Cezanne’s Poetry

In 2014 I won the title ‘International Artist of the Year’ in the Spokenword Billboard Awards (USA) for my debut poetry collection ‘Seeds of Love’.

Listen to some of the poems, which also feature in my Self-help novel Journey of a Sister:

“Look to Me!” (God’s Reply)

(Features in Year One of Journey of a Sister, download it for $1.29)

Think on My Love
Think on My goodness
Think on My grace
And all the things I’ve done for you.

When you think on these things
Your problems will become small
Your mountains will become molehills
And everything you aspire to WILL become reachable.

Don’t look at your situation, look to Me!
You can do all things, through Me.
I Am the Way that makes crooked paths straight,
I AM the Key that unlocks the doors
I AM the Great I AM.

Do not fear when trials come your way
Do not bend when temptation is at your door
Always remember that in trials there are testimonies,
And no Testimony without a TEST.

So don’t be discouraged,
Don’t feel downhearted,
Be of good cheer
And always remember that in Me
There is victory.

© Cezanne 2001
Music by Noel Robinson


Who Am I?

(features in Year Two of ‘Journey of a Sister’)

Who am I?

I am a remnant of my ancestors,

Torn from my Motherland

By the rape of slave traders.

Who am I?

I am a watered-down version of an African Queen

My blood is diluted,

So mixed that it’s now in-between!

My skin is no longer its original colour

Rich, dark, like Black Gold

The colour of…tar.

Black Gold

Yet still, I have Royal Blood flowing through my veins

For my ancestors were Kings, Queens, Rulers

Inventors, scientists, leaders…

I am the descendant of a Kemetic Dynasty

And I radiate my inner divinity…

Who am I?

I am from a rare tribe of Black people

We’re called ‘Warriors’

For we do not give up the fight for our freedom

Stolen by Westerners.

We seek to reclaim our culture, heritage and identity

Our mental strength and unity

For without these we can never be free.

We use the positive parts of our history

To break free from the chains of mental slavery

So we’re not only physically, but mentally free.

We think and act for ourselves

Avoiding the need to be indoctrinated by religion,

Or negative media promoting Self-hatred.

We have a sense of spirituality

And are not motivated by lust, worldly greed or money.

We take responsibility for our children seriously

And make a positive contribution to our community.

So now the question is,

Who are you?

Are you from the same tribe as me?

© Cezanne 2008

Djembe Drum: Chi Bomani


R U ‘The One’?

Features in Year 5 of ‘Journey of a Sister’, listen in browser to stay on this page:

R U The One,

Can you make my heart beat like an African drum?

(du-dum, du-dum, du-dum)

 Are you the star I’ve been hoping, wishing and praying upon?

Is it you sending me positive vibrations

Letting me know that I’m The One?

Do you love me, the Black Woman

And will you put me on a pedestal, where I belong?

Will you hold me in high esteem

And treat me like a Queen?

Can I look up to YOU

And give you the respect you want from me;

Do you conduct yourself with honesty, dignity and integrity?

R U The One?

Are you my soul mate,

The One with whom I can share a deep spiritual connection

Are you looking for True Love, or just a one night stand?

Come on, can we talk freely?

And will you open up to me completely

Because communication is the key…

Can you relate to me?

I am a spiritual being having an earth experience

And I’d like to experience something with you

What would it be?  It would be like a fire ignited

Two souls from a past life, finally re-united!

You are the object of my desire, but I don’t know

Can you take me to my highest heights

And then, can we go a little… higher?

See, I’m seeking The One who experiences a natural high

Through prayers and meditation

Who operates on a higher spiritual vibration,

Connecting with the Mother/Father of all creation…

R U ‘The One’?

You are my brother and a King,

So don’t deny me my rightful position as your Queen

I’M the one you need,

No other race can take my place,

I am your spiritual and intellectual equal!

Hmm…I don’t even know if you’re The One

Maybe you’re just a figment of my imagination…

But, can we tune our thoughts in synchrony,

Two becoming One Mind, as in the great Marriage Mystery

For what God joins together no one can come between.

Yes, I’m looking for my husband!

Someone who’ll treat me the way I deserve to be

R U ‘The One’?

Can you make me submit to you,

Not through force, but willingly

Because you are submitted to the Almighty?

Because then, I will give you the respect you deserve

Honouring you and treating you like a King,

(your throne being our home)

Can we live together in unity;

Perfect love, perfect peace

Perfect harmony?

Yes, I’m looking for my King!

Someone who takes pride in;

Himself, his culture, his history

Who’s not ashamed of his Black-identity;

R U ‘The One’?

Do you know your history?

Are you mentally free?

Do you know where you’re coming from?

Are you like a tree, standing strong?

You must know these things

For you to be ‘The One’!

Because if you’re The One,

Then maybe I can be The One you can depend on

The One you can trust and lean on?

I will nurture you into your unfolding

I will love holding you in my arms

I will caress you, cherish you, treasure you,

Like a rare diamond found in Ancient Kemet

And brought to this land where no price could be put on it!

Yes, I will treasure you and polish you daily

Until those rough edges become smooth…

And then,

I will support you – emotionally

Helping you achieve all your dreams

I won’t hurt you, mistreat you, disrespect you,

At least, not unless you give me reason to…

I will give to you selflessly,

Seeking nothing in return

I will love you unconditionally

And together we will be an immutable force

Which nothing can come between

Except of course God, Who is our Source.

You will be my Sun and I will be your Moon,

and we can feed off each other’s energy

Spreading Love to our community

And sharing our good fortune…

Now I know this is a tall order,

But brothers, if you think you fit the position

Then show me by the raising of your hand –

That is, ONLY if you’re ‘The One’!

© Cezanne 2009

Acoustic Guitar: Theo Calliste (spiritra@hotmail.co.uk)

Djembe Drum: Chi Bomani


The Preparation

Features in Year Two of ‘Journey of a Sister’

A poemsong of Sensuality and Spirituality, listen in browser to stay on this page:

As you walk in,

I can feel your passion…rising.

But you’re not ready for me

See, you’re still carrying the negative energy

You picked up along the way during your day.

So let me run you a bath

And help you wash all your troubles away

Leave behind all the pressures of life

The worries and strife

The drama, the bills

And enter if you will, into my Queendom

A safe haven

A place of mental freedom

Feel my energy

Come, lay your head on my chest

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Let me stroke your face,

Erase the tension,

Feel my breath

as I whisper sweet words of love in your ears

Ease your fears,

Let me massage away the stresses of the day

Relax, enjoy!

Let your Self go

Think of nothing,

Not even me

Let the aromatherapy soothe your mind, spirit, soul and body

Allow it take over all your senses

Let your mind be free

Hmmm…there you go

Now you’re ready for me!

Touch me, and now I want you to

Touch me, you know it’s only you

Who can make me feel the way that you do

So touch me and make my dreams come true.

You’re my Sun, I’m your Moon

Ooooh, there’s nothing more I love to do

Than to share my energy with you

‘Cos you give it back to me so damn good!

(Oh baby, you make me wanna sing

with this sweet sweet loving you’re giving!)

So touch me,

Lay your kisses on me and

Touch me all over my body baby

‘Cos when you’re touching me your love for me I feel

So touch me and let me feel your energy

Mmmmm….yeah, right there baby…

© Cezanne 2010

Acoustic Guitar: Theo Calliste (spiritra@hotmail.co.uk)


Ode to My King Part 1 

(Written in the style of Ancient Egyptian Poetry)

Features in Year Five of ‘Journey of a Sister’, listen in browser to stay on this page:

What shall I compare you to?

'Fruitful Mind'(Male) 2010

You are like a tree, standing tall and strong
With roots that go much deeper than our wrong;
See, you remember the richness of our history
Before slavery,
When we ruled as Kings and Queens,
Scientists and inventors,
Building empires…

And now, you bear the mark of our ancestors;
You are strong, both physically and mentally
You have the Genius Gene,
Man, don’t know how much you inspire me!

Let me study YOU and get my degree
From Mother Nature’s university,
For there is nothing more I’d like to achieve:

Your eyes are like two pools, sparkling and watery
And in them I see the perfect reflection of…me.

Your nose resembles the ones cut off the great statues in Egypt;
Too defined for the white man’s mind,
But I like it!

Your lips are like two juicy mangoes,
And your kisses, sweeter than honey.
Your voice is like a deep, dark river
Carrying me away to ecstasy…

Your neck is like a tower, strong and sturdy
And around it you wear a reminder of our history.

Your teeth are like a string of cowrie shells,
And when you smile you light up my world  😀

The scent of your skin is like Frankincense & Myrrh
(Breathes in) Mmmmm….Refreshing!

Your locks are all individually cultivated from the root,
Like a well-kept garden in bloom.

Your hands are strong, but soft
And you know to handle me – gently.
You are an Artisan;
Your hands bring forth the work of a skilled craftsman.

Your physique is unique;
Natural muscle definition under your skin,
With rich tones of melanin!
Your body is like carved mahogany, dark and shiny.

Like an apple tree amongst the trees of wood,
So is my beloved amongst the Kings.

You are like a tree planted by the rivers of water
That brings forth its fruit in due season
Your leaf does not wither,
And whatever you put your hands to prospers!

Your legs are like two pillars, strong and muscular
And when you walk, you remind me of a black panther.

Let the hunter in you chase me
I cannot be caught easily,
But once in the snare of your love
I will not wish to be set free.

Who is this I see running towards me
Like a black stallion galloping in the wind?
Behold, it is My King!
Locks flashing,
Dark skin glistening,
With a golden aura around him!

You look awesome to me,
From the crown of your head to the soles of your feet
You are altogether lovely!
And I’m not just talking about physically
There’s more to you than meets the eye;
You have a presence about you and I assume that
Your aura fills a room!

You are The One, the unique One
You are like a rare black pearl, 
More precious to me than any other brother –
Turn your eyes away from me
For I am overcome with desire!

One look from you and my knees quiver,
My heart skips a beat and I feel the fire!

I wish I were your mirror
so you would look at me daily.
I wish I were your clothes,
so you would always wear me.
I wish I were part of your affairs, like a wife
With me by your side,
You could achieve anything in life.

Let me be The One to cherish and adore you
And will you love me, honour me,
And treat me like the Queen that I am?

Take me to Kush, the Land of Kings,
Where you originate from
There I will give you my love
Under the heat of the blazing sun…

Look at you, standing tall and strong
Brilliantly Black, sun-kissed skin,
With beautiful eyes for looking in
Sweet lips for kissing –
Your lips, oh My King, drip words so nourishing!
You speak words of life, not just any
And when you talk, you have not one phrase too many.

I know you might think I’m obsessed with you
But what else can I do?
I am a Strong Black Woman,
My only weakness is…YOU.

© Cezanne 2009

Djembe drum: Chi Bomani


‘Trust’ feat. Chi Bomani

(Features in Year Two of ‘Journey of a Sister’)

When we come together,

We’re like a river flowing effortlessly.

Safe in your arms, your embrace is the only protection I need.

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But we both need time to grow, baby

To develop ourselves individually

So I’m giving you the space that you need

With no expectations from me

(And I want you to know)

I trust you baby  (rep 2)

I know you’ve got your things to do

And I’ve got mine too

But we know our love is true

And I know I can depend on you

‘Cos we both need time to grow, baby

We both have our own goals to achieve

So you are free to follow your dreams

With no expectations from me

(‘cos expectations inhibit the flow of love,

And we’re in a place where love flows freely)

I trust you baby (rep 3)

Being with you, there’s no place I’d rather be

But we’ve got to take the time out individually

Yet we know our love is true

Baby I trust you, you know I do…

© Cezanne 2010

Acoustic Guitar: Theo Calliste (spiritra@hotmail.co,uk)

Djembe drum/male vocals: Chi Bomani


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We Belong Together 

Features in Year 7 of ‘Journey of a Sister’, listen in browser:

Inspired by the film ‘Sankofa’, dedicated to descendants of enslaved Afrikans  who are still suffering from Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome 

Yeah I know sometimes I don’t treat you right

And I bet you wonder what happened to me

Why I seem so uptight and angry?

And all I seem to wanna do is fuss and fight

And not give you the right to take your place

As King upon your throne in our home?

But sometimes I can’t seem to help the way I feel,

It’s like something that’s been passed down to me through my bloodline

And I need you to help me heal…

See, my brother, my King,

I’m beginning to innerstand

That I’m still in an emotional state of shock

After seeing the things they did to you in our history

And the things they did to me!

So you see,

There’s a lot of healing that needs to take place between you and me,

And our community

And I’m willing to do whatever it takes to help us heal, are you?

Because brother, I want us to be together

I choose you, not another.

And I’m trying, I’m really trying to heal

But you’ve got to help me, and I’ve got to help you

Brother, we need each other

I can’t do it without you, and you can’t do it without me

We’ve got to stick together, We Belong Together.

Let’s not let another come between us,

Let the love for each other be stronger

(We’ve got to heal ourselves)

And I know sometimes I don’t treat you right

And all I wanna seem to do is fuss and fight

And not give you the right to take your place

as King upon your throne in our home

But I can’t do it without you,

And you can’t do it without me

See, we need each other

We’ve got to stick together,

We Belong Together.

Let’s not let another come between us,

Let the love for each other be stronger.

My brother, my King

We’ve got to do this together

(We’ve got to heal ourselves)

And I know sometimes I treat you like less than a man

And yes I know you have your own issues to deal with

Lack of employment weighing you down

Disabling you from providing for me and our children

‘Cos that’s the way they planned it,

So that I would not give you your rightful position as ‘My King’

But I will do my best to help you in whatever way I can,

To help you rise and be the man you’re destined to be, to me.

And there are times when I pretend I don’t need you,

And you act like you don’t want me

But the truth is,

I’m your sister, you’re my brother

And we’ve got to stick together

We need each other,

We Belong Together.

Let’s not let another come between us,

Let the love for each other be stronger.

(We’ve got to heal ourselves)

And yeah, I know sometimes I verbally abuse you

Because there’s so much pain inside of me

But today I pledge to do the best I can

To help you rise to be the man,

The King you’re destined to be.

© Cezanne 2010

Acoustic Guitar: Theo Calliste (spiritra@hotmail.co.uk)


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“I Am What I WILL to Be!”

Features in Year 6 of Journey of a Sister, also features in William Frederick Cooper’s book ‘Unbreakable’, listen in browser:

I am…Cezanne!
And I’m not just jumping on the “I Am…” bandwagon
Along with the likes of Beyonce, Nas and Slim
Because none of them took the time to explain the great significance
behind these two small words,
But in this poem, I will.

‘I AM’ are the two most powerful words in the universe,
Because anything following “I am…” is creative
Whether it is POSITIVE or NEGATIVE
So by using Positive Affirmations starting with “I am…”
You can steer your Self in the way you wish to go
(A Positive Affirmation is a strong statement
that something is ALREADY so).

Your WILL is the part of you that drives you
Either you control IT, or it controls YOU!
You can use your will to accomplish whatever you may
“Where there’s a will there’s a way” they say…

“I am… Cezanne!”
I can write
I can paint
I can dance
I can sing
I can do anything I put my mind to!
And so can you…

Years ago (long before it was actually so)
I began telling my Self;
“I am a brilliant and successful artist!”
“I am a prolific writer!”
“I am a first-class performer!”
“I am mentally free!”
And now,
I am what I WILLED to be!

Let me give you an idea how I train my subconscious mind
To believe the suggestions I make to it
So that IT co-operates with ME;
By using my will-power with the power of “I am…”
I am in the process of changing everything about me
Recreating Who I Am and Who I wish to be
So listen carefully…

“I am the master of all my thoughts and feelings”
Whatever I say my mind has to follow – I am the one in control!

“I am in a constant state of bliss”
By keeping my Self feeling happy,
I am attracting good things to me!

I am what I WILL to be!

“I am grateful for every little thing that happens to me”
My positive mental attitude of gratitude
Helps me to see the good in every situation,
And opens the doors for me.

“I am in control of my destiny”
I don’t have a victim mentality
Every experience I go through only serves to give me the opportunity
To decide Who and What I will to be.

“I am strong”
I bend, but I don’t break.
I rise above every challenge that life throws at me
Metaphorically, I am like a tree planted by the rivers of water
That brings forth its fruit in due season
My leaf does wither,
And whatever I put my hands to PROSPERS!

“I am unique”
I am an extraordinary woman doing extraordinary things;
I THINK differently, ACT differently and SPEAK differently

I Am What I WILL to Be!

“I am a Truth-seeker and a Truth-speaker”
I know the Truth, and the Truth has set me FREE!
I am free to follow the path of Truth wherever it may lead…

“I am a born leader”
I have the ability to influence many
Through the various gifts and talents that have been given to me.

“I am an Advancing Personality”
And I WILL take all who wish to follow with me!

“I am a natural healer”
I have the power to heal with my hands,
My voice and the words I speak
My work sends out a healing energy.

I am what I WILL to be
And nothin’ or no-one ain’t stopping me! (rep)

“I am subject to change”
With me, nothing stays the same!
I am constantly moving, changing, evolving
Transforming my life into Who I Am
And Who I wish to be!

“I am a channel”
The ancestors speak through me,
So listen carefully…

I am the Original Woman –
I was here first;
MAN came out of WOMAN
HE came out of SHE
MALE came out of FEMALE
And HE came out of HER
See, it’s hidden in the words!

“I am a True and Living Goddess”
That is, God in the flesh!
Made in the image and likeness of the Great I Am
I have the creative power of the universe at the tip of my tongue!
I can speak things into being
And when my thoughts, words and actions are aligned
All three unlock the creative power within me.
My body is my temple – sacred.
I am what I WILL to be!

“I am spiritual”
There’s more to me than meets the eye;
99% of me you cannot even see!
I am a Spirit, living in this body,
More Divine than human
Yet I use my body to express my Self perfectly.

I study Ancient Wisdom like a religion
Yet this ‘Higher Education’ cannot be gained from any university;

I am what I WILL to be.

“I am sexual”
Is it possible to be spiritual AND sexual?
As I awaken the Sex Goddess within me
I experience the joy of discovering
That sex is a natural form of healing,
And the fountain of youth;
I take sex seriously as I study
The Tantric secrets that link SEX to SPIRITUALITY
And I find that to reach the highest heights
Real magic happens when I fully surrender;
And as I am renewed and recharged,
I radiate rejuvenating elixir for my partner!

“I am a great creator”
I can create from nothing but the raw materials of mental principles!
My sexual energy is the key to my creativity…

I am what I WILL to be!

“I am a genius”
Genius is developed through the Sixth Sense;
I stimulate my mind so it vibrates at a higher frequency
This enables me to tap into the faculty of my Creative Imagination
There I am able to see what others don’t see
I let my in-tuition guide me as I create SOMETHING out of NOTHING
Which is real creativity.

I am the creator AND the creation,
The giver AND the gift,
The teacher AND the student;
I learn as I teach,
I practice what I preach
I am compassionate and caring
Sensitive and sharing
I give unconditionally
Whether you give back to me
I give to those in need
I see money as a seed
What I sow I will reap
But I don’t give to receive
I am the Source,
Everything comes from me
And everything returns TO me
It’s just a Natural Law of the Universe!

I am what I WILL to be
And nothin’ or no-one ain’t stoppin’ me! (rep)

“I am a freedom-fighter”
I fight for the right to be free, daily!
I’m constantly breaking free from the mental chains of religion,
Mis-education and how society tells me I should be

I’m always breaking boundaries,
Thinking OUTSIDE of the box
So don’t try to cage me into your way of thinking;
Who are you to tell me what I should think, do and expect
Don’t you know I have my own spirit guides and intellect?
I will not be controlled by the will of another,
Not even my own black brother!
I have a mind of my own
And a free will to use it,
My mind, I am the only one to control it!
If I didn’t ask for your advice,
What makes you think you should give it?
So you master your mind
And let me master mine
My will, not your will, be done! (laughs)

Some call me an inspiration,
Others, an abomination!
People can think and say all kinds of things about me but

I am what I WILL to be
And nothin’ or no-one ain’t stoppin’ me! (rep)

“I am a Mastermind”
To think according to what you can see is easy,
But to think ‘Truth’ regardless of appearances requires mental tenacity;
I think thoughts of riches when faced with poverty
I think thoughts of perfect health when sickness attacks my body
I choose not to believe everything I hear or read in the newspapers and on T.V. (tell-lie-vision)
Because I know that this world is the EFFECT of our mentality
The CAUSE is our collective thoughts
But the work starts with me
To keep my thoughts on track every minute of every hour
So I can change my world from the inside out
I’m mastering my mind through my sheer WILL-power!

“I am a great success!”
Success in life is becoming what you choose to be
Not what society tells you you should be!
“I am great”
Not because I want others to serve me
But because I wish to be of service to others
And give to those in need
It is my will to give to the poor and needy
As Jesus would have said
“She that will be great among you,
Let her serve”.

I am what I WILL to be
And nothin’ or no-one ain’t stoppin’ me! (rep)

“I am a Best-Selling Author”
I am changing millions of minds for the better
Through my books, art and poetry –
I am what I WILL to be.

“I am goal-oriented”
(Not time oriented)
Time is just an illusion;
In Truth the past, present and future are all in one
I believe in time-lines,
Not dead-lines
So I will reach my goals at the right time…

“I am a risk-taker”
I prefer the challenges of life
To the guaranteed existence
The thrill of fulfilment
To the stale calm of Utopia.

“I am financially free”
I no longer wish to be a kept citizen
Humbled and dulled by having the government look after me
I will not trade my freedom for beneficence
Nor my dignity for a handout
I will support myself and my children independently
I am what I WILL to be.

“I am a money-magnet”
Money comes to me easily and frequently
The flow of currency is always towards me.

“I am rich!”
There’s nothing wrong in desiring money,
Desire is the seed which gives birth to reality
The lack of money is what prevented me from fulfilling my destiny
Without money I could not have produced this CD,
Or bought the tools I needed to express my Self freely,
I desire riches so that I can make the most of my Self;
BE my best, DO my best, HAVE the best,
To help my Self and others reach our potential, fully
So, I am what I WILL to be!

“I am a Queen – Royalty”
Health, wealth and abundance are mine
I have the right to be rich
It is my birthright
I was born to live an abundant life
To have the best of everything
I am a child of the King
Heir to the Kingdom of Heaven,
Which is within.

“I am in perfect health”
Mind, spirit and body
“I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy!”

“I am being the change I want to see”
As taught by Mahatma Ghandi,
Changing my world from the inside out
I am what I WILL to be.

I WILL my Self to wellness!
I WILL my Self to transformation!
I WILL my Self to claim the riches of God’s Kingdom!

What I will for my Self,
You can be too
All you have to do is tell your Self that you’re ‘it’ already
And soon you’ll become what you WILL to be!

Marcus Garvey gave the call for liberation
And now his place I fill:

© Cezanne 2010
Music by Dave Anderson


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