beloved. in memory

Poem Today we learned of the passing of the great beautiful literary legend, #ToniMorrison, I wrote this poem today, in her memory. RIP. #poetry #communityofwriters #writing

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Two Directors Named John

Two Directors Named John. 4/30/19

Two directors named John. In #the80s and #the90s, there were movies. One for you. One for me. Two for you, Two for me. Until there were a multitude of stories on film told from very different yet similar perspectives. #JohnHughes spoke to us about suburban white. #JohnSingleton spoke to us about black hood. Both rang true to one experience or another, while staying true to their own unique identities, impacting all youth growing up in an era of 80s yuppie prosperity, and 90s drive bys and death, leaving us wondering, whatever happened to those characters, those fictional people, who we knew all too well as real life. RIP to our innocence.

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#PoemADay #30Poems30Days #AprPAD #WritersDigest, Today’s Theme: Reason

The national poetry month challenge is supposed to be for 30 straight days of writing poetry, however, in true fashion, I have fallen off and wittled my writing down to Wednesdays as my days get busy. So in an effort to at least stay on track, here’s this week’s contribution.  Today’s theme from the Writer’s Digest website is:  Reason

and the greatest of these 

the reason I love
God told me I had no choice
love is the best commandment

stack of love wooden blocks

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#PoemADay #AprPAD #WritersDigest today’s theme: lucky number

7 times 7  (April 8,2019)

Not a round number
but meaningful
nonetheless
I was born in 73
7 plus 3 is 10
10 minus 3 is 7
what does that mean?
nothing at all
I made it up
but the outcome
is still 7
I worked at my last job
for 7 years
I was initiated
into my sorority
in 2007
and I was the 7th person
in line
again
means nothing
but in my head
it gives me motivation
hope
and solace
that there is something
beyond me
when God
for some reason
continues to
bestow
not luck
but grace
upon me
in the form of
the infinite
number 7

gray chain on orange surface

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harlem sweeties. my favorite poem. recited by Mos Def.

I was listening to NPR today and they were talking about the modern day take on poetry and they asked the panelists what was their first exposure to poetry. That got me to thinking about my first exposure to poetry and my favorite poet and poem. My absolute favorite poem on earth is a poem called Harlem Sweeties by Langston Hughes, my favorite poet.  I like it because it was my first exposure to someone actually giving homage to all of the colors of the brown rainbow that black women come in. I recently found this version of the poem being performed by the rapper Mos Def. Enjoy!

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