Taking Happy Mental Pictures of the New Year!


  We spend so much time reminiscing good old and bad old days… That’s fine… It’s okay to look for motivation or lessons in days gone by. Having said that, why not spend at least the same amount of time visualizing our future… Once we’ve captured the beautiful picture of what we want to become we should lock it in our memory bank until it … Continue reading Taking Happy Mental Pictures of the New Year!

Number Seven – Poem


Even when I do all 6 tasks just right You still focus on the seventh Which is done, just not quite… . Your kudos last but a minute Criticisms never stop It’s annoying just like dripping water Drop, drop, drop, drop, drop (it) . 7 is a symbol… of perfection Is that what is needed to avoid rejection? How about 6.99? Will 6.99 secure your … Continue reading Number Seven – Poem

Where are you growing to? – Poem


. “You are rising too fast You are aiming too high… Courage is foolish – Brave people die!” . ‘Where are you growing to?’ ‘Why such a rush? They’ll implore ‘It’s just your pride…’ They will add… ‘We don’t believe you should take the floor!’ . Yes, one should challenge oneself And one must question their thoughts… Not to succumb to misleading voices or misdirection of untamable wants… . … Continue reading Where are you growing to? – Poem

Poetry Reading – Collaboration with Desiri


Welcome back to “Love Don’t Fear” stories and collaborations 😊 “I saw her smile” is a story of a girl who keeps searching for love in all the wrong places. I have shared this poem before, but I’m super happy to present you with Desiri Okobia’s rendition of it. Desiri (aka Miss Dee) is the author of “Diaries of a Visionary” and an English Literature … Continue reading Poetry Reading – Collaboration with Desiri

‘Love Don’t Fear’ Collaborations


POETRY AND BOOKS One of the greatest American novelists Ernest Hemingway is quoted to have said “Writing, at its best, is a lonely life.” And yes, writing is solitary – it requires concentration and dedication, but that’s not what this post is about… This post is about collaboration. “Love Don’t Fear” is filled with relationship stories, hence my need to share the book’s creation process … Continue reading ‘Love Don’t Fear’ Collaborations

Poetry, Writing, Publishing, Interview…


. Real writers write today They do not wait until tomorrow Real writers paint the truth – Aware that joy comes after its sorrow . Real writers know that the gift Comes from the heavens above Real writers stand up to fear of being misread or unloved . Real writers are not afraid Of being called a fluke or a fake Real writers write for the … Continue reading Poetry, Writing, Publishing, Interview…

Grenfell Tower – Poem/Tribute


What happened to you makes no sense, it makes me cry It should not have happened – you did not have to die. .  What happened to you makes you mad, it makes you cry Children thrown out of windows though they cannot fly… . Why?  . There’s not enough water – London towers rise high There’s not enough help! There’s not enough time!!!  . This … Continue reading Grenfell Tower – Poem/Tribute

Remember Your Future – Poem


Remember your future When the past is bleak Remember Tomorrow When you’ve had a tough week or a year, even many tough years… That have left you discouraged and weak  . I pray for your strength When you’re weary and drained That you focus your mind On remembering good days Again, and again, and again…   . Just remember your future, Picture it in your mind Decide … Continue reading Remember Your Future – Poem

Keep Swimming – Poem


… A brief definition of a beach, by me – Soft & golden sand with a fresh breeze & the sea Yet, this shore, right here, without one grain of sand Is believed to be qualified. I believe, but not quite… … Well… Sea? Checked. Breeze? Checked. But then.., stones – and sooo haaard! ….. In my mind, there’s a memory of a soft & smooth beach Without the soft sand, … Continue reading Keep Swimming – Poem

If It’s Broke – Fix It: Poetry & Self-Publishing


You may have noticed that I changed the title and the cover of my latest poetry collection. Ha… the book had only been out for a month… ‘Why did you do that?’ one could ask… Well, that month was the driest month as far as my book sales, on Amazon, are concerned. Not only was this book not selling, but my first book “Do Lend Me … Continue reading If It’s Broke – Fix It: Poetry & Self-Publishing