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🌹✍🏾It May Not Be Easy, But You’re Not Alone✍🏾🌹

Many of us have gone through or are going through so much in this life. Now, I am not a religious individual, so I follow no religion. However, I am a spiritual individual & have trust in the power of The Most High, Our Ancestors, & within Self

So much abuse – child abuse/elder abuse/ domestic abuse/self abuse/animal abuse, pain, loss of life & loved ones, sacrifices, mistreatment, unfairness, ailments – physical & mental, poverty – losing your job/not having a job, homeless – right now some are reading this and are without a decent place to sleep, hunger – many reading barely have enough to eat or wondering where the food is going to come from & even praying for another Stimulus Check, illiterate – yes not knowing how to read & comprehend is a silent hell for many, racism, injustice, hatred of self & by others, lonely – no special someone or even surrounded by others but still alone, crime, looking back on the past, while hating your now & dreading your existence day-by-day, not to mention the losses & fears of COVID-19, the list can go on & on and we end up wallowing in the pit of chaos.

I have no magic answers. But what I can say is, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I love all of you. Yes, even though I don’t know most of you personally, lol! So what? So, I have to know you, to have love & compassion for you? No! As human beings, it’s the right thing to do, to have love for your Brothers & Sisters, as we are each others keepers. What we need? People who can listen when you feel the need to vent or cry. People who aren’t scared to say “I’ve been there & I’m sorry you’re suffering.” People who can reach out & simply offer a hug, phone-call, text, or video chat. Maybe you can even share a meal or clothing with someone less fortunate. They don’t even have to know it’s you. I’ve dropped food & money on a families doorstep without them even knowing. I don’t have much, but I share what I can. And if you’re religious? Then keep up your prayers, while trying to physically help someone, don’t just sit there praying all day & waiting for a miracle. Someone can use your help, somewhere, trust me.

We’re on Facebook, sometimes daily or all day. But do we really know the struggles that people are going through? Do we care? Do we even ask?…

Yes, we all have lives, but remember we’re not living in this world alone. There are many on here, who contact me & we chat. Not because of anything, except to have a listening ear. I’ve met some amazing Souls here too by the way. So, my point is, take a moment to ask people if they’re okay. It could mean the world to someone & change a life.

If anyone needs a friend to talk to? I may not do the phone & video thing, but I’ll text you to death, lol! But hit me up on Facebook Messenger, send me an email; maxapoetess@yahoo.com, DM (direct message) me on Instagram – poetrylanguageofthesoul, or on Twitter -@maxwanette, I read ALL my messages. Give me a moment, but I’ll get to each one.

🌹✍🏾”We’re All In This Thing Called Life, TOGETHER…Remember?”✍🏾🌹

“Namastè & One Love”❤💛💚

~Maxwanette A Poetess

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🌹✍🏾S.I.P. Queen~Mother Maya Angelou✍🏾🌹

My Mother was my introduction to poetry. But as a child, when I heard Queen~Mother Maya Angelou? I knew then, that poetry was my world. Respect, Honor & Love (((BOWING GRACEFULLY)))…

Maya Angelou
Born: April 4th, 1928
Transcended: May 28th, 2014
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/maya-angelou




https://youtu.be/ePodNjrVSsk
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✊🏾”WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!!”✊🏾

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=767798960419080&id=100015669484850
“And onlookers & America watched him die.”
Why isn’t the government concerned & give these officers the death penalty or at the very least, life? If you’re not troubled by this?
Then you’ve lost your humanity.
“Remember Them???”
“Don’t Forget Her”

“WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!!”

Something Has To Change

#NoMoreSilence

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🌹✍🏾”How Was Your Weekend?”✍🏾🌹

🌹✍🏾”How Was Your Weekend?”✍🏾🌹

“I had the pleasure of welcoming a Great-Nephew over the weekend – one of my Nephew’s 1st child & Son, talking with my Stepmother, chatted with my baby Sister, I talk with my oldest Sister EVERYDAY- poor ting 😅, tried to play Fort Night with another Nephew – Okay I lied. I gave it zero effort. I don’t like video games🤷🏾‍♀️. But I had fun watching my Nephews enthusiasm (he’s 12), I had to speak with my Bestie whose more like a Sister to me, avoided unnecessary negativity – seemed to be coming from the oddest directions, but I refused to feed into it’s directional existence, lol! So it was disbanded & demolished, I spoke to quite a bit of Family this weekend, even online. This past weekend was indeed lovingly AWESOME.” 🥰 ~Maxwanette A Poetess

PositiveVibesMovesMountains ❤💛💚

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🌹🌎”HEY WORLD!”🌎🌹

My big brother gave me some ♾advice one day, a very long time ago. Little would he know? It was exactly what I needed then & everyday. Thanks BabyBoy!😘

“Sometimes in life, we get distracted, lost, confused, or simply beaten down. Remember to, ♾ “Love you, some YOU!” – KNOW THYSELF, RECLAIM YOUR POWER, STAND STRONG & FIRM IN YOUR EXISTENCE!” 😘😘😘❤💛💚 ~Maxwanette A Poetess

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🎶Young Talent – In Orlando, FL💻🎶

13 year-old on vocals & a 9 year-old, did the video-production-Hype Man & More!

This Uncle & Nephew team, have the potential to put Orlando, FL in the spotlight!!! Somebody better sign these two!🥰

👊🏾”Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚👊🏾

(A Brief Snippet/Sample)

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✨✍🏾Future Collaboration In The Works!✍🏾✨

So many of you know I’m a Poet😉.

I’ve stated a few times that, “Poetry is in my DNA!” 😂. My Mom, “Hyacinth W.” was a published Poet (amongst a slew of other accomplishments) & my siblings write poetry as well. We also come from a strong line of Jamaican Storytellers.

💥📚Mom’s creation is, “The Unlimited Mind.” And of course mine are, “Poetry, Language Of the Soul & The Poetic Storm, Vol. II.” My Mom transcended In 2018 from Breast Cancer, but this project will do her proud.📚💥

This being said, I’ve decided that my next project will be a collaboration of my Moms poetry & my own.

So Stay tuned!😁✍🏾✍🏾✍🏾

~Maxwanette A Poetess

“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚

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🇯🇲✍🏾Famous Jamaican Dub Poet, Yasus Afari✍🏾🇯🇲

“We at P.L.O.T.S. (Poetry, Language Of the Soul), are honored to share this piece by one of Jamaica’s most popular Dub Poets, Brother~King Yasus Afari. He’s a consistent & supportive member of ours. He shared this piece on our Facebook page. It was a must share on our Blog. “Read di words & Feel di riddim!” Respect, Continued Blessings & Guidance to Brother~King Yasus & his Sister~Queen.” ~Maxwanette A Poetess

“Namastè & One Love“❤️💛💚

Friends of Mother Earth / The Earth is Our Friend

The earth is the garden of creation

Purposefully clothed, with lush, green vegetation.

Roots!

Firm enough to prevent critical soil erosion,

All elements working in union,

for natural joy and satisfaction.

The earth is our friend, we are the children of the earth.

The cyclic function of the earth’s ecology is no mystery,

Like the organs of the human body,

Each working in perfect harmony,

In this our environmental community,

of which the guardians and keepers

are the children of humanity.

The earth is our friend, we are the children of the earth.

The rivers, like blood streams flowing into the oceans,

Returning secretly to the fleshy bowels of earth’s creation,

Evaporating to the atmospheric breath of life,

Sun, moon and stars,

Solid, liquid and gas,

Land, sea and air,

Flesh, blood and spirit.

The earth is our friend, we are the children of the earth.

Like the lungs of man,

The trees breathe to keep the earth alive.

Yeah! The Sun, like a devoted Father

Working from sunrise until sunset

And the Moon, like a loving Mother,

Working from dusk until dawn,

Shining within the sweet embrace, of her children, the stars

The earth is our friend, we are the children of the earth.

If we protect the earth,

Then, the earth will protect us,

Clothe, feed and shelter us.

The earth is the garden of creation.

If we keep the earth alive,

Then we will stay alive,

The earth will keep us alive.

The earth is our mother and our friend!

We are the children and the friends of the earth, of the earth, of Mother Earth

YASUS AFARI ©

Copyright © Yasus Afari

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✨🌹The Beauty of Life🌹✨

A Instagram friend posted this & I had to share. Life is such a beautiful thing!

“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚

~Maxwanette A Poetess

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✨❤️💛💚🇯🇲🎈🎼HAPPY EARTH & SPIRITUAL-STRONG ROBERT (BOB) NESTA MARLEY 2/6/1945 ~ 5/11/1981🎼🎈🇯🇲❤️💛💚

                                           🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁

“Always Luvin’ Di Bob!”❤️💛💚

Growing up, Bob Marley’s music wasn’t always being played in my Jamaican home. My Mom, would play a song or two if I was lucky. But Bob wasn’t accepted as some may think. Not at first.

As a child, being a “Rasta” (Rastafarian) was not smiled upon. Many in my parents time, saw Rasta’s as scoundrels, lazy, nasty, worthless, thieves, and good for nothing’s. The worst thing a boy could be was a Rasta. The most unacceptable thing was for a girl to date or be with one. Every culture had/has its “Black Sheep’s” or “Cast-Off’s.” My Mother HATES Rasta. However, before she transcended she saw the side in which I viewed Bob Marley. Out of Love, Honor & Respect for me & the positivity of what Bob represented? My Mom had me loc her hair before she transcended. Blessed❤️💛💚

But as a child, I had to sneak and record Bob’s songs on my cassette recorder & Walkman (okay young people, this before your digital era😂). I learned the words to his songs & sung them ALWAYS. He became my Mentor & his songs my Mantra. His words made such dynamic sense to me, that when listening to him, I’d literally become mesmerized, as my young self meditated & swayed to do riddim. He transcended May 11th, 1981. I was 10 years old. My eldest daughter would be born on that day, 9 years later.

I will admit, I am not necessarily a Rasta. As I do not follow Rastafarianism. I have some Rasta-like ways, mentality, and or beliefs. I grew my own locks for 18 years, reaching my buttocks. I cut them for a 2nd time, as I’m on my own Spiritual journey. However, as many Jamaicans know, “Rasta ah nuh bout yuh hair. Rasta inna ya heart. Rasta inna yuh mine. Rasta inna yuh Soul. Ah serious ting dat!” Who knows, if the Bible can talk about The Prodigal Son, then I can possibly be The Prodigal Rasta Queen. Lol, it can happen 🥰 But Bob made me see the meaning of life…LOVE.

During my life, proudly and with great love, honor & respect I still listen to Bob on a regular basis. He’s deeply rooted within my existence. His songs opened my Mind, Heart, Body & Soul. It is a continuous gift & blessing.

“One Love, One Heart. Let’s Get Together & Feel Alright.”

🦁Jah! Rastarfari. Conquering Lion Of The Tribe Of Judah🦁❤️💛💚

🎈🎈🎈Respect, Guidance, Everlasting Love & Liveity! Happiest Of Existence, Earth & Spiritual-Strong🎈🎈🎈

Blessed, ROBERT NESTA MARLEY❤️💛💚

🦁 🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Marley

 

“One Love Video”

 

“Buffalo Soldier – Bob Marley & The Wailers”

 

 

 

“Redemption Song Video”

🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁

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✨🌹Powerful Video🌹✨

💔Many are broken💔

We need to remember that we all go through things in life. I’m not a religious individual. However, if LOVE were a religion? Then I’m a LOVER. The broken? They’re ME, YOU, US, THEM…WE. We cannot keep throwing people away. They need help as much as anyone else & sometimes even more so.

 

I grew up in Brooklyn, NY. Born sickly, was severely abused by almost everyone I came across in my childhood, teenage years & adulthood; from the cradle to the classroom, literally. I was always angry and in pain, physically & emotionally. I was dubbed by a close family member with the name, “Mad-Max.” I was hurting, angry, lost, became detached from life in many ways & at an early age, I became a mother (I was 16 & he was 34 – happens when you’re homeless & your parents didn’t break the cycle either)and suffered greatly. I loved my children but only partially. I didn’t know how to love them past being a provider & disciplining then. People gave up on me & it took a large majority of my life, trying to figure things out. My life was my own personal hell, filled with walls & no way out. But somewhere deep within was the real ME. The ME that was connected to a Soul so deep, that poetry was the only hidden voice that I had. I wrote poems at times, simply to hold onto my sanity & humanity.

 

See, when I was growing up, kids like me? They usually didn’t last long. They were killed, stuck in abusive situations, became criminals, became abusers, committed suicide, went stark raving mad (oh I lost it a few times), were bitter or simply fucked-up, one way or another. I was in my own personal hell for what seemed like a never-ending nightmare. There wasn’t anyone that loved me. I also was clueless as to how to love myself. People were afraid of me & I became afraid of myself as I sunk deeper & deeper into my own dark chaos. I was labeled a monster by my abusers, strangers, family & so called friends. There were times when being a monster was the only respect & fear that was attached to me. I was fortunate to not be a criminal. Reading at a High School level by the time I was 3, was my only outlet. I immersed myself in reading EVERYTHING.

 

I made many mistakes but I learned. I wasn’t able to be there for my children in the way I wished I could’ve been. But once I figured it out? It’s been part of my life’s purpose to help others & especially those that life/humanity has forgotten, the labeled “Underdogs”, “Monsters”, “The Less Than”, poor and underprivileged, anyone who’s suffering & need a “port in the storm.” I can’t save & help everyone, but I do what I am able. I’ve also learned how to not waste my energies. Once I am satisfied that I’ve done all that I can, I’ve learned to keep it moving. Because you can drown in a flood while trying to rescue people. I’ve drowned a few times, lol! I just refuse to give up😌. It does take a toll, but I never regret helping others. It’s one of the things that make me happy.🥰

 

People wonder how I can be so loving, share positivity & love…Lol, trust me, it’s better to exist in this space than the one that I was in before. Every chance that I get to show someone Love, is a beautiful thing. Anytime someone remembers how to love themselves & share that? Absolutely PRICELESS. That’s how we change things.

 

But we have to see that we all live here. Why not make or contribute in making life a better thing to experience? A kind word, helping someone, asking someone if they’re okay, checking on your neighbors, smiling at people, heck! Don’t forget to smile at yourself, feed or clothe those in need, stop being able to send a text to a stranger but if you see abuse & suffering right under your nose you walk by, give that homeless person a blanket, food & make inquiries as to why they’re out in the cold, ask a child or adult if they’ve eaten, don’t try to change anyone try to help, STOP MINDING YOUR OWN BUSINESS, because if we all cared a bit more, what a world this would be. Yes, people trying to help get hurt and have even lost their lives. The irony? Those who fear this, would be awed that if those who helped had to do it all again? They would. Think about that.

 

This video touched my heart because often no one ever gives a shit about the abuser or the criminal. Although this is overstood, they weren’t born destroying lives & themselves. Something happened, whether we know it or not. It takes a different type of human being to do what they do at “Homeboy Industries.”

 

One person matters, because one by one, like drops of water forming the oceans, we’re uniquely created & even stronger together.

 

“We’re All In This Thing Called Life, TOGETHER…Remember?”❤️💛💚

By, Maxwanette A Poetess

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✨🌹DEEPEST CONDOLENCES🌹✨

“We’re All In This Thing Called Life Together…Remember?”❤️💛💚

We are to love one another, for we are our Brothers & Sisters Keepers. It isn’t a political thing, a racial thing, or anything except one thing…”LOVE.” Love of Self, Others, & Life. We’ve got to do better than this…

✍🏾Essay by, SANDRA PARKS✍🏾

https://youtu.be/Ij9HdZbsSiw

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✨🌹NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING🌹✨

I do not celebrate it & holidays on a whole except for Kwanzaa.

I simply feel it’s wrong & inhumane of me, to celebrate the slaughtering of innocent lives & be “thankful” for it. To each his own for I judge none, but I pass.

“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚

https://amp.businessinsider.com/history-of-thanksgiving-2017-11

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✨🌹Let’s ALL Have A Joyful Ride!🌹✨

I don’t know about anyone else. But we’re all on this Planet, Earth, Gaia, Ball of Life or whatever you choose to call it…My personal fav is “The Universe!” But We’re all on the journeys of Life & of Death. We all will get there, either way, sooner or later. It is what it is.

– Bottomline?

We Exist, We Are Here. So why continue to make life harder than it is? I mean, as a kid I often pondered for days over this. It’s a damn shame, that as an adult, I still have to ask the same question.

I say, if we could all do one thing. I mean living, but having a symbiotic relationship with loving, daily? We’d be better selves, people a better World. It isn’t always easy, it tends more often to be painful, but it’s worth it. Life is worth it. We Have Life – We’re Worth It! So if you got it? Awww, Yes! Don’t forget to share it & pay it forward. If you need help? Know that you can do it; Day by day, even a bit by bit, like a tiny mustard seed, water it, nurture it, encourage it? It would stick. Love & Living would be, well you know what I’m saying. And yeah, it’s just that simple, yet one of what seems to be the most difficult of things, for humankind to do.

Why can’t we simply love one another & have a positive & joyful life and existence? Pack some food, bring some music, tell some jokes, respect one another, have compassion, overstanding & simply be grateful for having life? Aren’t things outside of ourselves, damn crazy enough? I mean honestly? “What the World Needs Now” comes to mind.

https://youtu.be/PdzR8oO2KhY

Here’s a New Movement idea!!! Have a cookout & get to know your neighbors. The CookOut Neighbor Challenge! Oooh or a “Let’s actually feed & clothe the hungry, right in our own neighborhoods?! Like to Volunteer? Try the elderly, sickly, & needy right in our own buildings or on the same block, even within our own families. Even if you only have enough energy to cheer yourself on, even barely, DO IT! Imagine…

✨🌹❤️💛💚✨🌹❤️💛💚🌹✨

https://youtu.be/FTY8H7zjdtc

My point is, well whatever the point was…Shit man, can’t we just Love One Another & Value tha Ride?…

✍🏾by Maxwanette A Poetess✍🏾