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Portraits with Pzazz!

And the beat goes on
Pulsating through my soul
Pushing me
Driving me
Forward into
Places I never imagined
I would be able to go


NYC Streets

Out for a Walk

Out for a Walk

Come
I will walk
Beside you
All the way
Through
Don’t give up
Don’t give in
Discomfort is deceit
We will take
One step
Of progress
At a time


Portraits with Pzazz!

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


Back to the Country

Take Me With You

Don’t go
I’m too cute to leave
Take me with you
Pleaseee
Wanna be
Always next to you


God’s God the Whole World in His Hands

All In A Day's Work

Power to the people
The glory go to God
Who wipes the sweat
Lifts burdens off
Breaking backs
So we all will
Rise & stand
Through every
Daily struggle


Behind the Scenes

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Early in the morning
Imma pick-up my bags & go
Early in the morning
Gonna pick-up my bags & go
Walk out that front door
Never see you no more

No use stayin’
You were the lyin’ cheatin’ kind
No use stayin’
You were lyin’ cheatin’ all the time
And I’m all wore out
Some other chick can take my place

Headed out
Just my suitcase & I
Headed out
Just my suitcase & I
Gonna find me a man
Who understands what he’s got

Don’t bother to call
Your number, it’s been blocked
Don’t bother callin’
‘Cause your number’s been blocked
Cleared you from my head
Deleted you outta my life


Portraits with Pzazz!

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

Rivet the Dream

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NYC Streets

Nobody thinks to ask
These old walls
What they have seen
Or what they know
Of storms weathered
And survived
Proud memories
Only history can tell
Maybe someday too soon
These bricks
Once so carefully laid
Will carelessly
Be torn down
Modern progress
Wiping away
All these walls
Have sheltered
Love & violence
Tears & laughter
Stories –
Way too many to tell
But these walls
Can’t talk anyway
And if they could
Nobody would think to ask


God’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

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Aye Dios Mio!  Laundry.  Everywhere there’s laundry.  Overflowing.  Running wild. Spilling out my ears!  Bright red.  Canary yellow.  Turquoise.  Parquet green.  Tower of downy soft towels.  Never ending.  Mucho trabajo.  “Washer number seven.”  “Dryer number eleven.”  Trills the boss lady.  Tee-shirts.  Jeans.  Baby blankets.  Long socks.  Sports socks.  A strangers “cute” lacy panties.  Not so cute when the need – Wash.  Dry.  Fold.  And bag.  Aching back.  Feet hurt.  Arms like windmills.  As they wind up king size sheets.  God, can you hear ME up there?  I need you to help me endure.  This endless task.  So bread will be on my table.


Back to the Country

What Dreams May Come

What roads
Have I paved
In the hearts of men?
Has even one stroke
Of my labors
One drop
Of my sweat
Made the path smoother
For the traveler
Who passes after me?
Or has all my striving
Been in vain?


Portraits with Pzazz!

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I’ve been struggling
Like a mule
All my life
It was what it was
One gray day
Daddy up & died
Leaving
A foreign widow
In a foreign land
No English
Nine hungry children
Did what I had to do
Thirteen
Walked out of school
Buckled on
My grown-up shoes
Washing, cooking, scrubbing
Made my way to Philadelphia
Just to mail home
A few green dollars
Paid daddy’s debts
Put bread on the table
Family stayed together
I
Struggled like a mule


Back to the Country

 

Winter

It’s like
Cashmere over lace
One snowflake crystal
Glittering among stars
Love wrapped up
Red velvet ribbon
Tied snug
Around my heart
Winter fairytale
Ice castle
Royal blue in the sky
Queen of your heart
This winter
To the end of time

 


NYC Streets

City lights
Each one
One soul’s story
Life
Won or lost
Illuminate
Extinguish
Destiny turns
On a dime
Wrap the Day


La Vie En Rose

Hugged him
Want to have
His arms
Holding me
Here & forever

 


NYC Streets

Creeping
Down the middle track
Ghastly floodlights
Chasing scrappy rats
Snippets
Of zombie passengers
Flicker
Between gaps in grime layered walls
Grinding
Screechy sci-fi

Underground


God’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Paint me a picture
Paint my lover
Sailing back
From a far away land
Paint our embrace
Hunger & desire
Colliding
Paint my heart
His only home
Paint us
Forever & ever
After

Mystery


Portraits with Pzazz!

Stripes are in
Brooklyn’s dope
Strike a pose
Let’s get to it


God’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

In the Middle of Somewhere

Going to build
Mi familia
Una casa
Gut wrenching
Sweat drenching
Up to my armpits
Dusty red dirt
Brick by brick
Labor of love

Una Casa

Peddling Bananas


Portraits with Pzazz!

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Portraits with Pzazz!

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Upside down

Yet right side up

Going left

Heading right

Back

One way

Is the only way