Happy Birthday Miles Dewey Davis, III

Photo Credit: Herman Leonard

Miles Davis: Bitches Brew

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Searching By Roy Ayers

In honor of Roy Ayers performing at The Blue Note jazz club on April 10th-11th in New York City, I’m sharing one of my favorite songs by Roy Ayers: ‘Searching.’ I’m excited to watch him perform live.

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I Thank God I Learned To Dance So Well In The Rain

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

And dance I did.

As my 46th bornday approaches on April 4th, I’ve been reflecting on my life’s journey. I’ve come a long way from being that eight year old kid who held back tears, swallowed her pain from abuse, and declared that I would grow up to be better than the examples that I was being shown at home.

I’ll always have a vivid memory of the Saturday that my father almost ended his life and mine. Even after he hurt me to my core on this day, I put hurt and fear aside. I wanted to live. I had the courage and the strength to survive.

In all of the heartache that I’ve been through, I’ve always pushed forward. And here I am today. I’m proud that I made the decision at age eight to live. I didn’t know what my life would be like as an adult, but I had dreams of a better life full of love. I can look in the mirror and smile, because some dreams do come true. I made it. Hearts can be emotionally battered and can bend. But, hearts can also feel love again. Hearts can also mend.

I thank God I learned to dance so well in the rain.

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Love Believes In Me

When darkness burries the sun,

And the world is heavy upon soft shoulders,

Heavy is the load that is carried,

And despair is the emotion that is felt.

One can become blinded by the unknown,

And stricken down by fear.

Possibilities remain at a distance,

As if these are merely thoughts in the wind.

Unclarity has sunken in.

Then along comes the sun.

Love.

Love loves me.

Love believes in me.

Love’s light adorns me.

I hear Love’s voice, and I can see once again.

Love never let’s me suffer,

And Love never let’s me fail.

In my hour of sorrow, it’s Love’s faith, Love’s love, that prevails.

Faith is restored,

And one is guided by your light.

Onward to a righteous path,

I will know no wrong,

Because the Love you possess is oh, so right.

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Happy New Year

Photo Credit: Eric Crowell

May the new year bring endless possibilities, positive change for the better, hope, and love for all.

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Don’t know Time’s timeline.

Don’t know where Time hides.

And Mercy is nowhere.

Out of sight, out of mind.

Death’s touch is not selective.

Hearts break and bleed,

Without restoration.

What’s the point,

When Heartache becomes the norm?

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Never Imagined I’d See Yesterday Through Tomorrow’s Eyes

#6 train station, in the Parkchester section of The Bronx.
Photo Credit: Samara Marie Douglas

Never imagined I’d see yesterday through tomorrow’s eyes.

Hope now blinded once again by the truth,

Of an uncertainty in life that is all too real.

Living in a world full of broken hearts, promises, and paths.

Where is my sunshine and rainbow?

Where is my shovel to dig myself out of this hell of despair and fear?

Where is the train to Anyplace other than here?

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