HOW ABOUT IT?

I had a great Fourth of July, with family, friends and strangers. Everything was great, the weather; the food and the  festivities. I'm not sure if this is considered complaining, but through all of today's goodness, I can't help but consider the various posts I saw on my social networks stating their 'discontent' with 'Independence... Continue Reading →

A thought to seize the day

"The tragedy in devastation lies not in the event, but in the lack of a lesson learned." When I consider various life threatening or life taking occurrences around the world, whether it be natural disasters or personally dreadful events, I am touched at how it often leads many of us affected, to want to embrace... Continue Reading →

Reflecting, Saturday, July 28, 2012

Reflecting on my teenage years, I remember constantly praying to God on behalf of my mother. What seems like everyday, I asked Him to spare her life and release her from the relentless grips of drug addiction, which had her bound way before I can even remember. I remember fearing that she wouldn't live long... Continue Reading →

The Newlywed!

It was around 4 a.m. and day three of our honeymoon, when I was awakened by my new husband. He was tugging on my arm saying, “Chaz, get up! Chaz, get up! Go use the bathroom!” Dazed, sleepy and confused, I said, “My name is Tika, and I don’t have to use the bathroom!” I... Continue Reading →

Yes, we can! (November 4, 2008)

Today, the day that may change the world forever, Voting lines shaped the trail of a desperate demand for change Early risers, rise with a new energy; A powerful intent to make that which lies dormant many days of the year- a vote, count today Some looking pass color lines and gender; selecting hope and... Continue Reading →

A note to Love

You are my dream come trueThe manifestation of a dream deferredin word, thought and deed, you fulfill my ideals of loveMy heart and soul follow suit after your adorationMy womb leaps with anticipation, and I can see myself bringing forth your nationWorking hard with your hands, creating a legacy for your seed, you are a... Continue Reading →

This feeling, similar to the way a single woman feels after falling in love with a knowingly married man-Being the culprit of an idea once so far removed that it would make her loathe the very thought, but some how, the concept is now not that badand the consequences understandable-justifiable even"He's different and so am I"The... Continue Reading →

In a matter of days three world renowned deaths, One sticks out in mind Execution by hanging-seemingly a thought-a threat proclaimed against a fearless dictator Seconds dwindled into fate and the pages of your life read, "The End" I wonder, although your face was calm, what was in your mind? You declined a mask to... Continue Reading →

I cried at my grandfather's funeral, mourning not for the loss of life, but for precious memories that were never formed and infinitely severed ties between myself and my history Now, a grown product of a man with different baby mommas, who 30 years later still blames our disconnect on, baby momma drama Toward him... Continue Reading →

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