All The Things I Never Said: A collection of poems written by TeErica Tatum

Author: TeErica Tatum


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In this intimate collection of poetry, readers will leaf through some playlists, recipes, personal stories, and journal prompts. This book is an interactive experience that tells the author’s story of evolution from girlhood to womanhood in the form of art.


They have a saying about sticks and stones

and words and bones

Something about how they’ll always get thrown

but you’ll never let them dictate your self-talk; your tone

Your voice booms and occupies the room

leaving no space for my inner child to bloom

Sucking up all the oxygen, leaving none for me to consume

INHALE. 1..2..3 EXHALE… it’s you, not me

I’ve puffed my cheeks

and spit out defeat

eating words so sharp, they cut my teeth

slashed my jaw until it was raw

You may as well have used a saw

Capitalizing on every flaw

using my skin to declare your win

celebrating my hanging chin

How do you heal the wounds you feel

How do you soothe the sores you can’t see

all the bruises and bumps on my psyche

so sticks and stones may break my bones, but

it is your words that grind them to dust

TeErica Tatum is an unapologetic black woman. She is loud, bold and unconventional. She is all those things that people grew up afraid of being. Therefore, she is misunderstood at times and wrongly perceived. Through writing, she has discovered self and developed a deep gratitude for life.

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Black & White

Pages: 204 | Trim Size: 5.5x8.5

Genre: Poetry

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