There are limits


Calla lily

Beautiful as can be

but also extremely toxic,

its roots are the most dangerous.

DO NOT touch or eat any plant that you’re not familiar with.

My source: MedlinePlus/gov/ency/article/002864.htm.


news reporting,

some do correct errors

but we all should weigh evidence.


what is meant to be cannot be stopped

everything happens for a reason

but praying does help



Things on my Mind


being too real

just a little something from my own experiences

but sometimes, we have to scream!

as an example, look at our government

what a mess!

and it gets worse everyday.

we must come together for our own good.


love does not hurt,

it cannot harm anyone

when things go wrong, some blame love

but it’s really something that ended up bad

love is just what the dictionary says–

to have a strong deep affection for.

as we get older, we begin to see things more clearly,

but that takes a lot of time and time is moving right along.


oh, clobber the son of a gun

he had it coming,

but didn’t your mother teach you self-control?

well, I turned the other cheek

so, that didn’t help huh

no, he was asking for it

well, sometimes we have to defend ourselves

by any means necessary.

so, are you encouraging violence?

no, one should only fight physically when necessary.

well, I’m sure some will take that the wrong way.

only if they don’t read this right.


now, you know we all have hair problems from time to time

most African- Americans have tight curly hair,

even if it’s soft, it’s difficult to manage

so it’s best to use certain products that work well

now, those with curly hair can dangle those curls more freely

because the hair isn’t tight.

and those with straight hair can style their hair easily.

But some are tired of hair, they’ll have it cut off

unless there’s a hair condition, they simply don’t want

to comb or have their hair done any longer.

and that’s fine.

It doesn’t bother me at all.

I hope you feel the same way too.





More than school books


I can’t find the thing.

Well, look closer.

I still don’t see it!

That’s what happens when we’re so angry

we can’t see straight.


Mothers have given us so much,

but don’t forget our fathers.

No, they didn’t bring us into the world

And some of us get along better with fathers

Don’t forget, some parents carry the name only

and that’s very sad because too many children

are suffering because of those very problems.


it’s important to have more than book knowledge in life

otherwise, what happens if you don’t know some of the games?

but it’s more important for women.

the world is beautiful in so many ways; there are

beautiful people around the world, there’s so much beauty to see and experience

But in our world, there are evil people.

It blows the mind just how vile some really are at times

so the more you know, the better to be prepared.






Queen Alexandra Butterflies


I stopped by one of our member’s blog. Grady went to the Smithsonian sometime back and watched butterflies. Well, I just had to ask if he had seen any giant butterflies? They’re found in Asia and they grow as large as 12 inches long. The males are more beautiful than females with their gleaming bright colors. They’re also on the endangered list. I wrote a poem about these fascinating creatures that was published in a late issue of Space and Time magazine. They’re really something to see.

It takes all kinds of people


looking around, not sure of what to do

in this new environment where there’s

no familiar face.

it’s not easy to meet new friends when

some look away as if avoiding you.

People are funny that way

you’re not sure if they’re playing a game,

but time is too short to waste.


I was irritable, not in the mood

when someone came right out of the blue and made the

funniest joke about life.

I laughed and forgot all about my own situation.

These moments in time sure make a difference.


Some of us are mild mannered,

life will never weigh them down for long.

Others are just too serious,

every little thing matters.

They fuss about everything.

It makes you wonder how do they

get through life, but many of

them live long lives. Which reminds me

of this, ”It takes all kinds of people to make a world.”

Peace with my Soul


a time to get out in the open air

but watch out for the danger zone

bad weather is sure to bound.


singing those same old songs

doo-wop from the 50s

early rhythm-and-blues.


A lot will happen

a lot has happened

the inevitable.


singing can make one happy

find a niche

don’t linger in despair.


Old enough to know some things

pass it on

hopefully it will help others.



Correct an Error


I want to correct some information on my blog from yesterday. I mentioned someone by the last name of King (not Rep. Peter King of NY). Well, his name is Peter W. Smith. It’s been reported that Peter W. Smith was working with former campaign adviser Michael Flynn to get Hillary Clinton’s emails from hackers. Smith, a private equity financier died at 81, on May 14th. I’ve obtained this information from online sources and TV news outlets.

We hear so much about collusion and obstruction of justice in regarding the White House. I hope this will be cleared up so that we as citizens can move on. The thing about Nixon is, he resigned and he was pardoned. This political mess that we’re facing is much bigger than Watergate. So, until next time take care.