Almedia Knight Oliver


A Black Woman's Quest


My mind goes up... and goes down!
At times, performing like a clown
Trying to throw off mortality that's
weighing me down
Mind bending. I can’t sleep
Now I lay me down to sleep tuning
in to the ins and out of my breath
justa “a-raising Cain” in my chest.
I’ve swallowed life in, and spit it out
and sipping red wine until knocked out
Voluminous times life left only lemon rinds
I ground and made lemonade instead of wine
My speech now is done echoing truth…
My breath has labored way too much
Through miles of smiles, and frowns; and
through flaming fires I made it through!
“I am” peace and joy melted into my life.

Almedia Knight-Oliver

November 21,2013

Submitted: Friday, November 22, 2013
Edited: Saturday, May 17, 2014

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Each day is a quest, yesterday's travel was different from today, and inspired me to write this poem today that may help tomorrow.

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