Beyonce’s Poem to Her Unborn Twins – I Have 3 hearts

    I have 3 hearts

    I’m watching life inside me grow;

    There’s life growing inside of me

    And i’m beside myself with dreams.

    Was it your voice i heard? you speak to me

    From inside me,

    I have three hearts.

    Girl turning into woman

    Woman turning into mother

    Mother turning into venus

    Mother is a cocoon where

    Cells spark, limbs form, mother

    Swells and stretches to protect her

    Child, mother has one foot in this world

    One foot in the next,

    Mother, black venus

    In the dream i am crowning



    And YEMOJA

    Pray around my bed,

    I can smell jasmine,

    I wake up as someone

    Places a wreath

    Upon my head.

    Venus falls in love,

    Flowers grow wherever

    Love touches her, this

    Is how she is reborn

    I look at photographs of my mother

    When she was pregnant with me,

    Does she feel how i feel now?

    Venus has flooded me,

    Second planet from the sun,

    I wake up on her foamy shore.

    She wants to take me to meet my children.

    I’ve done this before i’m still nervous.


    – (Warsan Shire)


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