“Let Me Be What I Am”

Let me be what I am by Sharlene Samuel Let me be what I am Not what you wish for me. I cannot fit into your plan; That's not the life for me. The pomp and pride of yesterday Have vanished in the air; The honest human being today Must be free from inward fear. … Continue reading “Let Me Be What I Am”

“Love is Love”

LOVE IS LOVE By Kimolisa Mings From "She Wanted A Love Poem"   Do you believe The words escaped Her lips in a whisper Almost as though She had exhaled The words like spent air Technically, carbon dioxide My grandmother Was not prone To speaking at length Actually, I knew her Not to talk at all … Continue reading “Love is Love”

99-Year-Old Sprinter Sets World Record: “I’m Running From Old Age…”

Whats your excuse? Get up and move your body! Even though Ida Keeling came in last place in the 100 meter race on August 12th, 2014, she took first place in the record books. The 99-year-old great-great-grandmother from New York finished the 100-meter race with a time of 59.8 seconds, becoming the first woman in … Continue reading 99-Year-Old Sprinter Sets World Record: “I’m Running From Old Age…”

“The Mask”

A combination poem from Maya Angelou and Paul Laurence Dunbar THE MASK When I think about myself I almost laugh myself to death. My life has been one great big joke! A dance that’s walked a song that’s spoke. I laugh so hard, I almos’ choke When I think about myself. You see seventy years in … Continue reading “The Mask”

“It’s all about happiness”

"Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. " - Maxim Gorky It can sometimes be challenging seeing the good in a situation or being happy despite facing a problem. It is very easy to become bugged down with … Continue reading “It’s all about happiness”