I am watching TV as the TV watches me I see movement but I hear no sound In my own head space, my own maze, feeling really lost and I really want to be found The comfort of misery keeps misery surrounding me, they say misery likes company yet, I am so very lonely I pray for strength and that my ancestors guide me my history seems to define me the unspoken, the untold the truth and the hidden the secrets and the unforbidden all the things I did and didn’t get to love and hold holding on to the things you love, that you outgrow holding onto things that get old And it’s true what they say...peace of mind and love can never be bought or sold
Jemelia’s poem ‘United’ has been published in ‘The Fly On The Wall‘ Magazine in September 2020, her other poems; ‘Grandma and Grandad’ and ‘Protests’ have also been published in September in a Journal (Chambers) in Scotland, England. Black, Dying to bloom and Visions of possibilities have been published in The Melbourne Culture Centre (Australia) in October 2020. Yesterday will be published in Morepork Press (New Zealand) in October also. The Daily Drunk Mag (USA) and Saccharine Poetry has also recently published her work. Jemelia has more work forthcoming in other magazines and journals and has recently had her chapbook ‘Love, Joy, Tears, Beers and Poetry’ published.