My Life Be Like, poetry

Blacked Out

I am black and that can never be b l a c k e d o u t. I know my skin and my voice is to be hated among many. But my lips and the way I move my hips as I dance to the Africa sun in my soul is to be bought… Continue reading Blacked Out

My Life Be Like, poetry

Little Brown Boy

This one time in 2020… I had to tell my son about his chocolate skin in America… How his skin is so dark he might be mistaken for a monkey or a hoodlum. How his big natural curly afro can be offensive to some people with no melanin in their skin. How to keep his… Continue reading Little Brown Boy

My Life Be Like, poetry

The America I See

Riding along on my way Trying to have my best day Look back in my rear view mirror and what do I see Two police officers behind me My mood changes from happy to fear My stomach is in knots as I begin to think About all the things that could happen I just want… Continue reading The America I See

My Life Be Like, poetry

Love, the verb

Call this a song, a poem. Just be sure to put love in front.  You’ve been with me through all my different hairstyles  I still remember when I made sure to wear mascara whenever we were together  Then I stopped  You didn’t notice the difference  Thirteen years later and I’m so thankful that smile is… Continue reading Love, the verb

Hidden Gems, interviews

Humanizing Immigrants and Refugees – A Conversation With Emily Mata

A year ago on February 9th, 2019, I took a road trip to Santa Barbara to see an art show put together by Emily Mata, an art student at Westmont college. A photo I had shared with her was painted portraying the bond I share with an American citizen, despite our different heritage and race.… Continue reading Humanizing Immigrants and Refugees – A Conversation With Emily Mata

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TSS – “Writings On The Wall”

Hey Everyone!  It's been awhile since I've given you a look into one of my poems from my book The Diary of She - Vol. II. Today's poem is entitled Writings On The Wall. I wrote this during a time when I was weak and willing to deal with almost anything to keep the person… Continue reading TSS – “Writings On The Wall”

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Love & Eye by Vontress Renae’

I met a girl once who seemed so sad, almost inconsolable. We sat down for coffee because I had nothing to do and the "hurt" woman in me wanted to comfort her and  somehow find a way to comfort myself. We talked about life, shared a few laughs and then we got on the topic… Continue reading Love & Eye by Vontress Renae’

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Misha’s Room Episode 2.3: Suit Up

Blessed risings my loves! Rest in peace and prosperity Kobe, GiGi, and the other lives that were tragically lost in the helicopter crash. Welcome back to Misha's Room! Happy New Year, happy holidays, welcome to 2020. This is Black History Month, and today is all about Suit Up! Suit Up was written to pay homage to… Continue reading Misha’s Room Episode 2.3: Suit Up

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TSS – “All Falls Down”

As soon as one thing wasn't going right, it seemed like everything around her was going wrong. She found herself stuck in a room with no escape. The walls were closing in and the ceiling crashing down. Her heart started racing, hands shaking, and mind wondering. How was she going to escape this prison of… Continue reading TSS – “All Falls Down”

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The Facade

I want it all The fame, the love, the money But is it all worth it? Will I want more? Will I become a media whore? Wanting every woman that looks my way? Or can I stay focused and be a king in women's eyes like Denzel Washington, only with one woman Will the money… Continue reading The Facade