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Happy International Day of Peace!

Peace World
Peace girl, didn’t Frankie Valli and The Four Season say, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”.
Peace boy, remember 2Pac
said “Keep ya head up” to the sky
PEACE world, let joy multiply.

May all hail peace before all Hell go bustin’ loose
Breaking peace into piece
Causing confusion and delusion
In the spirit of
Every nation, every child
Mother father lover
Sister brother
Every president and resident
Official and affiliate
Over every
Seeker reaper keeper
Down to every
thinker dreamer teacher
Up to every
Loser and winner
saint and sinner

PEACE world peace don’t be still
ya here?

Tame the beast;
Claim the beauty
Cure the wicked;
secure the good

hey peace world hey, Don’t be still
ya here?

MOVE around the clout
clean out the doubt
Through the crowds
Tell the tongues to take a vow
Gather a billon lips; sing
and shout peace real loud
Lift every soul; let it sprout peace proud
Without letting animosity weigh you down.


My Dear Miss Hill Letter

Today, in NYC, the Dear Ms. Hill letters were shared. Fortunately, my letter was one of the ones to be selected to share with the world in celebration of the 20th birthday of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”. It is still one of my favorite top albums to date. I really learned so much from it, even though I didn’t quite understand or experienced what she poetically expressed; still, it inspired me to read, write, and speak carefully. 💗💗💗

Dear Ms. Hill,

The album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill"  remains fundamental to my soul; a true element of what love, power, and pain is. It made me appreciate being black even more. It made me eliminate all labels and stereotypes and search for my own meaning of true self. It helped me create a definition beyond what I was and what I wanted to be and where I'll stand as a woman, a wife and a mother in this world. It was and still is like an "Introduction to Womanhood 101". I remember my mother exposing me to this course…