I’M A PRODUCT OF | #Poetry

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 [...]

SHARING WITH YOU | Sweet #LovePoetry

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 [...]

HOW MUCH OF MY SECRET… 

   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, [...]

At The Same Time #Love #Poetry #NationalPoetryDay

   I was so dehydrated  Until you met me in deep waters Everyone else  Demanded that I swim to shore Now I know what it's like to be Resuscitated And have my breath taken away At the same time © Ericka Arthur and authenticitee, 2015 Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written [...]

I SEE BEAUTY IN YOU #SuicidePreventionMonth #poetry

   Like an exposed nerve You feel the pain of gentle wind Wondering when the pain will end But I pass by repeatedly wanting to say I see beauty in you Every single day I know your roots are uprooted  Protruding you can no longer hide The scars that tell your story  And the reasons [...]

VINTAGE #poetry

   VINTAGE   You are my inspiration  My only request on the request line My rhythm in full rotation My residual check  That always comes right on time How timeless  rare  classic  vintage  and  signature  you  are... Inhaling your worth I exhale phe·nom·e·nal © Ericka Arthur and authenticitee, 2015 Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this [...]

May I?  #poetry

   May I? I'm smiling... Wonder if you really feeling me Or  Just feeling how hard  I'm feeling you... I've not been felt  Without being touched in so long And its been some time since  You've been touched at all May I ? © Ericka Arthur and authenticitee, 2015 Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this [...]