Practical Love

Most people would argue that they want unconditional love, but we have not been taught to love unconditionally, and even worst we have been conditioned to love with many conditions. It is not as simple as saying that you will love someone forever, unconditionally regardless of what may happen. Everyone knows the marriage and divorce [...]

Celebrate Black Poets-Amiri Baraka

An Agony. As Now. I am inside someone who hates me. I look out from his eyes. Smell what fouled tunes come in to his breath. Love his wretched women. Slits in the metal, for sun. Where my eyes sit turning, at the cool air the glance of light, or hard flesh rubbed against me, [...]

Celebrate Black Poets-Maya Angelou

Alone by Maya Angelou Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is not stone I came up with one thing And I don't believe I'm wrong That nobody, But nobody Can make it out here alone. Alone, all alone Nobody, but nobody Can [...]

Celebrate Black Poets-Nikki Giovanni

You Came, Too by Nikki Giovanni I came to the crowd seeking friends I came to the crowd seeking love I came to the crowd for understanding I found you I came to the crowd to weep I came to the crowd to laugh You dried my tears You shared my happiness I went from [...]

Celebrate Black Poets-Paul Laurence Dunbar

The Paradox by Paul Laurence Dunbar I am the mother of sorrows,    I am the ender of grief; I am the bud and the blossom,    I am the late-falling leaf. I am thy priest and thy poet,    I am thy serf and thy king; I cure the tears of the heartsick,    When I come near they [...]

To Forgive or Not to Forgive

To forgive and forget is the main thing that I have struggled with. It is not that I did not understand what forgiveness was, my mother raised me quoting Colossians and Matthew every day about forgiveness. Forgiveness was never my issue, I could forgive but I refused to forget the wrongs of others. I would [...]

Celebrate Black Poets-Alice Walker

Expect Nothing by Alice Walker Expect nothing. Live frugally On surprise. become a stranger To need of pity Or, if compassion be freely Given out Take only enough Stop short of urge to plead Then purge away the need. Wish for nothing larger Than your own small heart Or greater than a star; Tame wild [...]

When is it Enough?

Rather you are wondering if you are enough? Enough for yourself... Enough for your relationship... Enough for your job... This post is especially for you. Being enough, ties into seeking your level of satisfaction, within yourself. It is difficult to determine when enough is enough if you have nothing to compare it too. So, when [...]