My Story as Told… at Mixed-Race Faces


‘Not location, not race and not the skin colour make the basis of a friendship or love but the heart and soul’. Yesterday, my story was featured @mixedracefaces. It is amazing to me that colour of one’s skin is a problem still and to so many… But then, on the other hand, it isn’t surprising because there are people out there who benefit from division. … Continue reading My Story as Told… at Mixed-Race Faces

Everywhere & Always – A Story Waiting to be Told


“It was one of those afternoons when the beautiful summer sun chased even zealous hermits out their four walls. All but one. Her curtains were closed all day. She didn’t notice the sun’s rays and her skin couldn’t feel its warmth…” Yes, there’s a new book in the making! The first draft is done. Yuppie! However,… Yes, there’s a however… I have a bunch of … Continue reading Everywhere & Always – A Story Waiting to be Told

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…

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

‘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

The Perfects Tale – Poem


Mr & Mrs Perfect sat on a Tree J-U-D-G-I-N-G They kept looking down from the highest branch “Let’s gossip a little while we’re having lunch” . “We’ve got a great view and so much spare time It’s free entertainment – we won’t spend a dime!” They looked down upon peeps – never looked within… Birds pooped on their heads. The Sun burnt their skin . … Continue reading The Perfects Tale – Poem

Excuses for Loving You – Poem


. I love you because when I told you to go You said you would not and you didn’t budge You are dark & sweet. You’re my favourite thing Way ahead of chocolate – even chocolate fudge! . I love when you look at me like a little boy Who’s just been presented with his favorite toy Stimulating my soul in untainted liberation 😊 I like how … Continue reading Excuses for Loving You – Poem

Ayo, Music, Poetry – We Will Overcome!


Today’s post is a little different, but not entirely. After all, Music is Poetry’s 1st cousin, isn’t it? On this note, I hope you allow me to introduce one of my favorite musicians Joy Ogunmakin. Ayọ is a fantastic singer/songwriter. Her debut album, released in 2006, reached Double-Platinum status in France, Platinum and Gold in a few other European countries. It was released in America as well. The rest is history… Joy released her fifth record … Continue reading Ayo, Music, Poetry – We Will Overcome!