"It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve and all bad things are easy to get" - Confucius
It was always this kind of rhetoric that I ignored as it was repeatedly recited to me in attempts to engrave wisdom into a child who had yet to experience life. I was more so trying to figure out the mysterious things. The human-like features of "Papa Dios" (God) and what those powers the elders spoke of entailed drove my curiosity through the roof. While growing up into the woman I am today, I often wondered why I'd spend countless nights wondering about something that was promised to never physically be seen until death came and we had to follow that light, not realizing that faith is something that must grow from within and we must possess inside of us without the need to constantly verify its existence. I then learned to channel and apply that energy towards my des…
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First off, I'd love to thank the ENTIRE Whin Committee
For introducing me to a new world of performing arts. I have NEVER in my life touched
a stage before, but I feel like after last thursday, it may have been the start to something amazing.
As long as I can openly share my thoughts, strengths, and weaknesses through spoken word with the world, the feeling is prodigious. I'm not going to lie, I was the most nervous I had been since I was in labor almost three years ago. Something interesting happened though. The butterflies suddenly turned into wings that lifted me up into the clouds, into a much higher place.
I did mess up, a couple of times (oh well.) But overall I think it was a pretty good turn out.
But this video is dedicated mostly to all my REAL READERS,
the ones who leave me comments, read my poems from DAY 1, and
continue to be the reason why I share my passion for writing which has flourished into a dream to recite
Spoken Word Poetry.
I love you all, and her…
In my mind i have a Visual Of all of my residuals
The mess that i have made
Love CAN be individual!
I never try to escape it
I try to cast no fears
And every time I fall again My soul just drowns in tears.
I wear my claws
out on my sleeves
So you could See it coming
And don't you hide
Behind those eyes
Or think that you'll be running.
I don't relate to evil
But the world is far from safe,
And til I head back home
I need a love I could embrace
One with good intention,
One with no expectation.
One that results happiness
And much consideration.
A love so strong it's concrete
An abstract work of art,
An accident engraved itself
Directly in my heart.
My heavy thoughts - apocalyptic
They hide inside
These thoughts so cryptic
It's far from normal,
Destiny brought this
It's project lovebot,
The time has come yet again to stroll down the streets of Inwood, Manhattan.
It's one of those places you can never ignore, and will always find something worth reading about or visiting.
The most important thing about this place for me at least, is that the memories made here growing up will never be forgotten. For instance, when I turned 18 and decided to get my first tattoo.
I had been obsessed with keys for FOREVER.
Old, vintage looking keys, dungeons and dragon looking keys, all sorts of
crazy old rusty odd looking keys.
They hold a ton of meaning to me, primarily because they serve the purpose of opening doors. But besides that, I had been looking at Miguel's work for quite some time. MIGUEL made that tattoo of my dreams happen for me! Miguel
is the owner and tattoo artist at Liquid Skin Studio
165 Sherman Avenue between 204th Street and Academy Street.
Aside from being one of the most skilled tattoo artists and humbled human beings I know, his sho…