It has occurred to me that I hardly put my poetry up for you all to read. So, for you poetry lovers, here is a poem from an old book of mine.
Without The Use of Foul Language
I closed the book on us without desire of reading the sequel
You were my equal
of a treacherous poison intertwined with the finest tobacco
You were the duplicate of an admired painting sold on Ebay and bought for ten dollars
Your beauty was fragmented by your imitation of the most textured paint
I threw away the soul of you this morning
Vacuuming even the dust bunnies our arguments left behind
Our photographs were eaten by the silverfish that slithered out of the cracks of my window pane
I then killed them and buried them,
because they wrought the last memory of you
Not only am I obsessed with good reality television shows of celebrity lifestyles, but a close friend of mine was one of the producers for the new reality show, “Running Russell Simmons”, to air November 2nd 2010 at 10/9 C on the Oxygen Network.
Running Russell Simmons is a show about the women who work hard behind the scenes for Mr. Simmons. Simone and Christina serve as his closest confidantes, they have a hand in his executive decisions, and they run his world. Russell’s team, Adair, Trish, and Piper, keep his operations running efficiently with a youthful and ambitious swag. His hardcore glam squad assists him by managing his hectic schedule from business to personal. These women mean business and they are very good at it.
Shout out to Adam Gonzalez for producing such a wonderful show!
Below is a clip of Simone and Christina’s new interns, Ali and Sagen. They might have not expected as an intern, you must humble yourself before you can run Russell Simmons.
Am I attractive enough? Do I have what it takes to be accepted? Social Acceptance is what we all look for in life. Being social allows us to feel appreciated and helps us feel a part of. Naturally, we want people to care about us. We want to have someone be there to build us up.
What is my worth? And is my worth measured by someone’s judgment? What if I told you I listen to love songs to get my compliments? Why do I judge myself and believe that I am not good enough?
These questions are universal and I want to shed some light to all people who think less of themselves than they really are.
Self esteem has a lot to do with our natural make up of people’s judgments. Judgments on themselves and judgments towards others. People do not self-love but see that they are not good enough so in turn, may make others think that they are less than rather than greater than. Young children and teenagers, ranging to adults, feel the need to “fit” in or be a leader of a pact. To do this, they manipulate others by doing something to make them look important. This happens a lot in the work place. I see it all the time.
The most important part of this is love for self, understanding that human nature in all of its flaws can be a beautiful thing. By understanding that media brainwash and people’s need for power and affluence, shouldn’t make you feel or believe that you are not good enough, skinny enough, thick enough, smart enough or “anything” enough. You should be encouraged to gain wisdom by knowing the habits of man and knowing that we are all a beautiful entity.
We are ever changing so judgments or what others believe have no significance at all. By doubting self you doubt your potential and lose out on the greater things in life that you wish to possess. Smiling and using positive affirmations are essential for growth. No one is a failure, we all make mistakes to learn from them and grow. No one in this life time that’s successful has done everything perfectly. Trust me, many successful inventors and the like have to work extra hard to get something the way they desire it to be.
To everyone out there, please believe in yourself, please love yourself, please cherish yourself, please see the potential in you. Without that, we would all suffer.
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
Buddha quotes (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)
“True! –nervous –very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses –not destroyed –not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily –how calmly I can tell you the whole story.”
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell Tale Heart
“Ah yeah Ah yeah, You gotta believe!”, were the words of Lenni, our 12 year old rapper/songwriter. I will never forget the episode of her and her friends, aka the Ghost Writer Team, writing out words and then cutting them out to put a song together.
I could only wish I worked in production when I was a child just so I could have the chance to work on this show. If you are in your 20’s or 30’s, hopefully you will remember how great mixing the paranormal with suspense and mystery made every child feel. Excited to watch tv and learn how to read!
In the summer of 2007 I had the pleasure of meeting Jamals Grandmother at a East Village BBQ’s. We talked about the government, acting and new things shes worked on. I must say I do miss this show and glad, “The Electric Company” will be shot again shortly. Shout out to Sesame Workshop in all its glory for teaching me that brushing my teeth is great, lunch is at 12 noon, and public broadcasting television should be praised.
Ghost Writer will be out on DVD in June. Click here to Order
Kelis was here, is here, changed up, and is ready for marketing! Her new video came out on her website a few days ago. It’s definitely different than her old music as she changes her style up working with different people. My favorite Kelis album was Wanderland and I loved her with Pharrell. However, this lovely video has a dance feel working with creativity and she even has her baby with her. Awwwww. Check it out!
In 2008 I got this book as a birthday gift not realizing how wonderful this book was nor the fact that it related so much to my life at the time. This read was medicine to my soul and I have underlined so many quotes it’s unbelievable.
The story is a very real memoir of a lady in her 30’s who rushed through life because of normalcy, discovering her life wasn’t all she wanted it to be. She then decided to divorce her loving husband who wanted other things and went on a journey of depression while simultaneously discovering life of different cultures, gaining insight of who she truly was with discipline, healing, and old fashioned fun.
Check out the trailer!