Category Archives: Single Parenting

Toni Love on Reverbnation

First I want to sincerely thank my new followers! I will be reading and performing poetry TONIGHT, Monday October 5th at the Venice Island Performing arts center at 7 Lock Street in Manayunk, PA. I open the evening at 7 and the open mic begins shortly after. Come out and get some Love! Continue reading

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Save the Date for the Toni Love CD Release Party! August 22nd!

At this point in my life, I have awakened the passionate writer/poet that laid dormant for decades and she does not want to stop. But I am first a Mother and an entrepreneur so I take it a day at a time, I take suggestions from those whom I admire and respect and love, and if the door opens, I walk through it. And here I am, planning my CD Release party. 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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“Grief Waits” – Original Poetry by Toni Love

This was written a few weeks after my father transitioned, not for sympathy but to support the little girl inside yearning to tell her story. Not sure I’m finished with it, but here it is: Continue reading

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I Surrender – Original Poetry by Toni Love

just as my weary eyelids begin to close
they reflect scenes of you and I struggling through our first fight Continue reading

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The Balancing Act: You can have it all, just not all at once.

I remember the day I started writing again. I was a full-time stay at home mom and business owner, six years into my marriage, lobbying with my son’s school to get his IQ tested and nursing an infant. I wasn’t getting much sleep at night and had to find time to juggle clients, housework and bills, babies and PTA meetings during the day. Needless to say my house never looked like spotless ones in the Parenting magazines! Continue reading

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Toni Love show on January 31,2015

Toni Love show, January 31st, A Poet’s Art Gallery, Philly! Continue reading

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Original Poetry 1/13/15

Undercover Lover If you were not there When empty souls glanced at me from a distance False eyes pierced at my heart And rainbows failed to caress me Then tell me my tainted love Why are you here now 1/13/15 … Continue reading

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Come out and support me at The Collective, August 15th!

The Collective Open Mic is a warm, encouraging, non-judgmental family of poets, writers and artists and I am so thrilled to be asked to warm up the mic for the featured poets on Friday, August 15th at La Rose Jazz Club. I hope you can come out to support me and support the arts! Continue reading

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It’s all Temporary (Memoirs in a Cast)

A good friend told me just a few days before my fracture, “even Superwoman has to put her cape in the dry cleaners for a few days” but Superwoman didn’t listen. I found out the hard way that when Superwoman is too stubborn to slow down, God sometimes does it for her. Continue reading

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