Sept. 17, 2014 9:52 am #nofilter #thoughtsandruminations #reminders
She is a plant. She could not stay underground.
& so… She rose.
#growth #change #progress
#transformation #destiny #progress
HAPPY 56th BIRTHDAY, KING!! #HappyBirthday #MJ #salute #RIP #WhosBad #KingOfPop #TheGreatest #inspiration
Happy Birthday to Mrs. Esther Collins aka Mema! We miss you much! #RIP #June25 #HappyBirthday #love #salute
Never Can Say Goodbye… August 29, 1958- June 25, 2009
#RIP #KingofPop #MichaelJackson #ItsBeen5Years
"The Somebodiness of Me" - Ruby Dee
I,I,I say I Am.
I say I am Somebody.
Somebody because You
You, You make me Somebody
Because You are part of,
Because You share the Somebodiness of Me
See, when You laugh,
You make my lips a part of laughter
When You cry, tension pulls me from inside
When You are hungry,
My food turns to poison,
Makes me burst,
Bony fingers clutch my tongue when I know Your thirst
Because You are part of,
You, You share the Somebodiness of Me
See, You, You, You, You, You
Are at the other end of the steel spring of hate
So, so I cannot hate
When You know My love,
My love will warm You, cleansing deep
So let Me,
Let Me take Your hand, feel Your face,
know Your heartbeat, and all YOUR doubts erase
Because You are part of
Because You share
The Somebodiness of Me.
RUBY DEE. (10/27/1922- 6/11/2014)
“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity.”
She had exactly that kind of beauty. Thank you, queen, for your grace, your resilience, your giving.
#Salute to 91 purpose-fulfilled years.
#RIP #Artist #Actress #Activist #Inspiration #Queen #RubyDee
Until further notice.
But I don’t need a mirror to see me.
Mind’s eye open.
I wish I could give you this vision.
I wish you’d stop resisting.
There’s a reason I’m persistent.
I’m on a
I’m MJ and Pippin
The star and the assistant.
Here’s to blown kisses…
Here’s to known disses…
No more clouds in my coffee.
Cheers to sky sippin’.
Soaring above it all
I wish you’d come with me.
I could do it alone
But we would make a bigger difference
It’s your decision.
You say you’re down & out
So let me in,
#Poem #ForYou #ForMe
Expect GREAT things.
Can’t let fear break wings…
Stay down to the green,
Born to fly.
You and I,
Let’s get high.
Sing for FREEDOM.
We are the ones
We’ve been needing.
"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." #RIP #Queen #MayaAngelou #salute
A life well-lived. I thank you sincerely for LIVING. I thank you for writing, for inspiring, for being phenomenally you.
“Phenomenal Woman” and “Still I Rise” were two of the first poems I memorized and performed. You begat this.
I continue in the light of your legacy…
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