Featured Author and Poet: Rosemarie Wilson

Meet author and poet Rosemarie Wilson

Rosemarie Wilson was raised on Detroit, Michigan’s east side. The youngest of four brothers, she became involved in the community at a young age. As a Girl Scout from kindergarten through high school, she learned valuable lessons by helping others. Raised in the Baptist church and educated in the Detroit Public School system, Rosemarie graduated from Cass Technical High School and spent two years at West Virginia State College.

Upon returning to Detroit, Rosemarie obtained her bachelor’s degree from Davenport University (formerly Detroit College of Business). In 2005, as a staunch advocate of fidelity, Rosemarie’s conscience was awakened with her induction into the literary world as the editor of “Saved, Single and Satisfied” written by Shaunda R. Hill.

Since that time, Rosemarie has been active as a guest on the Write the Vision “Raisin’ the Praiz” radio show on Detroit’s WHPR FM, 88.1. Her poetry has also been featured in Jolie Magazine (http://www.jolie-magazine.com/), the Soul S.I.S.T.A.H.S. CafĂ© of Reading and Poetry (www.thesistahsministry.com/soulsistahscafe.htm) and the Key of Gee Newsletter (http://www.keyofgee.com/). For the past 19 years, Rosemarie has been employed at top law firms in Michigan and freelances in her spare time. She is the proud parent of a miniature daschund Remy Black.

In MY Own Words...

Hello Black Pearls family! My name is Rosemarie Wilson, author of One Single Rose . . . Poetry Blossomed from a Rose Core (http://www.onesinglerose.com/). Today I will be sharing with you a piece from my poetry collection entitled "Fair Game", discussing the State of African American Relationships. Today, it seems like men and women don't value or respect committed relationships. Wrote a poem about it, wanna read it, here it is:

Fair Game
Before partnering, unmarried men were fair game.
Took someone’s man—feel quite the same?
No longer comfortable hanging with single women,
Working hard at becoming happily married with children.

Would it sit well if a woman pursued your man?
He’s not married and fair game from what you had me understand.
Reluctantly disclosing a former outlook that’s changed,
Looking back on reckless views that now appear deranged.

Should people respect a relationship just recently committed?
Should former ways of thinking be promptly acquitted?
Desiring the respect that’s never been shown.
Praying that women leave committed men alone.

Loving your man, in him you’ve laid trust.
Going for broke, all or nothing, together forever or bust.
Been together two joyous years.

Laughed and loved barely shedding any tears.
Now your man is starting to act slightly foreign.
Called a woman’s name as he slept and was snoring.
Repeated calls to him ring on an unanswered phone.

Wait it out, or maybe drive by his home?
He told you Monday afternoon that night he’s working late.
Monday evening he ate from another woman’s plate. . .
Who considered your man as fair game.

She embraces your old ways now you think it’s a shame.
What goes around comes around, you didn’t quite believe.
The same way he came may be the same way he’ll leave.

© 2009 Rosemarie Wilson; All Rights Reserved

From her first poetry collection entitled:
“One Single Rose...Poetry Blossomed from a Rose Core”

Put negative energy behind you and let it push you forward to greatness! -- One Single Rose

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