The Power of the Mantra: #iAmEnough

Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn A few years ago, on this very same blog, I posted a poem called #iAmEnough. I can’t exactly recall how this particular poem came to be, but I know I was challenging the notion of “being put down”. Put down by others, by society, by ourselves – based on others andContinue reading “The Power of the Mantra: #iAmEnough”

Do You Like Notebooks or People Who do?

When I started to create my illustrations a couple of years ago, this was one of the first things I wanted to make: notebooks featuring my art. At the time, I looked for months into suppliers: unfortunately, I neither had the funds nor the space to store the eventual purchase of dozen of notebooks. A few months back, I was watching TikTok videos (of all places) and realized that I could create that type of product with Amazon as a supplier

Abstract is my Art: a Poem

Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn Abstract is my Art It all started withThe grainy sound ofA fine tip pen on construction paper. It reminded me ofWhen as a childI would write with my fountain pen on a blotting paper. In chaotic times,drawing the linesbrings me solace. Abstract is my ArtI mimic life’s intricacyYet keep it simple,ItContinue reading “Abstract is my Art: a Poem”

On the Way to Oz || Original Tune Exploring Mental Health Breakdown and Recovery

This past December when I was at my cousin Virginie’s house in Biarritz I felt an immense sense of peace. Maybe it was the quietness or the clean bright uncluttered space, a cocoon if you will, or maybe a combination of all that made me feel like: this is how it should be. I haveContinue reading “On the Way to Oz || Original Tune Exploring Mental Health Breakdown and Recovery”

My Poetry Book on Amazon + FREE download !!!!

I am not sure I ever advertise the fact I had self-published a book on Amazon this past July 2019. Well here it is. I’ll share a little bio with you and if you scroll down to the end, you will be able to download a free sample, and some video I made – andContinue reading “My Poetry Book on Amazon + FREE download !!!!”

Diem Perdidi

written 01/23/2013 The pesky sound on bald walls bounces, pulling her out The rabbit hole she would have loved to spend the day. There he is, striking a pose, majestic and proud,   Waiting on her next move, alert, carried away, Purring louder than cicadas under hot sun. She acknowledges his presence, so he slipsContinue reading “Diem Perdidi”

The Sky

Versatile is the Sky Reflecting my inner desires Varies in shade and intensity According if it is noon or midnight The Night’s passionate indigo Expects the bright embrace of the pink morning light Unless the stormy clouds Start their impetuous fight Temporarily, that is Cause we all know that in the end It will alwaysContinue reading “The Sky”

#JustPlantingSeeds

“We accept the Love we think we deserve” If you are wondering If it’s not the moon and the stars If this made you think If you feel some type of way You probably deserve more #JustPlantingSeeds ©️ Daphne Mia Essiet, 2018

#OnFriendzoning

The story of one way extrapolation The ultimate Trap. My Ego’s boosted whilst yours bruised I’ve been down this road before I know how it feels It feels just like tachycardia on blush cheeks Mixed emotions ’bout my Crush & my Feelings, & Crushed Feelings Deflected [Lust] interest My Ego’s bruised whilst his boosted IContinue reading “#OnFriendzoning”

#ImHere

I used to be fearless But somehow, somewhere Things changed It took a while to heal It took a while but still- #ImHere Praise the little redheaded girl who pushed me – and I pushed her back: harder, to the floor – all because she was challenging my intellect. I knew how to spell “Oignon”!Continue reading “#ImHere”

#SoYouCouldSleepAtNight

Is there a chance you were told lies? #SoYouCouldSleepAtNight Is there a possibility your fathers euphemized history? What is the likelihood alternative facts shaped your narrative, indeed? That instead of pointing out death, beatings, and rapes, You were taught to legitimize? That instead of being shown the naked truth, the wool was pulled over yourContinue reading “#SoYouCouldSleepAtNight”

#TheBuzz

Drafted Friday while watching Brandee Younger (Harp), Dezron Douglas (Bass) & David Bryant (piano) playing at #TheWestVillageSeries’ @ Cheikh’s. Edited at 3am Saturday morning, up from drinking so much Champagne. I tip the glass to my lips, Allow the champagne to burn my tongue, Then, flow down my throat Liquid gold – I’m gone. I closeContinue reading “#TheBuzz”

#iSurrender

#iSurrender. To the Water, The Wind and the Sun. The Water. I drown deep and let my fears roll down my face. I exhale to the surface to catch my breath, inhale and drown time and time, ’til I can be myself again… #iSurrender. To the Water, The Wind and the Sun. The Wind. InfiltratesContinue reading “#iSurrender”

#FirstBase

Soft and Sweet. I reminisce the Brightness of the morning. I reminisce the Taste of drunk kisses. I reminisce the Thrill of sleepless nights. I reminisce the Strength of my desire. I reminisce the Warmth of Your breath. & your tender caress. I reminisce the Scent of your face. Your hands through my hair. YouContinue reading “#FirstBase”