frequent flyer: “because brown girls love hard, with no strategy”




frequent flyer is my free music download series, originally intended to be posted randomly, on any given friday. but yesterday was the first day of the new year. and i was blessed to release a new .:frequent flyer:. and it felt so good…so that inspiration moved me to do another .:frequent flyer:. today…this art is not ours…we dont truly own it…so i send this to you with love and gratitude…

and oh yeah! this joint is produced by my son. eli lakes. GIVE THANKS!

free download here:

i love u.

and not just for the sake of my Lord.

or for the sake of good.

I love you for no reason. no longing has every lived in my heart, resided in my chest,filled my every breath, or taught me how much of myself has not ever been mine…until this

i would have never begged.


use my body in remembrance of your Lord

use my body in remembrance of your lust.

turned into love

turned into life

within me

sacred secret

held in silence

upon me

your breath is sweetenough to swallow

i love you


riddled with scars

wounds in partst

hat are hidden

and holy

and lonely

for your return

i gave birth to your nation

before you decided to leave me

now im left with tribes that must be tended to

memories that must be remebered too

i was once so beautiful that you could not bring your eyes to greet my grace

bring your eyes to see my face

hold my scent you seek to trace

my sweetnees in my absence

my secret since then has beena love story told

out loud leaving out all the good parts

bleeding still my poor heart

for brown girls that love too hard

against hessitations

eeking our fathers faces

in men we dont recognize

in love that wont compromise

for brown women that stand by your side because we know our absence

will disable you

render you def dumb and blind

my love is my art

that is too abstract for you to honor

so i will bless you

in your worst of times

by remaining loyal

even when you walk away

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Taqwa padilla on March 28, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Assalaamu alaykum. I had listened to your poem once on youtube. I later decided to check out more of you work. I just wanted to say your poetry is beautiful and this poem right here completely captured my heart and portrayed my feelings. I really admire you. I converted to Islam at the age of 13, I grew up in a broken home and became a product of my enviroment. I am now 17 and have come to a realize change doesnt come by itself. People like yourself and Amir inspire me. I look up to both of you immensely. When ever feeling down I run to both of your poetry and feel a sense of belonging while everything I’ve ever held inside is being released through your words. Please continue to write for brown girls such as myself. May Allah bless you.


  2. […] [title from "because brown girls love hard, with no strategy" by liza garza] […]


  3. This is beautiful, and powerful like a wave beating the shore over and over. The strength in meaning is its imposition on the audience and refusal to change. This is great!


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