Break Knowledge


I’m tired of being left behind and I can’t lie

I’m frustrated with the purpose of being impactful and tactic in the way I speak

So you will know to change your ways and make better days to come

Because you’re still young in mind and time so you can fix all the things I couldn’t.

I’m tired of being undervalued in price and peace

I’m frustrated with the practice of being regulated by standards of people that didn’t have to walk in my shoes and exist how I live but give all the common advice to problems that they didn’t deal with it and that’s just it.

I’m tired of being used and abused and picked at from perimeters to determine angles of how you’re going to get to me or get at me because I’m finally following my dream. 

I’m frustrated with the perception that my complexion deems me less than what I really am and compares me to statistics and missions that are greater than me. And though my tenacity is real and this isn’t a big deal, I’m tired.

And I know I need a break.

Copyrighted 2019 by Tia Deas

Published by figurativekeys

Tia L. Deas was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on July 27, 1992. She grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia and Cocoa, Florida, before settling in Norfolk, Virginia. She is the mother to a handsome son named Tristan Deas. She received her Bachelors of Arts in English Literature in 2016. She will receive her Masters of Arts in Teaching English in December of 2018. She is currently in her second year teaching 6th grade English for Norfolk Public Schools. Tia is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated and Order of Eastern Star. Her passion is affecting her community and the world. Tia enjoys reading, playing bingo, and traveling the world. Change is her motivation.

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