Author Archives: Barbara Blackcinder

About Barbara Blackcinder

I am a poet/writer with a hunger for words. There are so many out there that I haven't used yet. They define all reality and especially mine when you read those from me.

Tubman and Douglas

(in response to a letter from Douglas to Tubman contest)   Our hairs are curly Our skins are black These two features Neither of us lack   But courage is another thing Of which the two of us may sing … Continue reading

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The Offering

  She offered me a prize; I could see it in her eyes Tantalizing though it was, I felt I had to pass Woe to me, for my thoughts I came to realize She was only offering a little bit … Continue reading

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The Little Girl

I have a silly young girl in my yard She runs and runs and tries real hard I make no sense of what she is saying I don’t need to know what she’s playing   Sitting a swing forward and … Continue reading

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The Lasting Impression

  No more, no more shall I see that face No longer will I see it smile Actions made that will not repeat You have been gone now for a while   It’s all those little things that last The … Continue reading

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Offensive Is as Offensive Does

  The crowds they are so offensive to me Their long hair and bodies are hard to see They talk too much about things I don’t know Given a prod I’d tell them where to go We had a country … Continue reading

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The Star Field

  A spark shoots out as I strike a flint As I grind on metal more result But most are painless little flecks And hardly raise much of a shout   There are many bursts of light in the sky … Continue reading

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The Swirling Winds

The wind that swirls around our feet Surely moves us ever so sweet But now it seems to be going around Brushing our skirts up over the ground The tastes of life within those swirls Are precious gems and polished … Continue reading

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