Essentially, it starts in the home, and not with the TV. Our daughters should be taught to believe that they are priceless and our sons should be taught that acknowledging, appreciating, and protecting a woman’s worth will make them men of standard and men of honor.
(October 2016) Never let them know how you feel. Never show how you're disappointed. Never show you're upset. Never show it matters. Never show your care. Stoic. Nonchalant. Lifeless ambivalence. Just reflect back what you see. Skin deep emotions are for suckers. Let it roll off your back; don't wear it on your sleeve. Never … Continue reading Poetry: “Timeless Fun”
In honor of my Grandma's 100th birthday, I decided to share the poem I wrote for her 93rd birthday bash! 🙂 (2010) What is Grandma to me? She is a young girl that learned and listened to her parents’ instructions. She is a young girl that grew into a strong young woman of grace & … Continue reading Poetry: What Grandma Means to Me
As mentioned in my first installment of Musings from Abroad: Africans and Faith, I recently visited Nigeria, my country of birth. I realized some things that may rock the average African parent’s mind. The chasm between the African parent that emigrates to America and their children they bring is far too great. When I returned … Continue reading Musings From Abroad: No Turning Back?
“The greatest sin of age is to forget the trials of youth.” – Smallville
I travelled to Nigeria this year. I noticed and learned many things, some of which I will share on my page in a series. This one, as the title suggests, is about the faith of the Nigerian people. I’m not referring to one particular religion, but the exercise of faith and belief in God. On … Continue reading Musings From Abroad: Nigeria and Faith
(2007) When I look up and the see the clouds coming in, When I notice the air is getting windy & thick, When I hear the sound of rain beating my shelter, When I am startled by the loud thunder, When I am jolted by the strike of lightning, When I am soaked in the … Continue reading Poetry: When it Rains It Pours
So! It’s been a couple of months and President Trump has done more with executive orders in three months than I have ever done with my studies in three months. I’ve never heard “executive order” so many times in a three-month span! Makes me wonder if he knows how to be president without an executive … Continue reading Here’s What to Do About Your Trump Blues
Beginning in April, images of police brutality towards African Americans have gone viral on social media and in the news; all of which I had been oblivious to....The unrest in Baltimore has been on my mind for some reason... I guess I really do live under a Little Rock; I’d like to call it law school. My present concern though is how do I respond to things like the riots in Baltimore and the events that sparked those riots?
What once was, will ever be, At least, that is all we wish to ever see. But we cannot only forever stay, And if we do, the price we pay On missing out on what could be And passing up on what we could see. For out there is a world that awaits us, And, … Continue reading Poetry: 2,016 Changes & Counting