The Lonely Sleep

THE LONELY SLEEP -by Neo Blaqness In quiet dark when night is deep flickering sounds for company keep unheard by ears adrift in space dreaming whilst yet still awake of someone in that empty place inside and beside your pillow’s reach this is how the lonely...

Baby Sings The Blues

BABY SINGS THE BLUES by Neo Blaqness I often ask myself the same about women that women ask about guys when given a chance to tell the truth from the beginning why do we choose to lie and make all kinds of excuses about not wanting to cause confusion over the feelings...

A Lament of Blaqness

A LAMENT OF BLAQNESS by Neo Blaqness I am saddened by my sistahs who don’t know their worth, who define themselves by how much attention they can get toward their bodies and not for being somebody as mothers of the earth. I am burdened by my bruthas who...

Deja Who

DEJA WHO by Neo Blaqness Maybe in your mind it was nuthin but a thing another midnight booty call unworthy of a ring and maybe the only thing she thought was about getting high and getting off but that don’t excuse either of you for what 9 months later would...

Ice Capades

ICE CAPADES by Neo Blaqness I have met so few of us who know what it is to be truly loved instead of being used and tossed aside cruelly abused by a Jekyll and Hyde or an unwitting victim of someone’s bipolar side or just next up to be kissed on a never ending...

Promise Free

PROMISE FREEby Neo Blaqness–I’m not looking for a forever love because we are only promised this day we know nothing of tomorrow no matter what we think for if you say you truly love me I accept that for today if you don’t live up to it tomorrow you...

Veritas

VERITAS by Neo Blaqness Restless minds which cannot sleep belong to lives bereft of dreams occupied by unsolved pains and worries of what dawn may bring stare they deep into the night to no avail seek they the light the evidence for which they wait hope unseen...

Book Cover

BOOK COVER by Neo Blaqness I read the cover of your book and some things can’t be denied by the way your pictures look all azz and tits drunk lookin high and the title that you chose Mz-Thyk-Wet-Phat-Juicy-Thighs now what do you propose we supposed to think of...

Full House

FULL HOUSE by Neo Blaqness Do you ever wonder like I do had we met before I became me and you became you bound to the places our lives have brought us to and all the ups and downs that we have come through would there really be a chance for a me and you instead of...

Tree of Life

TREE OF LIFE -by Neo Blaqness There are moments I cannot help but be jealous of a tree and how easily it can shake loose its leaves in the autumn breeze and fold its life into itself until the cold of winter melts and its branches yawn outstretched for spring to hug...

The Wall

THE WALL by Neo Blaqness There is a crack in the wall between me and you If I press my face against it I can see right through and upon my cheek a kiss of grateful air that has found a place to move a yearning breeze squeezed between two hardened hearts of stone...

Night Shift

NIGHT SHIFT by Neo Blaqness The hardest part about bein single is wurkin dat night shift punchin dat clock afta dark closin dem eyes an tryin ta drift but ain’t nuthin movin  stuck in park ain’t got no ride so you just sit there watchin time go by with...

U Scared

U SCARED -by Neo Blaqness u scared I kno u scared cuz u ain’t neva been there u been wit lots of bruthas but they ain’t never take you there that’s why u scared I kno u scared cuz u thot ya azz was grown breakin hearts and necks but couldn’t...

WHY? (A Chick’s Reply)

WHY? (A Chick’s Reply) by Neo Blaqness Why? Is dat wut u wanna kno? Eertime u call me now I leave ya azz on hold? U ask me why? Do u really wanna kno? Now wen u come knockin I leave u standin at dat door? U don’t kno why? Really? Betta ask dat otha ho Or...

True Love

TRUE LOVE by Neo Blaqness When a smile upon a face you love means much more than your own and the mere whisper of their name makes your heart feel at home thinking of the many ways their love has caused your life to grow even though you’ve never even had them...

Exes

EXES by Neo Blaqness There are questions which vex us when speaking of exes like how long did you stay and why after you knew in your heart it was over and how long did you...

When The Right One Comes

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN WHEN THE RIGHT ONE COMES ALONG by Neo Blaqness When the right one comes along There’s a song You can’t stop singing A bell that won’t stop ringing In your heart when they are near When the right one comes along Every wound that...

Unthorned

UNTHORNED -by Neo Blaqness I know sometimes you visit even how often you stay and read and ask yourself how is it once upon a time you were married to me On my way to who I am we shared a portion of our life knowing now what was not known then still no regrets I have...

A House of Different Names

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN A HOUSE OF DIFFERENT NAMES -by Neo Blaqness I would rather lay my eyes upon you than to do so with my hands or that part of me which so erotically defines me as a man for far too fast talk turns to ass kickin or kissin odds remain fifty fifty as...

Man Cave

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN MAN CAVE -by Neo Blaqness I would never say it to your face but there are days when I even miss the way you used to get on my nerves when I was trying to watch the game with you making the dumbest comments I ever heard doing it on purpose because...

It’s a Date

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN IT’S A DATE by Neo Blaqness Today I celebrate the anniversary of your touch I’ve never been the kind of man that such things really meant that much until my arms found their place around you and my lips touched yours and the sound my...

Mourning Sickness

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN MOURNING SICKNESS -by Neo Blaqness I think I’m pregnant it’s past the date when I should have had a visit from my friend I’m nauseated can’t hold nothin within just been tired funny actin too hormonal for a man craving...

Dawn Too Soon

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN DAWN TOO SOON -by Neo Blaqness Tonight I felt your head beneath my chin your breath upon my chest the follicles of my hair waving like grass in a soothing breeze as you gently kissed and caressed the bosom part of me never knowing a man could...

Salutations

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN SALUTATIONS – by Neo Blaqness Meet me under the moon where my love longs most for its reflection where the peaceful waters flow beneath the stars this side of heaven tho this portion of my life be measured by the sands of time my soul knows...

Much of a Man

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN MUCH OF A MAN – by Neo Blaqness Don’t ask me how I know for to tell the story would be to break into pieces once more what is still quite difficult to hold for I suppose you would think it unnatural for a man to admit knowledge of...

Rehab

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN REHAB – by Neo Blaqness My strength is drained by the weight of each tear that follows along the cracks of my swollen face filling the pillow that we once shared with each breath I labor just to turn my head away from the scent of your...

Hoop-Dee

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN HOOP DEE by Neo Blaqness So many times have I poured my heart empty into vessels unfit unworthy or too damaged to hold its love making excuses for flat tires broken windows or lack of an engine trusting my life to a vehicle in obvious disrepair...

Fly Ball

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN FLY BALL by Neo Blaqness You know sometimes you just gotta let go despite every reason you want to give yourself to continue to hold onto something that will eventually cost you your health and the wealth of blessings you have already come to...

It’s a Wrap

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN IT’S A WRAP by Neo Blaqness It isn’t quite the body you had hoped to share with somebody But back in the day when you were young and tight breakin necks makin dem negroes fight you wasn’t really thinkin about all that smokin and...

Stronger

Somewhere in life just because you stepped in between someone and their strife from then on everyone assumed you were just stronger and simply concluded they didn’t need to be any longer -Neo...

The Other Half

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN THE OTHER HALF by Neo Blaqness There are moments when she says she loves me I peer deep into her eyes just wanting to be sure that it’s not someone else in disguise Even tho I’ve grown beyond the man I used to be I didn’t think...

RESPITE

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN RESPITE by Neo Blaqness I never understood before people’s fixations with old stuff on a shelf or cars that no one hardly remembers anymore until I finally grew into the shoes of a man and felt the gravity of the world Then it it hit me...

THINGS NOT SEEN

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN THINGS NOT SEEN -by Neo Blaqness It matters not how much we know It’s the things we do not that hurt the most make you wanna throw up your hands and just let go shake your fist at the man who said “I told you so” and say...

Joy Luck

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN JOY LUCK by Neo Blaqness Have you ever come so close to happiness that you could literally taste it by its aroma on a morning breeze a scent that fills your belly’s hunger from loneliness putting your mind at ease that the full course would...

Speak to Me

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN SPEAK TO ME by Neo Blaqness For you I would walk across the ocean tho lose my life upon its floor I would swim the clouds of heaven free falling straight to the earth’s core and pull forth my sword of righteousness call out to Satan’s...

U

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN U by Neo Blaqness There is a letter missing from my life no matter how often I speak or how much I write It fails to show up on my lips or when I type and yet nobody notices that it’s not there but me and...

Avatars

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN AVATARS by Neo Blaqness In the deep quiet of the night when all the world seems still my soul feels the restlessness of your struggling will over what next what was what is why and because all fighting for the prominence of first place in your...

BABY DADDIES

BABY DADDIES -BY Neo Blaqness HIM:  “What’s up lil mama. U fine as hell. U thicka den a snicka. Do fries go wit dat shake? Just sayin… dayum.” HER:  “Scuse me?” HIM:  “Naw baby scuse me for not bending at yo feet and kissin...

ROAD TRIP

ROAD TRIP -by Neo Blaqness HIM:  “Turn right at the next road.” HER:  “The map says to keep straight.” HIM:  “That may be true but I know where we are, turn right.” HER:  “I ain’t turning right. Why you always trying to...

Daddy Can You See Me

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN DADDY CAN YOU SEE ME by Neo Blaqness Daddy can you see me I know I’m just a girl I may not be the boy you wanted but to me you are my world even though you’ve never seen me I’m told it’s you that’s in my eyes and the silly way I laugh I wonder...

Ready Eyes

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN READY EYES – by Neo Blaqness It’s just something about her eyes though I have never seen a word spoken from her lips I cannot deny the things I’ve heard Coming from her spirit the countenance that time has chiseled on her heart...

In-Digestion

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN IN-DIGESTION by Neo Blaqness Sometimes slow digestion will cause you to question what you been eatin and when Don’t mistake contemplation for constipation and worry about what’s not coming out of the other end or equate that because...

Creative Minds

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN CREATIVE MINDS by Neo Blaqness I spent the night inside of you our hearts were intertwined in rhythmic pulse as our minds clenched and held each other tight penetrating with each thought I thrusted to your soul denied me not you opened up and...

READY, SET, GO-D

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN READY, SET, GO-D by Neo Blaqness I remember One time I told God “Nope I ain’t gonna do it” and I heard him laugh hard saying “child there ain’t nothing to it” and it kinda put me off “Well that’s...

Glass Darkly

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN GLASS DARKLY -by Neo Blaqness Today I pause That I might thank God For the keepers Of my heart You precious few Without whom My life would be Quite dark The light you share Tho you not dare To think it to be so grand Casts the Son Upon each...

Fishin

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN FISHIN -by Neo Blaqness Have you ever tried to breathe with a heart so broken that you start to wheeze before a single word is even spoken Like someone done literally reached in and did with their bare hands pulled out that rib right through the...

Glimmer

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN GLIMMER by Neo Blaqness There is a joy I try to live by and that I endeavor to share with every soul I have been blessed to encounter; To try to be at least that one human being to understand the reasons for the absence of joy in the life of...

Unworthy

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN UNWORTHY -by Neo Blaqness How do you answer a woman who feels unworthy who says “If you knew the truth about me I know you’d desert me” I raise the question because some of you one day will meet a man not trying to have his way...

The Fallen

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN THE FALLEN -by Neo Blaqness If I can’t be true to me I can’t be true to you The truth is I am just what you see but so are the things you do You say don’t judge a book by its cover but what’s a brutha sposed to think...

Faith Walk

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN FAITH WALK by Neo Blaqness walk by faith not by sight cuz when your spirit tells you something’s not right yet you follow your eyes into the night thinking the path to Heaven is between some thighs and find the devil in disguise a million...

Atlas

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN ATLAS by Neo Blaqness Sometimes a friend will lift you up not because he is stronger, but because his feet can touch the bottom and he can hold his breath longer. For when your lungs are full of air you aren’t quite as heavy then, consider...

Pontius People

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN PONTIUS PEOPLE -by Neo Blaqness Inhale Exhale Pass Fail Go to jail Please us or Jesus or If you must Fade to dust Walk alone or ride Our bus Chompin Stompin Don’t forget your offerin Kneel down to our sound and receive your thorny crown...

What Then

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN WHAT THEN -by Neo Blaqness To you for whom some things are a sin let it be a sin for you but in a free society you cannot legislate YOUR truth you cannot simply have your way because you can’t stand the sight of same sex people in...

Corpses

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN CORPSES by Neo Blaqness There is a crime that has people doing time It’s called accessory after the fact When a person’s decision to make an omission of things that should have been said is as damaging as the crime itself even though...

Prognosis

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN PROGNOSIS – by Neo Blaqness How do you heal a wound Without knowing where it hurts When all you feel Is a something You wish would go away Like that sound in the night You can’t locate And won’t let you sleep Or that itch That always seems...

Unspoken

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN UNSPOKEN – by Neo Blaqness You knew From the moment The air left your lungs Joined by the tone of Your voice box And the form of your lips That your mind was Too late To stop what your spirit Had warned you about All along Gasping As if...

The Other Pillow

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN THE OTHER PILLOW ~By Neo Blaqness Tonight I shared my bed with the other pillow where she once rested her head where our eyes would slowly meet and our lips would gently greet before drifting off to sleep knowing that my eyes would open moments...

Abundantly

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN ABUNDANTLY ~by Neo Blaqness~ A life without true love is like a smile that no one sees warmth without a breeze a sky without a sea of stars to gaze upon and dream a child without laughter no hope of happy ever after just existing missing out...

Irreparable

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN IRREPARABLE by Neo Blaqness How many times can you climb to the top of Heart’s Hill with all your might and all your will holding on for dear life to another until they send you head over heals tumbling down covered over by the load of...

For No Good Reason

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN FOR NO GOOD REASON -Neo Blaqness Someone who makes you smile for no good reason Is like someone who can make you eat when you ain’t even hungry There’s just something in the seasoning Like salt on a sweet apple somehow pulls out the...

Brown Girl

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN BROWN GIRL -by Neo Blaqness Brown girl Brown girl I wanted you to be my world So I worked hard I wanted to be free but instead you wanted no part of me Brown girl Brown girl why it is that back in the day bruthas like me got clowned as gay for...

Original Black Girl

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN ORIGINAL BLACK GIRL -by Neo Blaqness Glistening in the midst of her chocolate silhouette is a smile that brightens the beauty of her soul a brownness that mother earth made to behold Lips that bubble at the joy of a kiss Hips that move to the...

When Brothers Meet

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN WHEN BROTHERS MEET ~By Neo Blaqness~ Today I met my brother, as I was walking across the street Tis true we share no mother but that’s not how it is when brothers meet In family skin is how we begin and truly recognize Be that of wealth or...

Today

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN TODAY by Neo Blaqness Today when you looked at me your eyes smiled with the innocence of a girl who had never known sadness Your face glowed like a child given a long awaited gift You tilted your head and blushed like a teenager whose first love...

This Walk

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN THIS WALK by Neo Blaqness I already know mine is not an easy heart to hold but I make no apology for being me I used to try to see eye to eye to walk by sight that wasn’t mine but I might as well been blind running into things that you...

Just Because

Just because someone don’t love you the way you want them to don’t make you unloved Just because everybody keeps asking you for your number don’t make you really wanted Just because somebody takes care of your bills don’t make you their only...

The Ride

I thought you were my friend you made me think again I wanted to believe you really cared but you didn’t have to go there I know that I was wrong I thought that I was strong enough and I know I wasn’t fair but you didn’t have to go there You...

Wifey Types

WIFEY TYPES by Neo Blaqness I look you you look at me we each see possibilities potential that we could be more than friends on a list through richer or poorer pronounce thee then kiss the only thing I can’t get past is seeing your heart through all that ass you...

Nothing

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN NOTHING by Neo Blaqness Have you ever noticed how quickly people get caught up when you have nothing to say like somehow your silence represents judgement of not only the situation but of who they are as a person all because you have chosen to...

Between

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN BETWEEN by Neo Blaqness In the silence between each breath I speak your name between each blink I see your face when my lips part I feel your kiss between each second It’s you I miss between each beat my heart does pause to hear its echo in...

While You Were Sleeping

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING by Neo Blaqness Before the dawn of each day when your face is at rest I gaze upon my love looking her best no makeup no glamour no rush to impress at peace in the skin God made you in perfection at last til you open your...

The Woman for Me

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN THE WOMAN FOR ME by Neo Blaqness I have never been into the wifey types A woman who just gives up her life to a man and bonds herself to his every wish as though she exists for his every command I always thought there’s got to be something better...

Impressions

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN IMPRESSIONS by Neo Blaqness Stop. Take a moment. Look at yourself. Now let me tell you what I see. It’s not your cleavage or your puckered lips or your ass raised in the air. It’s not your tongue stuck between your fingers or your...

Thyckness

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN THYCKNESS by Neo Blaqness How can I put this delicately without you thinking I’m bein mean I know I said I like your thyckness but baby I’m concerned about the sickness this complacency we now have with obesity so much so we...

Epiphany

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN EPIPHANY by Neo Blaqness There are many gods but one Creator. The fear of gods is the sustenance of ignorance. The worship of gods is the suppression of truth. The wisdom of gods is the perfecting of our faith. To walk with gods is the promise of...

The Path

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN THE PATH by Neo Blaqness Always choose to be who you are. until wisdom calls you to change Some are meant to walk with you far whilst others may think you strange But the biggest mistake that you can make is to change just so you can fit in...

Eulogy

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN EULOGY by Neo Blaqness when this body dies I will return to to the place where my wisdom lies and add to it the lessons of past mistakes then embark again to make even more that someday I might know enough to be god with...

A Home for Love

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN A HOME FOR LOVE by Neo Blaqness looking sexy might catch an eye but being humble will catch a heart a compliment might stroke an ego but does your presence stir a soul when you say something you speak to a mind when you are quiet a spirit listens...

With Love

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN WITH LOVE by Neo Blaqness We had a love for all the wrong reasons you were looking for someone to believe in you for a change and not just complain about all of the things you never could be instead of the things you are And so everyday you awoke...

A Rose for Sharon

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN A ROSE FOR SHARON by Neo Blaqness Before the winters of our discontent after the summer that we met I made the trek while you slept twenty miles just to uncover the snow that piled upon the windows of your car opened the door to leave a card and...

After Glow

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN AFTERGLOW by Neo Blaqness Its been a while now perhaps even longer on my part Time never moved fast since you been on my heart maybe its because I never wanted it to I wanted each second to last a moment moments to last hours hours to be a...

Only for Now

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN ONLY FOR NOW by Neo Blaqness I don’t know every answer Each day brings more questions Each experience new wisdom that redefines wut I thought I already knew So I am only as sure as I can be today tomorrow may show me another way like a...

To Stand

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN TO STAND by Neo Blaqness To stand for anything you believe is right is not about hatred it’s not about might it’s not about proving who’s wrong or who’s right it’s not about everything being black or white but about...

Epilogue

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN  EPILOGUE by Neo Blaqness If you died today and the only thing that mattered for your soul to be saved is that you truly loved someone what could you say that you once gave your heart but did you give your all did you play it safe did you leap or...

In My Mind

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN IN MY MIND by Neo Blaqness I spend a lot of time thinking about you maybe more than I should nah not in that way you think I do aiight I’m lyin but gurl those dreams are off da hook but still that’s not all I dream about things I never thought...

Convenient Care

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN CONVENIENT CARE by Neo Blaqness There’s not a day that I forgot to say I love you not a single day forget to say I care not a day went by I didnt work to know your struggles not a day that you didn’t know that I was here not a day that I put...

Close Enough

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN CLOSE ENOUGH by Neo Blaqness My daddy used to say close only counts in horse shoes and grenades that if you want success in any other way you don’t just pray to be blessed you get off your ass and pay your dues you step up and step out...

I Can’t

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN  I CAN’T by Neo Blaqness I cant fight the ghosts of every man who eva dun you wrong I can’t fill the space of every place where you never felt like you belonged I cant bear the pain of every heart that turned against your own I cant...