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 I … Continue 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 brings … Continue 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 on … Continue 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" were … Continue reading African American Poets: Phillis Wheatley

A Valentine from Above

Love is in the air. Isles are filled with people choosing Valentine's cards, flowers, and chocolates. For those of you who may not be the recipients of those expressions of love, I'm sending you a special Valentine with a special message. https://youtu.be/XkWBVLElFOk Never forget you are loved.

Loving the Unlovely

Being a math teacher in a junior high school I encounter some very angry, frustrated, and quirky children. It amazes me how many of them misbehave in order to get attention or get out of working. They make weird noises. They try to tell funny jokes. They let us see the very unpleasant side of … Continue reading Loving the Unlovely

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 what … Continue reading Love Like You Mean it

Growing Love

Love is like a garden. The heart is the ground that needs to be prepared and ready for love. Love is a seed for the heart. If the heart is too hard, it cannot receive it.  In a garden a seed is planted and must be watered and receive plenty of sunlight. Love also needs to be … Continue reading Growing Love