“My Precious Child” – A Poem

Photo credit: yahoo.com/images  My Precious ChildMy precious child, please do not moan or weep.In this life, all material things will fade away fast.Sleep my child, allow your mind, and heart some peace.Take comfort in knowing that this storm shall soon pass. Jasmine D. Parker ©  

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11 Symptoms of Kidney Disease

Photo credit: https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/human-kidney I wanted to post these symptoms of kidney disease due to my being diagnosed a few weeks ago with stage three kidney disease. I can truly say it was a huge shock to me, but it's also something that I will not allow to take control of my life. I will fight … Continue reading 11 Symptoms of Kidney Disease

The Baby’s – “Every Time I Think of You”

  "Every Time I Think of You" is a song written by Jack Conrad and Ray Kennedy and released in 1979 as the lead single from The Babys' third studio album Head First; John Waite provided lead vocals featuring female vocals by Myrna Matthews. The track was a worldwide hit and became their last top 20 in the United States. … Continue reading The Baby’s – “Every Time I Think of You”

The Baby’s – “Isn’t it Time”

Yahoo.com/images I have always loved this song. It takes me back to my teenage years.  This is another greatly overlooked band from the ’70s.  Their rhythm and beat were on point, the musicianship was awesome, and the lead singer, John Waite, was not only one of the greatest bassists in the industry but also an … Continue reading The Baby’s – “Isn’t it Time”

What is Juneteenth?

pinterest.com Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United … Continue reading What is Juneteenth?

Badfinger – “Day After Day”

Photo Credit: Yahoo.com/images One of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time, and one of the most beautifully written songs of all time.  It is so sad that this great band was taken advantage of by managers who mismanaged their money and hid vital information from them that should have been discussed with … Continue reading Badfinger – “Day After Day”

The 5th Dimension – “One Less Bell to Answer!”

Photo Credit: Yahoo.com/images   This Burt Bacharach/Hal David song was originally written for Keely Smith (Louis Prima's ex-singing partner) but she never recorded it. Hal David on how he came up with the lyrics for this song: "I paid attention to what people said. One time I was at a dinner party when it was … Continue reading The 5th Dimension – “One Less Bell to Answer!”

Minnie Riperton – Lovin’ You

Photo credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images I have always loved Minnie Riperton in fact my friends and I have tried numerous times to train our voices to match her five-octave coloratura soprano range. Ha Ha...I will never be able to sing as she did, and none of my friends were successful either, but we sure do enjoy her … Continue reading Minnie Riperton – Lovin’ You

Brenda Russell – “Piano In The Dark”

Photo credit:yahoo.com/images I fell in love with this song the first time I saw it on MTV.  When the music begins to play and Ms. Russell starts singing the first verse of the song, it immediately transports you to a time and place in another world. A world where it’s you and the one you … Continue reading Brenda Russell – “Piano In The Dark”

Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poney’s – “Different Drum!”

Photo credit: ?p=Linda+Ronstadt+and+the+stone+phoneys+photos&fr= Linda Ronstadt is a great singer with a strong voice that will give you chills. Mike Nesmith wrote this song in 1964, two years before he joined the made-for-TV group The Monkees. At the time, he was developing his skills as a folk singer - a far cry from the Hollywood-enhanced shenanigans … Continue reading Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poney’s – “Different Drum!”

Thunderclap Newman – “Something In The Air!”

  Photo Credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images I really love this song and I like the fact that it fits in perfectly with the times we are living in right now. There is way too much going on in this world, and we all have got to get it together now,  because there is truly something in the … Continue reading Thunderclap Newman – “Something In The Air!”

Thin Lizzy – Roisin Dubh (Black Rose)

Photo credit: Bing.com/image "Black Rose - A Rock Legend (Roisin Dubh)" is the title track of the 1979 album by Thin Lizzy. It is both an original song and a medley incorporating traditional Irish songs and allusions from the poet William Butler Yeats to the soccer player George Best, a drinking pal of bandleader and … Continue reading Thin Lizzy – Roisin Dubh (Black Rose)

Ian Anderson Front Man for Rock Band Jethro Tull Has Revealed His Singing Days Are Numbered!

Photo credit: Bing.com Ian Anderson is like the rest of us, he has been practicing social distancing, staying quarantined and reaching out to his fans on Instagram. I am a huge Jethro Tull fan, so when I saw an article about him stating in an interview that his singing days are numbered, of course I … Continue reading Ian Anderson Front Man for Rock Band Jethro Tull Has Revealed His Singing Days Are Numbered!

Keith Whitley – “When You Say Nothing At All!”

Photo credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images This was originally recorded by Country artist Keith Whitley in 1987. It was written by two leading country songwriters, Paul Overstreet, and Don Schlitz. The latter also wrote and previously recorded Kenny Rogers' American #1, "The Gambler." Keith Whitley was one of the country music artists to break out in the 80s.  … Continue reading Keith Whitley – “When You Say Nothing At All!”

The Death of Astrid Kirchherr, the Photographer Who First Photographed the Beatles!

https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images The world lost a great trail-blazer!  I was saddened to hear of the passing of this amazing woman, Astrid Kirchherr, and to know she was one of the most positive, gifted and talented influences on the Beatles and their career made me want to read more about her. It's always a real treat to … Continue reading The Death of Astrid Kirchherr, the Photographer Who First Photographed the Beatles!

Betty Wright-“The Clean Up Woman! 1953-2020

Photo credit: Yahoo.com "In a weekend when the music world was rocked by the deaths of Little Richard and Uptown Records founder Andre Harrell, now another R&B legend has also died. Betty Wright, a six-time Grammy nominee known for the hits “Clean Up Woman,” “No Pain (No Gain),” and “Tonight Is the Night” and for her … Continue reading Betty Wright-“The Clean Up Woman! 1953-2020

Little Richard – His Life, Death, Legacy and “Long Tall Sally!”

Photo credit: Yahooimages.com I think many people can say that Little Richard's music touched them in one way or another. The man had a fast moving mouth and to this day, it is hard to keep up with him while singing his songs.  I have often thought about how many of the artist's that started … Continue reading Little Richard – His Life, Death, Legacy and “Long Tall Sally!”

Chi Coltrane – “Thunder and Lightening!”

Photo credit: Yahoo.com I can't say anything but good things about this song. When Chi Coltrane wrote this song, she must have poured all of her energy and every feeling she ever had for someone she was in love with into her writings. You can't help but feel that energy and fall in love with … Continue reading Chi Coltrane – “Thunder and Lightening!”

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – “Where Is the Love?”

Photo credit: Yahooimages.com This song has to be one of the most beautifully written and respectful songs of all time. It is a song about love lost and having to wait on love, but also respectful and not trying to make one or the other give in to love if they aren't ready at that … Continue reading Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – “Where Is the Love?”

Prince – “The Love We Make” Featuring 3rdEyeGirl

Photo credit: yahoo.com There is nothing more soothing than listening to "The Love We Make," a song written by Prince and performed by he and 3rdEyeGirl at the Montreux in 2013.  3rdEyeGirl is an American funk rock band that was Prince's backing band from his 2014 return to Warner Music until his death in 2016. … Continue reading Prince – “The Love We Make” Featuring 3rdEyeGirl

The Righteous Brothers – You’re My Soul and Inspiration!

Photo credit: Songfacts.com It's hard to believe this song was released in 1966 and is still has the ability to bring butterflies to my stomach and make me fall in love with it over and over again! This song takes me straight back to my childhood, teen age years and growing up in a small … Continue reading The Righteous Brothers – You’re My Soul and Inspiration!

Sam and Dave – “Hold On I’m Coming!”

Photo Credit: yahooimages.com It doesn't matter where you are or where you may be sitting. When the music hits you, it hits you!  This is such a funny story and a situation many of us can put ourselves in.  Wow, wow, wow!   This song is filled with so much soul which is great for … Continue reading Sam and Dave – “Hold On I’m Coming!”

Thank You for the Music, Bill Withers!

Photo credit: images.search.yahoo.com I know I am late posting about the legendary Bill Withers passing, but I wanted to make sure I acknowledged him and also post three songs that were special to me at different periods in my life. Monday, March 30, 2020, the world lost a great American singer-songwriter and musician, William Harrison Withers … Continue reading Thank You for the Music, Bill Withers!

A-HA – “Take on Me!” Music Video Hits One Billion Views on YouTube!

  Photo credits: yahoo.com This is great news for such a talented band with a great song and music video! One of my all time favorite videos, it has such a fun but romantic vibe, filled with the vocals of Morten Harket who can hit those high notes like with ease. Iconic hit "Take on … Continue reading A-HA – “Take on Me!” Music Video Hits One Billion Views on YouTube!

The Isley Brothers – “Who’s That Lady?”

  Photo credit: yahoo.com Music is an essential part of life and the history of music is inseparable from the history of technology. If you could measure the Isley Brothers on a scale from 1 – 10, they would certainly measure a 10 and then some. These brothers not only had singing talent, but could … Continue reading The Isley Brothers – “Who’s That Lady?”

Kenny Rogers – “You Decorated My Life”

Photo credit: yahoo.com Kenny Rogers was a Suave Texan with a mellow, raspy voice. I always considered him one of my favorite Country singers with hit after hit and a career that began in 1958 and supplied his audiences with well-crafted pop songs possessing country flavor. I have many favorite songs by Kenny but am … Continue reading Kenny Rogers – “You Decorated My Life”

Boy Meets Girl – “Waiting For a Star to Fall”

Photo credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com When you take a look back at the 80's, and all of the great singers and song writer's from that era, it is hard to believe that it's been 32 years since this song was released. I remember it like it was yesterday and I remember how it was played over and … Continue reading Boy Meets Girl – “Waiting For a Star to Fall”

“The Eternal Song”- Poem by Rosemonde Gerard – Poets Who Inspire!

Louise-Rose-Étiennette Gérard, known as Rosemonde Gérard (April 5, 1871, Paris – July 8, 1953, Paris) was a French poet and playwright. She was the wife of Edmond Rostand (1868–1918, author of Cyrano de Bergerac), and was a granddaughter of Étienne Maurice Gérard, who was a Marshal and a Prime Minister of France. When you are … Continue reading “The Eternal Song”- Poem by Rosemonde Gerard – Poets Who Inspire!

B.W. Stevenson – “My Maria”

Photo credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images When I hear the song “My Maria,” I immediately think, Wow, this song is about the true love a guy had for his girl and how every thought of her puts him in a happy place! B.W. Stevenson (B.W. = "Buck Wheat") was a singer/songwriter from Dallas, Texas who died in 1988 … Continue reading B.W. Stevenson – “My Maria”

The Mother of Rock and Roll, “Sister Rosetta Tharpe!”

Photo credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com If there was ever a person that was born with a guitar in their hand, people would honestly think it was Rosetta Tharpe. A natural guitar player and incredible Gospel, Blues and Rock and Roll singer. This woman put the rock and the roll in music. As you watch the videos of … Continue reading The Mother of Rock and Roll, “Sister Rosetta Tharpe!”

The Rolling Stones – “Paint it Black”

Photo credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images   Listed as one of the greatest songs ever written, "Paint it Black" is a song that takes you from point A to point Z on the radar as far as Mick Jagger’s high pitched and vocal range and Keith Richard’s amazing guitar riffs, and the band delivers and doesn’t hold back … Continue reading The Rolling Stones – “Paint it Black”

Eddie Kendrick’s – “Keep on Truckin”

Photo credits:https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images The 70’s were something special and oh what fun it was to hear the latest songs released. I still remember when this song hit the radio and all of the teenagers as well as adults went wild! I can still remember some of the funky dances back then, even though I was never … Continue reading Eddie Kendrick’s – “Keep on Truckin”

Terry Jacks – “Seasons in the Sun”

Photo credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images A beautifully written song sprinkled with a touch of innocence. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for this song, even finding some of the lyrics a little sad. Although the Beach Boys were a dynamite band, I wonder what they would have sound like performing this song? Sometimes … Continue reading Terry Jacks – “Seasons in the Sun”

Helen Reddy – “I am Woman”

        Photo Credits:https://search.yahoo.com/search?p=helen+reddy+photos Today, Sunday, March 8th, 2020 is International Women’s Day, and what a better way to say it than with the song, “I am Woman,” written by Helen Reddy! This song gave women all of the world the strength to stand for something instead of falling for anything during the … Continue reading Helen Reddy – “I am Woman”

The Temptations – “Papa Was a Rollin Stone”

Photos credit: http://www.yahoo.com The Temptations must be one of the greatest music groups of Motown Records. Starting out as young teenagers, watching other bands play and dance, this band evolved into something truly amazing. The band members are known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and dress style. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the … Continue reading The Temptations – “Papa Was a Rollin Stone”

Phil Lynott & Grand Slam – “One Wish!”

“One Wish” released in 1984 off the album titled Philip Lynott: The Man and his Music Vol. III recorded with Grand Slam, the band originally formed in 1984 as the brainchild of ex-Thin Lizzy bassist/vocalist and front-man Phil Lynott following the breakup of Thin Lizzy. This song is one of my many favorite songs by … Continue reading Phil Lynott & Grand Slam – “One Wish!”

The Doobie Brothers – “It Keeps You Runnin”

Photo credit: https://search.yahoo.com "It Keeps You Runnin'" is a song by the American rock band The Doobie Brothers. The song was written by band member Michael McDonald, and released, October 5, 1976 on their third album, “Takin it to the Streets,” and peaked at #37 on the U.S. billboard in 1977. Some may go as … Continue reading The Doobie Brothers – “It Keeps You Runnin”

Three Dead After Someone Tosses Dry Ice Into a Swimming Pool at a Birthday Party!

 How can something this tragic happen at a birthday party? Why would someone throw dry ice into a swimming pool while people are supposed to be having a good time? I'm pretty sure these are just two of the many questions being asked at this time by people all around the world. Three people have … Continue reading Three Dead After Someone Tosses Dry Ice Into a Swimming Pool at a Birthday Party!

The Doobie Brothers – “Take Me in Your Arms”

Photo credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com   The Doobie Brothers have been around for a while, making great sounds, teaming up with some great writers and proving they are worthy of being Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Take Me in Your Arms,’ is one of my favorite songs by this band. As I listen … Continue reading The Doobie Brothers – “Take Me in Your Arms”

So, I WALK – A Poem

Photo Credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com   I’ve walked along rugged paths with no end. Along some of the rockiest of roads, With beautiful colors of flower groves. With dust-filled eyes and a mouth like cotton. Eyes beholding what time had forgotten. Thorns on bushes, stabbing like sharp knives. I gaze at the sky and increase my stride, … Continue reading So, I WALK – A Poem

Gordon Lightfoot – If You Could Read My Mind”

https://search.yahoo.com This is one of my favorite songs. When I am having a bad day, I listen to this song and it puts me in a much better place. Gordon Lightfoot’s voice and his Canadian accent truly compliments each lyric and makes me feel as though I am actually there bearing witness to what he … Continue reading Gordon Lightfoot – If You Could Read My Mind”

Bobby Caldwell – “What You Won’t Do for Love”

Photo Credit: bing.com/images “What You Won’t Do for Love,” is a song with a smooth, jazzy and soulful sound and Bobby Caldwell has a voice out of this world that could easily be a favorite song for any couple in love. It brings back lots of memories of the 70’s. Growing up in Miami exposed … Continue reading Bobby Caldwell – “What You Won’t Do for Love”

Jethro Tull – “Locomotive Breath”

Photo credit: bing.com/images "Locomotive Breath" is a song that starts slowly, beginning with a bluesy intro. John Evans piano intro is so discreet one can barely hear it at times, before crashing into some of the most bombastic hard rock displays of the band’s career." This is such an incredible song with a bang of … Continue reading Jethro Tull – “Locomotive Breath”

Claudette Colvin – The Uncredited 15 Year Old Hero

Photo credit: bing.com Claudette Colvin (born September 5, 1939) is a retired American nurse aide who was a pioneer of the 1950s civil rights movement. On March 2, 1955, she was arrested at the age of 15 in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a crowded, segregated … Continue reading Claudette Colvin – The Uncredited 15 Year Old Hero

10 Famous Quotes by James Baldwin

Photo credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist.   “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most … Continue reading 10 Famous Quotes by James Baldwin

Dion – “Abraham, Martin & John”

Photo credit: Bing.com When you think of the 60’s, for many, what comes to mind, is the wave of events that took place. Vietnam, Woodstock, the antiwar protests in the streets, the Civil Rights movement, sit-in’s, demonstrations, police turning fire hoses and police dogs on the demonstrators, there was also the march on Selma, and … Continue reading Dion – “Abraham, Martin & John”

Jane Child – “Don’t Wanna Fall in Love”

Photo Credit: Bing.com This is such an electrifying song and the vocals are just magnificent! If one were to listen to the song for the very first time on the radio or cd, and did not know who the singer was, they would probably believe she was an American R & B singer and right … Continue reading Jane Child – “Don’t Wanna Fall in Love”

Jefferson Airplane – “White Rabbit”

Photo Credit: Bing.com Rock music was fully alive and doing well back in the 60s when Grace Slick wrote this sassy song. Jefferson Airplane was doing what other bands did back then; they were working gigs and doing lots of drugs. Many of the songs written back then have hidden lyrics referencing drugs and marijuana … Continue reading Jefferson Airplane – “White Rabbit”

Thin Lizzy – “Vagabonds of the Western World” and “The Hero and the Madman”

Photo credit: Bing.com It's not a secret that I am a huge fan of the Irish rock band, "Thin Lizzy." The band had an influence on many bands with their twin guitars, bass playing & not to ignore Brian Downey's great drumming rhythm back in the 70's and early 80's. I have so many favorite … Continue reading Thin Lizzy – “Vagabonds of the Western World” and “The Hero and the Madman”

Brooke Benton – “Rainy Night in Georgia”

Photo Credit: bing.com/images It takes a great writer to write a song with lyrics that have an impact upon those listening. It also takes a great singer to bring those lyrics to life so that each listener can visualize what’s being sang and understand each word with clarity; But lastly it takes great musicians to … Continue reading Brooke Benton – “Rainy Night in Georgia”

Mahalia Jackson – “Trouble of the World”

Photo Credit: https://www.bing.com   Having grown up in a religious family, my siblings and I were no stranger to Mahalia Jackson. Mrs. Jackson was always my mother’s favorite gospel singer. My mother had the honor of seeing her in concert before Mahalia's death in 1972. I’m so happy she was able to attend that concert. … Continue reading Mahalia Jackson – “Trouble of the World”

Jesus Culture – Fierce (Feat. Chris Quilala)

Fierce, featuring Chris Quilala is a hit single off Jesus Culture's album "Let It Echo." A Jesus Culture - affiliated CCM artist and worship leader based out of Redding, California. I really like this song and pray for all members that they are true to the word and to their Journey of reaching out to … Continue reading Jesus Culture – Fierce (Feat. Chris Quilala)

Grief Will Turn a Person With no Acting Experience Into a Great Pretender!

Photo credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com We all know the affects Grief has on individuals left behind; But did you know that Grief can actually cause a person to be in complete Denial about what they are going through? Well, I know first hand, because I was deep in my grief after the sudden death of my husband … Continue reading Grief Will Turn a Person With no Acting Experience Into a Great Pretender!

Thin Lizzy & Sex Pistols (The Greedies) – A Merry Jingle and a Happy New Year

I love this song, and Phil Lynott's amazing Irish accent. He collaborated with the Sex Pistols. It was actually the Greedy Bastards but the BBC believing that the USA was too loose with their free way of speech,  wouldn't play it, so Greedies is what they were called.  Released in the 70s, this was and … Continue reading Thin Lizzy & Sex Pistols (The Greedies) – A Merry Jingle and a Happy New Year

Esther Williams & Ricardo Montalbán – “Baby it’s Cold Outside” From “Neptune’s Daughter”

Photo credits: images.search.yahoo.com I was a young girl when I first heard this song. For many years, I've loved it and thought of it as just a cute song. Never did I once think of it as anything else. When I saw this video, I loved it and thought both actors where great. The song … Continue reading Esther Williams & Ricardo Montalbán – “Baby it’s Cold Outside” From “Neptune’s Daughter”

Joni Mitchell – Help Me

Photo credit: https://search.yahoo.com/search Joni Mitchell is a talented singer-songwriter, poet and painter. A highly influential artist, she has received eight Grammy Awards during her career, with the first coming in 1969 and the most recent in 2008. The song “Help Me,” was one of the songs I listened to over and over in the 70s … Continue reading Joni Mitchell – Help Me

Trena Williams – Women Who Inspire Others!

Trena Williams is an American Author, Preacher, Prophetess, Wife, Entrepreneur, and Mentor. Born Trena Jackson and raised in Coleman, Texas, a small West Texas town with a population of a little over 5,000 people, Trena knew at an early age she wanted to help and serve others. Growing up she knew the power and strength … Continue reading Trena Williams – Women Who Inspire Others!

Clarence Carter – “Patches”

Photo credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com Released in 1970, “Patches” was one of those songs you needed a box of Kleenex to listen to. It was so easy to believe Clarence Carter was the little boy he sang about in this powerfully written song about a young boy growing up poor on a farm in the Deep South. … Continue reading Clarence Carter – “Patches”

The Death of Gun-Marie Fredriksson, Lead Singer of the Pop Rock Group “Roxette!”

                                                         Photos credit: Bing.com The 1980s & 1990s were a great time to be a teenager and young adult. There were so many things to discover and music … Continue reading The Death of Gun-Marie Fredriksson, Lead Singer of the Pop Rock Group “Roxette!”

Victorious – “Broken Heart”

Ahmad J. Bell aka: (VICTORIOUS) is back with a new song and video, titled "Broken Heart," featuring Sean Johnson & Dee Black.  These young men are out in their communities talking to others while changing lives, one conversation at a time. They are not afraid to go into neighborhoods and reach out to hurting families, … Continue reading Victorious – “Broken Heart”

“Perhaps” – A Poem by Vera Brittain – Poets Who Inspire!

Photo credit: bing.com/images Perhaps some day the sun will shine again, And I shall see that still the skies are blue, And feel one more I do not live in vain, Although bereft of you. Perhaps the golden meadows at my feet, Will make the sunny hours of spring seem gay, And I shall find … Continue reading “Perhaps” – A Poem by Vera Brittain – Poets Who Inspire!

Ray Stevens – “Everything Is Beautiful”

Photo Credit: Bing.com I have always been a person who absolutely loves music. I grew up listening to a wide variety of music because I grew up with so many diverse groups of friends, whom I love and still keep in contact with and get together with to this day. Ray Stevens could not have … Continue reading Ray Stevens – “Everything Is Beautiful”

Marvin Gaye – “Inner City Blues” (Make Me Wanna Holler)

Both Photo's credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com When I hear this song, I think of how empowering it must have been for Marvin Gaye to stand up and say, I am going to release this song, even though Berry Gordy wasn’t happy with him for releasing a protest song. During those days and earlier as many of us … Continue reading Marvin Gaye – “Inner City Blues” (Make Me Wanna Holler)

“O Willow Waly” Song From the 1961 Movie Thriller, “The Innocents”

Photo credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com “O Willow Waly” is one of the most beautifully written songs that I have ever heard. It's a song that if one closes their eyes, they can almost in vision a couple in love lying beneath a beautiful weeping willow tree and at an instant one of them are no longer there … Continue reading “O Willow Waly” Song From the 1961 Movie Thriller, “The Innocents”

Growing Up – A Poem by Emma – Child Poets Who Inspire!

Photo credit: bing.com This was a fun poem to read. It breaks down from a young girls perspective what will happen as she grows up and her body begins to change from a little girl to a woman. I love reading these children poems because I have young grandchildren who love reading, writing, drawing, music … Continue reading Growing Up – A Poem by Emma – Child Poets Who Inspire!

THE VOGUES – “FIVE O’CLOCK WORLD!”

Photo Credit: https://www.bing.com/images You just gotta love this song and the way the Vogues belted each note out. This is another song that signifies the '60s and I hold near and dear to my heart. There's just something to be said about the song writers of that era and the amazing groups of people who … Continue reading THE VOGUES – “FIVE O’CLOCK WORLD!”

THE SUPREMES – “LOVE CHILD!”

Photo Credit: Bing The year was 1968 and The Supremes had the Billboard lit!  The songwriters kept writing and the Supremes kept belting them out.  This is one of my favorite songs of theirs. These songs bring back so many memories, although I was only 5 years old when this song was released, it was … Continue reading THE SUPREMES – “LOVE CHILD!”

“TRUTH COMING OUT OF HER WELL!” WARNING: The following photo contains nudity!

Truth coming out of her well. Credit: Jean-Leon Gerome According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: "It's a marvelous day today"! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time … Continue reading “TRUTH COMING OUT OF HER WELL!” WARNING: The following photo contains nudity!

Jean-Léon Gérôme – French Painter and Sculptor!”

Photo and biography credit: https://www.theartstory.org/artist/gerome-jean-leon/life-and-legacy During my reading of various poets, writers & artists, I happened upon this artist and sculptor. I read his biography and thought to myself, wow, where did this man get energy to do all the things he did and accomplished.   He was intelligent and knew what he wanted to do … Continue reading Jean-Léon Gérôme – French Painter and Sculptor!”

Congratulations to all 16 Nominees in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020!

Hi everyone - I know it's been a few days since I blogged anything, but my full time job has been keeping me busy and run down. I have missed communicating with each of you and will catch up on the great things you all have been posting soon. I can't tell you all how … Continue reading Congratulations to all 16 Nominees in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020!

The Supremes – I’m Living In Shame!

Photo Credit: http://www.bing images I have always been a huge fan of Diana Ross and the Supremes.  My sisters had all their music and I remember hearing their songs played on the record player and my sisters and their friends doing the dances of that time. There was the Mashed Potato, the Chicken Scratch, the … Continue reading The Supremes – I’m Living In Shame!

Arlo Guthrie – “The City of New Orleans!”

Photo Credit: Bing Images While out running errands this morning, I happened to hear Arlo Guthrie on the 70s channel of SiriusXM Radio. I haven't heard this song in quite some time. Honestly back when this song came out, I thought it to be a little sad as he referenced grave yards filled with old … Continue reading Arlo Guthrie – “The City of New Orleans!”

EZRA POUND – POETS WHO INSPIRE!

Photo Credit: Bing images Here’s a poet and critic of the twentieth century that walked to a beat of his own drum. Although controversial, but still standing for what he believed in at a time when you were shunned and out casted for being different or having your own ideas that didn’t coincide with the … Continue reading EZRA POUND – POETS WHO INSPIRE!

ALICE WALKER – POETS WHO INSPIRE!

Photo credit: Bing images As an avid reader and writer, I love reading and researching about other writers I know little or nothing at all about.  Many of these people have lived incredible lives and others have had nothing but made something great out of the nothing.  Well, I know who the great Alice Walker … Continue reading ALICE WALKER – POETS WHO INSPIRE!

Dandelions – The Incredible Edible Flower!

Photo Credit: http://www.ediblewildfood.com Gardeners have cursed the dandelion and its pervasive nature. They pop up everywhere in spring and are so hard to get rid of. Having grown up in a small West Texas town, I am no stranger to the Dandelion; although we pulled them up with our gloved hands or chopped them down … Continue reading Dandelions – The Incredible Edible Flower!

Imogen Kate Hindson – Inspiring Child Poets!

https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images I Love My Brother - My brother is sweet, My brother is nice, When I am upset, I come for advice. He teaches me new stuff Almost all the time, And I think that Is really, really kind. I love my brother, And he loves me. Now that's the way It's meant to be. … Continue reading Imogen Kate Hindson – Inspiring Child Poets!

Michaela George – Child Poets!

  Here is another talented child writer. Her name is Michaela George, and she’s 12 years old. Michaela enjoys writing songs, stories, and poems. Isn’t it fascinating to find so many children writing such outstanding poetry at such a young age? I find it just incredible and love seeing children diving into good books, putting … Continue reading Michaela George – Child Poets!

Ahmad J. Bell aka, “VICTORIOUS!” – People Who Inspire Others!

There are many people out there who believe the music industry has gone too far with adding to their genres, Hip Hop Gospel. Look around you, there’s a new generation and new wave of musicians out there who are making a difference in the lives of many others. Hip Hop has stood the test of … Continue reading Ahmad J. Bell aka, “VICTORIOUS!” – People Who Inspire Others!

Ten Years After – “I’d Love to Change the World!”

Photo credit: http://www.songfacts.com Well, here's a band I haven't heard in years. I am sad to say that I had forgotten about them until I heard I'd Love to Change the World on my Sirius radio a few weeks ago. I can tell you it awakened in me the feelings of the 70's as a … Continue reading Ten Years After – “I’d Love to Change the World!”

Phillis Wheatley – Poets Who Inspire!

  Photo Credit: https://www.bing.com/images This is a lady I've heard of before, but never read any of her writings and poetry.  I am very impressed and will definitely spend time reading about her.  She was truly a unique woman who was blessed to have people around her who cared enough to teach her to read … Continue reading Phillis Wheatley – Poets Who Inspire!

Sly and the Family Stone: Hot Fun in the Summertime

Photo Credit: Bing Images I was only 6 years old when Sly and the Family Stone’s song “Hot Fun in the Summertime” was playing on the radio and burning up the charts. I can remember as I grew older, seeing my sisters, brother and their friends dancing, singing and enjoying the sounds of this band. … Continue reading Sly and the Family Stone: Hot Fun in the Summertime

Remaining Positive in a Negative World!

Photo credit: Bing images Repost: In an ever-changing world filled with such negative news, people, relationships, politics and demanding jobs; it’s easy for people to become more and more depressed. Our thoughts become words, our words become action and if all we do is think negative thoughts, our actions will have negative consequences. Often, we … Continue reading Remaining Positive in a Negative World!

Whisper a Little Prayer – A Poem

Photo Credit: Bing Images Whisper a little prayer; One of peace and love. Words sincerely spoken; To our father who lives above. Through trauma and anguish; light and love break chains. These things will survive; the worst of many trials. Dream a little dream; Come on, dance in the rain! For the rain purifies the … Continue reading Whisper a Little Prayer – A Poem

Famous Quotes by Oscar Wilde!

Wallpaper photo credit: historicalwallpapers.blogspot.com Enjoy these amazing quotes filled with truth and seasoned with humor. 1.“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well … Continue reading Famous Quotes by Oscar Wilde!

The Beautiful Poetry of Oscar Wilde – Poets Who Inspire!

Photo Credit: Bing.com/images Although Oscar Wilde's life was riddled with controversy, he was still a great poet. His quotes are still being used to this day. I never knew anything about him growing up, or at least I don't remember. My love for Ireland and Phil Lynott led me to read about this poet. There … Continue reading The Beautiful Poetry of Oscar Wilde – Poets Who Inspire!

The Beautiful Poetry of Erika L. Sanchez – Poets Who Inspire!

Photo Credit: http://www.bing.com/images Ladies and Gentlemen, here is another amazing poet that I have never heard of, but who is doing some incredible things with her life, while touching and inspiring the lives of many others!  I am truly happy to have run across this author, poet and teacher! Erika L. Sánchez (born c. 1984) … Continue reading The Beautiful Poetry of Erika L. Sanchez – Poets Who Inspire!

The Beautiful Poetry of Robert Frost – Poets Who Inspire!

  Such a true quote!  Photo Credit: http://www.bing.com/images Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. Known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech, Frost frequently wrote about settings from rural life … Continue reading The Beautiful Poetry of Robert Frost – Poets Who Inspire!

The Beautiful Poetry of Langston Hughes – Poets Who Inspire –

Photo Credit: bing.com/images It has truly been a pleasure and an honor to have the ability to read up on such amazing human beings, who exhibited such great strength and courage! This man lived a great life and wrote in a way that others could live through his writings in a time filled with chaos. … Continue reading The Beautiful Poetry of Langston Hughes – Poets Who Inspire –

The Beautiful Poetry of Mary Elizabeth Frye – Poets Who Inspire!

Photo Credit: bing.com Biography -  Born Mary Elizabeth Clark, and orphaned at the age of three. In 1927 she married Claud Frye. The identity of the author of the poem was unknown until the late 1990s, when Frye revealed that she had written it. Her claim was later proven by Abigail Van Buren. Her poem … Continue reading The Beautiful Poetry of Mary Elizabeth Frye – Poets Who Inspire!

The Beautiful Poetry of Oriah Mountain Dreamer – Poets Who Inspire!

Photo Credit: bing.com I ran across this amazing woman while reading up on Poets and Authors this afternoon.  I am amazed with her strength and the steps she took to finding out what was wrong with her and being strong enough to do what it took to heal her Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Having this syndrome … Continue reading The Beautiful Poetry of Oriah Mountain Dreamer – Poets Who Inspire!

The Beautiful Poetry of Angelina Weld Grimké – Poets Who Inspire!

Photo Credit: Bing Images Here is a writer and poet that I have never heard of. Her biography details that she was a lesbian living in a time when it wasn't accepted. It seems that her mother wasn't in the picture, possibly in a mental institution, but this young lady went on to publish a … Continue reading The Beautiful Poetry of Angelina Weld Grimké – Poets Who Inspire!

The Poetry of Forrest Hamer – Poets Who Inspire!

Photo Credit: Bing Images I am featuring a poet that I have never heard of before. After reading his poems, I knew I had to introduce others to his poetry.  I have to say; I am enjoying reading these biographies and poetry. The poets have something in their minds and hearts and need to express it, … Continue reading The Poetry of Forrest Hamer – Poets Who Inspire!

The Beautiful Poetry of Emily Dickinson – Poets Who Inspire!

Photo Credit: Bing Images It is such a great feeling to read up on someone who lived such a long time ago, but made the amount of impact on writing and poetry that Emily Dickinson did. She sounds like she was truly an amazing woman with quite a library in her head in which she … Continue reading The Beautiful Poetry of Emily Dickinson – Poets Who Inspire!

The Beautiful Poetry of Jim Morrison – Poets Who Inspire!

Photo credit: Bing images I was only 8 years old when Jim Morrison passed away, but I will always remember my sister with several of the doors posters hanging on her wall and she and her friends playing their music on the record player.  My favorite song was always "Light My Fire," but now as … Continue reading The Beautiful Poetry of Jim Morrison – Poets Who Inspire!

The Beautiful Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe – Poets Who Inspire!

Photo credit: Bing photo images Edgar Allan Poe; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in … Continue reading The Beautiful Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe – Poets Who Inspire!

The Beautiful Poetry of Maya Angelou – Poets Who Inspire!

Photo Credit: http://www.npr.org I will be posting poetry by poets who have inspired not only myself; but millions of people around the world. These poets have made a huge impact on the lives of those who read their books, but also those whom may have suffered through similar experiences and can relate. Today I am … Continue reading The Beautiful Poetry of Maya Angelou – Poets Who Inspire!

The Beautiful Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks – Poets Who Inspire!

  Photo courtesy of Getty Images. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was an African-American poet. She was appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968 and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1985. Biography Credit: Poem Hunter.com Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born on June 7, 1917, in Topeka, Kansas, the first child of David … Continue reading The Beautiful Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks – Poets Who Inspire!

Beautiful Poems by Christina Georgina Rossetti – Poets Who Inspire!

  Photo credit: Wikipedia Since I love writing and love creating beautiful poetry, I thought it would be a great idea to highlight some of the great poets past and present.  I decided to start off with the late, great poet "Christina Georgina Rosetti. TAKEN FROM WIKIPEDIA: Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who … Continue reading Beautiful Poems by Christina Georgina Rossetti – Poets Who Inspire!

The Death of Philomena Lynott – The Mother of Thin Lizzy Front Man, Philip Parris Lynott!

Photo credit: Getty Images Wednesday, June 12, 2019 was a sad day in Ireland. Philomena Lynott, the mother of Thin Lizzy front man, Phil Lynott died at her home in Sutton at the age of 88. Ms. Lynott had been battling cancer for years and had refused treatment stating she wanted to die with dignity. … Continue reading The Death of Philomena Lynott – The Mother of Thin Lizzy Front Man, Philip Parris Lynott!

Everybody, Somebody, Anybody & Nobody!

Photo credit: Bing Images This is a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.  There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job. Everybody … Continue reading Everybody, Somebody, Anybody & Nobody!

Thanatophobia is a Real Phobia Suffered by Many Individuals

While reading up on this phobia, I found this article on Wikipedia. Death anxiety is anxiety which is caused by thoughts of death. One source defines death anxiety as a "feeling of dread, apprehension or solicitude (anxiety) when one thinks of the process of dying, or ceasing to 'be'". It is also referred to as … Continue reading Thanatophobia is a Real Phobia Suffered by Many Individuals

Oceans – Hillsong United (Where Feet May Fail)

This is one of the most beautiful, yet haunting worship songs I have ever heard. It's not a long song with a lot of verses, yet it's unique as lead singer, Taya Smith repeats the main chorus several times as she brings a wave a cold chills with her beautifully trained, soft and unstrained voice. … Continue reading Oceans – Hillsong United (Where Feet May Fail)

Krzysztof Komeda-Trzcinski – Music Composer for the movie “Rosemary’s Baby!” (1968)

For those of you who were born in the 60's and grew up in the 70's, you have to remember Roman Polanski's movie "ROSEMARY'S BABY!" This true thriller movie was a huge hit in 1968, with a soundtrack by a Polish musician named Krzysztof Komeda. Here's a mini biography of Komeda who was born on … Continue reading Krzysztof Komeda-Trzcinski – Music Composer for the movie “Rosemary’s Baby!” (1968)

Learning to Forgive: Part 5 of 5

When we sincerely mean the words we pray, God has forgiven every sin we have ever committed and will commit. There is something that we all must remember if we start to condemn ourselves. If we have surrendered control of our lives to God, our-day-to day life will become different. Everyone is a sinner. And the … Continue reading Learning to Forgive: Part 5 of 5

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month!

Mental Health Awareness Month (also referred to as "Mental Health Month," has been observed in the month of May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings. For many years there have been such a great Stigma attached to this disorder. Stigma is … Continue reading May is National Mental Health Awareness Month!

Phil Lynott and The King’s Call

Solo in Soho is the first solo album by Irish rock singer Philip Lynott, released while he was still in Thin Lizzy. Current and former Lizzy members guested on the album, including: Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, Snowy White, and Gary Moore. Brian Robertson contributed to the writing of the song, "Girls". The album was released … Continue reading Phil Lynott and The King’s Call

U.S. Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves: The Real Lone Ranger!

{ son Bennie} Throughout the years, many people have asked the question, if U.S. Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves, the former slave was the true inspiration behind he television series "The Lone Ranger?" Well, let's travel down the road and back in history and time a little bit and put some of these pieces together and … Continue reading U.S. Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves: The Real Lone Ranger!

When You Die – A Poem

When you die and live no more; Your eyes no longer behold the beauty of nature. Your hands no longer hold your favorite cup of coffee. Those left behind remember and embrace your legacy; of empowering devotion and resolution to life's problems. You were the stars shining fiercely bright; the pollen in the most beautiful … Continue reading When You Die – A Poem

Clark Gable, III Cause of Death Revealed

I wanted to wait until the autopsy results came back before writing about this story. I have never seen a Clark Gable movie, but have heard from others who have that he was a great actor and humanitarian. A classic movie lover myself, so I plan to watch some of his movies soon.  It's such … Continue reading Clark Gable, III Cause of Death Revealed

United We Stand – A POEM

United we stand! Divided we fall! Strength in numbers with all-hands-on-deck. Our world so divided We should all make a stand and create love for animals and our fellow man. Let us teach the younger generation truth and integrity, so they will have the strength to climb higher mountains. Their shoulders will be strong enough … Continue reading United We Stand – A POEM

I’m Yours and You’re Mine – A Poem

As sprinkles of confetti rained down upon us, You were the surprise I always longed for. Happiness no longer living inside or within, A smile once there, tragically wiped off my face. The love in your laughter feeds my dying heart, Like the warm morning sun, you shine so bright. An old soul I am … Continue reading I’m Yours and You’re Mine – A Poem

EVACUATE – A POEM

Evacuate your mind. Evacuate your heart Evacuate the hate New man new start   Evacuate your soul Deep down within Evacuate the past Evacuate the sin   Evacuate the old And sometimes new Evacuate the jealousy It hurts no one but you   Evacuate life's curses Evacuate the struggles Evacuate childhood fears False evidence appearing … Continue reading EVACUATE – A POEM

TWAS the Day Before Christmas – A Poem

Photo Credit: bing images “Twas the day before Christmas and all through the town, Hundreds of people were scurrying and rushing around. The once stocked shelves were completely picked bare, By wild last-minute shoppers who did not even care. That perfect gift they looked for, but many could not find, Store after store searching thinking … Continue reading TWAS the Day Before Christmas – A Poem

A Father Chooses Compassion When Confronting His Son’s Bully!

  A father in Houston, Texas, is being applauded for choosing kindness instead of anger when confronting the boy who’d been bullying his son at school. Their heartening story has been shared thousands of times, and now the father says the two boys are closer than ever. Last week, Aubrey Fontenot uploaded a Twitter video of … Continue reading A Father Chooses Compassion When Confronting His Son’s Bully!

The Painting – A Short Story

Chapter One: The Dream It was a beautiful fall morning. The brightly colored leaves softly making a crackling sound while fluttering as the wind gently blew through the trees. This almost communicative whistling sound was one of the many things; both Alex and Cindy loved about fall. Cindy awakened from a deep sleep, panting and … Continue reading The Painting – A Short Story

Depression is a Beast!

DEPRESSION IS A BEAST! Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called "Major Depressive Disorder," or "Clinical Depression," it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, … Continue reading Depression is a Beast!

When did Working an Honest Job Become a Shameful Thing?

It seems that every time you watch the news, log into social media or turn on the radio, you are hearing more stories of individuals who feel it's their job and duty to either body shame another, call others names based on their skin color, religion, financial status and now we have people shaming an … Continue reading When did Working an Honest Job Become a Shameful Thing?

Aretha Franklin – The Death of the Queen of Soul

After hearing the news of Aretha Franklin's passing, I was among the many thousands of  people truly saddened. I like many who loved her music, spirit, strength & soulful voice find comfort in knowing she is now at peace and in a much better place filled with beauty, love and no longer in pain. Aretha … Continue reading Aretha Franklin – The Death of the Queen of Soul

“TEXAS OUR TEXAS “

As many of you know, we have entered into what is called "The Dog Days of Summer!" The temperatures here in Texas are horrendous and many have been experiencing heat strokes due to the scorching temperatures. This hasn't stopped our homeless people from sleeping under bridges, standing with their signs on the side of the … Continue reading “TEXAS OUR TEXAS “

Discovering Thin Lizzy all Over Again and Frontman the Late Phil Lynott August 20, 1949 – January 4, 1986

  I am a huge music fan and love music of many genres. I am especially intrigued by music from the 60's, 70's & the 80's. I listen to a wide variety of music and at one time in my life chased the dream of being a singer. I still love singing and writing song … Continue reading Discovering Thin Lizzy all Over Again and Frontman the Late Phil Lynott August 20, 1949 – January 4, 1986

Anthony Michael Bourdain – The Death of a Great Man. June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018

Anthony Michael Bourdain was born on June 25, 1956, to Pierr & Gladys Bourdain in New York City.  He was an American celebrity chef, author, travel Documentarian, and international culture, cuisine, and the human condition.  He was noted by popular sources as one of the popular sources as one of the most influential chefs in … Continue reading Anthony Michael Bourdain – The Death of a Great Man. June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018

Today is My Birthday and the Anniversary of the Death of My Husband

Grieving the loss of a spouse is hard. Death, regardless of the details, can be devastating to those left behind. The loss becomes greater when it occurs on a special day such as the surviving spouses birthday. I am writing this because my husband passed away 6 years ago today, on my birthday while talking … Continue reading Today is My Birthday and the Anniversary of the Death of My Husband

You will know Your Loved One’s in Heaven

"At the resurrection, people will neither marry, nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven." (Matthew 22:30) We won't be married, but will know our loved ones in heaven! Just to know we will know our loved ones in heaven is an incredible thought! We will see those smiling faces … Continue reading You will know Your Loved One’s in Heaven

“ The Paradoxical Commandments”

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you … Continue reading “ The Paradoxical Commandments”

Tim Bergling, aka Avicii – 09/08/1989-04/20/2018

The music world has truly lost a talented and gifted artist and music producer. Tim Bergling was born on September 8, 1989 to Anki Liden an actress in Stockholm, Sweden. Better known by his stage name Avicii , was a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. One of the most popular DJs of the … Continue reading Tim Bergling, aka Avicii – 09/08/1989-04/20/2018

Prince Rogers Nelson – Our Prince 06/07/1958 – 04/21/2016

Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer, and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist, and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, which caused him to move back and forth. Prince … Continue reading Prince Rogers Nelson – Our Prince 06/07/1958 – 04/21/2016

Family Members Grieve Differently

Photo credit: bingphotos.com   We may feel distanced from or incapable of nurturing our family members. When since our loss of a loved one. We must remember all people are not the same and each individual grieves differently. This doesn't mean they didn't love the deceased family member or friend. It means that humans do … Continue reading Family Members Grieve Differently