Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Emotional Poetry Unleashed: Written by Stephanie Lahart - Author and Poet

WICKED

No hope, No joy, No love, No one to care for me
Broken, beaten, and mistreated
Sold to whoever could afford me
Sold like property and taken away from MY family
Lost, fearful, alone, and tormented daily

Raped by my Master and many others too
I’m just another Nigger to be used and abused
My soul is empty
It died a long time ago
When I was taken and forced to be a slave
A slave to do whatever I was told to do

I had no life
My life was taken away from me
That very moment when I was sold into slavery
My name was changed and I am no longer me
I am now who my Master wants me to be

I, as a person don’t matter, but my labor does
“Go ahead girl!
Get out there and pick my cotton
Cook my food
Come lie in my bed and let me abuse your body
I OWN YOU, and I’ll do as I please!”

Keep your head down
Don’t you dare look them in the eyes
Speak when you’re told, or they’ll be hell to pay
You better work hard and you’d better do right
Or you may get a visit in the middle of the night

You better not cause any trouble
You better not say a word
You better keep your mouth closed
And do as you’re told

Lynched, burned alive, whipped and whipped some more
Whipped ‘til my skin falls off.
Whipped to the bare bone.
Don’t try to run, or you’ll get your foot chopped off
“You can’t run Nigger
I CONTROL you. I OWN you.  I PAID for you.”

Men were broken and afraid to speak up
Referred to as boys
Now isn't that some shit
Couldn't protect or provide for their families
EVIL prevailed. BONDAGE.

Worked our men from sunrise to whenever
Backbreaking work ALL day long
Beat our men
Shackled our men
Degraded our men
Mutilated our men
Took EVERYTHING from our men

Unable to read or write
They made sure of that
Wanted to keep us uneducated
And dependent upon them
Kept us ignorant. That was part of their plan.
Work Nigger WORK! Take care of my land.

The face of wickedness was ugly
But the sad thing about it
This was once our reality
A cold, hurtful reality
Slavery is a part of history
A history of living HELL

Our so-called laws didn't protect us
We were just Niggers
We didn't have any rights
We didn't have a voice

Slave breeding for YOUR profit
Raped our precious, innocent children
Tricked us and put us against one another
Light-skinned Niggers verses Dark skinned Niggers
House Niggers verses the field Niggers

Hatred
Wickedness
Pure EVIL

We were Africans, but, because of greed
African-Americans is what we forced to be
Kidnapped and forced to perform labor for free

Broken families
Broken dreams
Broken promises
Broken EVERYTHING


This is a very sad and hurtful reality.

#LifePoems #Poetry #BlackSlavery #AfricanAmericans #BlackHistory

Monday, March 31, 2014

Relationship Food-for-Thought by Author Stephanie Lahart

Love me with every ounce of your soul. I want to feel your love, see your love, taste your love, and be in love. I want my body to crave you and ONLY you. I want a love that represents strength. A love that's genuine from the inside-out. When I have thoughts of you, I want a big smile to come across my face. And, when we're apart, I want to be near you. I want your touch to send chills down my spine. I want you to hold me close and be gentle with me.

I want you to treat me with the utmost respect. Love and be kind to me when I'm having a bad day. Can you do that baby? Can you do that for me? Can you love me unconditionally? I want to feel and know that I'm important to you. I want to know in my heart that you appreciate me, and you value what we have. Can you do that baby? Can you do that for me? Can you love me unconditionally? I want your support when I set goals for myself. I want to know that I've got a friend in you. I want to trust you and trust your words. I want to be able to walk next to you and hold my head up high with confidence. Are you getting this baby, do you hear what I'm saying?

I need your help, and I would appreciate it if you would take the initiative sometimes. I can't do it all by myself. We're supposed to be a team, right? Realize when I'm tired and need a break. It would be nice if you would do things without me having to ask you. Real nice! How about making MY day? I put my all into our relationship and family. Yes, I'm strong! But, help from my mate would be appreciated and welcomed. Are you getting this baby? Do you hear what I'm saying? 

Note: I wanted to give my readers some food-for-thought today. Do you see yourself in this passage?   



#RelationshipAdvice #Relationship #LoveQuotes #AuthorStephanieLahart 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Books to read in 2014



If you haven't read any of these books by Author Stephanie Lahart, you're missing out! Check them out today! Available on Amazon.com in Paperback and Kindle. Stop by and take a sneak peek.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Quotes by Stephanie Lahart

"Replace the word can’t with can. Know that you can, believe that you can, and know with ALL of your heart that you will. You will succeed in spite of any obstacles that may try to hinder you! There’s so much power in having a positive attitude, positive mindset, and positive outlook."

#QuotesbyStephanieLahart #InspirationalQuotes #EncouragingQuotes #QuotesaboutLife 
#PositiveQuotes #SuccessQuotes

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Quotes by Stephanie Lahart


"Tomorrow has not invited you yet, so LIVE for today! Tomorrow is near, yet so far away. Choose this day to smile, laugh, love unconditionally, and be happy within."
#InspirationalQuotes #EncouragingQuotes #LifeQuotes #StephanieLahart #Author

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Self-Confidence


When I was a young adult, I experienced something that almost broke my self-esteem. There was an ad in the newspaper for a job that I felt was perfect for me. Without hesitation, I called in hopes of getting an interview. When I went to the interview, the hiring manager leaned back in his chair, looked me directly in my eyes, and told me that I was TOO confident. As you could imagine, I was very confused. I mean, isn’t that what employers are looking for? Somebody who’s confident in themselves and their capabilities? Somebody who’s self-motivated, dedicated, dependable, positive, and a team player.

I learned a lot that day. I learned that some people are intimated by greatness in others. I learned that some people aren’t confident in themselves, so they don’t want to bring on anybody that they feel would be any kind of competition. I also learned that some people abuse their position as a manager or supervisor. It’s reality! Many people who are in these positions battle with their own insecurities.

I’ll leave you with this: Don’t ever let somebody else make you feel less than. Know who you are as a person. Do NOT downplay your capabilities. If you go to a job interview, and they don’t hire you, don’t sweat it. You want to be with a company that values you anyways. You want to work for a company that sees your capabilities, and are willing to allow you to grow with the company, allowing you to utilize your talents for the good of the company. You don’t want to work for a company that’s going to hold you back. Trust me! You have some companies out there that operate as such.

Don’t you dare hold your head down and think that you aren’t good enough. Stay ambitious no matter what! Hold your head up. The perfect opportunity will open up for you. Keep a positive attitude, stay focused, and don’t lose your drive. Your time will come. And when it does, don’t hold back. Stay true to yourself.
#SelfConfidence #JobInterview #EmployerAttitude #Inspiration