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25 Jan

In Common 

13 Feb

Still I Rise! 👸🏽👦🏾❤️

4 Feb

A Love Quote 🍁🍂❤️

12 Oct

Labor Pains 💙🏃🏾👸🏽❤️

9 May

Too long you’ve been away 

At first, you were taken away from me

Now they keep trying to take you away

The little time, anytime we have, we make special.

Without you I am nothing. 

Your absence & a grumbling in my stomach means much more to me than hunger.   

Once, not too long ago

I carried you with me, everywhere.

We were together. All the time. No one could separate us. 

We were two, but we were one. 

Safe inside of my womb, you fill my heart up so much, there is no room.

To let heartache, heartbreak ( my heart break) take over me. 

No one to understand because it’s all special to only me.

We were together everyday & no one could take you away.

I never imagined my worth on this earth,

Until the day that I gave birth. 

Labor pains 9 years later

I feel them everyday

Praying for you & your delivery. 

So much pain, but oh what joy!

Nothing to lose, so much to gain

“It’s a boy!”

Heaven changed the rules and my life the day

God gave me such a victory to claim

A life to celebrate

I can look at you all day & still can’t believe

The miracle in my eyes breathing freely*

Walking around 

Here, sharing life with me. 

I’ll never know why God chose you, chose me.

Wanting their ways to make me hateful

If only to count one blessing, I stay grateful

So thankful for what the power of love can do. 

Graceful, prayerful 

You’re my heart

Home is with you. 

Where would I be without God?

I step outside of myself & look at you

I see, this little boy needs his mom. 

I’m your mom!

If anyone knows I don’t take that for granted or lightly

Is our God. 

When I’m alone, I’m alone. 

You’re all I’ve got

You’re little, but you’re a lot!

You’re my hero, you saved my life.

If you were a superhero, 

You would be named

Mighty & God- favored super Caleb. 

Deserving of happiness, of Joy

Deserving of everything good, every toy, and everything  you could ever dream of. 

My wonder boy, my heart, my angel, my first love

For National Poetry Month! 

30 Apr

somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff 
not my poems or a dance i gave up in the street
 but somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff

like a kleptomaniac workin hard & forgettin while stealin
 this is mine/this aint yr stuff/
now why don’t you put me back & let me hang out in my own self

somebody almost walked off wit alla my stuff ; didn’t care enuf to send a note home sayin 
i was late for my solo conversation
 or two sizes to small for my own tacky skirts

what can anybody do wit somethin of no value on
a open market/ did you getta dime for my things/
hey man/ where are you goin wid alla my stuff/
to ohh & ahh abt/ daddy/ i gotta mainline number 
from my own shit/ now wontcha put me back/ & let
 me play this duet/ wit silver ring in my nose/
honest to god/

somebody almost run off wit alla my stuff/ 
& i didnt bring anythin but the kick & sway of it 
the perfect ass for my man & none of it is theirs 
this is mine/ ntozake ‘her own things’/ that’s my name
 now give me my stuff/ i see ya hidin my laugh/ & how i
s it wif my legs open sometimes/ to give me 
some sunlight/ & there goes my love my toes my chewed 
up finger nails/ niggah/ wif the curls in yr hair/
mr. louisiana hot link/

i want my stuff back/
my rhythms & my voice/ open my mouth/ & let me talk ya 
outta/ throwin my shit in the sewar/ this is some delicate 
leg & whimsical kiss/ i gotta have to give to my choice/
without you runnin off wit alla my shit/
now you cant have me less i give me away/ i waz
doin all that/ til ya run off on a good thing/

who is this you left me wit/ some simple bitch 
widda bad attitude/ i wants my things/
i want my arm wit the hot iron scar/ & my leg wit the
 flea bite/ i want my calloused feet & quik language back
in my mouth/ fried plantains/ pineapple pear juice/ 
sun-ra & joseph & jules/ i want my own things/ how i lived them/
& give me my memories/ how i waz when i waz there/
you cant have them or do nothin wit them/

stealin my shit from me/ dont make it yrs/ makes it stolen/
somebody almost run off wit alla my stuff/ & i waz standin
 there/ lookin at myself/ the whole time 
& it waznt a spirit took my stuff/ waz a man whose 
ego walked round like Rodan’s shadow/ waz a man faster
n my innocence/

waz a lover/ i made too much 
room for/ almost run off wit alla my stuff/
& i didnt know i’d give it up so quik/ & the one runnin wit it/
don’t know he got it/ & i’m shoutin this is mine/ & he dont 
know he got it/ my stuff is the anonymous ripped off treasure
 of the year/

did you know somebody almost got away wit me/
me in a plastic bag under their arm/ me 
danglin on a string of personal carelessness/ i’m spattered wit
 mud & city rain/ & no i didnt get a chance to take a douche/
hey man/ this is not your prerogative/ i gotta have me in my
 pocket/ to get round like a good woman shd/ & make the poem
in the pot or the chicken in the dance/

what i got to do/
i gotta get my stuff to do it to/
why dont ya find yr own things/ & leave this package 
of me for my destiny/ what ya got to get from me/
i’ll give it to ya/ yeh/ i’ll give it to ya/
round 5:00 in the winter/ when the sky is blue-red/
& Dew City is gettin pressed/ if it’s really my stuff/
ya gotta give it to me/ if ya really want it/ i’m 
the only one/ can handle it

—–By: Ntozake Shange.

My Office Inspiration 

19 Apr

Having the perfect office space is important!

Inspiration can be drawn from various ideas or elements. 

In order to actually stop decorating or needing to redecorate to feel complete in an office space, one must go to every measure to design the office space exactly how it should be. No matter how ridiculous or over-the-top it might seem. 

Of course you’ll never get tired of adding more to it, that’s just how a creative mind works. 

In the pictures are hints of some office style inspiration for me.