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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

POETRY: My me is finally free

My Me is Finally Free
Mami Africana - By Aida

Coming up I had a problem with identity
Didn't know who I was or Who I wanted to be
I hid my poetry Like a mystery
Each written word revealed too much of me
But ultimately
With the truth exposed
My me is finally free

Now I wax poetically
Before a mic publicly
No longer afraid To reveal the inner me
Because my me is finally free

Yes, I had a problem with racial insecurity
but, now that's behind me
I know my skin's the perfect blend of ethnic diversity
African, Indian & European
I am not them, but they are me
And I claim them all
With total security
Because my me is finally free

I walk with sway in my hips
Ever so gently
My full-figure represents
Mother nature's perfect fertility
My hands are the tools of Gods creativity
I am the embodiment of all femininity
Because my me is finally free

See, I might blow your mind
With my extensive vocabulary
and just ‘cause I'm silly sometimes
don't think I don't know my ABC's
My voice represents the His ultimate victory
So now I speak without apology
MY me…Is finally…free

Where is your Joy? (A post from my other blog)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015


This is "part three", if you will, to the poem "SHE"

"I am, She"

I am She
that will fall to her knees
and worship Him
I will wash His feet with my tears
&; dry them with my hair
amidst the stares and glares
of judging eyes
wanting to pry into my history

but my life & fallen years
are no mystery
to Him
me -Broken,
    yet, He redeemed me
with arms open
    He received me
I was unclean
   But still, He esteemed me
&; From my burdens...
   He relieved me
Then took them all as His own

& Each tear that I shed
is for the punishment
I should have borne
but He took on instead

So go ahead
&; list each one of my transgressions
you see them as faults
I see them as lessons
As you, snicker stare
and making snide remarks,
with piercing eyes like shooting darts
I will continue
to pour out my heart
on my knees
washing His feet
because HE sees
                     I love Him....

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Book Review: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I have struggled with messiness and clutter most of my life and I have tried all different types of methods. Some methods have worked...somewhat, but this simple method not only works, it's inspiring!! 

The book is a quick and easy read and it's broken down into simple easy to follow steps, which helps to alleviate any anxiety about where and how to begin.  Where this method triumphs, for me at least, is the premise...keep only those things that bring you joy! Why didn't I think of that? She also explains why we shouldn't feel any guilt in getting rid of those things that don't bring joy, which is an area I've always struggled with - especially when it comes to gifts I've received.

I also love how she uses her own journey and struggles with organizing, as well as stories from some of her clients.  It's helpful to see the transformation. She also has a unique and kind way of relating to her things and her home.

Bottom line...I loved this book! So much so that I have already shared the book and it's Konmari Method with many friends and family members.  I highly recommend it!

Now, if only I could relate this information to my kids so they "get it"...le sigh...

Oh well, be blessed!

*By the way...I received this book from Blogging for Books  in exchange for my honest review.*