappear quicker than money if she is not treated in kind. I love this woman and she is mine.

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    • kelley · July 29

      That comment is a whole other post in itself, HLJ. Beautifully said. And so true. Thank you!

      Liked by 2 people

    • ShelbyCourtland · July 29

      HLJ, this is poetry in motion!

      Liked by 2 people

      • hunglikejesus · July 29

        Thank you. I have all this bottled up inside me since I stopped writing. You all may inspire me to start witting again. I do miss it greatly.

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        • ShelbyCourtland · July 29

          And we miss your writings. In these extreme times we live in, your voice is sorely needed. But…no pressure, of course. *wink*

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          • hunglikejesus · July 29

            My in a place of anger right now so that may influence my thought processes, but it may also be a good thing.

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          • kelley · July 31

            Anger sometimes results in some of the best writings..just sayin..


          • kelley · July 31

            I agree.

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  2. swo8 · July 29

    Such beauty and such strength, Kelley!

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  3. ShelbyCourtland · July 29

    And there is no beauty, more beautiful than a Black woman’s beauty! It would seem that in her strength, lies her beauty, as well because in spite of everything that is thrown at her, she does not age, nor does her beauty lessen, she glows from her inner light of purity!

    Thank you for posting this Kelley! I love it!

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