Zaria Whitacre

  • September 4, 2017By Zaria Whitacre

    This is a poem about acknowledging strife in your life, rising like a phoenix from the ashes of hurt, and acquiring the cool calmness of a peaceful river. This allows you to find the balance between passion and anger as well as ego and justice.   i sit in the crisp flowing river rocks large

  • August 27, 2017By Zaria Whitacre

    Do not be what you think society wants you to be. Be what you need you to be. Even if that’s not perfect. Do not let others control how you perceive your reality, because no matter who you are, you deserve to be loved and live a life full of beauty. A beauty that can only be

  • August 18, 2017By Zaria Whitacre

    This is a poem about the feeling of helplessness by many in America. Sometimes there is not an easy remedy and life is not filled with peace and flowers. However, recognizing and allowing yourself to feel these emotions are the first step to taking corrective action in your community.   This is not a political

  • August 12, 2017By Zaria Whitacre

    This is a poem about creativity, human emotions, and the unnecessary limitations we, as a society, place on those two pivotal aspects of humanity. This poem recognizes that is essential to allow yourself to feel your emotions in order to be at peace with your reality.   Creativity is not just a childlike state of

  • August 4, 2017By Zaria Whitacre

    This is a poem about the realities of anxiety. My friend Emelia recently collaborated with me by sharing her experiences with panic attacks, sensationalized mental health, and the importance of self acceptance. She aims to help others on similar journeys with the use of her experience and positively authentic outlook on life. Here, I attempted

  • July 27, 2017By Zaria Whitacre

    This is a poem about the pressure, and intensity that comes along with making life changing decisions. It can be hard to accept that we cannot control the future, and our present, only slightly. Therefore, in moments where we take a step back from our busy lives, it is important we breathe out fear and

  • July 13, 2017By Zaria Whitacre

    When there is a degrading comment used towards women, such as the one in this poem, I feel as though something must be said. It feels destructive and unproductive, but something beneficial can come out of any situation, including this one. So here is a poem about using a negative situation, turning it into an

  • July 10, 2017By Zaria Whitacre

    This is a poem about second hand stores. Finding yourself in a sea of mirrors and endless name brands can seem intimidating. But when you look beyond the labels and appreciate something, such as clothing, for it’s individual worth and value, you are fostering an environment of originality and authenticity. And that is a lesson