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A vision is kindled

Sparking into life/burning bright

Then fades into the nothingness of modernity, pretentious/ wicked sensibilities

The television/and other dimensions of living/anxiety/difficulty.

Trying to escape the rat race

Crabs in the bucket mentality

Pulling down the lofty ambitions/of a dreamer.

Family/ no respect/don’t get/see

Mental confusion/and terrible bewilderment

Witchcraft/ oppression/from every front/hiding in plain sight.

It’s a wonder that thoughts still surface/fighting the sluggishness/ of repressed ideas and desires.

A pressure cooker under the cranium.

Celestial vision/emancipation of the mind/shone brightly, but all to briefly

Creeping log jam/must depart

So signals can transmit/ to the ramparts of consciousness

Bringing free-flowing verse, rhymes, beats and lines

They want to move/ like currents but instead/

Their torrents are shut up

Mixing and mixing/ slowly turning over

Becoming a kaleidoscope of emotions/rainbows of thoughts/ and prisms of light

On the horizon, of the vast/ expanse of the cerebral cortex

Just out of reach/ hovering like dense fog

Matter becoming fuzzy/hazy/ bubbling/ fizzing/and ready to explode

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                      ing.

Who/ or more importantly/ what am I?

The familiarity of déjà vu, reverberates/but wait

Not the mother/daughter/or any of the usual female suspects

An embattled soldier/revolutionary

Ideas unfold like a baby/ coming into the world

The first cry/ a roar like a tiger/the searing pain of wounded flesh

Chasing the night away behind angry clouds/ of judgment

Fully fledged maturity/screaming like a banshee/ at times unafraid

Glass ceiling/ domination/frustrating/ the daughter of

Loneliness and alone solidarity

No understanding/sans comradery

Insights, stacked /squeezed/ manipulated and contained

Into the well-worn and familiar/tropes of stereotypes.

Nirvana they say is beautiful

Sublime utopia/searched/found and discarded

My nature of existence!


By Joszann St.John

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Change happens

Everything experiences change,even money goes through changes.

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Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing” by Brian L.Weiss.


Ever notice,that some individuals are stuck on an old perception of who you are.While family is mostly guilty in this regard, friends and associates often times miss the evolved and improved you.When repeated attempts to persuade them fall on death ears,you move on.Be blessed today!

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Hi there,

Hope everyone is doing great.The weather is doing its job,It’s snowing outside and I’m happy and grateful to be warm inside.I’m not angry with mother nature at all, the snow is needed.

Snow Cat

Listening to one of my favorite artists aww…such bliss! So I’ve prayed and prayed some more, done lots of work on myself to get to this point in my life.Truthfully there was a time when I didn’t think I would make it.The last years have been extremely tough on me and my kids. I’ve handled so many insults as I developed and fought for this career.Everyone has their own journey but my message to young women is to establish yourself, get your dreams and ambitions underway first before you embark on mother hood and marriage. If you don’t know who you are? You have no reason being in a committed relationship.I tried compromising,I tried many things but that never worked for my marriage.I had to start all over rafter everything I had worked for imploded, not fun but by the grace of God he sustained me.

I was in a store some weeks ago and Beyoncé’s music was  blasting through the speakers.I tell you this in all seriousness,I heard this one line she was singing about being here and making an impression.It spoke to my heart in such a way that I knew I was meant to hear it.You are here too, no reason to play small.Seize the moment there will be no none else like you ever again, go for it.I speak for myself too.I came from a small village in the Caribbean, some things conspired to bring me thus so far.Namely tenacity, drive, obedience,family and timely help from certain individuals.The truth of the matter is that without God’s intervention none of this  would be possible.We can only do so much on our own.I give God the glory everyday for what he’s doing in my life!

Love Love Love

When I was younger I looked for love , what I found was not long lasting.I embarked on a campaign these past years to love myself .I believe love will find me this time,I don’t need to chase after it.I believe when we are ready good things will begin to happen.I’m not saying to be passive and wait, there is work to do always but when you’re ready what ever you’ve been earnestly working towards will find you. I honestly believe that,I’m not trying to be anyone else I have a platform and I’m just going to flow. The world is crying out for real men and women to stand up and be brave.There are too many empty hurting souls littering the landscape of existence.Can’t you tell? I’m not a Wounded Bird No More! 

So be you always,it will bring so much rewards into your life!

J

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For the past two years I’ve immersed myself in the era of the great depression and the subsequent World War Two.I sincerely believe we are heading in this direction if we are not already there.I crafted my new novel Sonnets In Waking Moments around this era.Please watch if you get a chance, heartbreaking achingly poignant time.The one annoying trait I find about us humans is that we forget easily!

 

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A must destination on your to do list, sometime in your lifetime.I have posted on Dominica before, but when I find an interesting video I like to post it.My beautiful homeland,just one of the many places I call home in this splendid world of ours. Dominicans are largely creative and industrious people.These videos showcase the people , places and culture of Dominica, the Nature Island of the West Indies.

 

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Hard strong hands gently peel her robe away

She is grateful, for the respite/ the garment restricts her movements

And senses dulled by time and living

Weigh down the already fragile memory

Trapped/ as she is in the body of an old lady.

Inside where it matters most, she knows she is only eighteen and on the advent

of life’s greatest mystery.

After all her living and loving how did she end up here in this her final hour

A place cold and devoid of those she loves

She yearns to be content.

 

By Joszann St.John

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