Thursday, October 29, 2015

Let It Go...

For a brief second this morning, I almost forgot.

I almost forgot how far I have come.  I almost forgot how much I am loved.  I almost forgot that I am not defined by what someone else thinks, feels or believes.


When someone decided to express their “disapproval” of my life with my wonderful wife, I was stunned for a second.  I knew that the person probably felt that way and I wasn’t gonna flip out about it because people have a right to their beliefs.  But, it was a bit insulting that they felt the need to express it on my Facebook page.  


I’ve never understood the concept of being happy for someone but with conditions.  “I’m happy for you but…”  Saying nothing at all would have been better.


But, what can you do?  I really do believe that everyone has a right to their own opinions.  When I read it, I could’ve gotten upset.  I could’ve gotten angry.  What good would that have done? In the end, who are those negative feelings really affecting? No one but me.


So, I’m giving this situation the very BRIEF moment that it deserves and I’m moving on. I’m happy. I’m healthy.  I’m loved.  Isn’t that what we all want? Isn’t that all that matters?



It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me. And I'm feeling good.







Wednesday, October 21, 2015

This is Who I Am

This is who I am
Accept me or leave me
But don’t try to change me
Because this is who I am

Strong woman
Strong, black woman
Strong, black gay woman

This is who I am
Accept me or leave me
But don’t try to change me
Because this is who I am

Child of the universe
Child of God
Child of yours

This is who I am
Accept me or leave me
But don’t try to change me
Because this is who I am

A work of art
An open book
A walking poem

This is who I am
Accept me or leave me
But don’t try to change me

Because this is who I am

Monday, October 19, 2015

53 Words Prompt - The Piano



If you listen closely, you can hear the remains of melodies played long ago.  The piano, which now stands alone longs to once again feel fingers dance across its keys creating a new melody.  A beautiful melody that will dance in the air and drown out the deafening silence of its current existence.