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LET’S TALK ABOUT IT

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on June 18, 2018 at 6:30 am

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Let’s talk about the weather, let’s talk about life.
Let’s talk politics – the culprit of recent strifes.

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Let’s talk about the fam’; How’s your momma ‘nem?
Let’s talk about the state of our country and how we can effectively hem.

Where’s your bright spot, America? Aren’t we looking awfully dim?
Speaking of, let me divvy some specific love to the White House: Trump and ‘nem.

What up big Repub in the Oval Office room!
You have no stance and a slimming chance, yet the stock market still booms.

You’re not king ring-a-ling;  you’re chief of what is.
In the grand scheme, this is an American life-thing
and I question if your base-support is that big.

The global world isn’t loving us;
our allies are pushed-away from hugging us.

Rudy Giuliani is still bugging us
and the tweeting prez doesn’t know how to hush.

Let’s talk about it: Families being torn apart at the border.
We’ve too many resources and not sharing; we’re hoarders.

No laws are in place that deems such vile crap.
This is an administration issue, say both Republicans and Democrats.

It’s not a good look for our country and history will duly show
‘the chump on the hill’ to be a calloused heel —
intent on delivering Democracy a low blow.

Let’s talk about it: Nepotism Laws have been slaughtered.
If not to build a platform for women, what’s up with the 1st daughter?

Isn’t she a senior advisor to the prez?
If anything, what on earth has she said?

She, nor her father is helping.
My role? I’m going to God and I’m telling.

It’s what I’m known for and what I do.😁
I go to God when I can’t get through to you.
It’s true.

Because I am a praying spirit, please know that I am wise.
You don’t have to say much – your truths spill from your eyes.

I am grateful to see it.
The unwise under a guise;
I wouldn’t want to be it.

So, let’s talk about it: Where We Are and What We Mean.
Is Congress for the collected WE or loyalist to a he?

Think about it and then speak. Speak up, speak up, speak up!
There’s too much silence on violence or we just don’t give a WHAT.

If we are a collective and we truly care
pipe-up your voice at the ballot and place it there.

Mid-term elections are at stake and on the way.
Get up and get out – you have something to say

and the world wants to hear it.
Obviously, I’m confrontational; I don’t fear it.

Let compassionate hearts and minds prevail
Or I fear America will feel a backlash of hell.

Nothing is done without consequence.
Building consequence is how this admin is spent.

God help us, we’re a year and a half already in.
It’s increasingly difficult to understand and grin.

If our goal is to be selfish, not help others nor let them in…
We are rapidly gaining clarity to what the Bible calls a sin.

Republican Evangelicals:  the American youth are watching.
Their belief in your self-righteous religion is no longer clocking.

They don’t believe in you anymore. So you can stop.
They realize that you’re working for yourself and not representing God.

Their souls are wise.
They see the racism in your heart through your eyes.

When a person is hungry for help it’s hard to digest lies.
I’m Qui
Up to talk about it, because our biggest commonality is life.

Give it some thought and then let’s talk; be open-minded and spunky.
We’ve got to come together to change this administrations weather…
Let’s talk about our country.

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So you’re awake now, ready to take a stand, open your eyes and really look?
Then I suggest you do so via Madeline Albright’s new book:
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Quality Infrastructure

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on April 11, 2018 at 6:16 am

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Be it the composition of media, art, your life or the roads
Quality Infrastructure is key to support your ebb and flow.

I’ve been spending a lot of time at the museums and such
I’m smitten by Rennaissance art and the archeologists’ light touch.

I’m a student of the Sciences who’s intensely studying the history of art.
Quality infrastructure preserves well; it’s the best way to project start.

The week is still young, how’s your infrastructure looking so far?
Are you elevating well? Do you need to raise the bar?

You be the foreman of your life; utilize integrity and quality tools.
Meditate and workout; pray in silence or aloud.
Quality investments won’t ever render you ‘the fool.

A clear conscience is what maintains your cool.
Go ahead and hump the goodness that is birthed through you.

Whether you work from home or are corporate seeded,
quality infrastructure is all the more needed.

We all rely on streets, highways and toll roads
to deliver us safely to and fro where we need to go.

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This is the day that follows day two.
I’m Qui
constantly evolving; to improve is what we do.

Check your core and reinforce every joint.
Quality Infrastructure requires improving many points.

Good Morning

In Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on December 17, 2017 at 6:01 am

good-morning-jo.gifGood morning. I’m up before the sun and I have truly missed you.
I see that you’re awake – life is yours for the take; the good Lord has kissed you.

And so, I’m sipping my jo, I’ve seen my guy off to work and am chillin’ in the cut.
I’m really savoring the jo, but to eat a breakfast? Nooo. I’m trying not to see my gut. 🤣

I’ve been living la vida loca!
That means consuming candy and soda.

Carbs usually come in
after I conquer a win.

And since I try to win all day
I’ve resorted to putting a variety of treats away.

One by one…
each bag of candy is undone.

I’ve been eating it.

I can do better.
Though winter screams OVER SIZED sweaters!🤪

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Festive eating.

So… We all have to work on self. Me first; my call to action:
I’m back in the gym and preparing to sweater-hem; fit is still in fashion.
Regardless of our festive eating passions.

It’s true.
Life requires a fitter me and you.

Last one into the home gym is a rotten egg!
Today I’ll be working on my abs and toning my legs.

Good morning beloved. The morning is early still.
I’m Qui
Appreciating thee for dropping by to peep my Pathos feel.

The strength of your support is surreal.
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What’s Left

In Communication, Dream Journal, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on June 21, 2017 at 7:34 am
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Opportunity over Rabbit hole

What’s left in a world that’s chasing its tail
down a rabbit hole to hell
with an over inflated Wall Street, at the bell
and a healthcare plan that wishes you’d never get well?

I’ll tell you on a dime, exactly What’s Left:
Your GOOD MIND! Now, tend to your health.”

Good morning baby! How’d you sleep last night?
Me? Snug as a bug in a rug; solid and tight.

My dreams were alright, easy going, I’m sure I cooed.
Then I woke up to Life, Wednesday and YOU! All of which is cool.

What’s Left for me today? To hang with you and highlight the good
Since Jon Ossoff won’t be representing that Georgia hood.

And that’s okay, right? The political pool is filled with smoke.
I respect the people’s choice – twas the people who cast the vote.

Let yesterday’s story be wrote and make today memorable still.
What’s Left is opportunity! Go ‘head and cop a feel. 🤗

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Making it my own…

I went shopping yesterday and bought a cute little chaise.
I’m in the mood today to rearrange this place.


I’m in the mood today to make a new space
In my life, my heart – renew the smile on my face.

I do meditate.
It’s the best way
to start the day.

What’s Left after you loose your sanity and your cool?
Well, there’s always, a cave and a bib for your drool.😄

But that’s not you! And I’m willing to bet
If you put forth new effort you can increase What’s Left.

Exercise your body, exercise your mind.
You’ll find What’s Left beyond a tighter behind

Is clarity of thought and creativity in flow.
I recommend focusing on YOU – you deserve it, Yo!

So with this beautiful new days begin,
I’m Qui
bidding you encouragement to Win! Win! Win!

Yesterday had its relative depths.
Today: opportunity is absolutely What’s Left.

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Take it. Make it your own.
I’ve got your back. You are not alone.

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on March 20, 2017 at 4:47 am

march2017-maroon-quiMmmm. Good Morning Monday! How are you doing today?
Sure I’ve got a bit of work, but we’ll find time to play.

The weekend was long, it made me strong; I covered quite a few miles.
Today comes with ease and a warm breeze. Today I’ll focus on “the smile.”

Come sit with me a while.  I am taking it easy indeed.
I’ve got family, love and favor from the Man above… it feels good to be Qui.

Ooo wee, and then there’s “thee.” I did miss you so.
Tell me whatcha been up to, the destinations of your to and fro.

How’s life treating you today and what have you got planned for tomorrow?
I’m brimming with sunshine, and drunk off life, like it’s wine –
If need be, I’ve got energy you can borrow.

Hey-ey! Good Morning Monday. I had missed you baby,
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out here in these Phoenix streets. Holla’ back at your Griot lady.

Spring is in the air and I like it a lot.
While the East Coast gets the most snow
Phoenix keeps it hot.

Todays high is

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Get out of the woods

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 30, 2017 at 7:40 am

the-woodsOne day when I was in 7th grade –
Going to Forest Oak Middle – where adolescents behave,

I was a walker to school and I’d arisen a little late.
Needed to arrive at school on time to keep admin trouble off my plate.

I distinctly remember cutting across a large field
That nearly confirmed Jason and Freddy Krueger were real.

It’s was a very risky feel but had I been late in time
A letter was coming home and Moms would be in my behind.

So I forged ahead in my girl shoes named CANDIE,
With blades of grass between my toes I arrived quick and felt dandy.

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I don’t think they’re #AllTerrain shoes… but they brought me through.

And there across the forested brush was my middle school.
I saw the social clicks: the populars, the jocks and the fools.

Just slightly forward of all of the clicks – towards the curb,
I saw my beloved crew, a pack of Honor Nerds.

And in that pack true concern was active,
I was spotted crowning the forest by Katrinna Mathis!

This was my best girlfriend from the Forest Hill hood,
She yelled out: “Oh God Qui – Get out of the woods!”

GET OUT OF THE WOODS? I suppose it’s the right call.
However I made it to school in record time with no stall.

My feet were a mess – I was delivered by “the walk.”
When traipsing through the woods – I’m focused; rarely balk.

Sometimes life is hairy and sometimes you’re the captain.
I challenge you to rise to the occasion – and forfeit saving cute fashions.

Forego the extras, the boo-boo, the ungroomed -ish…
And find your way through it all. I believe YOU’VE GOT THIS.

I had THAT – the day Kat saw me coming out of he woods.
Though being cared for, if I wasn’t prepared for — my best friends acknowledgment was good!

She didn’t want me out there! She didn’t want me lost.
I’m Qui
Encouraging you on your journey. Be the captain. Walk #TheWalk.

Pray for and Exercise

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I like the feeling…

In Communication, Griot, Sports, weightloss on November 24, 2016 at 6:40 pm

happy-thanksgiving-2016[NFL dibs]: The WIN goes to the COWBOYS again. #TheyDidIt.
Moms visited, dinner was gifted; tabled contents — we did #RidIt.

Are you still feeling thankful? I am. May the feeling remain.
There was a lot of food, I long chewed – therefore I carry no shame.

Are you still feeling thankful? Did you pack left overs for lunch?
I think the left overs we’ve taken up will go-on-to feed us a bunch.

We had sweet potato pie from Texas to go with the crumb apple and the pecan.dedric-overstuffed
Mom made the sweet potato pie and Cracker Barrel produced the last two pawns.

We ate most of dinners sum and then I worked out like I was in training.
The weather was perfect, good love was erect and the clouds pulled no raining.

Weight? I’m not into gaining, we had a party, a real rumba!
Friday morning will find me back on my grind: jam blocking ZUMBA.

Back on my grind making good memories and hosting good fam.
Back to not watching any type of news or giving a rats sham.

I am both grateful and thankful alike
that I have this artsy outlet of WRITE.

I am both happy and thankful indeed
that life is a gift and love is a seed.

At 6:40pm I have dipped off from the fam for a little literary fun
because I’m happy, I’m full and my COWBOYS WON!!

Congratulations COWBOYS! You are certainly looking better,
I’m Qui
that THANKFUL SHE for life, you and that 10-1 record!

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Get EXCITED, already!

In Communication, Griot, Video on September 12, 2016 at 4:37 am

LIFE. It's WORTH IT!

Life is good. Life is fine.
Memories mature and get better like wine.

But then again there are those times
when EXCITEMENT come in and takes over your mind.

During these times one might not contemplate.
I mean, when you know you wanna’ DO IT — WHY would you WAIT?

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I’d have done the same thing. I just know it.
When I’m excited I can’t refrain the ‘SHOW IT!’

Which is good, because it’s energy, it’s positive and I pray contagious.
To not have an opportunity to express this feeling would be outrageous.

What are you excited about today? Express yourself already!
Dance like no one’s looking, be happy, like Hoppy & Betty:

Today is new and yesterday is gone, o’ sister and brother.
I suggest taking-it to the floor with a musical score
and dancing-it-out like you’re Usher.

Do that Michael Jackson move and then shake your fandangle.
And if you feel a little Zimbabwean spirit – bust out the old Bo’ Jangles.

Heck! I’d do it! In fact, I’m up on my feet and doing a little something-something right now,
I’m Qui
and Good Morning to thee, Get Excited, already – and express the HOW.

Searching for your #Purpose on this Monday?
Perhaps you could benefit from a little SOUL SUNDAY:

GET
EXCITED!

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Sipping…

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on August 22, 2016 at 12:28 am

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Life is full of apples, pears, bananas and lemon trees
butterflies, knats, flies, mosquitos and bees.

All belong to nature and work well together
most strive in spring and summer, vacating during winter weather.

Ah. You’ve gotta love the variety of nature for it shapes the spices of life.
Like your bouquet of family and friends – some bear love and some yield strife.

You embrace the status quo, because it is the constant that is always given
and that’s cool, if you do – but don’t let it alter your productive livin.’

Thank God for the honey, then cut and slice those lemons
and put them in a cup of hot water and receive your healin.’

Sip those darn lemons slow and let them benefit you.
Then make a nice bowl of sliced and cut-up mixed fruit.

It really is ALL GOOD – if you know what to do with each one.
Some you’ll keep for love and some you’ll lose after the fun.

Life is quite lovely and flavorful because of its many fruits.
Trees will come and go though you’re DNA code remains your roots.

If you find a familial tree whose fruit suits not your taste,
It’s not your tree, so let it be and carry on with grace.

Embrace what you learn and don’t forget to always open up to love;
Observe the green of your produce; vibrate higher – expand towards the sun.

You can infuse any fruit with water, be it the meat sweet or sour.
I take the fruits that life gives me and juice them with prayer power.

Mmmmm. Good stuff.

I love to sip those lemons and sauce-the-apples when I can,
I’m Qui
Quite fond of the various fruits of the land.
The good and the bad go hand-in-hand.

#SipWisdom

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Please don’t forget

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on July 8, 2016 at 7:57 pm

law-loopholesJust when it seemed like no one was aware or looking
Dylann Roof and his legal team has gone law loop-hole crooking.

Dylann, if you don’t remember,  killed 9 in a NC church.
He was apprehended and turned in ALIVE for all that it’s worth.

He faces 33 federal charges in the incident of killing those 9 church members.
The families of Clementa C. Pinckney and Daniel Simmon will always remember.

Now he’s seeking to have his 33 indictment charges dismissed.
Yesss brother man and lady miss, I literally “just read this.”

dylann-roof-charged-with-nine-counts-of-murder-03So I took a moment to sit back and think,
then I composed this piece, here’s the  BREAKING NEWS link.

That’s not good as this is new and active news.
I’m concerned with what I’ve learned and had to share it with you.

I will not share it on Facebook as a post on my timeline.
Facebook has enough company sharing the thoughts of their minds.

I have shared a few posts in the last few days – I’ve been among the chatter.
I am concerned about this countrys violent turn. I do believe that #BlackLivesMatter.

As much as I believe that Black Lives are beautiful, I am appealing to your soul
that if we want change in America, turn out to the polls to show #BlackLivesVote.

What happened in Dallas during the protest Thursday night
has the potential to change the gun narrative… well, it might.

Instead of the blame lets all feel the shame of cop involved shootings
and turn to those who have lost dear souls, and tackle this issues at the rooting.

Why was Micah Xavier Johnson vexed so, why did he set out to kill?
Pushed to the brink via racism’s stink – he leaned unto his own will.

He was only 25 and he put his life on the line for the deaths of many.
Apparently his view was LIFE or DEATH and never mind living in tyranny.

Such view puts the fear in me. I’m doleful that he resorted to such a low,
it is apparent he felt he’d die young involuntarily, so he chose his own way to go.

Whoa. Just 25.
He’d rather end it all than be alive.

God bless all of the families who have lost loved ones.
Tamir Rice’s mom knows that feeling isn’t fun.

Eric Garners wife knows the pains full sum.
Perhaps now we can talk about reforming the control of guns.

The pain is too real and no one should feel it.
I pray we start relating to each other and work hard through time to heal it.

Guns don’t care who you are and no one should be carelessly pointing and shooting.
If black communities can learn to deal – I pray our white fam won’t linger in brooding.

Dylann Roof is not being hated on by our race, but we do hate what he did.
He showed his ass and now wants a pass – alas! such request will not be hid.

My mention in writing is comparable to “lifting the lid,”
I’m Qui
I forgive easy but he must indeed pay for what he did.

Please Don’t Forget

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Those killed by Dylann Roof in Charleston, NC on June 17, 2015