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April 2008 Blog Posts (111)

My First Cover, I am smiling like a little kid.. Tell me about your first time??

OK, Yes I know this is just one part of the witting process, to have a book cover. However, when you have come from a non-writing background as I have, all these baby steps are great and precious leaps to me. I Love them!! The Idea that I am actually an real author makes me smile and humble. I can't wait to share this with my children, my students and the world. Regardless of its production outcome, this is a big step for me.

I know many of you have gone down this road,… Continue

Added by K. L. Belvin on April 3, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Babyboy (Acrostic Poem)

Be it as it may, you are the epitome of essence.

Another glance at you will drive me insane, so excuse me if I turn away from your presence.

Beauty is on the inside as well as the outside, so you have the best of both worlds.

Your youth is amazing and your smile is blazin' and at times, I tell myself, "I bet he has more than one girl."

But, when I asked you if you were single, you said, "No. Actually, I was looking for you."

Optimism ran through my head by what… Continue

Added by Dana on April 2, 2008 at 8:41pm — 1 Comment

Who Killed McDuffie?

Who Killed McDuffie?

a definitive question

his brain was bashed

cranium crashed

skull fractured/broken

all the way around

but they said those who beat him

didn't kill him

so who killed mcduffie?

maybe it was the same ones who didn't kill

clifford glover/randy heath/jay parker

claude reese/randy evans/luis baez

arturo reyes/bonita carter/eula love

elizabeth magnum/arthur miller

and countless others

when their…

Added by Harold Lee Rush on April 2, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments


To the naked eye each raindrop seems the same, but if you close your eyes and look at each raindrop with your mind’s eye you’d see that every raindrop is different. Raindrops are snowflakes yet to be frozen and no snowflake is the same yet they are all beautiful in their own way. All humans are raindrops similar yet different but beautiful in our own way like raindrops

Added by Ronald on April 1, 2008 at 10:42pm — 1 Comment


The other day on the fifth Anniversary of our invasion of Iraq our Vice President Chaney said so when he was told that 75% of us the American people believe that the war in Iraq is a mistake. So what if we never found weapons of mass destruction. So what if we never know whether Bin Laden is dead or alive. So what if Hussein is dead but nothing really has change. So what if we are now looked at as the terrorist in this so called war on terrorism. So what if we have sent more American to their… Continue

Added by Ronald on April 1, 2008 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Just Yesterday

I can’t believe that I’m stand here getting ready to give you to another man for it seem like it was just yesterday when I holding you in my arms and rocking you sleep. I promised you that I’d protect you always. I can’t believe it has been 22 years it seems like it was just yesterday when I was holding out my arms to catch you if you fell taking that first step in life. I can’t believe you are about start a family of your own it seems like just yesterday I was teaching you your ABC and 123’s.… Continue

Added by Ronald on April 1, 2008 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Today I met my Father

I have been waiting over twenty years for this day, and now it is finally here. I am excited but nervous. I got hundreds of questions to ask him. From do I have any other siblings, has he thought of me and the biggest question of all why did he leave me? My mom used to tell me I looked just like him and I wonder when I see him today will I see my features in him. Well I hear someone coming this way it must be him. Wow, all they gave me was a flag and some dog tags and took me to a white cross.… Continue

Added by Ronald on April 1, 2008 at 10:38pm — No Comments

They'll Never Understand

They'll never understand why their laughter makes me cry.
They'll never understand that what they call truth I know it to be a lie.
They'll never understand as much as they hate me I love them just as much.
They'll never understand why on them I'll never give up.
They'll never understand why I don't blame them for their views.
They'll never understand why I do what I do.
I do it because that is who I am.
But they'll never understand.

Added by Ronald on April 1, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Fragile Heart

Fragile Heart

A heart is fragile and must be protected...

I didn't want to hurt anymore

So I took the keys and I locked the door

And I built icy walls of brick

So strong and thick were they

That just one look would turn away

Anyone who might cause pain.

Then you came along and acted like

you didn't see the walls, the doors, the lock

And tenderly you lit a candle near a block

And there you knelt

And waited for the ice… Continue

Added by Robin Abrams on April 1, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

IT'S ON!!!!! Black CapaCity Literary Arts Festival 2008!!!!

The Prosser-Truth division #456 of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) proudly presents the First annual Black Capacity Literary Arts Festival! The festival will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2008, from 1pm-7pm in Richmond, VA. The festival location will be at the NUBIAN VILLAGE ACADEMY, 2022 Sledd Street in Northside community of Richmond.

Last minute vendors are welcome! If you still want to… Continue

Added by Universal Africana on April 1, 2008 at 11:21am — No Comments

Award Winning Author Cheryl Lacey Donovan to Host Series of Teleconferences for Upcoming Release

For Immediate Release April 2008

Shayla Simone

Peace In The Storm Publishing

P.O. Box 1152

Pocono Summit, PA 18346

(862) 215-2980 phone

(570) 643-6424 fax

Teleconferences for The MInistry of Motherhood

Coming from a legacy of preachers, Cheryl Lacey Donovan is walking in her destiny. An anointed woman of God, her mission is to challenge you to look inside yourself for change, to identify the… Continue

Added by Cheryl on April 1, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

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