“On one hand, I am pleased that Jana Astanov, an enlightened artist, sees merit in my poem about racism. On the other, it saddens me that this composition is still relevant today.” ~Bob McNeil
Racism & Senseless Slaughter, isn’t just a “Black & White”, thing. It’s about, speaks, and reflects HUMANITY on a whole.
“WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!!”
Something Has To Change
How many of us have moments where we feel like, “Wait…Something is wrong with this picture?” You give & give, yet it seems like those in your life, just take & take?
Well it maybe sad, yet the stark reality is, not everyone in your life or that you encounter means you the best. Only you (each & everyone of us) can put a stop to it. “Do a clean sweep!”
Stop allowing people to use you & take you for granted. Trent Shelton explains it in a great way…
“Refuse To Be Used” by, Trent Shelton
By, Maxwanette A Poetess
*All pictures derived from Google
Yesterday I let go of a “Friend.” She did something so blatantly erroneous, that it angered me. I literally felt like “beating dat azz!” I kid you not, I even shared a post about it on my personal page. That being said, anger is normal. Being spiritual doesn’t mean you don’t get angry or feel emotions.
I felt the anger, spoke to her before she could continue, told her I wasn’t with her method of thinking or viewing things, but she still decided to continue with the negativity. So I became enraged & let her have it. I also decided it’s best to leave her out of my life.
This wasn’t the first time she’s “irked my nerves”, but surely would be the last. My anger was bigger than I would’ve liked & some of it was towards myself. Why? Because I knew better than to let her back into my circle but did it anyway. She simply performed as usual, so who’s fault is that? Mine.
Sometimes we let people go or our negativity & pick it right back up again for whatever reasons. I should’ve left it where it was, lesson learned before things could get any worse.
I had to meditate, forgive her & myself but leaving her alone. There are a few more negative energies around that will be suffering the same fate. I don’t wait for “New Years” to do it either. It’s a lifetime process, because as we all know, negativity can be found every & anywhere.
So it’s okay to slip & your emotions catch you at times. Work through it, deal with it, dismantle it, forgive, leave the negativity where it’s at and move on. Learn, Grow, & Keep Shining✨✨✨
“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚
~Maxwanette A Poetess
How do we deal with the “Darkness, Negativity & Pain? Personally? What works for me, may not work for another. I like to face the negativity, challenges, obstacles and or troubles in life, head-on. Do what works best for you. This isn’t a competition. It’s your life.
Some may feel that my posts are only about positivity. Well, it has been & still is, lol! Sometimes we need a good dose of positivity in order to deal with the negativity😉, cause that crap can hurt like heck!
That being said, the negativity is something that MUST be dealt with. Why do you think I’m so positive? Because I dealt with an abundance of negativity. I didn’t just wake-up shooting sunshine & love quotes out of my butt! Lol! “Baby? I been through some thangs, lol!”😎 Heck? Who hasn’t?
That proverbial “Darkness”, that many fear is as strong as we make it. Corny & as cliche as it sounds, we are the key to unlocking our own miseries.
I started writing poetry, because it was something I liked doing. However, it became a passionate necessity. Writing poetry was my way of dealing & venting how I felt. It’s where I took the negativity & dismantled it. When I write? I go into what I call a deep “Poetic Meditation.” Rarely do I write one poem at a time. It’s usually 3-7 at once.
Being a private person & a loner, my poetry became like a best friend. It’s how I dealt with life, good, bad & or the ugly. There were times when the pressures of life & poor treatment stifled my being. Poetry, was my freedom (still is). It was how I gave the scared, battered & abused child in me…Her voice.
Someone I came across in life gave me some phenomenal advice, “Find a way to re-channel your negative energy into something positive & beneficial. Don’t waste your fire Max.” I try to remember that.
Well tonight, I’m branching out here in P.L.O.T.S. I’m going down a road, where negativity dances. Why? Because there are many in this journey called life who need to know that they’re not alone in the madness. It’s okay to be scared, it’s normal to feel pain & yes change can hurt. However, it’s a personal journey we all take now & again. Many hate it, because deep down, we all know we have to eventually deal with the issues ourselves. No one else can fix it but us.
So please feel free to share any “dark” or “negative” poetry. I ask that you give a brief synopsis or explanation of your poetry, so that one may overstand where you were during that time. I’m sure someone can relate & offer feedback, support, Love, heck…A lifeline for someone else. I ask that you don’t get too morbid. We all need to be able to sleep & move positively afterwards😊.
Often, letting go isn’t easy, however it’s necessary. Dealing with the realities of life, may cause pain in the beginning. But it’s surely worth it. Pain & negativity have fueled many poems. One of my favorite quotes is, “Feel, deal, heal & keep it moving forwards.”
“We’re All In This Thing Called Life, TOGETHER…Remember?
“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚
By, Maxwanette A Poetess