Sonya Ayinde

A paralegal student at West Los Angeles College, Sonya decided to take an English creative writing course “to explore and to expand my knowledge about the many styles of writings.” She enjoys poetry “because it is my hobby, and I write about many subjects based on personal experiences and fantasy. I find that passion can be both strong and sentimental in thoughts and can be profound based on experiences and imaginations.” Taking a creative writing course “allowed me to write more, and re-create what I had already written as poetry.”


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"Her eyebrows went up and ears seemed to move forward like a radar…"

A beautiful summer day as Carina walked along the school’s corridor. She decided to sit down by the student area that overlooked the pine-green bushes to read her class assignments. In the meantime, different students sat at the adjacent seating areas, and engaged in general conversations. Some students who were women spoke specifically about their men who were in prison, began to glorify that concept. Carina was amazed! Her eyebrows went up and ears seemed to move forward like a radar that zoomed in on these women’s conversations about explicit sexual experiences with their men whenever they would get out of prison.

Boastful women!

First woman: “When my man gets out, I am going to let him bust my ass open because sex is going to be wild!” She smiled.

Second woman: “I am going to put a choker around his neck and pull him around before I give him the punany!”

Third woman: “My man sucks more D@#ks than I do!”

Laughter erupted...

Carina became mortified about the general conversations that had taken place, and packed up her class assignments into her schoolbag and walked away despondent. Thoughts raced through her mind about the brash and conspicuous encounter with these women, as she thought to herself:

I personally don't glorify crime, prison, or the total inability of ignorance.

This is idleness and will lead to an undeveloped mind
that perpetuates lack and melancholy.

The social disorder that created “poverty-of-the-mind”
takes no real responsibility when “class and physical characteristics” are so superficial and trivial, yet important enough for these entities to be repugnant and vain consciously.

When moral decadence of diabolical idiosyncrasy is an outcry, then the social disorder’s arrogance and simplistic
greed became practical; and these cycles of undeveloped minds continue to fester into tragedy.

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