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It’s Raining … Suicide ©️Dawn Minott |Mental Health Awareness
It’s raining young people off roofs Suicide epidemic—the numbers are proof A single gun shot aimed at the head Appearing well but next day, dead *** Don’t take it for granted you’ll see the signs Till you read another tragedy in the headlines Don’t judge by what you see on the outside It’s not always …
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Mid-Week Boost: Begin Again
You can start again!
Henna: birthMONTH celebration ©Dawn Minott
For over 5000 years, the art of henna—also called mehndi in Hindi and Urdu—has been practiced in various parts of the world including Africa. This temporary decorative art is used on hands and feet and usually reserved for the celebration of special occasions such as weddings and birthdays. As this is my birthMONTH (April) celebration …
Mid-Week Boost: Trust Yourself
Midweek recharge to get over the hump.
More Than Enough ©Dawn Minott
You are and have more than enough for what you’ve been called to do!
Today’s My Birthday—I’m Enough ©Dawn Minott
Happy birthday to me!
Introverted ©Dawn Minott
Don’t mistake reservation for lackluster. Sincerely, an Introvert
Resurrection Sunday: The Master Key ©Dawn Minott |with audio
Friday there was sorrow. Saturday was silent. But Sunday is coming and indeed it is here—RESURRECTION morning. Blessed Easter.
Shabbat Shalom: The Sacrifice ©Dawn Minott
Easter Saturday is silent. Easter Sunday is coming.
Flower of the Day Challenge #54: Ravishing Red Rose
Red red rose!!
Mid-Week Boost: Don’t Stop Striving @Dawn Minott
The best of yet to come. Don’t stop striving.
Mid-Week Boost: Your Kind of Beautiful
You’re your own kind of beautiful.
Education Power @Dawn Minott |International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (25 March)
By teaching the history of slavery we can guard against its legacy of racism.
Free At Last©Dawn Minott |International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (25 March)
The enterprise of enslavement lasted for more than 400 years. A history of barbarity and also a history of awe-inspiring courage.
You Are Missing From Me ©Dawn Minott |with audio
When I say I miss you, I mean I miss the part of me that you are!
Mid-Week Boost: Stay Inspired @Dawn Minott
Never stop creating.
Poetry Was ©Dawn Minott |World Poetry Day 2023
Before the written word, poetry was.
Mid-Week Boost: Is It Worth It?
If it’s worth it. It’s worth waiting.
Tulips in Winter @Dawn Minott |Haiku series
Tulips’ peaceful defiance to winter’s stronghold.
Happy International Women’s Day 2023: Equity Embraces ©Dawn Minott
Equity means creating an inclusive world. We can each play a part.
Still ©Dawn Minott |a Senryu
Still in love with you.
Mid-Week Boost: Be You
Be who you are. Say what you feel.
Unbought and Unbossed ©Dawn Minott |a Gwawdodyn Byr for Black History Month, with audio
Undeterred, glass ceiling-breaker!
Mid-Week Boost: Life Lessons
Life is a master teacher.
Shabbat Shalom: The God-Man ©Dawn Minott
Jesus Messiah, the Son of God yet as human as brother and friend
Ode to Da Curls In My Hair ©Dawn Minott |for Black History Month, with audio
Black hair is black resistance. Black hair has a uniquely meaningful history as a symbol of survival, resistance and celebration and as such is an important part of Black history.
Mid-Week Boost: Be Gentle With Yourself
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge to get over the hump being gentler with you. Happy hump day!
AFRICA in My Heart ©Dawn Minott |for Black History Month, with audio
She is … Africa on my heart
What the World Needs is Love ©Dawn Minott
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
Freedom Ad ©️Dawn Minott | a Shadorma for Black History Month
Up until the end of the Civil War, more than 200,000 ads to recapture enslaved people who walked away from slavery were published in American newspapers.
Conquest of Paradise ©️Dawn Minott |a Shadorma for Black History Month
In 1492, the year Christopher Columbus made landfall on an island in the Caribbean—and the waves of European exploration, conquest and settlement that followed—it started a massive global exploitation of indigenous populations from Africa to the Americas with spin-off consequences that still reverberate in the lives of black and brown peoples today.
Mid-Week Boost: Color Changes Things
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge—add a little color, brighten up the dark patches to get over the hump. Happy hump day!
Folding Chair ©️Dawn Minott | a Shadorma for Black History Month
Black resistance means creating space to be heard and seen.
Flower of the Day Challenge #54: Plainly Gorgeous Orchid, 1st Bloom
this orchid mom is exuberant yet again because one more of my other babies is blooming yet again! She’s my oldest, just over 5 years old!!!!
Shabbat Shalom: Living Hyphenated©️ Dawn Minott | a sexain
God never looks at you apart from Jesus. So don’t ever see yourself outside of Jesus. Everything that is true about Jesus is true about you.
Mid-week Boost: You Have Presence
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to relook at yourself and recharge to get over the hump. Happy hump day!
Mid-Week Boost: It’s Gonna Be A Good Day
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge to get over the hump. Happy hump day. It’s a good day!!
Souled Out for Change©️by Dawn Minott: A Tribute Poem for Dr Martin Luther King on his 94th Birthday
Some kings rule from iron thronesDisconnected from community realityYou’re the King who served from humanity’s throneWho dreamed not in black or whiteWho envisioned instead a world inclusiveYour voice, your vision a great void fillingSpeaking the language of the unheardInspiration to persevere, to never stop dreamingSummoning collective longings and eternal hopesFor a nation by its noblest …
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Flower of the Day Challenge #53: Helleborus x Hybridus—Black Beauty
… also referred to as 'Dark and Handsome' or 'Black swan'. Mother Nature totally rocks with flowers in the full range of the color spectrum including black!!! Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt 2023 ©Dawn Minott All Rights Reserved Like what you see? To never miss a post click HERE👈 …
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Life Lived in Poetry©️Dawn Minott |with audio
Before-word: Life is line upon line of experiences grouped together like stanzas, arranged like verses in a script // expressed with voice, diction, sound, rhythm, meter // understood through figures of speech, symbolism, allegory, imagery // structured in syntax and scheme // with strong, accurate, interesting words, deliberately chosen to give meaning to life — LIFE LIVED IN POETRY.
Springtime Bunny© |with audio
It’s spring time I’m abounding with joy There’s a cute little bunny that drops by the garden each spring He’s an elusive frisky little fella Ears always at attention, pointed straight up to sky like soldier resolute to flight, not fight At best I’ve managed only to stare longingly at “His Royal Cuteness” Face pressed …
Mid-Week Boost: Bend Not Break
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge to get over the hump. Be flexible enough to bend. Happy hump day!
You, Me, We ©Dawn Minott
“Ubuntu” is part of the Zulu phrase "Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu", which literally means that a person is a person through other people.
Who’s Behind You ©️Dawn Minott |a Senryu
Fear not what is before you when those who care are behind you.
What’s Your Status? Child of God!© | an Abecedarian with audio
What’s your status? Not what’s on social media feeds or catchy one liners on time-elapsed stories. Your status now and always will be child of God!
Small Talk: A Tale in the Park©️
As I’m on the final-final days of leave and the NY weather has been unseasonably mild, I decided to take my reading to the outside. I strolled to my favorite park, just across the street from home, and chose a bench facing the river to perch. I perched because much of the bench remains wet …
Mid-week Boost: Positivity
Positive thinking and optimism.
Roots©️ | an Idyll Haibun
Boots worn laid in waste Till nature took it over Unexpectedly
Page 1 of 365 in the Book of 2023
Happy New Year 2023
1 Day©️: Countdown to 2023
A numerological countdown to 2023 …
A New Year Resolution Worth Keeping©️
The new year will bring us 365 opportunities, how will we use them?!
Mid-week Boost: The Power of Yet
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge—employ the power of YET—to get over the hump. Happy hump day!
Blue Christmas©️| with audio
The outcry of my heart as I muse over lives being self-cancelled, seemingly without warning. Why?!
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas: The Return of Jesus© [a poem, with audio]
Jesus is the reason for the season. What if instead of Santa Claus it was Jesus who visited this Christmas? This piece is a spin-off from “Twas The Night Before Christmas” and a poetic eschatological rendition of Revelation’s description of the end of time and the coming of Jesus Christ.
8 Days©️: Countdown to 2023
A numerological countdown to 2023 …
Flower of the Day Challenge #51: Sun-Kissed Orchid
I love the way the sun kisses this orchid each morning.
Mid-Week Boost: Hope
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge to get over the hump with/in hope. Happy hump day!
Art+Activism=Artivism: Disrupt Cycle, End Violence
Using traditional mediums like film and music to raise awareness or push for change…
Life’s “Poetree” of Gratitude©️ |with audio
Let everything that has breath, breathe in gratitude, exhale praise
Midweek Boost: You Are Worthy
You are worthy!!!
Flower of the Day Challenge #50: Foxglove
Born with a purpose-tag on me. Living every day t’ward my destiny. Knowing tomorrow may not be. Living out loud every day I see.
Midweek Boost: More Than Conqueror
I am more than capable of conquering every tomorrow!
Shabbat Shalom: B.I.B.L.E.—Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth | with audio
The people who know God, know life!
Sticks and Stones and … A Slap?!
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge. Let’s get over the hump with honey words!