Go Ahead (Pt. 3 Of Stages)


So for this part of the Stages titled Go Ahead, I have molded a kind of continuation from Pt. 1, I Want Out, but solely from the other half’s perspective. I’ve been sitting on this part for quite some time now because it seemed like it was missing something. It wasn’t until recently that I realized it was the way that it was because my creative buzz for this part of the series intended it to be; short, sweet and to the point  🙂

Go Ahead (Pt. 3 Of Stages)

Go ahead
And replace the laughing memories with your cruelty

Go ahead
And erase that love between us like it never existed

Go ahead
And show the world who you really are

Go ahead
And completely freeze me out of your life

Go ahead
And forget the talks and dreams we painted for the rest of our lives

Go ahead
And nurse that bitterness until you feel warm at night

I’m no longer restless, choked up, or sad
So, go ahead because I’ll be the one celebrating in the end


As always, thanks so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post.  ^_^

Until next time,





You & I (Pt. 2 Of Stages)


So for this part of the Stages titled You & I, I have incorporated three elements: the passing of a loved one, a friendship ending and a romantic relationship coming to an end. This installment ties in with I Want Out, but on a slightly different level because of the other perspectives included within this poem as well as the dual perspectives You & I offers to the reader.

You & I (Pt. 2 Of Stages)

You’re the only person I let see me cry
You’re the only one who stays up late talking with me on the phone when I can’t sleep

I can remember when we said our goodbyes on that stale, hot August day
I can remember the way the light in your eyes faded as you slipped away

You’re the first person I want to share my good news with
You’re the only one who understands my jokes with just a look

I want to stop you, chase you down, and make you change your mind
I want to go back to hanging out in the park and talking on the porch at night

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Nightmares, Night Scares, Daydreams by Lori Jenessa Nelson

Nightmares, Night Scares, Daydreams By Lori Jenessa Nelson

Greetings, Readers:

Today, I am doing a quick promotional post for a friend of mine, Lori. A multi-layered artistista who’s publishing her second poetry book, titled: Nightmares, Night Scares, Daydreams. If the title was not a dead giveaway, this book plays off of a Halloweenish theme and I could not be more ready for it.

Nightmares, Night Scares, Daydreams by Lori Jenessa Nelson

“Do you see shadows in the daylight? If not, let this poetry collection take you to a new place where dreams are not dreams and nightmares are the beginning of all things fantastical. Not only ghouls and goblins can scare you. Fear can take the shape of your favorite uncle or your father. Horror can happen in the daylight. This is what Nightmares, Night Scares, Daydreams will show you.

Lori Jenessa Nelson’s second poetry collection will bend your way of thought with its new usage of familiar words. She will bring you to a different realm of a new reality, a place of hopes and dreams and fantastic failure. She explores more familial relations, while also talking about romantic relationships in a new way. She speaks on friendship, fear, retribution, loss, bitterness, and emotional decay. Shedding light on controversial issues and her place as an African-American minority in a white society, Nelson also delves into the darkness without fear that you will see the darkness inside of her. She wishes to share that with you in a way that will bind you together. She will show you the fear of living and the fear of death and also explore self-reflection and the meaning of self-confidence. Wishing to challenge you to think of words in a new way, a noun is not always a noun, as Nelson bends the rules of grammar by riddling this poetry with a naturally free flowing hand of colorful language.

This is Halloween where we are all dressing as someone else but all we want is to be ourselves. How do you think of Halloween? Lori Jenessa tackles the question, speaking about the holiday itself and what it represents to her.

And just for ghoulish fun and witchery, she has also included fun spells that are a little more than just magic. They are flashlights of her personal insights.

Let her share this journey with you.”

Among the short list of close friends I’ve had over the years, of whom I trust for not only honesty, but clear, helpful and  creative guidance, there is Lori. She is not only a friend, but a spark of inspiration as she’s never once stopped going after her dream.

I love it when family and close friends are successful and stay passionate about their own dreams because it keeps me motivated and inspired to continue to go after my own.  Lori’s book, Nightmare, Night Scares, Daydreams  will have a five-full-days’ run of free downloading on Amazon this week.

And, as a friend, writer, book loover and lover of the arts, I am doing what I can to spread the word about this, organic take on life, through speculative lens (sort of speak). And what luck that it’s just in time for the 13 day, or should I say 13 nights, build up to Halloween! ^__^ Are you excited, yet?  (I am!) Technically the event starts on October 22nd and runs until October 26th, but I am sure you get the idea. Plus, it’s a free book! What book-lover, poetry-lover, All-things-Halloween-lover wouldn’t go for this sweet,sweet deal?! ( That was the last pun, I promise :-p )

This girl is crazy talented and I love the fact that she’s created a whole poetry book dedicated to the thrilling, mysterious and frightening aspects of Halloween. 🙂 So, are in the spirit of Halloween yet? (I hope you are.)

Happy 13 Nights of Halloween, guys. Here’s a snibbit from the book:

Excerpt From Nightmares, Night Scares, Daydreams by Lori Jenessa Nelson Halloween Poetry Collection

Thanks for reading,