Category Archives: Black Families

Not One (New original poetry by Toni Love)

We gather together
Seen and unseen
When mothers pray
The heavens come forth to listen Continue reading

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Blind Faith;heart lessons at a rest stop

The kids look forward to our annual beach vacation all year. It’s an opportunity to get away from the day-to-day pressures and routine of school, home-life and chores and simply sleep, eat and play! I look forward to it as … Continue reading

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Born of Warriors- Original Poetry inspired by the #PhilandoCastile murder

Born of Warriors Now is not the time to sit down and grow weary For we are born of warriors Trained on soil rich with the spirits that passed before us We were selected from our tribe and trained for … Continue reading

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Encouraging Young Writers in Philadelphia Today

My father loved to read and wrote a multitude of songs and essays yet published only one song in his lifetime. Today in his memory I am excited to be hosting a fundraiser for Philly Youth March and Voice4Justice. The … Continue reading

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Welcome Home – Original Poetry

The soil moist beneath your feet is comfort for your journey

We are you

You are we

We are here Continue reading

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New Shoes: My Mother’s Day Gift from Above

Even though I was a mother myself, all of the Mother’s Day commercials with scenes of children hugging and delivering gifts and flowers to their mothers trickled into my joy like Chinese water torture. Continue reading

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Memories of a War Veteran..I have not forgotten

My Uncle was a Vietnam War Veteran. He was fortunate to be one of the ones to come home alive, but the person who left never really came home. He was sad, he was depressed, he struggled with the choices he was forced to make at war and never really felt comfortable in his skin when he came home. He was a walking casualty of war. Continue reading

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