You make my shutter go CLICK!

Portraits with Pzazz!

Portraits with Pzazz!

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Gray

The land of nowhere

Found tiptoeing

Between

Great heavy shadows

Holding hostage

Fearful what if’s

And the light

Bare naked brightness

Secrets once

Owned in terror

No more

Have power

Release

Peace

Freedom

Life


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The breeze

Carried

My ancestor’s prayers

Eternal words of

Blessing

Breathed in

My first infant cry

Twined

With my DNA

We are forever one


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Studying myself

From a view

Of self-peace


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Very little

Of myself

Have I shared

With you

In fact

I’ve even kept

Myself from myself

Some days I’ve

Felt so betrayed

So overlooked

But,

My thought’s

Have been terribly misinformed

Thinking I should be seen

When I’ve barely shone

What light

Did I give

You to follow?

You can’t behold

A woman

Who’s dimmed

Her spirit

To obscure dusk

Naturally,

She’s nowhere

To be found

 


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There’s layers to my depths

And depths to my layers

Arrangements of silence, sounds, letters, words

Building, stacking, mounting

One pause, one syllable, one moment at a time

Spinning out from

My soul’s innermost core

Bursting into life

The moment they touch air

Traveling through galaxies

Beyond the universe

Beyond time

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You will tell everyone

How you prayed

And how I answered

Love,

God


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Look!

You see?

When you serve me

I will put you in places

You could not otherwise go

I will place you

In palaces you can’t afford


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I thought

About contemplating

Then decided

Thinking too much

Is overrated…

Seize the day!


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My love

I wrote

Our story

Set us up

Under dazzling lights

Camera action

Baby our passion

Everyone’s gonna see

Us as Hollywood magic


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One day it became

Crystal clear

In the split

Of a split second

My heart spoke

My purpose

God’s destiny

For what I am to be


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Encased

Within my beauty

A silent grain of pain

But my God

Layered

Love, upon love, upon love

Smoothing hurt into

Iridescent sheen


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Good morning sunshine

Up & out & at ’em

And feeling very fine


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Des yeux qui font baisser les miens, Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche, Voila le portrait sans retouche, De l’homme auquel j’appartiens.

Quand il me prend dans ses bras, Il me parle tous bas, Je vois la vie en rose.

Il me dit des mots d’amour, Des mots de tous les jours, Et ca me fait quelque chose.

Il est entre dans mon coeur, Une part de bonheur, Dont je connais la couse.

-Edith Piaf


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My little girl dreams

Are still cherished

By my woman’s heart

One day

Very soon

I know

They will be

My reality


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And then the day came

When I stopped

I stopped

Dancing for a song

That never paid me dignity

And on that day

I said

I am significant

Then I reached out

And I took it

I took my worth

I took my grace

I took my respectability

I wrote my own song

This song

I can dance to

Proud

 

 

 


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“Who will buy this wonderful morning?  Such a sky you never did see!…  Who will buy my sweet red roses?…  Who will tie it up with a ribbon, and put it in a box for me?” – Oliver


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Every story

I’ve ever lived

Recorded by my

Beating heart

Speaks no language

Man can decode

Unless he looks

Into my eyes

Those windows

To the pages

Of my soul

It would take

His lifetime

And then some

To read

Carefully

Through them all


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No thank you.

I’ll pass.

 


La VIe En Rose

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Don’t need you to be perfect

All I need is you to be the perfect man for me

Love me enough

To not want to live without my loving

You be the present & future

The one who makes my heartbeat sing

My smile glow

Secure in knowing you’re for real

No matter which way life goes

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I’m gonna love you

Love you like never before

Straight outta my heart

Throw back my head

Kick up my heels

Laugh from the bottom of my soul

Fully love living this life

Free


Behind the Scenes


Gnawing soft insides out
Ulcers of regret
Mourning
Tidal waves of acid to the soul
Desperate despair
Devouring
Famine in the belly
Once gorged with love

 

 


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Switching things up
Making moves
Smooth & sharp
Success is the groove
I’m feeling


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“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freeedom.” – Malcolm X


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Piece by piece
Assembling my dream
Riveting fragments together
Creating an original
Life to live

Rivet the Dream

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