I love to see your smile 

Hate that I only see it 

When you laugh

I love to hear it’s sound

Hate that the frequency’s 

Now less than half 

I love to see your stride

Hate that your posture now cowers

Love that gleam in your eyes 

Hate that your sweet’s gone sour 

Hate that life’s taken a turn 

It’s not been so kind 

Love your absolute resolve 

To not look behind 


I hate that it took others 

Not seeing your worth 

I hate the mornings  

You regretted your birth 

I hate the nights

You cried yourself to sleep 

The moments 

You relive every promise

They failed to keep

I hate that I too remember 

Life after the breach


I love what you’ve become 

After surviving the storm

How now 

You shout from the rooftops

How you became strong

Love how you’ve outlived 

All that’s gone wrong 

Love your smile

Love your story


I love/hate your song

<><>This piece was just written in response to a Love/Hate Writing Challenge my cyber buddy Rob gave me a couple of hours ago. I was out chillin’ in this gorgeous weather a few feet away from an occupied gazebo, taking in this incredible view… 

Taking a break from all nouns honey… 


Anyway…I heard from Rob who I have great respect for. Mind you ALL I had to do was write a simple list of 10 things I love and 10 things I hate if I chose too…but poetry just kept pouring out! So I stopped fighting it, surrendered and gave birth to this piece! 

I dedicate it to every one who has ever been a real friend and stood by and supported another! I take being a good friend very seriously. If we’re honest though in hindsight, there are times where we weren’t being as good a friend as we thought we were. Seize this moment to try to get it right…this time. 

So uh yeah..I’m supposed to nominate 10 people but gonna do that a bit differently too. I’d love to see how the following 5 will rock this.<><><>

Princess Kick A$$ 





Cyber hugs and suga….


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    1. Goddess!!! Omgoodness I miss you so stinkin’ much!!!!

      Muuaaaahhh thanks for reading, supporting AND being one of my ride or dies like no other!!



    1. Whoa that’s major Sir…thank you for that! I nominated you because I like your cadence when you write! I don’t know how you do it. Got ‘dem scheduled to drop a dozen at a time or what!!


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