What type of poet do you consider yourself to be?
Well, I consider myself to be a diverse poet. I do written word and spoken word. I write different poetry forms and free verse. I write on diverse subjects such as love, grieving, nature, and different emotions, etc. I have written some political poetry. I wrote personification poetry and for the voiceless.
When did you know you wanted to be a Poet?
I knew I wanted to be a Poet when I realize that being a songwriter wasn’t for me.
When did you start writing poetry?
I started writing poetry when I was a teenager.
What inspires you to write?
God gives me the inspiration to write. I am inspired by Garry Snyder, My Teddy Bear Darling and just on life and daily living.
What messages are you sending to your readers and listeners?
Messages I want to send to my readers and listeners are there is true love (I found mine), never give up no matter what, there is hope just believe, live your dreams, and you are never too old or too young to live your dreams. I want to send positive messages.
What do you think are some of Humanity’s vital issues and do you have any solutions?
Justice system is one of them. It needs to be overhauled. I have a lot of solutions. Retrain the police – before anybody goes to the police academy, have them checked out mentally, physically and make sure they are fit to be a future cop so maybe that will stop some future killings by cops. Have the Judge talk to the defendant alone without the public defenders and make sure the defendant knows his or her rights and not to let the public defender be intimidating to them. If the Judge was going to throw out the case, he should be allowed to throw out the case even though that person says guilty and have a talk with the defendant without the public defender and see if that person was intimidated by the public defender. The prison system needs to be overhauled. I do have solutions. The prisoners are human beings, and they have names. Stop the numbering systems. Rehabilitate them. Help them to get rehabilitated so when their time is up, they can survive out there. The prison system needs better health care for the prisoners and better food. Take better care of them for they are human beings. We also need God-fearing Judges who will pray before the court session so God will lead him to do justice.
We have civil issues need to be addressed too and one of them is racism. We need to
stop the racism. Educate the children that racism will not be tolerated. Be kind. Be good. We want this world to be a better place to live in. We all are different. We all want to live. Every person has the right to live in harmony and peace no matter what. We all have something to offer.
Another civil issue is the community. We need to stand together as a community and help each other out instead of bickering, complaining and being hateful. The government is not there to help us. Climate change is another issue. Stop the polluting the waters. Stop polluting the lands. Stop cutting down the forests, the groves because the wildlife has no where to go and their food supply has vanished. I have more I could talk about and their solutions but I don’t want to talk too much.
What do you think needs to be addressed, in order to promote and support change in the world?
We need to address the 100 Thousand Poets for Change. We need to support and promote the organization. Poets, writers, musicians, artists, anybody to get involve with 100 Thousand Poets for Change. They are all about change.
What are your views on Creativity and Entrepreneurship?
I believe we need it. It is very important and crucial to us. We need creativity for entrepreneurship. Creativity gives us new ideas and ways to solve problems and that is how entrepreneurship is successful. It helps us to invent and it can be good or bad; depending on what the invention is.
What was your most learning and or teachable moment?
Not every one is your friend who says they are your friend. They will stab you in the back. Stay away from them.
What advice would you give to the Youths today?
Get your education. Don’t be a bully. Be honest, truthful, and loyal. Respect your parents and the elderly. Be polite. Treat people with respect. Be good. Put God and Jesus first into your life and read the Bible. Help people when you can. Be the voice for the voiceless. Live your dreams….you are never too young or too old to live your dreams. Don’t be a racist. Check on the elderly neighbor and or the shut-ins to see if they need anything. Be a leader, not a follower. Stand up for what you believe in. Write in your journal daily. Help your parents by doing chores with a smile. Love yourself, love your neighbor, and love your family and friends. Get married for only one reason
and that is love true love.
If you could share a message with Humanity, what would it be?
We need to be positive and be a voice for the voiceless. Stand up for what you believe
in! Teach people there is no room for racism. We are all human beings. Put God first in our lives. Make this world a better place to live in. Don’t give up!
How are you fulfilling or contributing to your life’s purpose?
I am writing poetry and working on poetry books. I am hoping I am making a difference in people’s lives. I share my poetry and my Teddy Bear Darling’s (Garry) poetry and his music to all who will listen. I participate in 100 Thousand Poets for Change. I try to participate in poetry activities as much as I can.
What are your favorite hobbies?
My favorite hobbies are writing and reading poetry, writing, reading, creating greeting cards and magnets, working on our websites, creating videos. Now I started picking back up doing another hobby that I haven’t done in about 20-22 years, and that is crocheting. I always love to crochet and I wanted to do it again.
What projects, books, albums, or videos do you have available and where can we find them?