Category Archives: Hope

#This is Us – This is Me

This episode brought back the deep sadness that I felt as the caretaker for my own mother. The hospice nurse coming to let us know that she had 48 hours left with us and the goodbyes we had to say as we stood sobbing by her side. It was the most heart wrenchingly beautiful moments I’ve ever experienced. Continue reading

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TONIGHT! Poetic Memoir Intensive with #Ursula Rucker

This intensive word/ thought/ emotion, self-truth-culling, seeks to be a journey of healing, art, therapy, and authentic conversations about life that will result in the creation of individual works/excerpts of EPIC memoir poetry. Each student is invited to perform their … Continue reading

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Poetry for Breast Cancer Awareness

#breastcancerawareness A reminder that during the month of October, $2 from every Amazon order of my poetry book “Toni’s Room” will be donated to Praise Is The Cure, a local breast cancer support organization founded by a mom and accountant … Continue reading

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“The Restoration” original poetry by Toni Love

“The Restoration” original poetry Continue reading

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It’s Toni Love Tuesday! Check out a few tracks of The Restoration for FREE!

Do you have a copy of The Restoration? There are a few special edition CDs left! Click on the photo to listen to two of the tracks and purchase a copy for yourself. Thank you in advance for the love! … Continue reading

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International Day of Women : The blessings that come when you show up! 💙 #strengthsourceproject

If you only knew sad I felt the day this picture was taken. Continue reading

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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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Rewriting my story and owning it!

I was clearing out my “drafts” folder and realized this post was never published. Two years ago, just eight months before the release of my debut EP “The Restoration”, I was given the opportunity to share the stage with two Maryland-based poets which was my first time as a paid feature. 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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