Poet On Tha Mic! – Brief Personal History


This is a major goal for me, “Poet On Tha Mic.”

I became a poet, sort of matter-of-factly. Coming from a very abusive background and life, I had no voice or place to express my thoughts, ideas and feelings. I went through consistent traumas. Some were so devastating it made others cry, wince and cringe to hear it. So I kept my life, pain, joys and experiences to myself. As I grew, anger developed and I needed a place to put everything. So I did what I knew how and loved doing the most, partially what I was created to do and that was…”TO WRITE!”

I recited a piece, for a former acquaintance, a year ago. He said, “Max, you should record yourself reading your poems. Your voice & flow needs to be heard.” I tried it and was amazed at how I sounded. Was that me? The last time I recited a poem to an audience was when I was 12 years old at my mother’s poetry recital {at The New Muse in Brooklyn, NY. It no longer exists}. I had suffered from stage fright for as long as I could remember. Could I do this now? Here in 2017?…

I have decided to take another crack at it and practicing. 😉💕🎤



by Maxwanette A. Poetess

*Writing Tips #1:”Know Your Words”


*Writing Tips #1 – “Know Your Words”

There are so many words in speaking, it’s practically amazing! Increasing ones vocabulary, is a great way in which to have a grab-bag to pull from when creative juices are flowing. Start with one extra word a week. You will be surprised how quickly you will learn the entire dictionary!

As a child, my mother gave my siblings and I, 28-32 words a week to study. We had to spell, “pronunciate”, & make sentences {working on our penmanship as well}, all by Saturday afternoon, separate from our weekly schoolwork. My siblings hated it, but I loved it and encouraged my mother to do my words on Fridays, since I already knew them, lol! We went through the entire dictionary!

#YesIWasConsideredANerd and loved it, lol!

“Sometimes You Have To Stop”~Maxwanette A Poetess


{Picture derived from Google – Glass Bead Consulting}

“Sometimes You Have To Stop”
Sometimes you have to stop…
In order to begin again.

Take a personal inventory,
of your own existence.

Peel away the layers of pain,
And love your being, restore your worth.

Ignoring the madness, that fed the sadness,
That you accepted as your reflection.

Taking away the titles, labels & shackles,
Holding you prisoner, in a jail without walls.

Viewing yourself & this Universe,
As a playground for your soul.

Learning as one goes along,
The story is yours to be told.

Because Sometimes you have to stop,
In order to begin again.

*Inspired by Life.

by Maxwanette A. Poetess

Everyone Is A Poet!~Maxwanette A Poetess


“Everyone is a Poet!”

You would be surprised how easy it is to write a poem. Poetry doesn’t have to have any particular form, unless you decide to follow one, like a Haiku style for example.


The words we speak to formulate a conversation…If you think about it, is poetry in a way. Words put together to relay a message, express feelings, to be heard and or understood.


Try jotting down a few lines, just for the fun of it. You could be a serious Poet & don’t even know it, lol!

by Maxwanette A. Poetess

“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚