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About ShetheRoses

Creative writings made with the intentions of spreading love, light and hope.

love in retrospect

hopped in the car

On a night

with no stars

Riding shot gun

Yes, me and you

Everything is closed

we gon find something to do

Look at you

I love the way

We just bust ass

in that game of uno

They all thought that we were in kahoots

Cause they knew that you were my boo boo

We stay outside

Mosquitos all in the area

But we fear no malaria

This love it will carry us

To the next seven eleven

Sippin slurpees

Brain freeze

Know your favorite is cherry but

Let me introduce you

To French kisses and hickeys

I remember the first time I met you I was scared of ya

We met on a summer day

But that look you gave me was so cold

Felt like I knew you from a different life time

Your soul was so old

The night me and your mama met

Gambino smoothly playing through the radio

I looked at you

You looked at me

I’m thinking I wanna marry ya

Cause they say ain’t nothing new under the sun

But you, you took me to the moon

And I knew you were the one

Feels good to be here

Windows fogging up

This conversation keeps weaving in and out of topics like how we were raised

To the places I wanna Rome wit ya

Seat belts won’t save us

From the cascading fate of me building a home in ya

You became my family

In that moment

You increased my stamina

Can’t imagine my life without you

The tribe yelling “can I kick it?” in the back ground

And I just remembered this playlist you made for us

The stars are out now

Through your eyes I see them glaring up

We been outside 6 hours now

Tank close to e

But I have no where to be

But to be here wit ya

Don’t ever leave me

And no matter where you go I’ll still be wit ya

Remember the night that started with no stars

Chillin in the car

With your past, present and future love

You are one of the great ones

And for me you are enough

if all my lovers were one

If all my lovers were one
we would be magic
spaceship riding shot gun
free of bad habits
I wonder about you
what are you willing to lose?
If its between me and her
It’s me, you would always choose
better days ricochet
off our vibrations
you bring me
peace
love
joy
happiness
and then some,
If only all of my lovers could be found in just one
I would be lifted
So high
Like john legend
No smoke, cause we know better
But it would be breezy
Damn, how hard it always is for you to leave me
Magnetic forces intertwine our inner beings
And even our outerbeings gravitate
So effortlessly
it’s hard not to see us
Baby, you would really be my baby
If all my lovers were one
We would never throw in the towel
We would never be “done”
We would love hard
never love alone
You would always be my only one
You’d be more than enough
If only all my lovers were one
We’d write poetry and sing our hearts out
We’d play fifa and really ball out
We’d stay up late watching movies
We’d trade books
We’d color within the lines
And watch anime until we cried
Oh how we would share fufu
How we would really get fly
We’d definitely go hiking
For you I would always write haikus
And how we’d dance all night
We’d play guitar to the rhythm of our heart beats til there was no doubt
No doubt about us
We won’t live without this
Cause now we know love
Real love
This is righteous
It lives in our eyes and soars through our kiss
If all my lovers were one
We would never miss
We would never hurt eachother with harsh words
We would never drift
No time would ever exist
It’d be pure bliss
If all of my lovers were one you would be
the one
my one
If all of my lovers could be found in just one
Love would conquer all
We would finally feel home

Heaven’s Hotlines: Standing in a Doorway

Do you believe in miracles?
I do.
I’m a walking talking, living, breathing-miracle.
If you know me you know since birth, i was not supposed to be here.
I was never supposed to be who i am today.
And you know that I have had several encounters with almost death.
I’ve experienced a lot of trauma
Still, I’m here
I smile
I laugh
I live
And that alone is a miracle
Some people never recover from the things that I have gone through
Some people have lost their smiles
But here I am, its 2019
and I find myself standing in a door way
leaving one place and entering another
excited for what lies before me
and proud of the rooms and doors I’ve walked through and closed in previous years
I was nervous about 2019
since 2013 every odd year has been a very trying and tough year for me
but i decided that ends this year
I have the power and authority to declare that this will be a good year
and I believe that it will.
So here we all are standing in our own doorways
somewhere in the grey area of our transitions into a new chapter of life
are you ready?

i have a good feeling about this.

A Midnight Rose

We’re like the rose
Elegant with beautiful imperfections
Though highly respected
sometimes are neglected
When those petals shrivel into a dark crisp
And it’s life has seemingly been ended
But you see the rose and how it grows
Only lord knows how long it will have it’s life
It buds as a small flower and blooms into a majestic work of art
Praised and worshipped by men
Used to sweep them off their feet and woo women
but when they dry and shrivel up are trashed into a bin
What if we cherished a dark midnight rose
With dark stiff petals that are perceived to be dead?
What if we accepted that a rose is still a rose and a beautiful symbol for how we in our own lives too will grow?
Stunning and bold, full of color and life but one day our ripest of petals will soon fall off.
The rose is but a symbol of our hearts.
Not a measure of how we live and die in this life.
We are the roses.
For surely it is roses that grow from the depths of our hearts and reflect the love from which our souls shine.
And when those roses are in their prime be sure to share them and spread them all over.
There’s a flicker of light in the eyes of the reciever. They will be delighted and smitten by this grand gesture. A rose can make them a believer.
Be the roses.
Be that symbol of love and appreciation that you hope to fill the hearts of others.
Be the roses.
And one day you too shall recieve your own.
Be the roses.

Cause roses don’t die.

How The Sun Met The Moon

The sun 🌤 constantly grew up in the shadow of the other 🌟’s they were so bright and full of light. Galaxies away they sparkled and the sun just didn’t know where it stood until it grew up and a shooting star 💫 whispered the question: “do you know who you are?” And he replied no 🤷🏾‍♀️ and she said: “you are the one sun that ever was”

So then the sun got in his bag and was like I got so much light in me I’m finna let it shine! And so he would come out beaming boldly for all to see ☀️ every day and all day. Until he got tired and he would just fall to sleep.

But one night he wanted to stop sleeping his nights away and see what was going on in the world when he wasn’t around. He saw the most beautiful thing he’d ever saw in his life. She was glistening over still waters and stood out from all the other stars. Most of all she looked almost just like him 🌕 she was full. He wanted to talk to her but every night he lost his nerve. She made him so nervous.

He came out and she was wearing a different outfit every time. Monday she came out as 🌔 Tuesday she was 🌓 Wednesday she was 🌘 Thursday she was 🌒 Friday she was 🌑 Saturday she was 🌕 and Sunday she was 🌙

And it was on that Sunday where it looked like she was going away that he finally found the courage to ask from so far away: “what’s your name?” And she was flattered. Couldn’t believe someone had noticed her for she’d been alone in those dark skies for centuries. She replied in a soft voice: “they call me moonlight, who are you?” 

He said: “I’m the sun. And I honestly have to cut to the chase because I’ve seen you around for a while now and I think you’re the one” ✨

She said: “you don’t even know me. Where are you from? You look like me but I’ve never seen none who could shine so bright” 

He couldn’t believe she was talking to him. He hadn’t felt this way in all of his time and so every dawn and dusk he looked forward to that moment he could meet her in the sky, as day turned to night, and they could talk for a while

They’re first kiss happened exactly as the sun was about to set and he painted the most beautiful sky to greet his new found lover and they agreed to meet there for many forevers to come.

The End.

Three on the Third

There were three of us
Same dirt road
We walked for miles
Spent miles thinking of rest
Wondering if we could hide under the moon
Dreading the suns return
The night was jet black
There were no stars
We had no car
And we avoided any eye contact
That might give away how close we are
To breaking
Breaking down
Breaking hard
This parallel to life had gone too far
Never again would this mind be the same
Didn’t even notice it was the trigger
That gave way
Gave way to the vulnerabilities
The ones that never existed before
But now stay
How did I get this way?
Nothing about my life had changed until that jet-black night with no stars
Walking along a dirt path with no car
My mental is forever shifted
There’s an imbalance they say
But what a life I live to witness
A resilience unfazed
by every symbol
The wind blew her way
That said “you are not enough”
Too many times she fell but every time she’d rise
Because of what happened that jet-black night with no stars walking on a dirt path with no car was that she found her heart still danced to its own rhythm and through each sacrifice there was a light being lit at the vigil of her failures.
Everything happens for a reason
But that don’t ever mean it’s all easy.
Accept the good, the bad and all its seasons

It was written, the reason we’re still breathing 

The Best Years

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We go weeks and months in between
We can’t, but want to be there
Sharing coffee, spilling tea, remembering
The bond we’ve nurtured over these years
You see, I watched your kids grow up
They grew up right in front of me
And I remember when you jumped the broom
How we danced that night, I remember
Yes I remember
That one birthday, we got so lit
It was all a blur but the memory remains
Just like I remember that year you graduated
And how we celebrated
We laughed
We sang
We danced
These are the times
The times I will always remember
I remember waiting outside the club
Freezing in heels
Waiting to get to our table
I remember that time we got so high
I thought the car was a spaceship
I got seasick and my insides met your floor
I remember
I remember you making music working on beats
And us sleeping on that hard floor of that studio
Yes I remember
How could I not remember
How time has escaped me
Where did the minutes go
The hours we used to spend talking on the phone
Take me back to the soccer games we played
The young love I used to date
Time is precious
And as my clock ticks down
I learn to cherish
Because these days will swiftly pass by
And today will become yesterday
Within a blink of an eye
Black hair turns gray
And suddenly we can’t remember certain things
We lived in so many moments
But we will never get them back
The memories will never let go
And it’s getting harder to stay in touch
But wherever you go
However you grow
Please, just remember
Remember how things were before
Before we had jobs
Before we had nice clothes
Before the car payments
Before we knew what we now know
Our time is ever fleeting
And these years will keep going faster
Seeming shorter
So be in the moment
When it comes to memories I’m a hoarder
And I will hold on to as many details as I can remember
Because to remember
Can feel like to relive 

And to relive is to experience love once again