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Blogger Recognition Award

Thanks so very much to  writingblissfully for the nomination for the Blogger Recognition Award.  My blog started out just as a place to put my hodge podge of artistic endeavors, however it has turned into a place to document my evolution and give voice to those with mental illness.  I am working to be more consistent here but the aforementioned mental illness tends to get in the way but I forgive myself and keep doing the best I can.  I would advise new bloggers to just keep at it and write what’s in your heart and have fun with it.   I am truly grateful to writingblissfully for the nomination.

The rules for accepting this award:

  1. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you
  2. Tell how your blog got started
  3. Give advice to new bloggers
  4. Nominate 15 bloggers and their blogs for the award

I would like to nominate the  following blogs for  this recognition:


King Of States!

Cease, Cows

a funny thing happened when I was learning myself

Miss Kris


Clintington on Film

Sundragonlady’s Cavern of Lost Words

J. T. Carlton


Gotta Find a Home




Love Wins!

L’amour dans le Bayou -Une Histoire des Gens de Couleur Libres

Showcasing She

The humid breeze blew across her face as she made her way up the avenue towards home.  The sound of her boots clicking on the cobblestone street comforted her and the sway of her skirts was a lullaby accentuating her petite feminine frame.  Many white men stole backward glances as she navigated through the crowds on the packed streets.  Her unblemished beige skin took on a reddish tone in the bright sunshine.  Her auburn hair, meticulously held in place by a tight chignon, glistened and the spiral tendrils framing her face were the perfect portrait of femininity.  Lizette was well aware of her beauty but she always maintained an air of grace and humility.

She was a lovely woman and she took great pride in her Creole heritage going back generations in New Orleans.  Her mother had come to Louisiana during the slave revolts from Saint Domingue and become a…

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A Perfect Bowl of Fruit

Showcasing She

I am by no means a dogmatic Christian or, what some may call, a Jesus freak, quite the contrary.  I am more of a spiritual person who can appreciate many different religious/spiritual philosophies.  I respect the Noble Truths of Buddhism, the tenets of Wicca, the Vedas of Hinduism and the ritual of Catholicism.  Since I do consider myself more of a spiritual person I was pleasantly surprised when I came across a Christian pamphlet that had a subject matter right up my spiritual alley.  This little publication ultimately has made a positive addition to my life.

The pamphlet was about a much-taught passage from the Bible that discusses a set of characteristics that can be attained by following the life of Jesus Christ.  These characteristics are known as the fruits of the Spirit.

Paul instructs the people “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness…

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In A Manner Of Speaking

Showcasing She

Wrap me in your voice


caress me with your words because


stimulate me

and invigorate me


your lips

pour forth knowledge that

excites me


gets me wet to the touch with juices

flowing full of that intellectual ecstasy that

you have placed inside of me





The inflection of each syllable that

you speak

has me weak as you run over me like fresh water

emanating from deep within the earth where

Wisdom takes her form and manifests on each

divine breath you breath.

How smooth each phrase you speak that

brings me to the peak

of orgasmic oration and I

spontaneously erupt in prose.

What is it that lies so deep within thee

that brings me to

illegal elevations of illuminated alliterations

as if I am in a trance caught up in the stance

of your natural brilliance.

The mantra that reverberates…

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