Remembering Mommy. A poem for Mother’s Day ❤

Ethel Vaughn Connor

I Remember You (For Mommy)

With every embrace

I remember you

In every poem I write

I honor you

Each boo-boo I kiss

Every time I drop everything to respond to a call from the school

I invoke glimpses of your face

I remember you

Prayers tucked into wrinkles of your hands

Wisdom in the tight grey coils that framed a crown of compassion on your forehead

Baby oil in the bathtub and Vaseline on your feet

Callouses from walking your journey with no shoes

Allowing the earth as a cushion beneath

Fourteen years, 5,110 days, 112640 hours and 7,358,400 minutes

The time lapse does not stop tears and memories from flooding my heart

I remember you

Homemade cigarettes in the basement

We watched not knowing you found comfort exhaling

You inhaled concoctions of joy, sadness, loss and grief

Both liberating and toxic

I speak of you to your grandchildren

Chance meetings as souls passed in transition

They remember you though never met you here on earth

I hear you in the deep vibrato of Nina Simone and Lou Rawls

I smell you in the cinnamon nutmeg infused sweet potato pie I can’t quiet get to taste the same way

I see you in the eyes of my son you ushered onto this plane

My children speak of past lives with you

I cry for you

I laugh with you

I speak to you

I still need you

I wait

To hear you

I call, and you still answer

I remember you

And thank you

For remembering me too

From “Toni’s Room, a poetic journey to restoration”

(c) Toni Love Publishing

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March 7th Toni’s Room is coming to BusBoys and Poets Washington D.C. !

The show has been rescheduled to March 7th! Tickets from January’s show will be honored ❣

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After successful book launches in Philadelphia and New York, Toni Love is bringing her new poetry book Toni’s Room alive in Washington D.C. at the famed BusBoys and Poets on 14th and V Street, Northwest Washington D.C.
Toni will take you on a journey inside her book, sharing the emotion and inspiration behind her poems accompanied by accomplished percussionist Ronin Ali. Tickets to this intimate event include light fare and VIP packages are available. PRICES INCREASE at the door, so get your tickets today. Show is 5-7pm.
You will leave feeling inspired, entertained and loved! 💜

Master percussionist Ronin Ali

URGENT NOTICE ABOUT Tonight’s DC Event

Beloved friends, 

My sincere apologies but the DC Book Launch of Toni’s Room has been postponed. Toni is sick with the flu and is unable to perform this Saturday. 


We are working now with the venue for a new date which we will have in a few days. All tickets will be honored when the event is rescheduled along with a  special gift. If at any time you choose to receive a full refund, please respond to your confirmation email. All ticket holders were notified by email yesterday.

Thank you for the love and support and are deeply sorry for the inconvenience. 


– Toni Love 

#loveistheanswer 💓

Toni’s Room is coming to DC! January 25th 2020 at BusBoys and Poets 14th and V Street location, 5-7 pm. 💓

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The Toni Love DC book launch is confirmed!! After a successful book launch in Philadelphia and New York, I am excited to bring the tour to Washington D.C.

Come for a look inside Toni’s Room Saturday, January 25th, 2020 5-7pm at Busboys and Poets, 14th and V N.W Washington D.C.

I’m excited to have the percussionist extraordinaire Karen Smith join me in bringing my poems to life!

Karen Smith

Light fare is included and so much more!

Event Ticket Only

Your ticket to the January 25th Toni Love Book Signing at Bus Boys and Poets, 14th and V location, NW Washington DC. includes entry to the reading of "Toni's Room", beverages and light fare. Books and CD's will be available for purchase at the event while supplies last.

$20.00

Event + Pre Ordered Book

Your ticket to the January 25th Toni Love Book Signing at Bus Boys and Poets, 14th and V location, NW Washington DC. includes entry to the reading of "Toni's Room" an autographed copy of "Toni's Room", beverages and light fare. If you are purchasing for someone else and would like it autographed, please put the name of the person in the note section, otherwise your name will be used.

$30.00

VIP Package

Your VIP ticket to the January 25th Toni Love Book Signing at Bus Boys and Poets, 14th and V location, NW Washington DC. Your VIP experience includes priority check-in, VIP seating, ticket for one signature “Poet Mojito”, other beverages and light fare. You will also receive the Toni Love fan kit including an autographed copy of the book “Toni’s Room”, bookmark, debut CD “The Restoration” and a Large Toni Love T shirt. Thank you for the love!

$75.00

VIP tickets include the full Toni Love fan kit, priority access and seating and a complimentary ‘Love Poet Mojito’!

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to choose your experience 🎤

I can’t wait to see you!

#loveistheanswer ❤

 

A look inside Toni’s Room – Harlem Event Photos

We’re shipping out more orders of autographed copies of “Toni’s Room” today! Thank you for your support!

I have to thank you once again for the love and support I was shown in New York City 2 weeks ago. I am still floating on that cloud and really received a wonderful response to sharing a look inside of my poetry book Toni’s Room. Everyone who attended said how inspired they were. There were tears and laughter and they loved being able to see the poetry come to life during my reading. Thanks again to the amazing Karen Smith, percussionist extraordinaire who accompanied me on my visit to Harlem. We had a great time and it was a fabulous homecoming for both. A donation was made to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America in memory of my mother Ethel Connor who transitioned from the disease. All purchases through the end of this month will contribute to another donation. 💙

Photo credit : Patrick Mcmullan

I hope you will consider purchasing a book as a gift and there are still a limited number of CDs left to add to your purchase.

A few have already purchased books as holiday gifts.
Order a copy for the poet or aspiring writer in your life. My youngest fan is 8 years old, my oldest is 72! 💓

There are two options: Direct purchase from
Amazon
or order from my website with shipping if you would like an autographed copy.

Wishing you love!💓

Toni

#loveistheanswer

Toni Love New York City booksigning and reading! November 9th 3-6pm ❤

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I’m SOOOO excited about my NYC book signing! I matured as a writer in Harlem when I was in college and I can’t wait to return. The private location (a gorgeous brownstone near 143 and Amsterdam) will be revealed after you purchase your ticket.

I’m especially excited that Karen Smith percussionist extraordinaire may be accompanying me!💥

Visit MY WEBSITE to choose your experience.

The base ticket includes beverages and light fare. There are also options to choose to include a book preorder or to purchase a VIP ticket which includes the Toni Love gift bag (book, CD and T-Shirt).

There are only 50 seats available ❤ so get your tickets today!

I hope to see you November 9th!

#loveistheanswer

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 who is a breast cancer survivor and a true warrior for her family. 💓

Order your copy before November 1st. I will post the sales report from Amazon and you get to deduct the amount from your taxes. 😁

#winwin

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Poetry Book signing and reading September 15th

Save the date! 💞
#poetrybook signing and #reading

💞Sunday September 15th I will read and sign books at the Pendle Hill poetry coffeehouse
hosted by JessieSmith
with coffee and treats deliciousness curatedby Delantz of Coffe after dark, one of the most popular open mic hosts in Philadelphia. All ages are welcome!

I would LOVE to see you!

If you’d like to preorder an autographed copy
👉🏽Visit my Toni Love shop to purchase online or you can

CashApp $10 $TonitaLove and I’ll have an autographed copy waiting for you at the reading.

💞The ebook and paperback is also available at Amazon .

Place it on your calendar and it is an open mic so bring a poem or two to share.

I am excited and looking forward to seeing you!
💞
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#loveistheanswer ❤

Pendle Hill coffeehouse book signing, reading and open mic. September 15th! ❤

Please save the date for my next poetry reading and book signing hosted by Pendle Hill in Wallingford Pa!!❤

I’m honored to be featured at their Transformation Poetry Coffeehouse on September 15th from 2-4pm. ❤

I’m looking forward to seeing you!
It’s an open mic so bring a poem or two!

If you’d like to purchase a book in advance order HERE and write “hold my order for Pendle Hill event” in the note section.

💞
Copy and paste the link for more information. The coffee and food is the best around!

Poetry Coffeehouse: 09/15/19

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