These two poems, inspired by the difficult life of the author have provided comfort, support and direction to our participants.

We want to thank Latasha for her loving gifts and to share them with you. We hope you find some of the same comfort as do our participants.

 I HAVE ARRIVED

Ah yes, you, I know exactly how you feel
Constantly putting on a show unimaginable it’s surreal
Flaunting your charisma around, baiting for your next catch
AND ME, YES ME, FOOLISH, VERY, PANTING LIKE A DOG GOING TO PLAY FETCH
I GOT LOST WITHIN MYSELF AND FOR THE LIFE OF ME, I could not figure out where I had
gone
Dreary, red-eyed, listening to various sad songs
Trying to figure out when the best of me would eventually return home
I whispered, and I screamed where are you hiding
But the likes of this person, was slick, manipulative, and very conniving
One day someone knocked at the door, the knock sounding all too familiar
It was gentle, yet firm, with a beat all too peculiar
Examining myself, I decided the new me looked pretty doggone good
I opened the door, and in my on presence there I stood
I invited me in, saying good to see you it’s about darn time
I traveled a road along way from home, but now I have finally arrived

Poet: Latasha Walters

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The Phoenix

I am like a bird trying to fly with a broken wing
If I was a humming bird with no voice, I would not be free
Why does it feel like I am trapped away in a prison?
Dying slowly while being distorted by life’s vision
I wish that I could just fly away far off into the sunset
Where I am relieved of life’s worries, torment, and its regret
I have given all I have to give, so what else is left?
Would I be wrong if I said that life is full of hell, followed by death?
NO! I must find the beauty in life and the love that it gives
And that is my Will, my Motivation, and Destiny to Live!!!

 Poet: Latasha Walters

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LATASHA WALTERS, M.S.
Customary Writing – Public Speaking
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