Hello to all who have and will be checking my website. I thank you!
It has been a long while since I posted on my website, and since then, a lot has happened. A lot has changed. I changed!
I got a job to be the caretaker of the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, and all I can say is this, I fall asleep smiling and wake up smiling.
The energy and the peace that I feel living in this beautiful and humble house is nothing short of a dream come true. I love it every day.
Poetry frees; poetry heals & poetry brings peace!
Once I fully handle all the duties expected of me, I am starting to take time to get back to working again on the already finished manuscript of my poetry book # 4. In contrast, I will simultaneously get back to my online memoir writing classes with Sylvia Taylor.
I am at peace, and I am present. Since my last post, a couple of members have been added to the family, blessing us with love and joy & sadly, we lost some loved ones, and just five days ago, one of my maternal uncles passed away. Uncle Sabah lived in Germany with his lovely wife, Ramzyah. He will be greatly missed.
He was one incredible uncle. The fantastic memories he left empower me to be like him, kind, humble, honest, and always smile even while crying.
The day he passed, I took a long lonely walk in the deep forest here and cried my eyes out. I said his name and spoke aloud like a crazy person, and I didn’t care because the forest allows us to be unlike unkind humans.Here is the poem I wrote as I grieved with my family for his loss. https://youtu.be/HIW0B04M8lk