International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8, it is the focal point in the women’s rights movement and raises awareness of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Over the years I have written a few poetry pieces inspired by women and their journey’s, the pieces have explored women’s strength, their growth and their challenges. I have selected a few below to be a part of my poetic tribute.
A couple of years ago I started a motivational series on Instagram called “Dear Strong Women.” Have a look at my Poetry by Traysi Instagram account and scroll through the posts for the black text on green background ones…
Maybe I can help, hopefully? I have started a new Instagram Poetry Tips Series to encourage those who are either thinking about writing or those have reached an unmotivated stage where anything poetry leads to a dead-end! Trust me, I have been there many times!
A few weeks ago I was asked to write a spoken word piece based on the Bible scripture 1 Corinthians chapter 13. This I performed at the Wellspring during a talk about “Real Love.”
Love bears all things and never gives up In every circumstance it remains Roots dug deep in storms Where failures transform into new things Overcoming life’s hurdles Ducking and diving dilemmas Unexpected and foreseen Steadfast it stays For days For years Forever Enduring it all Never giving up
Love never loses faith Continues believing Hoping Seeing beyond human mind-sets And current situations Seeing the best Protects with a shield that surrounds and trusts The glue in all relationships Patiently bringing peace in the waiting Kind Selfless Caring Compassionate Love
Outshining anything man made and thought of Intertwining into life so gracefully Cutting through concealed places Heavy spaces where things seem lost
Love stays strong Never weakening Never dwindling Never fails Fades or ends Just flows out of those who know What it means to be loved and To love Growing out of God's love Filled with a real love Out of a heart fully submitted Births something so beautiful
An understanding that God is love God is love and All who live in love live in God and This love is the greatest The most powerful
Where every cell of our body pours out love Where every action and Reaction begins and ends with love Where every language spoken is in the language of love And we are nothing if we haven't loved
We can have a faith that moves mountains Speak in tongues of angles Have the gift of prophecy and Can fathom all mysteries and Knowledge We can give all to the poor and do all the things we think God has called us to do Leave a life of legacy lasting for generations and generations We can do and overcome amazing things both big and small All in the name of the lord And still not love
Seasons will come and go Prophesy will cease Tongues will be stilled Knowledge will pass away Like dust disappearing in the wind and despite all these endings Only three things will remain Faith hope and love And the greatest of these is love
The first Windrush Day was celebrated in the UK on 22 June 2019. This day acknowledes the generation of people from the Caribbean, who came over to the UK by invitation to help rebuild Britain after the World War Two.
But when 500 migrants from the Caribbean arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex in 1948 to live and work in the UK, they were met with racism, prejudice and hostility.
My parents came over from Grenada in the early 70’s, after the Windrush generation. It pains me that decades after Windrush they were mistreated. And decades after thatWindrush Scandal hit the news in 2018.
Over the years I have written various spoken word/ poetry pieces exploring racism, identity and culture. I have shared some of these pieces below.
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