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YOUNGISH

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on August 4, 2020 at 4:55 am

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Youngish, young in the mind, in-mature, act like a child
Yesterday, these words offended you – today they drive you wild.

Does time appears to be taking its toll?
Only if you let it. Don’t you dare get old!

Don’t even fathom or think of it!
Tune in to PBS again and love it.

When was the last time you felt blessed
to be learning from Bert and Ernie on PBS?

Do tell, child. Do tell.
I had been missing them as well.

Dare I confess
I am back to watching PBS?

I’m doing it for a friend;
the little child within.

Do you still acknowledge?
Is your inner child still off to college

while you physically age on the side?
Youth isn’t about age but your energy vibe.

little-blk-girl_dancingHow’s your energy and how freely are you vibin?’
You’re a child compared to Mother Earth, so please get to childin.’ 😛

Me? I’m already in route. I am “childin’ out!”
Good morning dear Tuesday. I know not a pout.

I hope you only know of smiles at this hour of the day.
If sadness sits near you later, refer back to this page

and let the kid in you play.’
Jump up and down and scream “hooray

like you’re ol’ Tom Cruise.
I’ll be your Oprah; I do approve.

Spend day 2 doing you;
jam meaningful music and bust a move.

Life is at hand! Let nothing deter you from “self” remember.
Do your best to forfeit stress; there are only 2 months to November.

Wyclef Jean sang a song referencing the 11th month. Do you remember?
I believe the jam was titled, “Gone ’til November:

It’s going down in November.

Today, let your adulterated cares be under arrest.
and whatever it is that you do today – be childish about stress.

Give it ‘no never mind” and do something fun today,
I’m Qui
Up to play, so “oui!!!!” Have you time to be YOUNGISH 2 day?

THINGS That are CONSIDERED KING

In Advertise, Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on July 31, 2020 at 3:24 pm
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Do THIS when – Jammin’ to Beyonce’s visual album.

It’s Friday good people and the evening is quickly approaching nigh.
Any chance that you got around to making that Disney Plus purchase/buy?

I hope that you did because tonight they will be take center streaming stage
and broadcast the visual album BLACK IS KING by Queen B – Beyonce.

Hey-ey! I’m all hooked-up and ready to see it unfold.
Bey is a Virgo; picky & perfection goal. Behold:

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I’m in love with the view.
I’m in love with you.

I love what Beyonce is doing
towards the acceptance of hues.

She has more than thrice paid towards our dues.
She is about unity, love, and the acceptance of me + you.

Her energy is a beaut.’
It’s Friday, y’all. What’cha getting into?

Me? I’m gonna take it easy this eve.
I’ve inhaled work all week – it’s time to breathe.

I’m happy to finally sit down and kick it with thee.
I’m still on the horse and have lost more than 2 lbs x 3.

Actually, I am down a solid 8.6.
It’s all of the lettuce in my mix. 😛

It’s all good.
Though, I’m not out of the “unfit woods.”

Not yet,
but I can bet

you that I will be soon.
I am young on this journey – it’s not even noon.

I’m a goal oriented girl; I chart where I want to go.
And right now I’d like to open up the conversation of

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New York made a nifty PSA on HOW TO fill out a Mail In/Absentee ballot.
We’re sharing it with you; if you’re one of millions in the USA with a curious pallet:

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I filled out my mail-in ballot last week and took it to the polling facility and put it into the polling box myself.

I pray that you are able to make your voice heard, as well;
Your vote is your civil way to story tell. Do tell. Do not fail.

Having said as much, I’ve got Sirius XM RockTheBells jamming in the background and,
family in view that are dancing and clownin.’

I want to join in, so I’ll close my griot composition with this,
I’m Qui
Happy Friday baby, peep BLACK is KING and always VOTE; no miss.


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is an Architect of Change.

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Good Morning Monday

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Sports, weightloss on July 27, 2020 at 6:53 am

 

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Evolution is inevitable.

Good morning Monday, I’m so glad that you’re here.
My weekend was fair and yielded my thoughts clear.

The television did reign and sports did re-start;
baseball and basketball delivered with united heart.

It was good to see; team building & professional balling is great
but it doesn’t make a dent of difference against racial hate

or Portland, Oregon’s reality and fate. Their peace is on pause.
If we don’t support them – their issues may be the case of us all.

Music marks great moments; music inspires unity and a call to action.
New music is born for the #BLM, but Portland get’s Michael Jackson:

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If we are not careful this will be the song across all 50 states.
Thank you Portlanders for pushing-back against hate. It’s not our united fate.

I care about you and what you’re going through.
Change is necessary; MLK did it too.

God bless New York, California, Chicago and other states
that have found that they are bound to jam Michael Jackson today.

It’s comparable to a black person’s historical and present fate.
Do unto others what you would have done unto you — is on the way.

Karma does not play. Stand strong for unity, civility and what you believe.
Tyranny gall will have to fall; protest until tyranny cannot breathe.

A new day yields a new breeze; resume your purpose after prayer.
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, if you bent a knee, divine help will always be there.

Off of The Wagon and Onto The Horse

In Communication, education, fitness, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, weightloss on July 24, 2020 at 5:33 am

 

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I’ve ridden the wagon long enough. Follow me.

I am a “ride high on life” kind of girl,
who loves all of the chocolate in the world.

And just like I learned several years prior
my beloved chocolate doesn’t love me anymore.

It tastes so good but makes me pretty sick.
Oy and oh boy! I’m chocolate allergic.

Thank God this doesn’t extend into my taste in men.
I am to my core a true chocolate-man fan.

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The horse is a challenge and I like it.

Other than that —  I am back with the diet & fitness band.
I’m off the candy wagon and onto the horse again.

Walking is important, it’s the opposite of run.
I’m engaged in both of activities  under the hot summer sun.

Each is free and I need it.
Leisure keeps calling – but I can’t heed it.

The agile moves that I am making in my life
would be best be executed at a “fitter” size.

So off to the journey – I do oblige. Are you down to ride? God bless us.
We’ve the capacity to change our reality – let us start with lettuce:

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Ingredients:

1 head of lettuce
2 cups of ice cubes
juice of 1 lemon
2-3 tbsp of honey

Per my doctor, I am consuming 2 of these (or similar) a day
over the course of 6-weeks to help facilitate excess fat away.

I will also consume one solid meal.
One that’s well-thought-out for detox & heal.

My health is A-Okay but my tummy isn’t quite so fit,
in fact, I can tell from a side profile that I eat biscuits. 😛

great-biscuits.jpgI picked biscuits up when I put donuts down.
Texas wears the ‘tastiest donut’ crown.

I am letting go of all packaged processed foods.
Chocolate, biscuits and donuts — will no longer do.

Not anymore.
Child please, I’m about this lettuce score.

I don’t really consider my targeted choice to be a diet.
Life is full of game and getting fit (to me) is a riot!

It’s all in your perception and how you look at a thing and approach to right it.
Me? I’m re-molding self and reviving my health; for opportunity, I am excited.

So much so, that I had to write it. Life is so much fun!
I’m Qui
Care to walk with me to the park for a run? Last one to the swing
is the unfit one!

Let it be not me nor you.
Care to sip some lettuce juice?

Give me your foot (o’ fit aspirer) and I will hoist you up onto the horse.
It doesn’t taste great but fitness can’t wait. I have duly made a choice.

See you on the weigh-in scales in a minute.
Challenged @ fitness? Perceive: “watch me win it!”

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DO IT.

In Advertise, Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, News on July 21, 2020 at 6:22 am

 

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Rip into LIFE. She is a GIFT.

There is so much that I want to do with my life, in this life
And if it feels good, I may do it twice.
It’s a rarity that I do anything thrice.
I want to greet and be acknowledged; acknowledgment is nice.

I want to live, laugh, love and heal.
I want to comprehend the constitution; confirm that it’s real.

I’d love to.
Is there anything on this Earth that you’d like to do?

Perhaps a new house, perhaps a nice new car?
Perhaps a remote trip, with no kids or lip – nor too far?

There is so much that I want to manifest, I’m not interested in mute.
I would love to talk across fenced yards to Mr. Wilson and you.

I miss picketed fences, chain links and the likes.
They are everywhere in Texas but near me, not nigh.

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And that’s alright. Besides, I’m not at my pinnacle point,
where I reside on a ranch, like a Madeleine Stowe joint.

There’re so many items on my list “Before Bucket…”
So much I want to do that I can’t even say ‘fuck it.’

Can you relate?
If you can, then win out the day.

Nothing comes to stay forever,
not even the best Texas weather.

What do you want to do with life? Take a minute and write it down.
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Or else life will be a joke, devaluing your thoughts and yield you a frown.

Please don’t lose sight of whatever it is that you want for your life.
Nourish your perception and intentions; let your vote be your fight.

Vote your intentions and let nothing deter you from doing so.
Vote early by mail or mask & glove up before going to the polls.

Things that I must do to free my soul;
Collective meditation will yield us goal.

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I want to elevate; I want to soar.
I don’t want to think about racial division anymore.

I want to smile and play in the grass
and speak to every soul that walks pass.

Is that okay?
This is how I am winning the day.

I’d just like to express further, what I’d love to be true,
I’d love to live to be 120-years to help guide humanity through.

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Have you ever heard of such?
Ilchi Lee wrote about it, much.

Got a minute? Read it.
Meditate towards a better life; heed it.

The day is so early as is our opportunity in life.
I’m Qui
Let’s live it to the hilt; once, twice and even thrice.

The time is ours and the future will come through.
What is it in this life that you’d like to do?

DO IT.

Not a HAM Thing

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, TV Shows on July 20, 2020 at 6:48 am

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Ah the year is moving along; we are headed towards month eight —
and what is it that  the incumbent’s team is ready to debate?
Not a HAM thing!

We are no closer to making sense out what’s going on in our house of white.
Folks are in the street marching for constitutional rights and endangering their lives.

Still what we’re hearing from the political spin doesn’t sound right.
Not a HAM thing has been said to answer any of the people’s plights.

Last night someone lost their live to COVID19… okay, there were many.
No word out of Washington about it, but “rambling gaffe’s” are still plenty.

Chris Wallace has been at work; he’s quite the FOX on the scene,
but every question posed to the prez, the answer equated to:
Not a HAM thing!!!

I suppose that’s better than saying “Every HAM thing.” Right?
Which would include the sun and the moon; the day and the night.

Looks like month eleven cannot come quick enough.
Life was never so easy that folks wished it were rough —

so what is this that we are being served right now?
Not a HAM thing! It looks like beef — by the discord cow?

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I don’t know, son.
He moo’ed something about Fort Bragg and Sharpton.

Why?
Distasteful mental insight.

Folks are tuned in and looking for reasons to “unity sing,”
but the answers that Chris Wallace reaped equate to Not a HAM thing.

So yes, beloved Griot readers, we are at a new week and life can still be sweet,
Though I implore you to eat vegetation and steer clear of the meat.

I don’t think it’s cured; neither the pork nor the beef.
Though chicken seems popular when congress meets.

Oh where, oh where are the patriotic members of the GOP?
Perhaps in November, we can “send them home;” domestic peace.

Good morning dear people, dear world and the likes,
I’m Qui
Up early, on-one, forgoing the HAM to Griot cite.

I exit all merry go ’rounds via my writes.
Good morning to you, be careful to chew every bite.

Before I go, I want to look at one more thing:
What is going on with Nick Cannon’s PR scene?
I pray it’s Not a whole HAM Thing!
Nick: It’s okay to time-out on the merry-go ring. heart-in-circle-love

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Booking up the Summer

In Advertise, Book, Communication, education, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on July 17, 2020 at 5:48 am

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Books! Books! Books! Have you got any books?
Mary Trump’s book is on backorder. Yes – I took a look,

when I ordered my own.
She’s been observing the Don from youth to grown.
What familial reads hath she literally sewn?
Yes, I confess, I have back-ordered my own.


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I know that I’m not sly — but I’ve received several books over the COVID19 quarantine,
including Eddie Glaude Jr’s BEGIN AGAIN and W.E. Du Bois’ DARKWATER scenes.

I’ve got my arms full, indeed. I do love to feed my mind.
Today is Friday another “We’re aliveday. Let’s record it a good find.

There won’t be any club dancing tonight, COVID run’s the scene.
There won’t be any house parties either; groups are not a thing.

tracy-morgan_no.gifThis is surely different from everything normal that we know.
The admin said “children should go back to school,” but parent’s are like “No.”

How is that a good idea in the era of COVID19?
Hospitals are full and bursting at the seams.

There is no way that anyone could convince me to risk my children’s lives
behind a dude who was never good in school; who on Pennsylvania Ave resides.

Nope.
No thanks; they’d forgo.

God help us. Are the reliant being lead by the blind?
I keep my head in a book; I do enjoy my mind.

Reading is fundamental and paints reality kind.
Especially when reality is wrapped in COVID one nine.

Do not be in a societal bind — fight back by reading a different talk.
Learn something positive & nourishing –  then let it effect your walk.

Gift your mind a massage and invoke within yourself renewed thought.
‘Strapped with 7 new books that need an earnest look; 7 POV’s I have bought.

Book talk is yielded by the scholar and back talk is yielded to the fool,
I’m Qui
waiting on Mary Trump’s book; an important chronicle in my book pool.

Something tell’s me that her uncle is going to lose his cool.

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Happy Friday beloved. 😛 Live out loud and let love ooze.
Read more; increase your cognitive score. Let a good book find you.

 

Hibbity Hump Day – Folks it’s Time To Slay

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on July 15, 2020 at 5:30 am

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Hey, hey, hey!” Sounding like Rodg’s friend Dwayne,
What’s Happening” with you; how’s the view in your lane?

Me? I’m awake and up for goodgame.
Me? I’m the vehicle in the creative lane.

You? You’ve been on my mind for quite some time now;
different reasons ‘why‘ and dimensions on the ‘how.’

Believe me now, when I say that I’m enjoying the climb
that has delivered me to this day; my creative grind.

I’m happy y’all.
In a world of uncertainty, I have the gall.
I wish happiness for us all.
Flex your positive gall.

It’s Hibbity Hump Day, which sounds a lot like “hibbity hop.”
Saying “hibbity hop” reminds me of The Sugar Hill Gang – Hip Hop don’t stop.

Something like The HUSTLER’S CONVENTION, I’m a one-stop Griot shop.
I’m something like Lightnin’ Rod; The HC is not a publication that you can cop

but you can stay tuned to multiple flows like my own, for most Griotte’s are quite steady.
We are storytellers of the day born. I learned as much from Fab5Freddy.

I forget not, much. I am intrigued by various moves made.
I chronicle the view in rhyme. Griot is my mode of Slay.
Hey.

Hey-hey-hey!” I’m quoting Dwayne Nelson again,
I’m Qui
atop of this hump glad to be purveying and conveying What’s Happening.

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It’s a total high day and I’m up for the win.
Come with. This vantage view is better with a friend.

Or a LOVEBIRD:

A Fan of HANNA

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, TV Shows, Video on July 13, 2020 at 4:13 am


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Season 1 boasts Joel Kinnaman as Erik with Esme Creed-Miles as HANNA; they are running thangs.
Season 2, in the era of Erik AD boasts Mireille Enos as Marissa to bare the brunt of the game.

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There’s a lot of pain in every fight scene; the fight choreography is the shiz-nit.
Hanna stays true to reap no rue; bar none, she’s the epitome of a “soldier’s spirit.”

Amazon Prime is responsible for this series and David Farr is an  amazing series writer.
I’m the woman who ran through seasons 1 and 2; I am the poetic piper
and I like her.

The Hanna series is authentic – the cast chemistry pulls the composition tightly together.
I saw HANNA – the film in 2011 and resisted the idea of a series heaven
then David scripted a triple 7.

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Are you watching?
I pray a season 3 is in the works for we; I’m baited for the clocking.

As for the video atop, the ANTI LULLABY piece —
it’s the series’ theme song; a Karen O release.

It’s sweet, it’s deep and plays on repeat; it’s messaging strength is strong.
It conveys emotion and tugs at devotion; perhaps another season will come along?

Are you watching the series that is the film namesake of HANNA?
I’m Qui
keeping score and wanting more. I am duly twice a fan of:

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THURSDAY WORD PLAY

In Comedy, Communication, education, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on July 9, 2020 at 5:15 am

 

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Building up the vocabulary

Are you ready? Maybe yes, maybe no?
Still I want to put-in on our vocab growth, so:

Bromide: This word is perfect for today,
it defines “a person who bores you or  describes a commonplace.”

Who do you know that may fit that mold?
Tell them not, and they won’t be told.
Besides, the game is 411 and 411 is to be sold.

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Ol’ Rover is an Emulator.

Emulate – was Wednesday’s word. It means to imitate; to equal or excel.
Emulation is good as long as it’s not a journey to hell.
Study the game, what you hear and the folks that you flock-withwell.

Sound – Tuesday’s word is all about what you heard
though Merriam defines it as “solid; firm.” Merriam is ‘word.

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2 for who and zilch for me?

Legerdemain – Monday’s word seems so long ago,
though sleight of hands are still to and fro.
Did you ever get a round of stimulus pay, yo? 😛

I did not and that is word.
Missing out is definitely a verb.

I’m into words and I’m so into you,
I’m Qui
Good morning kinfolk, let’s bid monotony adieu.