poems, poetry, talking, Thinking, words, writing

Revised: An Empty Love Letter

I just revised this poem. I revised it because after reading it with fresh eyes I realized that it needed something else, it needed a facelift, a poetic facelift. I am going to try and practice what I learned at The Martha's Vineyard Institute of CreativeWriting. I was fortunate enough to attend this program a… Continue reading Revised: An Empty Love Letter

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Just Some Thoughts I Have, music, pain, people, Strength, struggles, Thinking, words, writing

Puerto Rico

I am writing today from within. I write from the roots of my being. I am an American, a Puerto Rican. I am the daughter of an island born on the mainland of a country in turmoil over identity. Today, I see inaction on behalf of other American citizens, on inhabitants of an island in… Continue reading Puerto Rico

Just Some Thoughts I Have, Old vs new, Thinking, words, writing

Dear Lady Liberty

Dear Lady Liberty, As you stand in the harbor watching over our nation, I imagine the tears falling down your face. I imagine your heart has been broken by the problems we have created. I imagine that as you are standing in the harbor you are watching how we systematically kill your children.┬á Today, you… Continue reading Dear Lady Liberty

Just Some Thoughts I Have, music, Thinking, words, writing

Music Mondays: Tell Me

Today, I will invite you to share some of your favorite songs for Music Monday. What's on your playlist? What are you listening to right now? Are there any artists or songs you want to hear next week? ­čÖé

Just Some Thoughts I Have, Old vs new, poems, Thinking, words, writing

The Poet & Writer

I want to be a poet, so I say "I am a poet." I want to be a writer, so I say "I am a writer." I have these tales in my head I write them down. I have these poems I place in this dumping ground. They're rough draft versions that need much work.… Continue reading The Poet & Writer

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Music Monday: Girl Stuff Mary J. Blige

Today- I decided to take it back- back into time, when I was young a full of life. Now I reminisce about that time. ┬áThe soulful sounds of Mary J singing through a busted radio with a makeshift antenna┬átrying to get reception. When you're searching for a real love because you can love him knowing… Continue reading Music Monday: Girl Stuff Mary J. Blige

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Music Monday: Mumford and Sons

For this installment of Music Monday I chose Mumford and Sons. Some days I just love to listen to them. I Will Wait For You to listen like a Little Lion Man in The Cave, waiting for you to Wake My Soul. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/R5HO-X_fR7o https://youtu.be/Xd8tOAJMA8Q https://youtu.be/x6rYPHmSzcE

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Music Monday’s

I forgot it was Monday and that I should be sharing some music. In the spirit of this weekend-here are my choices. Notice the recurring theme! Because I am a queen that thing goes on-and-on. https://youtu.be/Mq86e4Fhja0 https://youtu.be/T6QKqFPRZSA https://youtu.be/-CPCs7vVz6s

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Let’s Share: Lisa St. John

You ever meet anyone who you instantly connect with? Someone who is amazing, happy and authentic. That is Lisa, I met her at a writer's conference over the weekend and I cannot begin to tell you how kind she is. She touched my heart with her generosity and sincerity. Check out her blog. Oh, and… Continue reading Let’s Share: Lisa St. John

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Let’s Share: Mary Beth

I made a new friend at a conference I attended over the weekend. Please stop by her and visit her blog. She was absolutely delightful and kind. She definitely had an infectious smile. Happy Monday! https://mbcoudal.com/about/