Biography of Monica Lanier
A positive spirit infatuated with books, phrases, poetry and words.
Monica Lanier Poems
I'd Rather Be
I'd rather be One with a rebellious mind Entwined in a poets rhyme Going back and forth in time
Pull the trigger, shoot me as I run From the phrases ricocheting from your mouth like a loaded gun So you say I am nothing, nor will I ever be Worthless and I am no one is how you just defined me
I See You
I see you A bountiful kinetic indigo blue Beautiful affluent and alive Do you see yourself?
So let me shoot you with a simile Like I am a bumble bee Stinging you with my verbalistic floetry of poetry Free falling willingly, crashing into reality
Tumbling beneath the wings of destruction I vow to let nothing, break my grind I am gone shine, blow your mind Accelerate before I decline
Maybe it's something I am missing As I listen to your preemptive premonitions Wishing I could do it your way But I can't, so i stray away alone
Fly, Fly High
Fly Fly High Accept, affirm and aspire To reach higher
Dear Lord I Pray Let me be a represenative for you today Humble my spirit to be mindful of what I say Touch my heart so I will know its okay to obey
Just because I love you, I look away And try to dodge the pain you shoot each day Wounded I find the strength to move on Yet it plays in automatic rotation like a ole blues song
Touch my hand, and understand I am, a human Created by the same GOD Who created you
This world is full of many different things But never underestimate the tragedies it may bring Life will present many different paths Misgivings, frustrations and mishaps
My people, My people
My People, My People As shit gets deeper Problems get steeper Morals get weaker
Big mama sings out loud and out of tune. "Has anyone seen my walking shoes." Them shoes have been with me when I had nothing to eat. No roof over my head my home was on the streets.
Some say my mental is not gentle and I'm baffled Dissecting emotions like a scalpel See if you can capture This whipper snapper
Big mama sings out loud and out of tune.
"Has anyone seen my walking shoes."
Them shoes have been with me when I had nothing to eat.
No roof over my head my home was on the streets.
Them shoes helped me when life was unkind.
Kept me going when I almost lost my mind.
Them shoes are a reminder of where I have been.
So I look at each day as a beginning and not the end.
Them shoes will carry me to a day I will see.