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Take a look at my black hole of a mind and see what lies there. This is book one of the anthology series. This book contains poetry promoting equality and feminism.

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My name, My story

You may know my name, but you don’t know my story, the story of how I came to be.

Or maybe you do

Do you know the story of my ancestors? Do you know the fight they fought that got me to where I am today?

Do you know how the strength of their determination, their hope, their beliefs and their drive made it possible for me to exist?

You may know my name, but do you know theirs?

The ones that slaved, and toiled, and fought, and protested, and hoped, and believed, and cried, and grieved.

Do you know the names of the ones who were whipped? The ones who were raped, and tortured, and starved, and stripped of their worth?

They were worth more than any Bill Gates, or Donald Trump could even dream to be able to afford.

They were worth mountains, and rivers, and oceans. They are the roots of the trees that have built me up to who I am today.

You know my name, but can you even imagine what it took to get me here, in this room, breathing this air, today?

Can you fathom the pain, the heartache, the torment,

That it took to get me here.

This nation was built on the backs of my ancestors. Crafted by the bodies of my ancestors. Glued together by the blood, sweat, and tears of my ancestors.

And that same nation scorns my ancestors. They spit on their memories.

They slander

How dare they

How DARE they slander and ignore and dismiss my ancestors.

They wouldn’t have made it without ancestors. They would have been without clothes if not for the cotton my people picked. They would have been without tobacco, and corn, and sugar. They would have starved without my ancestors,

They would have died without my ancestors.

My name is Alexandria Nelson, and I-no, we live, because of my ancestors.

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Any Gwee: Anne Marie plays her part well.... Make the story line becoming more and more interesting.

Lifelight: As usual, the author's book and writing skills are amazing.This is a MUST READ!Inkitt you should really publish ALL her books.Have a glittery day!Love,Lifelight

Liezel George: Love the story sofar🥰😍

Maristel Espiritu: I am so disappointed with the ending. I was so happy with the character of elizabeth. Its a matter of talking it out.

Çhrį§: I my personal opinion this was the best poetry book that I've read, everything in it is amazing, the way that the author was able to make me picture what was going on in my head and be able to see exactly what the author was talking about. To add on, even though the book is about sad situations.....

ᴄᴏꜰꜰᴇᴇ ʙᴇᴀɴᴢ: The poems are short, they describe everyday actions that most people, in one way or another must have experienced in life. A text left on seen, a love unrequited, losing hope, pushing through. Beautiful messages we all can relate to. Amazing! Keep writing because you're doing great!

kittyloverinsca: This was a great book but I just wasn't expecting it to be that short so not to be bossy or anything but next time try to make it a little bit longer but overall it was wonderful.

Deleted User: I love reading poetry and this one is a very nice story. I really liked it and enjoyed reading it.

Laraine Smith: This should be a movie! :)

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Laraine Smith: In addition to being humorous, this story is visual! This is also a beautiful story. Keep up the great work! :)

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