These three poems were published in my school’s literary magazine during my junior year of high school.
The first was written about Faith Evans after the death of Notorious B.I.G. I admired her strength during what was obviously a difficult time.
The second poem is about Tupac Shakur. Over the years, people have come to realize how brilliant and talented he was but people were saying and writing terrible things about him right after his death. It was difficult for me to process at the time because I was (and still am) such a huge fan of his.
The third is about looking forward to the end of a difficult period.
I feel your pain.
You have been through so much,
But still you go on.
With each breath and step
You move towards your goals.
Following the “bad girl” rule,
You never stop.
You rise above your troubles
And you keep the faith.
Would things be different
If you were still alive?
Would you be ruler of the
World by now?
So many things left to be said
So many pages left unturned.
All that’s left are could-have-beens
And a lot of cold-hearted lies.
They say you were a coward
That you never spoke the truth
That you could never face reality.
I would like to know the truth from you.
You’re gone, but I still feel your presence.
Only you can tell me what I need to know.
Let the rain fall on me
And wash my pain away.
The days before were difficult,
But the rain will take it away.
The rain will bring joyfulness
Where sorrow once lived.
The rain will fall on me
And bring back my sunshine.
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