Appreciation

Can you appreciate the arguments, the great conversations that we’ve shared? This is where I learned to respect your respectability, to better understand the misunderstandings and conceive the misconceptions that matured you into you. The peace like the chaos rose and set as the sun, lasting the appropriate hours for each day. Now do you…

Infinite Why

For as long as I can remember, I’ve pestered God with questions of why? “Why this Lord? Why that God?” It’s as if the more answers I received I was left with even more questions to ask. I went so far as to coin the term “infinite why.” It just seemed to me that the…

A Friend is…

“A friend loves at all times….”-Prov. 17-17 We mostly come from a place where fathers are usually quiet, if not completely absent. Our first true friendships are cultivated with that one woman in our lives who constantly demonstrates love. For some, they are mamma, granny, or aunty. For others, it’s Moochie, Brenda or Magic. These…

Strength

Strength is more than a word confined to abstract ideologies. Strength is the manifestation of ones’ will to traverse adversity with responsibility and concise decorum. Strength is lending stability to those who lack the fortitude to act when action is demanded. Strength is having discipline over emotions and not allowing self to become blinded by…

Talking with D’ Money: Value Yourself Son

“Yo! D’Money!” “What’s up Uncle James?” “I need your help, I’m trying to write something for you and your peers.” “Uncle James, don’t waste your time. They don’t listen to nobody unless you have something they want.” “What so you mean, D?” “Uncle James, look, they don’t care. They don’t value anything at all. We…

This is For

This is who we are fighting for: the divine rights of happiness and hope for the next generation. A friend, Brett, asked me basically, “What is the ‘end’ Enoch? What is the purpose of your message?” Well this is it: I write for our children’s happiness, to preserve their innocence, and to give them a better quality of life. We…

Bonnie

Bonnie had five children, now two of them are dead. They passed away while Bonnie serves four concurrent life sentences. She has been incarcerated Since 1996. There is evidence in her case that would prove she is innocent of the crimes she’s being punished for, yet, besides her loved ones, who knows Bonnie’s story or…

One Heart Beat

One heart beat, two hearts; did you know that this could exist? I’m sitting here wondering why I breathe when you breathe. Why we are constantly on each others’ mind? It gives me hope and inspiration to know that we stay in each other’s heart. One heart beat, two hearts; it’s a known fact that…

Blind Love

Have you ever loved someone, yet didn’t Understand what “love” really meant In all honesty it was the depth of her gaze And that shy smile that had my heart rent In the 8th grade I thought we were opposite in every way As a mature man, I now realize that was the first of…

Are You Listening?

Are You Listening I loved nothing more than to tumble, stretch and do flips Are you listening, the doctor said that he needed to examine my hips Where he touched me made me scared and uncomfortable with undeserved shame Are you listening, I didn’t know, so I trusted him, remaining quiet in my pain Me…