This is me

This is me


This is me no quotation marks needed

it’s all me I ain’t famous

nor am I perfect

This is me

I like to see things

in many view points

I often get into debates

coz I just want to know why

some say I’m stubborn

but I say they can’t actually handle

someone not seeing things their way

the world is more than my bedroom door

more than the person next door

more than the people that live

inside of the television screen

more than the pain

that kinda spreads across the


yes these people are real

it’s not made up

it get me frustrated

how many highly

intellectual enlightened

intelligent people are out there

that can help the situations

happening in 3rd world countries.

I imagine all religions make a mass

praying day spread it out on the news

on social media

3 mins silent where they all pray lifting a power surge

of darkness off the earth.

It seems like Activism but Religion should be its

should Act on what they preach

our minds so much more than just what we

are taught its what and how we think.

imagine how the world would be if everyone did

as they said literally.

Save the world.



I keep asking

I keep asking

I channelled my inner child

started asking questions

from young, I have always questioned

the meaning of life

its weird that we are of life

but don’t understand life

its like bringing someone back to life

when they really wanted to just die

what’s the answer in this reality

and are all my questions going to hell or heaven

should I be curious or just shut up

go church and pray to a man that I see as  a hypocrite

because I have become somewhat protective of myself

around men

and being like that means you’re a feminist

I mean what it’s not okay to be intuitively

protecting what creates other human beings

okay so I won’t judge but I don’t get why if you


don’t meet the requirements to a certain group

you are all of a sudden a none believer

okay harsh words coming from inquisitive people

who no nothing of the history to why I don’t attend

also being a feminist is harm to black families

nope it’s not each person has their own stories protecting

your own vag should be first priorities especially if you have been




AT school

AT school

tramps stunk

boys picked noses

straight hair got lice

light skin or white skin

girls got chosen

adolescent boobs


boys used girls for head game

back of the shed

popularity meant more

coz self life

got taken

from the day

at 5 being told to sit

in an uncompromising


backs straight legs crossed

fingers on lips

don’t say nothing whilst I’m talking

teachers sounded in human but as I got

older I soon realised how human they were

they just brainwashed my newly formed

human self into becoming a slave to there


wow so much to look back


never thought I would be

thinking these things

until I became a parent.



by Raisa Mcclarey francis

They question feminity

They question feminity

I keep seeing articles

and you tubes about

how black women are not feminine

how we need to settle down get married

be someone’s wife

yes I said we

because I am a black woman too.

I question femininity because

I don’t know what that looks like

not dissing my community but the whole

society as a whole.

I cannot be a damsel in distress

if the only time I feel feminine or deemed

feminine is when a male can see or feel

in-between my thighs

like sex is just a daydream

treat the woman good

its not being treated good

its being used

and treat

her like a dirty piece of wasteland

once the deed is done.

parents need to fix up

we got a whole mix up in here

young girls seeing mom and dad

at war fighting throwing punches

girls at school as young as 4 having themselves

being touched in the wrong places

but society didn’t teach her yet

how wrong this is.

You see when a young girl sees and feels all of

these things why should she grow

up accepting things

that made her uncomfortable.

Then you see all these Articles on how Femininity

is Killing the black Families

well it starts from home

if you cannot protect

to teach your child

then whats wrong in Society are

the adults.



By Raisa Mcclarey Francis






single parent

by the choice

that I made

when I accepted a

joy ride

in the night hood

but Ima

a single parent

because I stood by

the choice

I made faced the consequences

faced the consequences

to stand by my child for the

rest of the life

I have given on this earth


ima single mum

that second thinks

what she is doing is correct.

thinks when is someone going to

call my phone knock on the door

ask me to come out.

single mum that runs errands like

the earth will one day explode and vanish

Think’s more about tomorrow than today

because we still gotta eat tomorrow

and what we have today we can make

do with.

The single mom

that holds her own and

does not promote

being a single mom.

you know I am trying to

prepare my speech to why

his dad isn’t here.

Son well me and your dad

simply were not meant to be


but you was meant to be here

and like


well I tried I really did

I do not want to slate your dad

but hears a number call him sometime