Mind if I Join You?

In an overcrowded sphere inundated with inspiration e v e r y w h e r e… I too now lend my voice. Perhaps in between the oft interrupted syncopated rhythm of life, you also find yourself intermittently malnourished; though immersed in song, surrounded by people, quotes, verse, pics, memes, sermons and prose. Mind if…

#WRITERCRUSHWEDNESDAY! MEET IG POET @kerassapillay!

I promise you there’s more to her than meets the eyes. There is a depth and a wholeness that she reaches for in her writing. Her pen is deliberate and heart gentle. Here’s one of my favorite pieces that just so happened to be one of the pieces she submitted as her favorite: In her…

WHO DO MEN OF COLOR TALK TO? #SuicidePrevention

ROUND TWO I’m in #Volunteer training again. I was talking to a friend about how things are rapidly changing in the field closest to my heart; #Suicide #Crisis #Intervention. Traditional training doesn’t equip me to deal w/ Facebook Live suicides & the like. It’s a different day we’re living in & it’s hard to ignore…

I’VE BEEN THINKIN’

I’VE BEEN THINKIN’ I’ve been thinkin’. Licensed but my collar has been adjusted and my pulpit has changed.  I’ve been thinkin’ about influence. What it looks like, what it’s looked like, what it can look like…what it should look like.  I’ve been thinkin’ about the sacred text of old that describes the mundane being granted…

#WRITERCRUSHWEDNESDAY! MEET IG POET @pensandpavement

As one who bores very easily, I love a challenge. I love…different. Ramel Steede is just that and his pen does more than sustain my interest. As a matter of fact if we listen closely, we can hear his heart.  One of my favorite pieces: And then there was our first dance… In his own…

#WRITERCRUSHWEDNESDAY! MEET IG POET @justly2poetic

She is strong. Beautiful and strong. When asked what impresses me I often respond, “those who do what I cannot“. She is one of them. She is Social Justice meets Poetic Justice and she has this thing for Love.  One of my favorite pieces reads: In her own words… Thalia Edwards was born on September…

HONORED TO BE FEATURED!

FEATURED IN A BOOK! My first time. Humbled to have been selected as a featured writer in Feminine Collective’s 2017 published body of work! Wait there’s more. I just learned that 15% of the proceeds goes to @lifeafterproject; an organization who shares my burden for #SuicidePrevention!! I get to hold a tangible copy of my…

#WRITERCRUSHWEDNESDAY! MEET IG POET @joejam69 

Old school meets new train of thought. Yeah. Yeah that’s how I would describe our featured poet of this week. Joseph introduced himself as a music producer who was new to poetry but I would beg to differ. In reading his work, I discovered there was wisdom laced with risk that came from the heart….

#WRITERCRUSHWEDNESDAY! MEET IG POET @abhoppes

Today is her day to shine! I really believe that Amanda is one of God’s earth angels assigned to my Instagram feed. I know that she writes about it all but every single time I see a post of hers, it’s upbeat and super positive! Here’s one of my favorites! In Her Words… Writing has…

I’M A PRODUCT OF | #Poetry

I’M A PRODUCT OF From Mother’s breast To Purity’s Treasure Chest  To accepting a Love That was nailed to the cross “How archaic!” smug tongues Jeer at my belief.  Fast forward to life’s  gruesome discoveries  Unreturned phone calls Unanswered texts And let’s not forget  DMs blatantly ignored  though clearly seen. Broken promises  Forbidden inspiration  Yielding…

#WRITERCRUSHWEDNESDAY! MEET IG POET @inhalerpjshey

Peter. The man of few words who says so much. You can feel the steadfastness when encountering his work yet he is full of surprises. Demonstrating great range he is unafraid to engage every emotion. From inspirational poetry to romantic pieces his poetic voice refuses sedation.  An early supporter of my Instagram poetry page, he has…

#WRITERCRUSHWEDNESDAY! MEET IG POET @junoswisdom

By far one of the strongest and kindest women on my Instagram CyberSquad she first caught my eye with this post: “Yessss my Sista! Yesss!”, I remember thinking. I felt like her post had described what I’d like to think about myself to a tee! Ah but there was more! An American born writer and consultant…

SELF SEEN #Poetry

SELF SEEN I saw your love On the horizon  Cautious as it Headed my way Soaring on wings Once broken Hovering whole Empowering our  Buried treasure laid Bringing with you A mirror and a mic Reflecting my  Self love anew Unashamed thus  Telling the world  My restored  Fragmented pieces Were just the beginning Of my…