This Secret Of Mine…

 

A group of writers were challenged to a Write In, Write Out Session. After free writing for an hour, Akiim Jarrett  wrote this spoken word that characterises his gift. Here I share:

Screams, Shrieks and Secrets

 

it screams – this secret of mine-

hidden heartbreak and soul-stirring agony,
so I crave peace.

a peace which remains unbothered

a peace ne’er t’be interrupted;

but these days dreams don’t get fulfilled and life rolls you along with the punches at whim.

 

it shrieks – this secret of mine-

divine calamity a beautiful harmony

can you see it in catastrophic splendor?

a jaw dropping visage,

an image and event to die for-

a living truth I’d reluctantly lie for.

it sounds off – 

like the loud silence insecurities decorate-

a masterpiece that doubt artfully paints

can’t you see?

or will you see how this feels like it’s been before,

karmic justice settling the score-

quote raven or mock the peacock

choose that which haunts less is all I implore

secrets aside – lies do thrive

tis better to release than bury inside.

it can be different

things need not be the same

you can produce the change 
from the inner stain of shame

that brought you much pain.

just be – you – in its entirety

and all good things will follow-

beloved, it’s merely a formality

By Akiim Alqhumizta

 

 

Does It Require A No?

Antoya Lee, Writer

Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works. ~Virginia Woolf

A group of writers were challenged to a Write In, Write Out Session. After free writing for an hour, Antoya Lee wrote this delectable piece that shows her talent waiting to be honed. Here I share:

What is Rape? Does it Require A “No?”

~Antoya Lee

If I push my beliefs, wants, and desires on you, and I succeed in having my way,                  should I be held accountable for my actions? If, my persistence made me successful in having my way but brought upon you harm and danger.

Or, should I be vindicated from my exploitation of your mind and body and be freed from punishment because of my intellectual ignorance?  My mind’s ability to reason and understand based on the knowledge or lack thereof, stored within my mind.

Hear, the words, that proceed as I speak.  Abuse and harassment, of any type: sexual, verbal, physical, mistreatment, recklessness, carelessness, ignorance and arrogance. Have you been impacted by such activities or behaviors? Were you the offender, or of your life, a victim of such social behaviors that are communicated amongst our social environment?

Sadly, were you an offender in any group or area of your social environment, where you mistreated, misrepresented yourself or something, in order to have your way and accomplish your desires and wants. Or, to support your beliefs and needs, with your friends, with your family, and coworkers, strangers and lovers, church or other group member affiliation.

Were you ever so persistent in having your way to the detriment of another                          against that person’s comfort and will?

Is rape or harassment just something sexual?

Or, could it be a form of social communication, verbally and physically, expressed in any type of social situation and setting amongst people in your social circle.

Could it be social manipulation, simply to accomplish one’s own disparate deeply desired wishes?

Not just sexual, but could rape simply, but greatly be social dysfunction, after all the offenses in every area of our lives that happened upon us, or we upon them.

I forgive you. Do you forgive me? Of social rape. Trying to have my own way.

My point: Lets be mindful of how we interact and how we share our habits with each other because rape is social contamination.

By Antoya Lee

Love’s Impossiblity…

My story is about love

The impossibility of perfect love

Though I have the perfect love

It’s impossible to hone it

Impossible to prove it

Impossible to feel it

Impossible to find it

Perfect love

My love

My perfect love at Valentine

And So I Write…

 

And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for a while is just bliss. J. K. Rowling

Am I alone? Am I the only one obsessed with writing? I can’t seem to get enough of it. I eat, sleep, dream, and I  write.

Can the doctor help? Noooo…don’t need it. I write because I’m compelled to release, to ease, to let loose what’s inside… what drives my heart to peace.

I care about you. I respect you. But please talk to me when I’m done. For me to be more impacting to you, I must write. The thoughts, stories, insights yearn to be set free.

And so I write…..

South Florida Writers Of Color Literary Magazine…

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 “Captivated and inspired by the enduring power, creative joy and beauty of words, they are the South Florida writers of novels, short stories, poems, plays, memoirs, essays, autobiographies, science fiction, biographies, anthologies, children books and more.”

      — Ralph Hogges

 

The Ralph Hogges and Benjamin Cowins, South Florida Writers of Color Literary Magazine. An Online Literary Magazine. Read the 1st Edition here South florida writers of color magazine

Hope you are inspired to write.

Cheers!

My Favorite Author Is: Readers Tell All…

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A book is a gift you can open again and again. ~Garrison Keillor

Barnes and Noble asked Readers to identify who their  favorite Author was and the reason. Here I share excerpts as Readers chimed in telling all.

  • Sarah J. Maas because characters are one of the most real and complex characters of all time because
  • Sarah J Maas, because she tells stories of strength, epically and fantastically, and the writing is like music; just as amazing as any symphony.
  • Cassandra Clare. Her books inspired me to write more stories, and not stop loving books
  • My favourite write is Paul Coelhobecause he impresses me with each sentence and teaches me a lot, both about life and writing
  • J.K. Rowling, because she wrote Harry Potter
  • Megan Whalen Turner because I love her characters.
  • Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, his books changed and inspired so much my life that I decided to translate them in Italian! Such a blessed decision
  • J.K Rowling because she gave us the greatest Wizarding World
  • Stephen King because his talent is bottomless – as is my fascination with everything he writes
  • Agatha Christie because she gave me Hercule Poirot, the greatest detective in the world
  • Danielle Steel because she’s a master of romance
  • My favourite author is Andrzej Sapkowski because he got me thinking outside the box.
  • Danielle Steele because she keeps me entertained the whole book through.
  • My favorite author is John Green because his books are filled with mysteries and I love his way of writing.
  • Shakespeare because he is just timeless. Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte because when I read their books they take me to another world and the women in their stories are strong and what ever they dream of doing they do and that inspires me to be and do what I want to do.
  • Elizabeth Gilbert, because she wrote one of the most inspiring and life-changing books I’ve ever read.
  • Jane Austen, because her books are an insight into characters who we can relate to from a time when people and places were different.
  • Madeleine L’Engle is my favorite because she was able to write for a range of readers. She wrote children’s books, YA, adult, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. My second favorite is Jane Austen. Her works transport me to the nineteenth century in England, which is my favorite setting to read about.
  • John Hopkins because Lost Cactus is awesome!
  • James Patterson. He thought what life is about… I lived through his stories.
  • Truman Capote because he somehow makes beautiful stories from such simple words.

So who is your favorite author and why? Do share. We would love to hear.

Cheers!

 

Write Away…

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I want to write away. Basically get away somewhere by the beach or surrounded by nature, water flowing, birds singing, peace, quiet and natural stones. Without a Cur, I’d just write and write.

Slow pace. No rush. Quiet clear thoughts. Write away to help others. Oh for the time to write…just write.

Go Fish. The Scene…

Ship’s captain steers tourist-filled-boats pass beautiful houses planted on the sea’s edge. Just imagine the visitor’s delight to rent for a few. Pretty penny but so worth it. Lovers steal selfies, kisses…


Waves splash in seemless style. Scattered folks chat gleefully in the distance. The boat’s engine beckons its revolving sound. The weekend rides on with high traffic of boats afloat on the water. Totally relaxed. The sun steams above. People clothed in hats, T’s, shorts, and more, welcoming the light breeze. Sounds get louder…yet not disturbing.

Fish, seawater creatures missing…nowhere in sight. Mountainous hills of water sprout like surfers beneath waves. Ship’s captain steers tourist-filled-boats pass beautiful houses planted on the sea’s edge.  Just imagine the visitor’s delight to rent for a few. Pretty penny, but so worth it. Lovers steal selfies, kisses, and quiet love.

I quietly doze off. Calm, cool, relaxed. Imaginary.

Nice way to spend a quick getaway doing something different…fishing.
Edgewater, Water Taxi, Sovereign, Imagine, Gallant Lady, Waku, Days-Like-This…all boat names… but couldn’t agree more.

Time to chill.

Cheers!

Passion Pursuits…

writers inspired through Book Reading, Poetry, stories, the arts

A Gathering and Celebration of South Florida’s Writers of Color. An Invitation to an occasion of grandeur where Success Strategies and other writers inspired through Book Reading, Poetry, stories, the arts, and more. A writer’s pleasurable delight and certainly for Success Strategies.

Cheers!

Found Poem’s Literary Success

Delightful collection of excerpts of 2016 Success writings in Found Poetic form

Delightful collection of excerpts of 2016 Success writings in Found Poetic form. This dissipates a Renewal of the writings on Success Strategies blog pulled from you my readers… and my top favs. Your thoughts welcomed amdist.. Cheers!

The Find

The Road to Success

It Starts with a Dream

Coach me! Top Questions Asked

Definitely Maybe

To Wither. To Flourish. Your Choice

Confusion is nothing new

To Reach Goal, Rid But

What If

I write Because

I hope you Dance

 

-Dr. Shelly Cameron