Sunday, May 23, 2010

PROJECT: Views of American Women


I am working on a project about the views of today's American Women. I'd like to incorporate/represent all walks of life, race, creed, sexuality, etc, (ALL American Women. ) If you'd be interested in sharing your views via a questionairre, please PM me with your e-mail addy. All participation will be voluntary and without compensation, and any responses you provide will be anonynous. (your personal identifying information & email will NEVER be disclosed) Thanks in advance ladies, & feel free to share this with the women you know!!

~Making a difference, one word at a time.~

"La Poetic Seamstress"

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Find me on FB!

For those of you I'm not connect with on FB, find me on there. I've posted a video link on my wall of me reciting a freewrite on feminism. I can't figure out how to post it on here though.

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See you there!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fall of the King-Part I


I'm having trouble writing (about You)
No words

Your memory is much too precious
To taint with the wrong

Perhaps I can't find the words
Because I still haven't come to terms

The savage Beast stole You from me
-Annihilated our bond
-Indiscriminately slayed the King
-Destroyed my world
-So completely

That no words in my vocabulary
Carry enough weight

~La Poetic Seamstress~

Monday, May 17, 2010

NYC & Limited time

I've just returned from a visit back home, to New York City. I knew I need to get out of VA for a little bit. It was well worth it. I had great family visits. My kids were happy. And I had a great little personal journey along the way. I attended a writing session with NYCLWG, and it was just what I needed. My pen was my friend, and I wrote, and wrote, and wrote! But mostly, my mind and thoughts were stirred, and I was inspired. We wrote about feminism, and I'll come back to that. I also attended a performance by a group called El Grito de Poetas at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. It was my first time at the Cafe, and that alone was exciting. This performance was even more special in my heart because it was to benefit AIDS, the demon that took my father from me at the tender age of 16. Another inspiring experience! On Feminism...what struck the chord with me was equality. We all strive for equality. And the message was a good one, to come to me. Why would I give so much more than is given to me? I have to learn to stop being so giving, because it all too often backfires. We should strive for equality in life, and in friendships too. We all want to be treated as well as we treat others. So I'm refreshed, renewed and reminded of things I am sure I had once learned and then forgotten. I'm reminded of my own personal value as well. It's a new day, and rain or shine, I'm smiling!

~La Poetic Seamstress~

Wednesday, May 5, 2010



As difficult as it might be
I must fly in the face of adversity
Because it’s not like me

To let something keep me down
To bear a permanent frown
To feel lonely when no one is around

I’m never really alone
And I would never condone
An action I would not own


Sometimes the path becomes hazy
I become lazy
But before I go too crazy

I always return
(to my senses)

Ready to learn
(opportunities are endless)

And stoke the fire that burns
(no longer feeling defenseless)

~La Poetic Seamstress~