Creative Writing

Moving – Poetry

It’s #MondayMusings over here at OOMM, and the only real thing on my mind is the protesting and death that happened over the weekend in Charlottesville. It’s so disheartening and more than a little maddening. I wrote a poem about it. It’s a little sing songy and rhyme-y for my usual taste, but it’s the best I could do in the time I had. If I have the mental energy, I’ll write a proper blog post about it. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy the poem.



Who celebrates a heritage of oppression?

Say it loudly so I’ll know

Tell me where not to go

Point to the places of your country I am not home

Where I don’t belong

I’ve resided in the valleys of ostracism

On the outskirts of your towns

In allowable spaces

I go where I’ve been bound

Now, I’m ready to roam

On the hills of inclusion

In the center of opportunity

I’m moving into America

Come with me in unity

Or fight me and lose


Either way, I’m home now

I'm Mariah. Jesus is my homie. I live in (and was raised in) the south. I am, as often as possible, actively grateful for my family because I understand their life giving power. Really dislike melodramatics. Really love reading and writing so much so that I aspire to be an author. What else?

3 comments on “Moving – Poetry

  1. Needed this today ❤

  2. Delenny Dubose

    Beautiful poem. It resignates with how i have been feeling. Some people have that privallege to go anywhere and not have to worry about being stereotyped or harassed by the police. I worry about my nephews going off to college soon and not really knowing how to prepare them for a world where there are people out here ready to do harm to them just because of the color of their skin. This is what it comes down to, its a privellege to have peace of mind

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