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FRIDAY NIGHT: Grown Folks Hour

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 17, 2020 at 8:26 pm

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Good evening and welcome home, already.
I get lonely without you; I’m so solo-steady.

Here’s a drink to curb your edge; tonight, call me Becky.
Let’s play a game of “Percale Chess;” tonight you can ‘check me.’

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Come on and affect me. By all means be effective.
I’m Queen, you’re King.  Let’s intertwine our collective.

Connecting dots of intentional deeds,
drawing lines and reaping seeds.
Your majestic vision supersedes the weeds.
Thrive in the moment of you and me.

Who, me? You know my spin.
I’m categorized in the “Writers” bin.

Shakespeare, Langston, Paul Dunbar, and Dr. Seuss
nourished my poetic roots; thus, I bear a similar fruit.

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A connection with me, means that you’re a reader

of grown content… and that’s good.
because I’m all about the water the wood.

How much wood could a wood-chuck chuck if a wood-chuck could chuck wood?
My name ain’t Chuck but I chuck much. I’m a southern girl.  It’s understood.

This Friday’s chuck, by all accounts is 100% Grade A.
I’m Qui
flirting with thee, via a little tongue & cheek Grown Folks word play.

I pray thee tell me, how was your earning day?
Lean in close and whisper how you wielded a slay.
I root for you daily; Yasss Bae. Hooray!”

Now, put down the telephone –
and commitment to being grown.
I’m so very glad that you’re home.

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Wide Open Wednesday

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on January 15, 2020 at 5:32 am

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I had to think on it a while – pardon my expressive delay.

I enjoyed the CNN broadcast last night
and I think Sen. Warren did alright.

There were no hot topics that were cooled to the core,
and Sen. Warren did a great job at being honest and not sore.

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How many times has someone said something hurtful to you with no witnesses nearby;
tho when the tale was retold, that person chose to lie and deny?

Good people say foul stuff all of the time,
and a good handshake is not an appropriate response in-kind.

At the end of the debate Sen. Warren approached Sen. Sanders (they’re friends but not the best),
so when he extended his hand to shake her’s she clasped her fingers and drew them into  her chest.

Sen. Warren began to speak; though no audio was shared with us.
Tom Steyer approached the two in talks and his face looked like “hush.”

You know?
Tom’s smile turned into an “Uh-oh.”

Who knows what Sen. Sanders and Warren were saying?
Men devaluing women isn’t a joke and Warren isn’t playing.

Why on Earth would she handshake with a friend to ‘his not being honest?
Instead she approached him civilly to broach the topic; friends be up-on-it.

Real friends lay it out on the line, on the floor and on the table.
Bernies ‘overlay for the underplay‘ was an unappreciated fable

that Elizabeth Warren wasn’t feeling. Folks need to learn:
A woman can be sharp and graceful, but if you cross her, there’ll be a burn.

Even during ‘said burn,’ Sen. Warren was lady-like; she did it right and to that, I salute.
Mika Brzezinski missed the mark on MORNING JOE;  Sen. Warren displayed her value.

She spoke according to her own truths.
No shade to Sen. Sanders, tho, I bid him adieu.

Other than that, the debate was a smooth ride,
I’m Qui
a connoisseur of insight and a lover of good minds.

Journey: MONDAY FUNDAY

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 13, 2020 at 4:20 am

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Yes-yes! Good morning, good morning. Wake-up sleepy head.
This day requires reel — no lounging in bed.

You heard what I’ve said so, let’s go.
The sun will meet us on location, yo.

Today is SHOOT DAY 1 of the AUTO SAFETY PSA.
I am up to claim scenes per the script’s relay.

What about you? I’m duly charting an 8-hour filming day.
Though I must admit, we may finish quick; pre-planning yields me a slay.

And so today is MONDAY FUNDAY. I need no jo’ right now.
I’m bright-eyed and bushy tailed on 6-hours sleep…anyhow,

Monday

FUNDAY.

I’m up and ready to go.
So what’s that you’re getting into, yo?

May I suggest your start out the week
the way you want it to play out (i.e., productive, smooth, and sweet)?

Up-up-up! Get up on your feet.
Today you lead the band; they march to your beat.

May it be one of fresh creativity
because you planned-out over a few weeks.

WE got this. You and I are so much like.
Monday’s are easy – like riding a bike.

You can’t forget how.
Show and prove time is NOW.

Are you awake? I surely am and with a Chester-cheesy smile,
I’m Qui
Up to film the day, it’s a Journey; I’m charting the miles…

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Proceed.

NEWS PERUSE

In Communication, education, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 9, 2020 at 7:32 am

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Good morning good people. How are you today?
The news has a few views that I’d like to play.

Let’s take a walk across ye ol’ pond today
and witness Harry and Meghan carve out a new space.

What’s that you say? You have not heard?
Well, Diana’s baby boy has sent formal word

that he and his bride mean no disrespect
but intend to recoil as senior royals – for a life of more let.

Let means “to allow.” Also, the couple has an adorable son.
Prince Harry must be reminiscent; for his son he wishes more fun.

Therefore, he and our Meghan are planning to do a newer thing:
get dual residences on both sides of the pond. Quite fly and exciting!

I wish them well. Meghan Markel is born of our beloved country.
She and Prince Harry are indeed a new groove. New grooves can feel funky.

And that’s okay. Right? Change can bump and bruise.
I think the young royals are onto something. It’s time to stick-and-move.

What’s that you say? Where on Earth have I been?
In the checkout line reading tabloids, o’ friend. 😛

What about you?
I’ve also got a couple of PSA’s that I need to shoot.

One conveys auto safety and being compliant on the road.
I love that you keep your car shiny-clean but let’s conquer a higher goal:

clearer skies tomorrow.
Smoke plumes from a tailpipe equal sorrow.

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We can’t have soot-like emissions continually going up into the air.
QUI FILMS is supporting this PSA because we’re drivers of dimensional care.

Drivers of good and common sense – please endeavor to remain fresh.
Let us all be mindful of the road and the danger of bad breath.

Wait. Do what?
Yes. Bad breath made the PSA cut.

The second PSA that I am working on
is about the hazards of breath-too-strong.

Let me slow down and point-out the calcified fact
that heart disease thrives via the build-up of plaque.

bad-breath-horse.gifPlaque on your teeth need not cause you to hush.
Be friendly & chatty with others  after you brush. 🙂

It’s a good ambience and your friends will cease to frown
when you and your long conversation comes around.

I know that most of us have conversation on a variety of hues.
I wouldn’t be surprise if you dropped a line about this NEW PERUSE.
It’s okay if you do.

All publicity isn’t good publicity, but you are a good soul.
I would think if you talk about me, it’s as good as gold –
and that’s goal.

Am I right?
May goodness be yours by the day and by night.

Me? I’m up early reading and couldn’t refuse the write.
A NEWS PERUSE is a connective tool to world-view insight.

And while I’m taking it easy – by crossing the pond and talking film shop,
life is really good-to-go, good kinfolk — but world news isn’t so hot.

We, the people are the news. What we do composes the worlds view,
I’m Qui
Always involved in a new days evolve, positive news, encouragement, and you.

PS — If you’re wondering why I didn’t mention IRAN?
I prefer to leave the fish in the frying pan.
You don’t need my views on that particular stance.
Let’s make LOVE the news; let’s start a new band.
Remember WE ARE THE WORLD? Let’s sing and hold hands.

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Pardon me. Do you mind

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on January 6, 2020 at 4:59 am
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Words add up. Do you mind…

…If I say “I love you” and “life isn’t easy but I can be”
should you and I decide to work in tandem as a team.

Do you mind? I hope not.
Because I’m crazy about you (lil’ snot).

It’s true.
What has this day in store for you?

Pardon me. Do you mind if I say
that I am glad that you stopped my way?

I’ve got two warm mugs filled with 6oz of jo.
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I just want to sit and sip with you for a while,
give you a few flowers and watch you smile.

Is that okay?
I’m always up for new things at the start of a new day.

It’s always new with you.
I can’t help but to show appreciation, boo.
Did I mention I love you?

I suppose I’m just having a happy and grateful moment.
Pardon me. Do you mind if I publish it and own it?

I hope not, because I’m doing it anyway.
I’m up posting and hoping you’ll chime in with your say.

I don’t mind, you know?
Go ahead, please take the flo.’

Worry not about what world leaders do.
Remember God? He’ll pull us through.

Pardon me, while I care not
to be anxious about squat.

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Pardon me while I play the perfect host.

I’m into you, you know?
It’s a pleasure to focus and dote

on you and the capacity that we encompass.
Do you mind a little PDA; a hug/kiss?

We can keep the PDA private, if you like.
Save not the fact, that I love you to life.

When I put pen in hand I yield to ‘the write’
of whatever it is that needs injecting into life.

Actually, I’m digital and while my pen is tops,
this morning I’m posting to you via a laptop.

Still, I write whatever it is that needs to be said.
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Also, keep a prayer running in your heart.
Society has nothing on your spirit. Be smart.

The difference between living and barely making it —
is in your perception. Open up. No faking it.

Pardon me. Do you mind if I say “you deserve more?”
I’m Qui
and I’ve said enough – this is a 400-word score.

And just like that…

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on January 3, 2020 at 4:29 am

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2020 is upon us and everything has the potential to be new.
What is it that thou desirest? What will you do this year or you?

Everyday is uncertain, as is every breath in and out.
Your body is autonomous – but you don’t have to run routes.

No need to do more laps around a process that you have
that leaves you tapped-out of energy and with a block on creative gas.

Leave that route in the past. Today focus on building-up whatever you may lack.
Do it because you need to and ideas of ‘how to’ will begin to stack.

Go ahead. Give it a go,
And just like that, you’ll soon be a pro

at calling good energy your way.
positive-vibe-karmaIt’s January 3rd and it is your day.

It is my day too.
I have enjoyed January 1 and 2.

Though I must admit,
I heard Day 3 is usually “the hit!”

Are you hitting it?
I’m up early for the jo and the griot-spit.

Communication.
I compose these pieces to promote positive relations.

Let anxiety and lack-of peace hit the door.
Tell old man lack that you ain’t with him anymore.

Don’t ever choose to — not do the best for you.
And just like that the universe will move to meet you.

Affirmations. Are you still saying them?
Practice them often and watch negativity hem.

Come on, it’s the first Friday of a new year and
I’m in it to help us collectively win it, man.

I have a feeling that we are more linked that even I know.
Is it true that you’ve channelled-off of the “NEWS” show?

World news continues to be a hot mess.
Fixing our issues is something that God does best.

Let’s give it to Him
and watch miraculous amounts of negativity hem.

If you don’t like the way things are going with and/or around you
a conversation with God will relieve all and pull you through.

And just like that – your vision will become clearer;
peace is yours when God is nearer.

Get your peace. I am certainly in route to get mine,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee. Today your best self will shine.

Go on and put in the work. Be mindful that you’re doing it for you.
And just like that – watch the universe respond in kindness and truth.

This year is poised for the advancement of all, especially you.
Advance in love and watch bigger love come through.

Give-in to mindful livin.’
Utilize your best 2020 vision.

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2020 Will Yield Plenty

In Communication, education, Griot, News on January 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
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So many ports of entry.

Good morning New Year. I’ve been waiting on you.
There are quite a few points that I’d like to work through.

2019 was a mother and you held the door for her leave.
I appreciate your entrance; you are fresh air to breathe.

Good morning, good morning. Let it always be new between you and I.
2020: I’m focused plenty; for you, I’ve got eyes.

I like the strength of your thighs. May I cop a feel?
2020 your hips can yield plenty as it pertains to intellectual appeal.

Oh yes. Please come in and do take your time.
You and I are going to get along just fine.

From the span of the calendar to all that God holds true,
2020 it’s good to meet you; allow me to accentuate you.

May you encompass a host of electric vehicles, hybrids and the likes,
humanity, wisdom and love; much less digital hacking and fights.

Good morning New Year. It’s so good to meet you.
Be not coy with your grace, a world healing is natural and due.

Excited is my heart and every molecule that composes me,
that you and I should finally meet.

Welcome beloved 2020.
Through you, the flow will be plenty.

Let’s frame you in a medium shot…

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It’s 39 degrees outside — though you are so hot.

Science. God.

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, News, Science, Self Improvement, Video on December 30, 2019 at 5:30 am


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Have you ever been reading and certain phrases and words catch your eye?
Happens to me all of the time – I shan’t lie,

and in those moments my lids grow wide
as I comprehend the minds of other lives.

At the point where deep intellectualism resides
every story has peaks & valleys; today we focus on The High.

The Almighty “Oh My;” the one responsible for your spirit, mind and bod.
Let’s talk about The Most High, I call Him: Pops and God.

What do you call Him? Do you call Him at all?
If you don’t everyday, do call when your probs are tall.

I do.
And like supernatural fixin’s – He always come through.

spinning news paperSo I was reading this piece in the New York Times
that says Christians be talking but God doesn’t make “the chime.”

Folks are not talking about God everyday.
I was a bit surprised; I responded, “Whatchu’ say?

I really didn’t want to believe it.
But my guy has not only been telling me this — he heaves it

every time I mention God in conversation,
he says, “Most folks wouldn’t make that relation.”

I be like, “What?
It feels like taking one to the gut.

I suppose I did assume everyone talks about ‘The Most High.’
Especially at the start of everyday; upon opening their eyes,

but the New York Times has published otherwise – so I had to vent.
In fact, the percentage of folks that talk about God often is 7%.

That alone won’t pay the rent when Christianity is at an all time high.
What does it mean to be a Christian? Is ‘believing in God’ a time that’s still nigh?

I sure hope so.
Though Stephen Hawking and Einstein said “no.”

Both men believed more in Science as the life-creation reason
and that human stories and calendar glory created the Christmas season.

Okay.
Then there’s my say.

prayingAgain, I pray and God comes through.
I believe quantum fluctuation belongs to God, too.

If you are not familiar with it,
no probQF makes life in quantum physics.

I believe creation can occur via quantum fluctuation,
and also, that God gave it to us to make such relation.

Is that okay?
No right or wrong needs to be at play

if we can come together and agree on this day
that a higher being, our God has the first and last say.

After all, it won’t be you nor I
that give quantum fluctuation or creates life.

Science is important and I am a woman of such,
but even Science has a beginning; a divine push.

Supernatural forces work for-and-against us everyday.
Please do not live this life ill-prepared for the game you must play.

Life is a game that must be played,”
be properly prepared or by stress be slayed.

Your power is present lest you allow it to be erased
by not believing in God and the schematics of grace.

You are a soldier – please take your place.
God is your power source – let this knowledge not be erased.

It’s okay to lean on Him and live in grace.
I really hoped the lack of God-talk was just a phase.

Unfortunately, I see
that this has become the norm in society.

Though it doesn’t always have to be.
You and I can change that – conversation is key.

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Again, I am a woman of Science, my upcoming Bachelors degree confirms.
I’m Qui
and I think, ‘the elimination of God talk’ yields hope – a certain burn.

It’s okay to educate ourselves and to  learn —
but not to the point that we ignore our spiritual discern.

5-4-3-2-REBOOT

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on December 28, 2019 at 5:15 am

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Are you ready? We are fast approaching.
The time to START SOMETHING NEW is manifest encroaching.

Do you feel it in your gut?
Whatever will you do with your flexible butt?

It’s time to move.
Catch the beat and ride a groove.

5-4-3-2-REBOOT on the 1.
20/20 is within our sights, hon.

I’m at the on-ramp of a creative zone.
5-4-3-2-REBOOT is the productive 1.

I’m on my mark, I’m ready and set to go do it.
Excitement is ours; let’s get up and exude it.

I’m looking forward to clearer vision in 2020.
Everyone that I know deserves more love and I’ve got plenty

to give on the 5-4-3 and 2.
I’m divvying more love to me and you.

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Oh yes, beloved – I need more love, too.
Whilst you divvy the love that encompasses you?

If only between you and your closest crew.
I think yielding more love is something we all ought to do.

I think it’s a perfect time for a Reboot, Boo.
A more loving union is one we should pursue.

In a short span of 3-days a new year will arise.
The future has a love-suture for our unite.

Care you to be a part of the evolve; dare you to lead?
I’m Qui
on the 5-4-3 because the 2 and Reboot requires our unity.

That’s on you & me — and to tell the truth,
I think we can do it! Let’s 5-4-3-2-REBOOT.

and be strong about it, like GROOT.

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Bust a new move.

 

Wine, Wings, and Scripts. OH MY!

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel, TV Shows on December 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm
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Toasting to diverse scripts.

Last night, last night was about scripted writes.
We gathered before the sky took moonlight.

We sipped and drank, and shots were called.
Literally celebrating the leave of ol’ Fall.

We did so with open hearts and minds
we mingled over the new scripted finds.

Then we read…
with the drink about our heads.

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Yeah, we had the CAJUN WINGS, too.

Sober? We were and all feeling well.
T’is was the perfect setting for a SCRIPT READING spell.

The readers in tow represented Millennials and Generation Z.
Then there were the older kids; kids who graduated with me.

Okay, to be honest when I’ve the opportunity to hang w/younger folk, I’m pretty glad.
It’s good to feel youth extended — and not play the role of ‘the mom or dad.’
Yes! A good time was definitely had.

We read 2 short films – all original content.
We did so expeditiously; only 90-minutes were spent

breathing life into the formatted short scripts.
The guest comments are vital; I put them on my hip.

Something like a gun holster would adequately hold.
The minds of the future are todays think-tank gold.

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FRESH Eyes, Ears, Thoughts and Concepts matter in my SCRIPTS

The MOST VALUABLE PRODUCER flew in from LA
to host in the space and take her aristocratic place

as “The Hostess with The Mostest;” deep charm was on display.
The Producer is TWERKITA – from Dallas, Phoenix, and LA.

The script reading party that went forth last night,
was full of high spirits, wet-spirits, all-smiles and no fight.

The party wrapped before 10 but we still had a little gin
and wine left over to sip.
We partied until Uber came, we grabbed our things and we dipped.

A night downtown was owned by a party of social-minded script readers
whose opinions weigh heavy me. I’m the receptive writer; I’m eager.

I’ve got re-writes to do today. Today is the Sabbath, so ‘good Lordy,’
I’m Qui
Recovering with thee from last night dope SCRIPT READING PARTY.

It went hard and no one was over the age of 40…
(beyond me) 😛

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