From Woman to Woman: An Open Letter to Myself

Happy March! In honor of Women’s Month (March 1-March 31), I wrote a loving, open letter to myself. I have written one before, but not as heartfelt and in depth as this one. My past, present and future, and latest accomplishment inspired me. May your past, present, latest and future inspire you too!

Dear Danielle,

I am truly proud of you. You're an amazing and phenomenal woman. A beautiful, talented, ball-of-fire, cool-as water and wind, and elegant black sister--that beat so many odds while managing to remain even through them all, with your soul and mind intact. You are one of the best women that STEMs from a single parent home. What a wonderful product produced by your queen mother-- that you watched juggle school, raising two kids, and work at the same time? The outcome of your youth and womanhood is totally a blessing to what you've become. Please, thank your mother-send her flowers and wine- you owe her for the love and knowledge she loaned you.

You never fit in because you…

Open Poem to My Grandmother Ruby

Open Poem for my Grandmother Ruby
I miss you.
I miss hearing your voice.
I miss your advice on men, cooking, and life.
I miss your prayers.
The sound of your voice when overjoyed
or when someone pisses you off.
And God knows,
they better not piss my Ruby off.

I miss your laughter.
I miss surprising you when I visit,
and you’ll buzz me in and meet
me halfway down the hallway.
And I just loved where you lived-
black businesses, jazz clubs, museums, and arts.
My best visit will always be my first.
We walked down 18th and vine, side by side,
enjoying being grandma and granddaughter alone
while looking at arts, listening to street jazz, and storytelling.
You told me everything I didn’t know
about you and dad—your youth,
your hardships, your failures,
your wrongdoings,
your good times and your sacrifices.
I love the love you had for
your grandchildren and sons.
You wanted a daughter, but you found
that in your Danielle and your Jessica.

I miss the openness and honesty we shared…

Celebration of Life (Book) and Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Come meet and greet Author Danielle C. Robinson. Book party/signing, discussion, and fundraiser will be hosted by the author. In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the $5 admission fee will be donated directly to the Raleigh, NC Chapter of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC). The author is a committee member and advocate for the fight against cancer. Donor cards and additional information will be available in reference to cancer research and development. In addition to donations, a percentage of books sales will be donated to MSABC of Raleigh, NC.
Event Information Oct 21, 2017 at 6-9pm V' Kitchen 2945 S. Miami Blvd. Durham, NC 27703
*Complimentary soul food will be served during this event. *RSVP is required for attendance. Please at

This event is sponsored by Danielle and Robinson’s Ink, Inc.
Product Availability: T-Shirts $25 Hardback $22 Softback $12 Book Marks $1 Postcards $1

PAD Challenge Day 30: " The Poem for Tomorrow"


PAD Challenge Day 29: 4 x 4

Day 29: Write a metric poem.
4 x 4

By and by,
in your four by four,
we rode high, discussing
our lows through a million
of twitching sun rays
and dancing winds.

In the length of our words,
there was no attention deficit;
only uncontrollable
interests growing,
minutes per miles. D'ElegantOne

PAD Challenge Day 28: Bleu de Chanel & Lancome’s Miracle

Day 28: Write a poem about a smell.
Bleu de Chanel & Lancome’s Miracle
It makes no scents to be scented free without you. I love when you drown your wood into my heavenly bouquet of amber notes, freesia, and magnolia waves. With your sweet aromatic ways, you awake my floral arrangement to a full bloom. Together we rise without a smog for each another. Then we float, like clouds on cloud nine with loose rhythms; tracing the atmosphere with the best scented notes known by heart. From pore to pore, we engross excessively in the mist of love and irresistible poison. Every time we dispense ourselves, our skin savors these magical moments until our lips scream Oohh La La in between whiffs that we dreamed could last forever and a day.

PAD Challenge Day 27: Dawn and Dusk

Day 27: Use at least 3 of the following 6 words in your poem (using a word or two in your title is fine). For extra credit, try using all 6:
Pest Crack Ramble Hiccup Wince Festoon
Dawn and Dusk
Looking at the sunrise, without a wince or two,
I ignored the pest in the media.
I dressed my loose hair with a festoon
of sunflowers and baby’s breath,
and wrapped my skin with a coral
and turquoise maxi sundress.

Looking at the sunset,
it was time for you to authorize
yourself to rescue my hips that
played hiccups over your fine tunes,
for us to crack jokes
on each other and ramblethrough
our literature about the
world and our imperfect lives.