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Denise R Smith “In Books”

11 Jan



I shouldn’t be here

7 Jul

I should be here

I shouldn’t be here
A tear, a weep, a holler
I shouldn’t be here
A punch, a kick, a broken tooth
I shouldn’t be here
On the floor begging you no more
Why am I here?
In the corner frighten by your hands, all cried out
But yet I’m here
For years I’ve been here, and time and time again I’ve said,
I shouldn’t be here
No, not like this but yet, I’m not going anywhere
A kick, a shove, a broken neck
I shouldn’t be here
A swollen eye, a broken hip, a coma
I shouldn’t be here
A grave yard, silences, still body
I shouldn’t be here
Yet I’m here!



“A successful w…

1 May


“A successful woman takes the bricks the devil throws at her and uses them to lay a firm foundation”—-Nishan Panwar

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21 Mar

I can’t believe that I am sitting here at an aids clinic! Being tested! While sitting down waiting for the nurse to call me, I said to myself. “Kathy, just laugh”, but the pain I felt sting so hard that all I could do was cry. I found out four months ago that I might have contracted something, but I’ve been too afraid to tell my adult children. What would they think of me? I felt ashamed. My late husband and I had been together for over thirty years and not once did I have to walk down this path. And just by me dating a man for merely a year, I’ve put my life in jeopardy. Lawrence and I had sexual intercourse after six months of dating; I thought that was okay in today’s world. I mean we were both two old school kids trying to get our grove back. Little did I know that Lawrence never lost his! he wasn’t the kind of man that I was use to, although he appeared that way at first. An old country girl like me got lost in his waves of lies. They all sounded good, every word that came out of his mouth was what I wanted to hear.