You’re your own kind of beautiful.
Mid-Week Boost: Stay Inspired @Dawn Minott
Never stop creating.
Mid-Week Boost: Is It Worth It?
If it’s worth it. It’s worth waiting.
Mid-Week Boost: Be You
Be who you are. Say what you feel.
Mid-Week Boost: Life Lessons
Life is a master teacher.
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.
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!
Shabbat Shalom: Living Hyphenated©️ Dawn Minott | a sestet
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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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!
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!
Who’s Behind You©️ | a Senryu
Fear not what is before you when those who care are behind you.
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!
It’s Raining … Suicide©️
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 …
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!
Midweek Boost: Don’t Dim Your Own Light
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge to get over the hump. Don’t dim your own light. Happy hump day!
Sunday Photo Reflection #35: Celebrating Autumn
Shabbat Shalom: Generational Blessings| with audio
Don’t forget to remember—God doesn’t forget. And He’ll bestow blessings on you that’s been stored up at the request of others on your behalf.
The Grand Canyon Adventure| a Haiku series
Grand Canyon adventure
Do You period!© | a Senryu
Do you! Life compared to others is never fully lived.
Right One, Wrong Time© | Senryu Series
To love is something. To be loved by who you love is everything.
at love’s beginning conversations unending heart-beats skipping each passing moment lingering more of you and more of me unfolding you for me and me for you exchanging soul to soul connecting without words conversing emotions revealing deeper into love falling 2022 ©Dawn Minott All Rights Reserved Like what you see? To never miss a post …
Without—the absence, omission, or avoidance of; not with; with no or none of; lacking
Love Affirmation© | with audio
If ever you believe that love is done That’s when you’ll start back at one
Today I Started My Day In A Bathtub©
Today I started my day in a bathtubNo waterNo bubblesJust me, elongated legs and arms, stretched outA fluffy pillow cushioning my back against hard porcelainSun beam piercing through the blinds bathing me in warmthThere’s a stillness in the airExcept for the steady second-hand chime of the clock on the adjacent wallEach tick-tocking reminiscent of time’s …
Midweek Boost: Persevere
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge to get over the hump—persevere. Happy hump day!
Oops! Heart Did It Again©
Love isn’t forced, if s/he’s wrong for you, s/he can’t love you the right way.
Midweek Boost: Peaceful Sleep | a Senryu
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge to get over the hump. Happy hump day!
I Wish You, Love©
I wish you—LOVE Love that never lays the blame Playing the I-love-you-more game Love that doesn’t mind being wrong Keeping vows made in tact and strong Love that always generates a smile Melting away, bridging the miles Love built firmly on faith and trust Willing to shift, make change, adjust I wish you—LOVE Love as …
Beauty in Death©
Autumn’s lessons. Trees testimony is true.
Intimacy … Into-me-see💕💗💕
Midweek Boost: Love’s Wit
… The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge to get over the hump, being inclusive in your love. Happy hump day!
Life Lived As Poetry©
From the source of spiritual cosmologyConceived in rhythmic movementsBirthed through pulsing pushingPunctuated by intermittent pain and joy LIFE Giving leaning into the ineffableObscured in allusionsDeveloped in plotsComposed in stanzas LIFE LIVED In fragmented syntax of challenges and victoriesLinguistic coding lyrics of uninhibited joy with unimaginable sorrowAlliteration of life’s idioms of transformationReciting poignant epigrams of wondrous …
darkness© World Mental Health Day, 10 October| with audio
Darkness can be from issues that you dare not let anyone see or know about, the issues you struggle with alone and silently … it’s time to open the door, let in the light!
Two Years Anniversary: 🎉🎈🎊Honoring Small Beginnings
Celebrating small beginnings — 2 years blogging!!!
Perfect In This Moment© | featured on Spillwords
Hi Blogging Friends & Readers! I’m excited to share that another of my piece, “Perfect in this Moment”, is featured on Spillwords. You may read the full poem at this link. While you’re there I’d appreciate if you’d show me/my art some love with a like and your comments. Thanks! Many thanks to Dagmara K., …
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Poetry in Prayer©
Pray for understanding.
Hidden Talents: You’ll LOL 😂
Well … it’s a rainy rainy day in my part of the world then I got this from a friend that literally made me bust out laughing so loud it drowned the showers away. So, how can I not share with my WP fam: 😂 😆 😝 Hope you laughed!!! Make this a great day …
When you wish upon a star and love calls.
Total Eclipse of the Brain©
When heart overrules head, love eclipses logic.
Sunday Photo Reflection #34: Sun In, Cold Out | Haiku
Winter cold trumps fall warmth
Midweek Boost: Who Can?
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge to get over the hump conquering. Happy hump day!
Midweek Boost: Life After Life
You die once. You live everyday. LIVE!!!
End Racism, Build Peace©: International Day of Peace | 21 September
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. Achieving true peace entails much more than laying down arms. It requires the building of societies where all members feel that they can flourish. It involves creating a world in which people are treated equally, regardless of their race, gender, class etc.
Love to Love, Stays© | with audio
Love won’t leave when love asks more of it Love to love, stays
Midweek Boost: The Cocoon & The Crucible©
… honoring what cocoon us and celebrating the crucibles that challenge us to transform.
Flower of the Day Challenge #46: Orchid Haiku
For the love of orchids.
Shabbat Shalom: Dear God, How Will I Know?
Not every opportunity is a blessing. Not every open door is for us to walk through. Not every closed door is a missed opportunity.
Crossing Language, Love Finds A Way ©
No matter the challenges, love finds away
Sunday Photo Reflection #33: Black on Black | a Haiku series
Have you ever seen black sand? Held lava pebbles in your hand? It’s magical!
Shabbat Shalom: What In God’s Name—Jehovah Shalom (Peace) with audio
One of the benefits of writing is that words live on in perpetuity and can be revisited. This week was very trying for me with some heavy emotional moments on issues that will deeply impact my future. By the end of the week I was emotionally spent. The week also concluded a month of intense …
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Lest We Forget ©️Dawn Minott |International Day for the Remembrance of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
A future of human rights and justice for people of African descent everywhere.
Midweek Boost: It’s A Good Day To Be Alive
Today’s a good day to be alive. Enjoy it!! Happy hump day!
That Drink — will you create a poem with me?
It’s an invitation to co-create a poem with me …
Sunday Photo Reflection #31: Blue on Blue | a Haiku
Nature pretty in blue! From ocean to sky to boat sails going by my window.
BirthMONTH—Day 26: I Affirm Today to Prioritize Self-Care
Self-care—caring for your mind, body and spirit—is not a luxury nor is it selfish. Self-care is a necessity. Happy birthMONTH to me!
Dear Younger Me
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge. Let’s get over the hump by working towards healing a part of our inner-selves.
A Healthy Dose of Perspective: Let’s Talk About “They”
Have you ever met “they”? You know that all-encompassing “they” that direct and control your life course, your choices, your happiness? The “they” in “what will they say?” or “what will they think?” But, they don’t live your life, do they? Then why should their opinion matter as much as they do, or at all? …
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How I Show Up For Myself
I am worthy of my own time, my own attention, my own love. I honor my spiritual, mental, emotional, physical needs. I show up for myself 100% committed.Period 2021 ©createdbyDEEsign All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along! First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In …
Sound: 6 Word Story
The sound of silence is healing. Written for Shweta Suresh’s Saturday Six Word Story Prompt. The word is “sound.” Check out her blog for the rules and join in the fun. Thanks you for reading! First time to the site? Start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In creative solidarity, Dee
Some Days Other Days©
Some days I amaze myself Other days I’m searching for the phone While talking on it 😜🤪🙄 Then I remind myself Hang in there Written for Jim Adams’ Thursday Inspiration, today’s prompt is “hang.” Thanks you for reading! First time to the site? Start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In creative solidarity, Dee
BirthMONTH—Day 5: I Affirm Today to Tell My Story Like It Really Is
Word of the day: STORY—telling an account of imaginary or real people and events What is the story you’re telling yourself? Whose story is it anyway? As the day unfolds, inevitably we’ll tell ourselves stories about what’s happening around us—in our own lives, about people we’re interacting with, and about ourselves. The story or narrative …
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BirthMONTH—Day 3: I Affirm Today to Speak My Truth
Word of the day:INTROSPECTION—to observe/examine your own mental & emotional processes You have a voice—not just the sound you utter through your mouth; but the power to express your opinion and attitude. Be bold and confident and own that voice in your head. Your voice is the embodiment of who you are—your voice is your …
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Finding Hope in A Broken World
Before-word: This piece was written in response to the following questions I've been asking myself in the wake of protests to social injustice across the globe: How many times can a people be stretched before their elasticity is extended beyond its capacity to bounce back and they snap instead? What do you do when as …
Unmasked© (a poem)
Before-word: I wrote this piece long before masking became part of global health guidelines. Today we mask-up to protect our immune systems from an unseen predator—the novel corona virus. So for that reason, follow the golden rule of masking: mask-up for others as you’d have them mask-up for you. However, when I wrote this piece …