Motivational Monday Poem: Mourning Glory

Stolen, lost, ripped away Taken far too soon Hearts bleed for the ones No longer present in time or space Souls journey on to a place unknown Resting at home in both peace and power As the ones who mourn Struggle to move forward While time stands still We remain, our lives forever changed ScarsContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Mourning Glory”

Motivational Monday Poem: The Distant Present

Yearning for a time unknown Behind, ahead, in the distant present No strings holding you where you are A house that is not a home Family connections fractured yet strong Friendships built on love and acceptance Relationships – the foundation cementing you in place Though neither they nor you intend it so Continuously searching inContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: The Distant Present”

Motivational Monday Poem: America’s Tattered Fabric

Veils fashioned out of greed, power, and fear Thicken with every racist, misogynist thought Stains the soul, clouds judgement Wounds the heart and tears the fabric of America Words matter, Whether used as weapons of mass destruction Or as a shield to keep truth at bay Cowardice in the face of racism and misogyny IsContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: America’s Tattered Fabric”

Motivational Monday Poem: An Aunt’s Perspective

Confidence with each step Head held high Shoulders straight, eyes forward Four years in age With a soul wise beyond her years   Freedom, joy, inquisitiveness A sharp mind, fierce spirit A star shining bright Through the sun-soaked sky   To have but an ounce Of such confidence and knowing As middle age nears, WouldContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: An Aunt’s Perspective”

2020 Vision: A Letter to Me, Myself, and I

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!   I am one who frequently looks backs – sometimes (in the case of genealogy research) looking back is helpful and necessary. In most instances, spending time questioning and worrying over what has come to pass only hinders my movement forward. 2019 will be a year of looking ahead, not back –Continue reading “2020 Vision: A Letter to Me, Myself, and I”

Motivational Monday Poem: Writer’s Train

Language speeding past In a blend of light and sound Energizing the artist on the Central platform   Hurried words without a plot Poetry in motion Song breaking barriers Play, uncast   The singular artist Absorbs, reflects, and absorbs The mind electric and the body tingling Ready to board the train Not as a passenger,Continue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Writer’s Train”

Motivational Monday Poem: Hands of Bravery

Calling out through intentional noise Voices strained yet speaking truth to power Silence attempts speak volumes Staining the souls of the perpetrators   Awoke, arisen, aware of baseless prejudice Bravery in the face of ignorance Courage moving us all forward Destiny guided by hands once bound by intimidation   You are heard You are valuedContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Hands of Bravery”