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WATCH: “Guardian Angel,” A Poem

Written & Performed BY SIRI IMANI

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Baby, I can see your heart.
Now please don’t take this as an invasion of your privacy,
When I simply needed a place to start.
I’m starting to get the feeling as if I need you.

But see, you’ve suppressed your feelings,
So it’s kind of hard for me to read you.
That hard exterior that you claim is the real you…
Even blind eyes could see right through you.

Speaking of, you’ve heightened my senses.
Sinuses clear, I can smell what I’ve been missin
Tears wiped away, no more blurry vision.
Ears finally clear, no longer am I guessin
Taste & touch synchronized…  I guess I’ve completed my mission.
But the way you move, I’m trying to get what you’re hinting.
You’re like the ultimate enigma…
Even my third eye’s squinting.

Eyes so narrow.
Smile so crooked.
No chance to offer my heart when you easily took it.

But with your love comes a price…
And what I don’t think you understand is, along with my life,
This world I’d sacrifice.
I’d pick it up.
Bring it to you.
Give it to you…
And if the weight of the world is too heavy for you,
Don’t stress, give it back,
And I’ll carry it for you too.
Cuz see, my dreams…
They’re all of you.

Basically I put no one above you …
Yet still … watch how my words slur when I try to explain how much I love you.

It’s just crazy, a part of my heart I thought I had hidden …
You just walked right through, an act fully forbidden.
But I don’t know,
It’s like your love is so demanding.
Goes way over human understanding,
Like God was molding an angel, then you slipped out of his hand and …
I guess I was just lucky enough, that you fell where I was standing.

So I grabbed you. And from that moment on, I had you.
You told me no one would be crazy enough to take on your heart
But I told you I’d be glad to.

FEATURE IMAGE: Courtesy of Judith’s Fresh Look Photograph

Article written by:

Zamara Perri is the founder and editor of the Black Lesbian Love Lab blog. She is a proud u-hauler who loves mangoes, cats, reading, cooking for her awesome partner and writing about some of the challenges and joys of black lesbian relationships.

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  1. Chrys Minter

    Oh this piece right here is awesome… I had no idea that poetry could be submitted… Nice addition being I am a poet also….
    I loved reading this poetry piece and visually seeing the love n energy radiating toward who you were writing to and about….
    Chrys~aka ~Indigo

    • Black Lesbian Love Lab

      Thanks Chrys! The young lady did a beautiful job! We accept relationship oriented poetry 🙂

  2. Chrys Minter

    Awesome.. I’ll keep that in mind.. I do have a few pieces that I’ve written and a collab between my wife and I… This page is doing great things and I’m so happy to be on board this train… Much love and respect…

    • Black Lesbian Love Lab

      Ooooh! Awesome. Send them on in and let’s talk! 💜

  3. Chrys Minter

    Okay let me get it typed up and I will email you…

  4. Chrys Minter

    This piece needs a major revamp.. Let me search through and see what I can submit or just write a new poem and submit it… Anyhow I’ll get back to you on this.. Thank you…

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