Inside Nianda Speaks Preforms at The Venue on 35th’s Feature Sundays Part 2

Every last Sunday of the month The Venue on 35th in Norfolk, VA hosts an event called Feature Sundays, where artists from all over Virginia come and showcase their talents.

I was blessed with an opportunity to be on stage and pour out my heart. Thank you to all who attended and gave their hearts and ears to my view of life. It was an incredible experience.

Mama Africa

“Mama Africa” is featured in the 2013-2014 San Diego Poetry Annual

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Soldiers, invite themselves into areas unwanted.

They beat them,

Hate them,
Rape them,
Deface them,
But there’s nothing to be done to erase the pain they have caused.
With each and every thrust, they touch a nerve unheard of;
In her innocence, there were no marks of sin.
Now, forever from within is an empty feeling,
Numb to the world are our mothers,
Our sisters,
Our precious little girls.
Their tears don’t reach far enough to lubricate what’s meant for love.
Wounded and scarred.
Souls charred from the burns that they’ve endured.
Prevention and protection is the only cure for our women.
Mama Africa,
Beautiful in all her ways,
Your silent cry is not forgotten.
mama

Inside Nianda Speaks “Homeostasis Part 1”

This is a video series of pieces I entitle homeostasis. If you don’t know what it means, please look it up, and see how it relates to the piece. Hope ya’ll enjoy. God bless.