This challenge was fun for me. The challenge for Day 10 was to do an unlove poem. My poem was inspired by my challenge with going natural and by one of my favorite poems, ‘The Raven’ by Edgar Allen Poe.
You used to be welcome in my home.
We had a fond relationship
And I was lonely when you would roam
I used to embrace your presence
Visit you religiously
You were the epitome of my essence
Now I can’t tolerate the sight of you
So harsh and vicious.
Forgive us Father, We know not what we do
The way you burn me, scar me
The seething pain
As a child I remember the tears falling like rain
But I’m all grown now
No longer so vain
I’ve learned to live without you, Relaxer, some way, somehow
Natural beauty is all I want
Soft curls bouncing to the beat of the world
But from the shelf you still taunt
From way down the aisle
Calling my name as if I’m an addict
With your tainted smile, you beguile
But I will not be victim to you anymore,
Qouth The Natural, ‘Nevermore.’
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a talker. I’ll talk about any and everything! Especially when it comes to my kids. I truly feel if we just take the time to talk to them, really talk to them (not just the superficial “Hey, How was school?”), we could learn a lot about them and they can learn a lifetime from us.
Over the last week I talked to my little short people about time management. Although I didn’t quite use those words, lol! I tried to explain and use the morning as an example. For instance, if you want to watch cartoons in the morning before school, make sure you wake up on time and don’t dilly dally while you are getting ready. Pretty basic concept, except to my 4 year old soldier Micah. I think he loves sleep as much as his momma!
Last night our discussion was about time and cleanliness. They love to camp out in the living room, all cuddled up together between the couches. It’s so cute, that I often let them sleep out there several nights during the week. But the issue became them leaving blankets and pillows all over my living room…every morning. So we had a nice little chat last night. Lol.
Sometimes I feel like my talks go on overkill, because I’m trying so hard to hammer the point into their heads in ways they won’t forget. Or I think they are just nodding their cute little heads just to get me to be quiet already. 🙂
I was pleasantly surprised this morning when I woke up with the 7 am alarm and everyone was already up. The living room was clean, everyone was dressed…and matching…and fed…and clean…at 7..am…with smiles and generous ‘Good Morning Mommy’s. I had to take a minute to wipe the crust out of my eyes and say “Am I still sleep?” Lol.
The talk worked! For now…Lol. But it truly was the greatest feeling in the world. Not just to see the kids get it all together, but just to know that they were really truly listening means the world to me. It means my kids care what I think and feel about them. They delight in making me happy and are very remorseful when they know they have disappointed me. It’s a beautiful relationship that we share. And I make sure they know that all of that work isn’t just so we look good, and people like us. All that work isn’t even really about pleasing me. It’s about guiding them towards their purpose in life. It’s pushing towards them having a stronger relationship with God, and having the desire to please Him in and with everything that we do.
I know I’m a proud parent this morning and I pray and believe that God is too!
Lets see what happens on Monday!! 😉
So here is my Noir for the Ninth. I totally got stuck on this one. I was feeling like I had a Kanye West flow…and then it just disappeared. Lol! Tell me what you think and share any suggestions you may have. I could use the help!! Lol
All of the lights
I just love being here
Deep in the city
so lost in the night
Watching wandered souls
So the spiritual theme is on hold..lol. Just for a lil bit! I was ‘Scandal’ously inspired for the day 8 prompt to do an eight line Ottava Rima. Here it is!!
It’s become my weekly fix
And I guess I’m somewhat obsessed
With that handsome man named Fitz
And how he has Liv so possessed
She’s so acute when he’s not in the mix,
But so lost when their undressed.
Grab the wine and light the candle,
It’s time for Scandal 😉
I couldn’t go to sleep until I got this one off my chest..
The Ultimate Decision
I am smitten.
He is the reason I live.
I am the reason he lived.
There is no greater mind on Earth.
He is love personified.
I am head over heels.
There is nothing more powerful.
He follows me day to day.
I follow him in every way.
So the prompt for day 6 was to write a valediction. I said I was going to do biblical poems, but this one popped in my head and when Poet speaks, I must grab my pen promptly and get to work. So here it is! This is a conversation I had recently with my closet. 😉
I’m on some new ish
like my boy Chris.
So through with this
Its just become ridiculous.
all the bitter fighting
and tempered regrets
In taunts of dismay
Cloaked in the tenor
of me screaming your name.
So deuces kid!
your stint is done.
I will no longer run.
Ive chosen to say goodbye to you.
Its over, we are through.
You will not haunt me anymore
with your ye old tales of lore.
A time when you were
So much more to me.
Now your just a faded memory
and its time to let the dream go.
Farewell size 4,
I don’t love you anymore.
Hey people! I have been itching to start this blog, and I am using National Poetry Month and the NaPoWriMo Challenge as my excuse to get the blog started. I’ve already posted 2 poems to my personal Facebook page, but I will post the remainder of the month on here first. Please let me know what you think about the poems. Maybe we can play along with NaPoWriMo and form a chain poem. I’ll start a line, and each of you can add a line…. Hmmm… imagine the possiblities of a never ending poem! The lightbulb in my head is beaming!!!! 😉
But please note…this blog will not just be about poetry. I consider myself a chameleon type personality. I love learning new things, teaching and mentoring to others. My style changes like the wind! So my hope is that this blog will be the same. We will cover Fashion, News, Hair, Makeup, love, kids, tv, music, God. You want to talk about it??? Well, let’s go!
Anyone who knows me knows that almost every day I am all over the place, with a purpose…lol. A thousand dreams and only 24 hours in a day to complete them all…Whats a girl to do??
Getting moving! Just Do It! Thats what! 🙂
So I am hoping that this blog will be a balancing tip for me and an inspiration for all who read it. I’m just a real girl, a mother and a disciple for Christ. I hope in sharing my joys, struggles, gifts and heartfelt moments, that we all can share in the beauty of God’s love, grace and just the beauty of life itself.
Reciprocity is the goal here…You inspire me, and hopefully I can inspire you to laugh and smile on your way to greatness! 😉