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Terri Lyons
  • Female
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • United States
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Hometown:
Philadelphia
Currently Reside In: (City, State, Country)
Philadelphia Pennsylvania
I'm a . . .
Reader, Writer, Performer
Website:
http://www.nightowl5869.net
Bookclub you belong to (include bookclub name & state):
n/a
Have You "Freed Your Inner Book" Yet?
Yes
What You Need to Know About Me:
I am the author of four books; Let Me Tell You What Mama Said, a story of a black family from slavery through WWII. Take it From the Top; a sequel to Mama Said about Philadelphia during the 1960s; Mood Swings; a book of poetry and prose capturing the range of humanity and Midnight Alley; gives voice to what is repressed and silenced in the midst of spiritual genocide. Each celebrates our elders and othr who made our hisotry rich and gives a place from which to reap wisdom and strength. My you tube channel is nightowl 5869. I also do spoken word.

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With profound sorrow

I lost my father March 21 of this year. I lost my mother October 19. To loose both parents in the same year is an unspeakable sorrow. They were married for 62 years. I am their only child. In honor of them I offer you this poem celebrating the life of my mom and dad. It is entitled The Honor and the Pain:

The Honor and the Pain…

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Posted on November 4, 2010 at 7:23pm

From the book Mood Swings: A Heap Sees....

You thought they were intelligent because they had a degree,

Thought they were nice, well groomed and elegant

Because that's all they let you see

It never occured to the trusting mind

The dirt and foul odors facades leave behind

What you see and hear ain't always so

There's a heap that sees and a damn few that know

The man that will break your heart is always kind,

You'll never know the carnage he left…

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Posted on July 11, 2010 at 1:12am

Poem form the book Midnight Alley: Anthology

I think of Ellison not being seen

And the agony of Huges' deferred dream

I muse David Walker's appeal

I think of Elizabeth's unconscionable school days

Plessy's trolley ride ordeal

The churches that were maliciously set ablaze.

Billie's bitter crop

Miles and Satchmo

The Rosewood nightmare that wouldn't stop

The cottonseed they had to sow.

They helped me to understand

And gave me a nutritious place to…

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Posted on July 10, 2010 at 10:59pm

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At 6:12pm on November 15, 2010, APOSTLE DR ELIZABETH F JACKSON said…

At 6:11pm on November 15, 2010, APOSTLE DR ELIZABETH F JACKSON said…
THANK YOU FOR SHARING FOR YOUR LOSS, YOUR JOYS, AND YOUR VICTORY. I WAS BLESSED THROUGH YOUR INSPIRATION.
At 6:08pm on November 15, 2010, APOSTLE DR ELIZABETH F JACKSON gave Terri Lyons a gift
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BLESSINGS 2 U WOG!!
 
 
 

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