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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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Who Am I? I Am You & We Are Connected!

I hope you take a moment to visit the Connected Woman Magazine online edition tomorrow, June 8th. I am honored to be featured along with several other fabulously connected women, and I hope you are inspired by us all! 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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Can’t Get you out of my head – Original Poetry

Your voice slides inside my mind like silk panties between my thighs and I can’t get you out of my head.. Continue reading

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Just a Little Thank You Note… Original Poetry 5/3/84

Just a Little Thank You Note….

I just wanted to
thank you
for the sweet pain of a first love affair

thank you
for the soft melodies that made me forget
that we had no protection

if these three months hadn’t happened,
there would be no Miles, no Klugh, no Spyro Gyra
no Marsalis, no Brubeck, no Franks, no ‘BGO

without this final semester of false lovin’
there would be no jazz
no duets in the shower
no passion at 5am
no nights alone

no “real” thing, no “you mean more than”
no “I DO care”
no “sorry but I won’t be home tonight…”

no
other woman

no heartache, no confusion, no hurt
no faked emotions, no hate, no frustration
no
gynecologist

no cold, empty nights, no lonely mornings, no sympathy
no apathy, no excuses, no wounded egos, no memories
no BITCH

so thank you
for the missed classes
and for teaching me how to scurry across campus at 1AM
to fulfill your needs and to find my own
thank you for the use of your towels, your soap, your q-tips, your cocoa butter, your washcloth, your shirts, your stereo, your typewriter
thank you for using me

for losing me
in your arms, in your kisses and in your thoughts

for losing track of my existence
for having no brain of your own
for loving and leaving me for your best friend’s girlfriends’ girlfriend
for forgetting about our ‘something real’

for the lies
for cutting all ties
sooooo graciously

for not being MAN enough to tell me about her

for making me realize that some men have no right to my loving
and are only out to please
THEMSELVES

for letting me see the reality of a relationship with a basketball player
who snorts, tokes, drinks, brags boasts and
SITS THE BENCH

but really

THANK
YOU

for the strength to start over again
and to take the time out to love someone WORTH loving…

MYSELF

Original writing: 5/3/84
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God Has Answered

It’s so amazing when you can look back on the major events in your life and see where God has not necessarily answered your exact prayer, but gave you exactly what you needed. I wanted so desperately to have another … Continue reading

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I don’t want to need you – Original Poetry 2012

Whenever we kiss I feel an electric shock
that beats your hands to my thigh before I can moan “stop”
So much energy between us
that every touch of your skin next to mine
Sends a chill up and down my spine
And I can’t deny that my body needs you too Continue reading

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