Knight Time Tea Travels

Knight Time Tea Travels

by Kira Knight-McKay

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Overview

Knight Time Tea Travels by Kira Knight-McKay

Knight Time Tea Travels is an introspective journey Kira Knight-McKay collected over the past two decades of her own eclectic mix of reflections from childhood to the present.

Kira' s experiences helped her encompass encounters with acceptance. Kept all of her journals locked away with dreams to one day embrace the idea of manifesting a poetry book or two full of intense diary entries that encouraged mending wounds, expressing treasures found, and exotic satisfactions realized.

Knight Time Tea Travels is compiled of various metaphors and lively correlations of how drinking various hot teas can help heal, balance, and bring about a comforting ending to a sometimes trying day.

Enjoy Kira's cup of tea through the satisfaction of her first poetry book Knight Time Tea Travels... Savor and cherish your tea...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452066714
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 08/18/2010
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.22(d)

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Knight Time Tea Travels


By KIRA KNIGHT-MCKAY

AuthorHouse

Copyright © 2010 Kira Knight-McKay
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4520-6671-4


Chapter One

Green Teas

hints of get-up-and-go antioxidants has immense powers organize the soul fight off the control

Kira's cup of teaKira's cup of tea

Kira's about to share her soul Hoping it will help mend The past, future, & present within

Here's a saucer with a matching cup Tired of calling my own bluff Some issues were ruff and some not enough

Lot's of flavor's to acquire Sit with me, put on the fire Have a sip with me, or 3 I have lots of varieties now tell me

How do you like your TEA? Flaming hot or icy cold ...

espresso crimes

I feel for you and your sick ways adore you too, must be insane Why is wanting u such a craze

Why is it, what's bad, feels so right? In the middle of the moonlight Writing you this rhyme

So I did decide to leave you tonight But will I forever live a lie

Will I search for another With the same irresistible eyes Sipping espresso @ 3:09

Maybe it is a crime to depart your side Knowing we still have a void Everyone will forever know

Feeling like I'm just another toy The souls just won't collide Really should say goodbye

Why do I have to wait so long For you to believe our love song

Really is my crime Just to pass the time Sipping espresso @ 3:09 Time to say goodbye ...

mud survives

mud is murky said to be morally impure grimy to the unqualified eye but what is it really??

Replenishing to the existence A life that desires nourishment, a will to survive Optimism can float even thru the murky mud when others would rather die

MUD SURVIVES

cloudy to some, but not to those with the qualified eyes ...

DEAD PRESIDENTS

Money the root of the filth Evil that it holds, greed that it molds Has young girls looking incredibly old Lil boys patrolling the corner like trolls Waiting for the fiends to pay the toll Hoping 5-0 won't pop the hoe stroll All this for the hope of a stack of them dead presidents

Holes in the hearts of the pushers, Watching the blood seep from the crack heads souls All this for the power of them dead presidents

African gems, blood diamonds and gold's turn to powder Muddy water fills the tubs (what cowards) Hungry for a meal but more hungry for a 5-dollar holler high of dust, Bags of what they can smoke, shoot up, or toke These sacks feed to the mental distortion, extortion of the spirit For the lust of dead presidents

Pain is felt over and over again, new highs, new victims Taxes used to keep it going taxes used to keep all employed Hearts singing for the empty, grieving prayers for the diluted blood positive foundations never taught Love lost, evil brought for the lust & thrills just to say who's rich and who kills A curse foreseen for the glitz & gleam For a nation that still fiends for the love of them........Dead Presidents....

1 and 2

Thoughts of my past Some tranquil, some horrid Plenty of flashbacks Well..... Thought about 1 or 2 That would gloom a yellow paisley room

Decided to give myself a memoir class......with class Then burn the thoughts to ash

Spell it all out Pass it out to the girls, boys, all so dear Always telling them of valid facts in depth without fear Never wanna neglect Always pays respect Gotta protect the parties that may have left

Won't pursue Or try to sue But there may have been 1 or 2 That gained me a distraught mood Sure they may laugh But I'll chuckle too I know They're still some lame dudes Rude, shallow, &STILL looking for that obsession to make there lives go WOOHOO!!!

Boohoo to the 11 that raped my first heart And him 22 who tried with a dagger and a broom Dogs barked, doctors marked Just a few things that could've been my doom

Could have used real names to convey defeat My conquer never had to be too noise-say Children pay attention All that glitters is usually fools gold

Learn self respect, self protection finicky you need to be No it is not conceit You may be called a geek, nerd, or a bore Better than allowing them to score Keeping tally of a how many they can steal, dishonor and kill But children you may never heal

Block and shield

Don't get involved with those like 11 & 2,2, Just searching for that painful raw feel ...

This Time Has to Heal......

Chapter Two

Mint & Ginger Teas

Nature's wonder drugs I confess Fighting the stress Pungent taste cures this disturbed stomach Helping me fight through this mess Be blessed

The Absentees

so lonely would you hold me? where is mommy? working late to pay the bills, at the university acquiring her degree hoping for a better way so lonely but where is daddy unknown, absent, and never checked in shouldn't he be here, helping mommy nope, guess he doesn't wanna be so who is he? could I look like him, act like him too? WHO KNEW!!!!!

I know she searched for you Why don't you want us She is beautiful, clean and careful Drinks tea every night and day Cooks healthy meals With tofu, never eats steaks Has a garden with cucumbers, tomatoes, kale and collards Plants flowers just to help the bees pollinate, we love to sit & watch for hours

Nurses me when I'm under the weather, Holds me when the boys make me shed tears,

Destroyed all my fears

Reads to me about history, music, poetry and math year after year Dances with me in the rain put me in my first 4th of July parade Taught me how to roller-skate and bake a delicious chocolate cake

The pretty lady even smiled when we would have to wait in line, Picking up the absolutely "nutritious" government cheese, Or hoping to get approved for aid like food stamps, milk, health care, school lunch tickets, and bus passes too oh please don't stare you know this is true, you have to care

Please!!! dear Lord help us PLEASE..... I could hear her cry at night.....

Sneaking putting pennies together so I would never be aware That my birthday parties were pulled together by the last strands of her long graying hair Even sent me off to camp with care packages filled of heart felt devotion and flair

maybe you do not care, does it even matter one day you will recognize or maybe an absentee could never ever understand what is care all we really needed you to do was just to hold our hands....

VODKA within HIM

"Hey roller" You'll never make it You're too skinny, kinda funny looking too You remind me of my sister I HATE YOU

You'll never make it Love will never find you Listen to me when I yell at you A novice never wins I HATE YOU

Don't you know where I've been? Went to the Philippines, had dinners with the Japanese, Jumped 50,000 feet from fighter jets You'll never do that I bet

If you dash past I may trip or even choke your ass "Watch it roller" no body ever loved me, no one will ever love you you're just a filthy yellow nigga just like me and I hate you ...

the reply to him:

well I just wanna say thank you I've never used your words of hate, To relate

Remember you are the one who took the training wheels off my purple hand-me-down bike You made sure I learned before twilight Your face was proud as can be Even taught me to swim before I was three

As you can see I always loved you, knew it wasn't you Just the disease of alcohol stealing your soul blending you all shades of blue That's the part evil loves to control Evil loves to grasp once happy souls

"BEHOLD"

Even as a little girl I knew You didn't want me to turn out like you But I will always love you no matter what and I thank you ...

The Monster left the room

18 years after the act his dark skin turned extra pale ashamed & shocked to be exact to see the young woman he once failed

remembered that cold wet winter night how he dragged her by her hair she screamed call 911 in the restaurant but not a soul even cared threw her in the truck he hydroplaned all the way there she tried to take a leap but he held grasp of her Rapunzel like hair remembered how she begged "door man please help me if you care" monster just gave the door man a cash tip with his slithery cold hand still grasping her hair firmly with the right then tossed her down his stairs

entered the room of despair where she did nothing but try to get away from there she cried and cried how did she end up in a monster's lair

his caged dogs barked while he ripped off all her clothes pulled off her boots then continually bashed her diamond pierced nose

his bare hands

choked her till she couldn't breath for air used a collection of walking sticks to belt & change her beautiful tanned skin to shades of black, green, blue and a slight hue of brown too

dangled her out the window warned her if she told even if he went to prison she would be tortured till she's old

she finally fainted of thoughts she should just let it all go

she woke an hour later confused to see the monster entering in and out inside her hole he was crying and praying over her multi colored shaded thin body Why do these monsters prevail?

she hoped someone would find her prayed just send her home AT LAST

a whole day or two later he finally let her go

the monster left the room murdered her virginity used torture for his control how do these monsters exist the sick coldhearted souls

today the heathen monster looks withered and frail shooting heroin feeding the monstrous desires that all failed

He must have had a behavioral issue or 2 way back in 1982

Saw him from across the room

Now on his last leg, toothless, and penniless Felt a lil sorry for the fiend But she snickered deep inside Turned and walked the other way To control her toothy smile 18 years ago that's the same sick monster that attempted to steal her life, and beautiful smile ...

(Continues...)



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Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter 1 Green Teas....................1
Kira's cup of tea....................2
espresso crimes....................3
mud survives....................4
Dead Presidents....................5
1 and 2....................6
Chapter 2 Mint & Ginger Teas....................9
The Absentees....................10
Vodka within Him....................12
The Monster left the room....................14
3 days to your destruction....................17
excuses....................18
While u were out....................19
gone....................21
Chapter 3 Red Roobios & Passionflower Teas....................23
something you need?....................24
Frankincense & Myrrh....................25
iced tea, hot tea....................26
love poem....................28
Full Moons....................29
Nag Champa Stick....................30
Traveling through tropical tea....................31
dance....................32
Chapter 4 Chamomile Teas....................35
Multicultural....................36
the number 1 & me....................37
for better or worse....................40
Prove or get approved from New York to Hollywood....................41
the letter....................44
many states, cities, & towns....................46
New Orleans....................47
Ms. "O"....................49
musical dreams....................51
Chapter 5 Black Teas....................55
1929....................56
The Gown....................58
cousins, sisters, friends....................61
curve....................62
My Moon, My Star....................64
Dare....................66
Chapter 6 Almond Tea....................69
Beaches....................70
kissing me....................72
home or house....................74
white candle....................75
Simba Sue....................77

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