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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Feminism in Cold Storage

I absolutely loved this memoir written in poetry when I had first read it and wanted to remind everyone of it for this year’s National Poetry Month! I don’t know what you’re reading this April but I highly recommend brown girl dreaming if you haven’t read it yet!

Review:Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline WoodsonI’ve read a lot of memoirs, but none that were done as a series of poems before. It really is a beautiful way to convey your story. My favorite was the first one, about the day she was born.

Woodson brings her birth together with the state of black in America and it’s done masterfully.

I’m not sure how many people can do memoir in this fashion, but this does a better job of explanation some things about the Civil Rights era than almost everything I had to memorize in school. It gives the feeling in the South of black child…

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Levels of Crazy

Exclusive Inflictions

It never ceases to amaze me
How many levels there are to crazy
When you stand back and look
You realize it’s not a fictional book

Memoirs at fingertips, waiting
All the while I’m here anticipating
The backlash that has me debating
If the truth is even worth saying

The Who, when, where and why
Changed to protect innocent lives
From the incriminating evidence
To keep from being that elephant

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So, Why Should I be Thankful

Old Things R New

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

A thankful heart causes us to look upward.
It causes us to look around,
and causes us to look within
where the peace of God is found.

The number one secret to happiness
is a grateful heart.
Beginning our day with a prayer of gratitude
brings tranquility from the start.

Fear is the father of failure-
a negative emotion, to be sure.
Replace it with a positive thought.
Failure you will no longer endure.

“When we choose not to focus on
what is missing from our life,
but are grateful for the abundance that
is present, we experience Heaven on earth.”
Author unknown.

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Peace

Creative Talents Unleashed

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Excerpt from our book “Unleashed”

Peace

For everyone who is hurting
Lost anything
Lost everything
Lost another
A significant other
I will write a prayer for
Peace across my heart for you

For every orphan child
You do not deserve to be parentless
Be it from death or abandonment
May you never grow up feeling
Heart less, hungry, or
Homeless
I will write a prayer for
Peace across my heart for you

For every parent
Who grieves the loss of a child
May their spirit never leave
Your heart
I will write a prayer for
Peace across my heart for you

For every woman with
Low self esteem
May you build yourself up
And reach your dream
I will write a prayer for
Peace across my heart for you

For every homeless person
May your circumstances
Not worsen
May you find your angel
And be able
One day come off…

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