I’ve had my head stuck in the sand for a few weeks while recovering from the hurricane and an abrupt adjustment in my work career. I guess I should be grateful for having practice when its time to go into survivor mode. I do know how to survive with little to no resources after spending so much time as a transient single mother but that doesn’t mean its fun.
Either way, I know that we can’t always control what happens to us, but we can control how we react to it. As an introspective and lonely child, I spent most of my time in my room, alone with my notebooks and thoughts. Without internet, or telephone available, I was forced to return to my original form of self expression and the reasons why writing is an innate part of who I am.
If no one else cared to know my pain, the page always welcomed me to speak my truth through words and images.
I am a vessel, and others find solace in confiding in me. I take my trials and pain and use it to create a mirror from which we can all see a more clearer reflection of who we were meant to be.
With nothing more to offer than a floor to sleep on, or a portion of food, or a few spare coins, people like me have pieced together an existence from the stubborn hope that things will get better.
Me Being Anonymous: A Book of Cursed Poem and Verse is a collection of my poetry taken from journals that I’ve had since the early 90’s. My motivation to write and complete my book were not in hopes of taking over the world to gain fame and fortune.
I released my writing so that it may be available to those like me, who feel or have felt alone in the world, heartbroken at the lies and fantasy of what it means to exist as a woman of color, a mother, a daughter, a lover, a friend, a member of a culture, a town, or a family.
I can’t say that expressing myself was all met with enthusiasm it seems some people are much more comfortable with keeping skeletons in the closet even when the musk of death is suffocating the living.
I can’t say that I quite care how other’s perceive me, the most important thing I’ve learned in these last few decades is that the only person whose happiness matters is your own.
It makes me happy to share my life with other people, like Michael Jackson said, ‘You are not alone’…..
MBA is a poetry book that tells the story of my life in brevity and here’s your chance to get familiar with me before the actual memoir drops in 2013. Go on over to Smashwords and use coupon code BL52P to receive a 20% discount for the ebook download.
This special discount is only for BBW readers as a way of my saying thank you to you all for all of your encouragement and support.
And because I love you, you can try before you buy-read portions of the book before making a commitment!
Happy Holidays to you and yours…from TRJ and dem…. (the voices in my head)