I just got back from visiting my boyfriend’s oldest son graduate from Basic Training. This was the longest amount of time father and son have ever been separated from one another ~ ten weeks! Their only way of communication was via letters and the rare staticy phone call. I was so blessed to be a witness of this bittersweet reunion that I had to write up something to commemorate the moment. Hope you enjoy.
Read the poem Reunion | Authspot.
In light of the infamous novel & movie titled The Help, I thought it relevant to revisit a classical work by an influential writer in his own time concerning the issues of black women in the earlier years of America.
Richard Wright’s “Man of All Work”.
Looking inside the mind of a quiet soul can sometimes be a daring act.
For a sneak peek into once such mind, read here.
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.(1 Corinthians 15:10 KJV)
How shall we then act towards others knowing the blessing of grace God has extended towards us? Click here to read my poetic response.
Kids, they say exactly what they’re thinking a lot of times. Read just one example I’ve captured in this poem ~ a conversation between mother and child.
Dressing Room Discourse.
For those of you who are keeping up with my publications, here’s the link to my author webpage on Facebook. Take a look:
Thank you for following me on my adventure to debut publication. I am in the process of brainstorming a sequel. I’ll keep you in the loop.
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One of my favorite novels by Jane Austen is Northanger Abby. And in that novel, Catherine is the epitome of the heroine looking for rationale in social conventions and challenging such conventions by following her heart.
Check out the character analysis here where I explain that innocence on social norms is not always a bad trait to have; actually it’s usually what changes the world around you.
Ever see a person wearing a shirt with something on it that just wanted you to stop and ask him/her: “Really?”
Well, a wrote a poem on just that. Check it out below:
This is a poem I whipped up just to mess around with the SEO term of the day.
Here’s a taste:
No, the only summer food
is slice after slice
Read more here: Health Benefits of Watermelon.
Nathaniel Hawthorne is well-known for his Puritan novels (such as The Scarlet Letter) and short stories.
However, the slavery debate was alive and well in his lifetime too.
He took issue with both sides of the debate in his short story The Maypole of Merry Mount.
Read more of my analysis here.