Welcome to Day 22 of #TheLoveLetterProject Writing Challenge created by Marie of The Notion Of Love! If you’re just joining me, you can catch up on the rules here!

Day 22

To Someone You No Longer Talk To

They say we are better off letting

Sleeping dogs lie

But being lied to by a dog

Pretending to sleep

Felt like a nightmare

But I love to dream and I believed

Your lulla-lies would make

them come true

So I let my guard down to rest

Rested my eyes long enough

To trust

Trusting you to navigate

Our self inflicted course

Palms gripped

Teeth clenched

Drive on driver

Drive on

Drive me mad with desire

Intrinsic race

Hurry the pace

Creative is our space

W a i t!

Wake me

For the dream has gone cold

Awaken nightmare’s song

Of

you

letting

us

go….

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Welcome to Day 14 of #TheLoveLetterProject Writing Challenge created by Marie of The Notion Of Love! If you’re just joining me, you can catch up on the rules here!

Day 14

To The Boy Across The Ocean

We

wading

in deep waters

without drowning

I can’t stop

thinking about you

God knows

I wish

I knew how…

Wish I knew how to…

Knew how to breathe underwater

Inhaling our moments

Undisturbed

Uninterrupted

Unquestioned

Rivers promise me tomorrow

And tonight’s moon is ours

Again against every odd

Countless are the hours

We’re swimming while standing

Standing while soaring

Soaring while fully submerged…

Across every ocean

Undeniable motion

Synchronization…shapes our world

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felt

I can see the face of each KING; some say ‘muse’.

This was never me..not the life that I would choose.

One where pain pierced boundaries,

cue shattered heart and a mind left bruised.

Spiritual arteries left clogged, arms found flailing,

grip on reality gone.

A SOULTIE severed only for new ones to be formed.

The Almighty the Gatekeeper – every time I chose wrong.

No longer haunted or tortured.

If you’re on my mind, I want you there.

To be tempted; a new normal.

To resist; a resolution for the NEW YEAR.

Thank you for every healing word; written or spoken.

It’s because of you my Authenticitee Speaks

and my broken heart’s unbroken.

@authenticiteespeaks

Saturday December 9, 2017 is Day 343

Thank you for being here!

Blessings!e of @authenticiteespeaks

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Rating PG-13 to 🔞

Excited about the awaited launch of my new poetry series comprised of pieces originally shared on my Instagram page! I’ll be sharing 10 at a time. Let me know which one is your favorite! Welcome new faces!


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Thank you for being here!

Blessings!💫e of @authenticiteespeaks
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Meet Ericka Arthur

 

Known as fearless behind the pen, Brooklyn NY native Ericka Arthur of Authenticitee Speaks is an Inspirational blogger, speaker, writer, singer and poet. A lover of love, she writes from the core of her heart; to the core of hearts. 

As a volunteer Suicide Crisis Counselor, Ericka has a burden to raise awareness and end the stigma facing those having difficulty coping; especially in communities of color and faith. 

Her latest movement, Inspiration With E, was created to share what inspires her while encouraging others. “Inspired to inspire and healed to do the same”, is the self proclamation that fuels Ericka and has now culminated in the launch of her own radio show. 

Inspiration With E, set to debut Aug 20, 2017 on Grindhard Radio, is where she will share what inspires her. Everything from different genres of music, interviewing Indie Authors, Artists and Entrepreneurs while raising awareness about issues close to her heart. 

Be sure to tune in Sundays from 7p to 830p EST & tell a friend!

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I’M A PRODUCT OF

From Mother’s breast

To Purity’s Treasure Chest 

To accepting a Love

That was nailed to the cross

“How archaic!” smug tongues

Jeer at my belief. 

Fast forward to life’s 

gruesome discoveries 

Unreturned phone calls

Unanswered texts

And let’s not forget 

DMs blatantly ignored 

though clearly seen.

Broken promises 

Forbidden inspiration 

Yielding rose garden saturation

In abundance pleasures unknown 

So desperately needed again

Yet remain foreign to me. 

Unfulfilled temptation

False hope positives

Given without hesitation

“Gimme gimme” take takes 

Bathed in consistent

Unappreciation. 

Middle fingers high in the air

Grasping at faint expertise extraordinaire 

All while fighting

To still believe. 

Determined to survive it 

cause it’s the true highest 

level of consciousness

any human being can achieve. 

I’m a producer of this T H A N G 

Though NOTHING has caused 

me more raw pain 

and the damage 

is unbelievably DEEP

Some may see me as a victim 

but since my heart can still beat 

With them I opt not to agree 

I’m just a product of 

this thing spelled 

L O V E 

iWrite 4.28.16

***(Sigh) This is one of my favorite vintage pieces. Just a glimpse of some of what I’ve been writing over the past year but not posting here on my blog. Thank you for taking the ride with me. It nor I, am for the faint of heart.  

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Two of my latest pieces of poetry… 

  

He promised strawberries & champagne 

Told him I don’t drink

“You mean this is a natural high I’m feeling?” He leaned in to take a closer peek. 

My bottom sugar coated lip I bit,

Sober minded, straight on shoulders my head I tilt 

Refusing to be hypnotized by his honey drenched eyes

Had to let him know

My natural high was by invitation only & custom built.

@authenticiteespeaks

 
Below is a collaboration with an amazing poet on Instagram named Lyrical Miracle…

 
  

He says…



Subtle hints here and there, allow me to keep my distance/You’re perfect in every way and I’m not just talking about your appearance/I know you’ve been hurt before and my heart is still healing too/For all the right reasons, the stars aligned the day I met you/I fell for you so fast and in denial I’ve been/Wanting to tell you how much I love you, but it seems I just can’t win/So I’ll disappear for a while in dire need of your company/It’s all my fault truth be told, I’m scared to let you love me/
Lyrical Miracle The Poetic Prophet


I respond..

Your world is breathtaking, can’t believe I’m your Special Guest. 

It means everything to me that you got that off your chest. Thank you for letting me in but please don’t disappear. There’s something about your voice vibrating in my ear. Every time you come close I get apprehensive. The air thins, my soul mends, I then become pensive. 

Truth to be told, I’m scared too. 

You absolved me of my past; you’re too good to be true. My heart’s a bit fragile and in some places bruised but it only starts beating when I think of you. 

@authenticiteespeaks

Thank you for your continued support…you’re beyond amazing! Be sure to scroll down & catch up on previous posts. I wanna hear from you💞e

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Lyrical Miracle’s info found here at  http://instagram.com/poetic_prophet

  
How much of my secret do you get to keep?

How much of my secret?

How much of me?

I kept pouring out my heart

You and I both pretending

That you wanted to know 

That our connection was ascending 

Answering questions never asked 

Giving you the darkest parts untold

History of damage, hurt, betrayal 

Few made privy to the story’s unfold

How much of my secret do you get to keep?

Refusing all that’s been discarded 

Refusing truth.  

Refusing me.
 

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There are days when I’m strong

And you can hear me as woman

Roaring across a thousand miles 

Of desert that separate us though

A key stroke and mere mile away

Days when I feel good about what 

I gave, shared, and did that I can

never take back, withhold or undo

And then there are days and

moments like now

When the warmth of these tears 

Wouldn’t be enough to warm your 

heart

You’re so cold

And I don’t know why

I understand there were times

I read what you never wrote

And heard what you never said

But I’m not hallucinating 

And cling to every word that you

 did say

Allowing it to coat, calm and

 comfort me

Wanting to believe you were

different because you were different 

And you made me feel different and

see things differently 

What did you see

That made you leave gradually

quietly

Or was it suddenly?

I deleted everything 

I remember everything 

I remember you

Do you ever think of me

And if so, is it fondly?







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