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Rap & Poetry in the 21st Century

The death of Maya Angelou marked a great turning point in contemporary poetry. Long gone are canonical 20th century poets such as e.e. cummings, Langston Hughes, T.S. 683 more words

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Strength To Believe

I’d forgotten to give it consideration, the act unfathomed my only choice in the grand scheme, but try as I might it seemed so wrong to fight for what I’d been taught not to believe, dreams of grand endeavors worthy of failure, the light at the end of the the tunnel a shine as false as fools gold, and truth be told, I’d hoped to never reach a point in my life where everything I’d fought for wouldn’t matter, the effort put forth even meager was moments and mentions I’d never get back, a time that was passed like stories written in ink, once I’d admit their reality they’d never be able to fade, stories immortalized by the mere will to survive. 531 more words


Let's Be Freinds

Hi my name is Emmalei. And I would like to be your friend.

Oh that feeling you get when you see someone for the first time and instantly their friendly smile makes you melt. 457 more words


Slammed Book Review

Title: Slammed
Author: Colleen Hoover
Pages: 317
Published: 2012
Rating: 3/5

Blurb (Goodreads):
Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. 478 more words

Book Reviews


Her smile was crystal, brittle and beautiful. Impossible to hide laughs behind, she poured relaxation from her lips. It should have been no surprise the world didn’t lift when ours met, hers were built to breathe. 755 more words


On Not Writing and Not Feeling Guilty About It

You may have noticed things have been mighty quiet around here for a while. I haven’t been writing–and I wrote about that in a guest blog over at Sundress… 180 more words

Endeavors In The Real World