January Blues ( Floetic blues)

New Year, same me. Different year,

the hustle never changing.

No fleeting resolutions to draft, but hope,

faith and success to look forward to.


Tonight every local radio station plays the blues.

Fading sounds of Nina Simone’s,” little girl blue”

signaling nostalgic memories.


Haunted by memories of rainy, cold nights.

Rain droplets splattering on the ground.

Tormented by the sound of the creaking

roof reminding me that i am alone.

Time veered off unceremoniously and

i somehow got caught up with the blues.


The rude stares of my bedroom walls

constantly accusing and blaming me.

Window whistling from the wind and

mocking my solitude.

Echoes in the dark hallway summoning

moments of fear and regret

Thoughts painstaking, words seldom said.

Roaming in the gloaming with uncertainty

by my side.


Vanishing thoughts ushering in reality.

The blues are more therapeutic.

It’s January, the genesis of a New Year.

A chance to start all over, paint better

memories on canvas, and beautiful

poetry anthologies.

Replacing blues with memorable hues.



©FloetryC 2016



Author: AfroetryC

I am an African woman and a mother to a precious little angel. I love to use the term "Afro-floetic Queen" mostly to describe my poetry and my roots. I love poetry...art, soul music and inspirational bits of knowledge to offer advice and counseling to those who need it. I can be very witty, straight forward but fun. Ha. ha... A colorful perception of the world - expressed in my poetry. I want to inspire people with my Poetry...give them hope, while also advising them. Life is a learning process and i am happy when one of my pieces directly affects or inspires one of my readers. Let's take a detour around experience, and let me fill your minds with sweet poetic juices.... Note: Just changed my user name from FloetryC to AfroetryC because the latter is more personal and describes my Spoken Word Poetry better.

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