7 Answers – Interview & Introduction


A few months ago, I was featured in “Seven Questions…” – a popular column of a UK based newspaper for the Polish diaspora. The interview format was quite unusual. I was given a number of one word/two-word questions to choose from and asked to develop answers based on whatever reflections they triggered in my mind. When the interview came out I promised my English-speaking readers … Continue reading 7 Answers – Interview & Introduction

Racism, Politics & the Spirit of Fear


Yesterday, I was verbally attacked for not being fully black (my mum’s white)… I couldn’t believe the hatred that came out of the person’s mouth. They directed racist abuse towards me – pointing out my background, my skin being fairer than theirs and my hair being too long to be “black”. Whaaaat?! Are we really going there, again?  This happens to me every now and then … Continue reading Racism, Politics & the Spirit of Fear

Extraordinary Things in Ordinary Places


Two weeks have passed since my poetry evening. I’ve had some time to reflect and would love to share my thoughts with you… The event was a success. The venue turned out to be the right one, and it was full. Due to previously mentioned last-minute changes, I had less than 3,5 weeks to promote the show, hence filling it up was probably one of … Continue reading Extraordinary Things in Ordinary Places

Poetry Evening – Only 7 Days Away


I’m beginning to get those butterflies whenever I think that my first poetry evening in years is only 7 days away! Thank God, in spite of initial roadblocks, I’m calm and positive about it… All in all, those are friendly butterflies – they can stay, for now, as long as they don’t misbehave. It’s not butterflies that make this event special though, but the artists … Continue reading Poetry Evening – Only 7 Days Away

My Poetry Collection & Self-Publishing Update…


Since publishing “Love, Don’t Fear”, I have learned a few valuable lessons not only about book publishing but also about myself. Previously, of course, I had discovered that I could do with a little more patience – you’ll find the post on this topic right here “If it’s Broke – Fix It”. 🙂  Back to right now, though… So far, I have received great feedback from … Continue reading My Poetry Collection & Self-Publishing Update…

Made of Many Worlds – Poem


I was born, brown-skinned and a black-eyed girl, Into a blue-eyed spot in this world – Blessed with black, thick and rather frizzy hair Where hair tends to be silky, smooth, mostly blond. . When I was a girl, maybe twelve years old, I would lay my head down, on the ironing board Because a real iron could tame my real hair… Benefits seemed great… … Continue reading Made of Many Worlds – Poem

Conversations with a Clock – Poem


He lived among waiters. They surrounded him Waiters on the outside – a waiter within Waiters for their birthday Waiters for more money For the kids to leave home And rain to stop raining. Once upon a time, he met a wise Clock It could speak and so it spoke: “Tick-tock, tick-tock … If you teach your heart to be grateful and kind When your … Continue reading Conversations with a Clock – Poem

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

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