A Letter to Satan By LaShanna R. Tripp Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. ~Isaiah 5:14 Dear Satan, My spirit mourned another death yesterday, as you dealt more blows to brown people. […]
A Letter to Satan
A Protest Poem for Police Brutality
If We Must to War… *In the wake of George Floyd’s murder while in police custody on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, I struggled to find my voice. When it finally struck, it was at 2:00 a.m. on May 28. There is no filter here. Please ingest with caution. If we must to war Rest […]
You Are ‘Mike’ Sunshine, My Only Sunshine…
“Don’t worry about it. Everything’s going to be fine!” My first professional mentor, dear friend, and one of the most amazing supervisors I’ve ever had, Michael Thomas Murphy (August 5, 1948 – May 1, 2020) is being laid to rest today. This was no debate when it came to Mike. I mean, who […]
I remember when Connie and I lost everything — all we had were God’s promises to stand on. We were staying at the In Town Suites back in 2010 on Huffman Road. The room fee had to be paid the next day and we had $0 in the bank. I sat on the bed in […]
New Devils STOP!
What adversaries are stopping you from taking a leap of faith? Just pick any distraction. Distractions are interesting. Distractions cause us to pause and more often than not, miss out on important, right-now moments in a life we’re not promised to be living tomorrow. These disruptive distractions are unnecessary hesitations that delay what we know […]
Everything you have is because #GodDidIt!
Everything you have is because #GOD DID IT! LaShanna R. Tripp ©2019 Wordz & Rhythmz LLC Publishing. Everything we have is because God did it. What happens when we forget Who brought us from meagerness to greatness? This poem is a reminder of this truth, which God spoke to me through a rushing wind […]
When It’s Time to Let It Go…
I woke up full of anxiety. Tell me you know what that feels like? The anxiety of leaving a job that is literally killing you or the anxiety of not knowing exactly where your rent is coming from. Are you bursting so much at the seams with a dream, that you are ready to explode […]