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About Michelle Phillips

​      I write because I want to change the way the world views race.  With each piece, my aim is to eradicate negative stereotypes about African-Americans, while educating people about our culture. 
     Whether it's through contemporary poetry or educational material, I hope that what I share encourages people to embrace all cultures, and accept the differences that make up the diverse world that we live in today. 


Committed to changing the way the world looks at race.
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"Not Sugar Coated: Keeping It Real"

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"Cultural Patterns & Interactions Among African-American Male Adolescence"


Change? I Wish!

by K on 09/11/14

Change? I Wish!

                                                                                                           

Are you happy with who you are?

Do you want to be someone you’re not?

Do you wish you were mixed?  Or maybe just light?

Do you want to be Black? Or maybe you want to be White?

 

Do you wish you had straight hair? Or maybe you wanted kinky hair?

Do you wish you had longer hair? Or maybe you wished for short wavy hair?

Do you wish you’d married someone else?

Do you wish you were married?

                                       Do you wish you were single?               

Do you just wish you could be with someone else?

Do you wish you could join groups, be social, and mingle?

 

Do you wish you had a job?

Do you wish you liked your job?

Do you wish you had your dream job?

Are you just happy you have a job?

Are you happy to be alive?

 

Do you wish you had kids?

Do you wish you had fewer kids?

Do you wish you had all boys?

Or maybe you wanted all girls?

 

Wishing you were thin,

Wishing you were fat,

Wishing you were rich,

Never wished for poor!

Wishing you were taller,

Wishing you were shorter,

Wishing you had a sister,

Wished you knew your father, or you had a different mother.

 

Do you have hopes and dreams?

Did you have hopes and dreams?

Are they dried up?

Are you too old for the dreams to remain?

Do you wish you were healthy?

Do you eat right?

Do you exercise?

Do you smoke? Do you drink? 

Do you keep a lot of mess in your life? 


Wishing!?

What good has that done?