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Will You Be My Valentine

How I wish you were mine,
Will you be my valentine?

A chocolate or two, with some wine
Sure seems fine.
But most of all, I incline for a valentine.
Will you be my valentine?

Mine is mine, yours is yours, but on this day, let’s intertwine.
I will not be fine, if you decline to dine.
Will you be my valentine?

Copyright © Rashida Costa | Year Posted 2016



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Will you be my long last love

Our heart strings connected to the face of the universe.
The first time I saw you, I felt my heart taking me somewhere new.
My love trod endlessly, I felt the movement of the earth.
As I asked, Will you be my long last love?

My faith climbs high towards an endless mountain,
My fears I cast freely at the bottom of the sea.
My patience stands firm beyond the skies,
As I asked, will you be my long last love?

My doubts lie unconcerned at shore,
My trust breathes upon the breath of fresh air.
As I asked, will you be my long last love?

Copyright © Rashida Costa | Year Posted 2016

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I Am A Kind Seed

As a kind seed, I know my purpose is for growth.
I grow despite starvation or drought.

I am not afraid to tread the paths of the desert, as I am a brave seed. 
I am a seed that stands firm with loyalty, determination, respect, and honesty.

Through determination, I will unfold the buds of faith.
Thus, I will receive the fruit of love.
With love comes kindness, I’m a kind seed.

Copyright © Rashida Costa | Year Posted 2016

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Tell Us White People


An enigma gave rise to speculative thoughts. 
Shall thou gift thee with thine bruise limb?
The wearing of our blood stains, 
Lost unto thee thy next born child, 
Property, land, and freedom.
Dr. King lives no more. A token of your contribution,
 Oh how disheartening, you shine brighter than thy stars on the King’s day,
Haunted by the tragic sight of observed festivities on his hard earned day,
Thy ancestors suffered the horror of human chattel enslavement courtesy thereof,
Should the hills of Virginia and Massachusetts-wretch wish to plea truth from their dreadful lips,
Thou reckoned the civil war danced with 
Pain and tears a company to black souls.

Murdered and tortured at the very rise a brow, 
A violent turn of sick fun to your desire,
Dirty master, bearing your authority over young girls,
Then hang your head in pit dark shame in the open scandal 
Of a black gal bearing your mixed race child,
Thrive you shall on the sick cheer of abandonment of your mixed race children.
Tell us white people tell us.

Oh, the timing of sealed lips,
Well, speak I shall,
Told how to love,
Who to love,
Voting rights not for the shade of thee,
Forbid thee learns of the rising sun,
Whipped us at the mere glimpse of 
Of a detour...

Blood stains of ours to your shallow grave
Yet you seek endlessly
A confession to Dr. King 
Words to Rosa Park
Your mystery price,
Tell us white people tell us. 

A little bird echoed,
A cry so fretful to apprise the helpless child-bearer
Black people endures,
The endless footsteps,
White “folks” know the mystery price.
Tell us white people tell us.

Our freedom we have not,
Our sight a threat,
Beaten, killed and demeaned,
A joyous activity for a uniformed fool.

The unrest till death, 
The answer to the
mystery price,	
Tell us white people tell us.

Copyright © Rashida Costa | Year Posted 2020

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I Shall See You on the Other Side

The walls may attest to my fears of running into the unpleasant occasion, 
 Visit’s thee at least once a day. 
A struggle taken unto thee,  
Trampled by trespassing footsteps that roam my musings,  
Will it be painful, swift, or merciful. 
Will thee even be aware, or perhaps,  
Thee will be awaken on the other side. 
Paralyzed by the unknown, 
 I guess 
I shall see you on the other side. 
 
 
A sudden knock thou can’t ignore,  
Shattered sounds of glass disrupt the silence, 
The lights hid behind the darkness 
The walls trembled with fear 
Awake thee and all among 
Look not, teeth and tongue shall say no more 
I shall see you on the other side. 
 
 
The moon may dance but thee may witnessed not, 
Thunders may clap not at the hearing of thee 
Raindrops appear unmindful to thee 
I shall see you on the other side. 
 
 
Like dark clouds in the sky,  
Grasping this phenomenon is yet to bring a smile to those that ponder. 
One day the stars were no more,  
Thou art whispered a prayer, and path ways with consciousness. 
The inevitable dreaded occasion came without warning. 
I shall see you on the other side. 
 
 
Like ice on heat my memories faded,  
Lay thee down like a single-celled organism. 
The other side awaited thee,  
A still presence in shape or form remained,  
Yet consciousness disappeared in the still of the night.  
I shall see you on the other side. 
 
Thou shall partake in a travelled journey headed for the hereafter.  
The transcendental importance of the soul shall dance into the planes of existence. 
Fear no more, thee shall join in the state of the natural,  
Captivated by peace and happiness, thereafter. 
I shall see you on the other side. 
 

Copyright © Rashida Costa | Year Posted 2020



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Thy Coward Rise Only To Be Defetated



Thou may write behind a dim lampshade, 
Dingy as though appear
The pale Blue walls steered a reliable witness, 
Deeply overrun by echoes of pity 
 thee wonder through the perpetual air of the halls, 
the depth of pain
the influence of such forces shall be withered useless
without the support of a measly keyboard.
Thy coward rise only to be defeated.

Brave thee not
Thy courage dwells in the shadows of a lit screen
Strong words used but yet to be voiced
Relinquish thy existence
The days of coercion shall be no more.
Thy coward rise only to be defeated.

A musical epiphany to thy dismay
Bow not thee shall
Hinge not on a thread of hope
Regard thy an impossible expectation,
For
Thy coward rise only to be defeated.


Sad fearful moments disappeared into the endless wilderness
Physical power reigns where once deserted
A deliberate victory proclaimed the weak.
Thy coward rise only to be defeated.


Copyright © Rashida Costa | Year Posted 2020