Silencing Discouraging Voices

Some may say you can’t. Others may say you shouldn’t. Some may say you’ll fail. Others may say you couldn’t. No matter what their voices say You still have a choice. Pack away your dreams Or give your dreams a voice. Tell yourself you will. Tell yourself you can. Tell yourself, “No matter what IContinue reading “Silencing Discouraging Voices”

Guest Poet: Taylon

Today’s poet is a young man who touches my heart every day–my son Taylon Mosley. The following is his tribute to Black History. Black Celebration By definition it is ugly, The opposite of white, Not beautiful to be precise. But I find it lovely. It reminds me of the dark starry nights The color bringsContinue reading “Guest Poet: Taylon”

African American Poets: Langston Hughes

Today’s spotlight is one of my favorite poets. His poetry influenced some of my early poetry writing when I was in junior high. He is the inspiration for my poetry music videos. For more about Langston Hughes visit… https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/langston-hughes If you want to hear Mr. Hughes recite one of his own poems, check him out onContinue reading “African American Poets: Langston Hughes”

African American Poets: Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley is an early American poet who wrote poems about the people in her life and her faith. She was raised as a slave in New England and was taught to read and write by her owners’ daughter. She eventually traveled to England where her works “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral” wereContinue reading “African American Poets: Phillis Wheatley”

Love Like You Mean it

I love watching old romance movies–the black and white ones are my favorites. I also like to read historical romances novels. I am fascinated at the way the romances play out. I study the plots and story lines, marvel at the language, and often wonder what inspired the writers to choose the conflict in whatContinue reading “Love Like You Mean it”