Category Archives: Peace

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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Toni Love in Baltimore Oct 7th at Peace & A Cup of Joe!

I LOVE my city but the only way I grow as an artist is to push myself outside of my comfort zone. The artists in Baltimore MD are so welcoming to Philly artists and I am looking forward to returning there with some new poetry as well as fan favorites! I will be reading and performing poetry Friday, October 7th in Baltimore, Maryland at Peace and a Cup of Joe. Continue reading

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Toni Love in Baltimore Oct 7 and on Reverbnation!

First I want to sincerely thank my new followers! I hope you enjoy what you see and hear and please return often and feel free to share to your friends! I will be reading and performing poetry Friday,Β October 7th in … 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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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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Life (for Elizabeth) Original Poem 11/23/14

Your breath became my own

and you exhaled life’s elixir into my lungs

as I was yet being formed Continue reading

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