#PoemADay #WritersDigest #AprPAD Today’s Theme: Painter

If you are from my generation (not ashamed to admit it, the #40AndOver club, then you probably remember that guy who did the 7-up commercials, Geoffrey Holder, from the 1980s. But I bet that, like myself, most of you don’t know that he was also a jack of all trades in the art world.  This is my ode to him.

a play on words (the life of Geoffrey Holder) by Kellea Tibbs

He was born in 1930
and left this earth in 2014

We knew him as the 7-up man
not unlike many other commercial
slogans that are engrained
in our psyche
his voice was unforgettable

but he gave us so much more
a true artist
who dabbled in many forms
of expression

hailing from Trinidad
and painter.

but it was with that voice
he offered us
as an artist
and in every instance of hearing it
his message was simple

some us have it
and some of us never will



#30poems30days poems from my haiku collection.

Two poems, Business and Stress. Appropriate, as I rush off today.

Listen to the newest episode of my podcast, march thirty one poetry: April 3rd. #nationalpoetrymonth. haiku in the key of life collection. https://anchor.fm/marchthirtyonepoetry/episodes/April-3rd–nationalpoetrymonth–haiku-in-the-key-of-life-collection-e3km77




march thirty one: national poetry month – 30 poems in 30 days, April 30

The 2006 State Champions of the Poetry Out Lou...

The 2006 State Champions of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well, I made it, it’s the last day of April and I have written a poem for each day. I took on the 30 poems in 30 days challenge from the National Poetry Writing Month website, http://www.NaPoWriMo.net and I’ve officially celebrated National Poetry Month as all poets should.  Thanks for following along and I hope you  have enjoyed the journey as much as I have! Here’s my last poem for April:

payday haiku

bone thugs said it best

people scrambling for checks

its first of the month


thank you for reading march thirty one poetry and celebrating national poetry month with me! stay tuned for my poems to be published and available soon!

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march thirty one: national poetry month – 30 poems in 30 days, April 26

Global hair texture map

Global hair texture map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

haiku for hair texture

interesting convo

he said he liked my hair straight

false identity

thank you for reading march thirty one poetry

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