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I am NOT Nameless!

I am someones daughter. I am someones mother. I have sisters and brothers! I have a face.

I am NOT Nameless!

I am a soldier! I am a fighter! I am a woman, a daughter.  I am a Human Being!

I am NOT Nameless!

I am recognizable.  I am REAL, I am NOT invisible. I have a name!

Who said that I did not exist?

Who said that I was not present?

(They lied)..(They lied)..They lie.

I am NOT Nameless!

I have a face with a voice that speaks. I have a story that wails out LOUD cries.

I am NOT Nameless!

Listen to me. Hear (ME)

Death may hold me captive but my truth forever flies free.


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Mantra Lotus (28 Posts)

"I Float".. I Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee..ain't nobody got nothin' on me." I Float with iridescent blue wings.. high on top of purple dust..low to the oceans floor. I spin and whirl, wallow and sink. I am who I am, only because it's who I've been blessed to be. All-knowing and nothing. I knew you long before YOU knew you. Plugging USB cords to the universal cipher, I stay lit. I do what I do, simply because I DO IT. I love, hurt, bleed, laugh, cry, dance. F up, F down, (sideways and on my knees). I pray for forgiveness, and sleep on books of ancestral secrets. I love life because "it's" mine. I want bliss, happiness, joy, and "The love of my life", but I face reality that I may have to settle for the fattest, funkiest, avocado, soy burger and wheat-grass juice. "I Float"..Not fast. Not slow. Just enough for (YOU) to stay with...(ME). Mantra (Writer, Poet and Artist from The Greater St. Louis Area)


  1. Powerful poem, Mantra, in a time when many seek to take more and more power away from women. It is enough to give us whiplash as they attempt to jar us back to the fifties.

  2. Mantra,

    My brave and caring sister citizen thank you for all our lost but lamented women in arms!

    The incidents you so movingly spotlight are an outrage and a stench in the nostrils of all who claim to have a shred of honor.

    We must stand up and stand together so that their deaths will ultimately prove not to have been in vain.

    I am with you from the start through the end this comes straight from my heart my courageous friend!


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