It Takes A Village

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a lot of tragedies involving children. It’s sad and it’s scary!
What is going on?
We all have a part in shaping the youth. Leading by example. Teaching right from wrong. Cultivating morals and values. Society as a whole as parents, educators, care givers, protectors, advocates.
It’s scary to think what kind of future we are creating by ignoring the patterns of violence and ignorance that seem to flood us.
We have to all take responsibility in the outcome of it all by not speaking out against injustice, by not standing up for children that have no one to advocate for them, by not taking the time in teaching life long lessons to our youth.
Problem solving skills should be encouraged as opposed to stabbing and shooting. Adults should listen more to what children are saying, be involved in their activities.
As adult I know appreciate my mothers strict ways of always being “nosey” as I would call her. She knew my every move even when I thought I was being slick and getting away with things. She had me on a tight leash and I can now appreciate it and be grateful because God knows where my sisters and I would have been and what we would have done.
Children are to be molded and taught not by an iron fist or by holding them loosely but by example, tender loving care, time and involvement.


My Rules!

Respect yourself and others

Be a person of your word

Be honest and true
Lying doesn’t do anything but hurt you in the long run

A kind word can go a long way

Caring about someone is demonstrated with gestures not with monetary gifts

Loyalty is core
Loyalty to your beliefs loyalty to your values loyalty to the ones you love

Be true to yourself and not following any trends

Appreciate, love and learn from those wise that sit in the shadows of time

Bathe in those peaceful moments when you are one with nature

Love yourself with flaws and all
Love others like you have never been hurt by love before
Love because sometimes they need it more than you do

Embrace being you, being different!

All in a memory

The intoxicating feeling of memories that are imprinted in my brain

trying everything to distract it

playing games of chase with the clock hands

But it’s omnipresent in my thoughts
In my system In my moves

Tantalizing nerve explosions stamped with every unwinding of days

Luscious exhales that travel along the pages of calendars

Music notes that form crescendo movements

Flashbacks that carry you thru the rise and set of the sun

Caught in instances of sharp breathes followed by sultry releases

Captured in the melodies of a moment in time

Roads to Zion!

It’s a constant struggle;

Constantly maneuvering around;

Maneuvering away from crashing;

Crashing into raining obstacles;

Obstacles thrown by everyone around us;

Everyone that continues to fight their fight;

Fighting to survive fighting to stay afloat;

Staying afloat when the weight of the world is upon our shoulders;

A world filled with snakes and demons;

Demons that shadow upon the light;

Light that we need to continue in these hazardous roads ahead;

Roads that lead to Zion.

Ramblings-Self Reflection

Sometimes it takes criticism from others to stop and evaluate yourself!
Let’s begin with not ALL criticism is constructive criticism and we must take into consideration who it’s coming from. But every once in a blue, advise/criticism (whatever you would like to call it) comes from an unexplained source. It leads to self reflection and growth!
Necessary growth to develop into the you that you are suppose to be!
You learn that what is “normal” for you or what you think presents in one way actually presents to the world in another. For example, some folks may think they are being funny when what is being portrayed is them being rude and obnoxious. Some folks appear aloof when in reality they are rolling with the punches you may say.
You also learn that you will never please the world that someone will always have something to say but when those in your inner circle are affected negatively, it’s a moment of self reflection.
It’s the time when that lovely popular “people don’t change” becomes a lie a huge lie because you realize the changes that you must make and accept that it’s a matter of trying your best to be that person that you know you need to be!
“To err is human” that’s the reality! And sometimes it takes for us to be called out on our bullshit before we realize that maybe just maybe things are not working out for us.
We must take a conscience step towards the person we know we can be not just the person we are! Be ambitious with ourselves! Yes yes we are all tired of hearing “think positive” bla bla but it’s not a matter of thinking positive is a matter of knowing who we want to be and acknowledging the steps we must take to get! It takes strength to accept that it’s not an easy route that it’s not going to happen over night but dedication and hard work go a long way.
And when we finally see that change within us, we can be proud of ourselves and know that it was worth it!

Whisper filled rooms
Where no one answers
Projections of beings that come and go
Images that take form in shadows …
My dear child,
Don’t you hide
For these are your darkest corners
Your Passages of thoughts
Come to life!
Where colors fade and walls cave in!
A place where insecurities lie!
Take throne and pride
Fill the walls with colors of time
Consume the air of memories
For this is yours!