Silence Broken…

with gratitude, compassion is my attitude,
donations, support, confirmation – I’m totally doing my part
Focus, surrender, love, God-given, tender,
Like a mothers’ unconditional heart, my desire to empower
survivors has always been real – wisdom I must impart

God’s putting me to the test with uneasy task, humbling myself,
to simply make that ask, God turning it over and over into an
abundance, overflowing with love, support,
happy darts from you, straight to my heart –

All because, I’ve found and I see the discipline of being
intentional with you and me, to ask from the start, the works
of the Lord, they all supplement my heart through your hands

I give all thanks of abundance to the great I AM
I decree, I declare an abundance in this atmosphere
Go Fund Me you see and pour out support for this
violence afflicted community

For healing, God, I think you, for awareness and clarity
no longer blind to a cause the entire world must see
because violence holds consequence and I’m here to come
to the support the survivors defense

Empowered against the silence, each woman stepping away
from and past domestic violence and into the light of
their brilliant abundance.

Blameless they are not, for you this I’ve fought, tearing
down cultures os hame, I walk with you and I want to know
your name, because violence cannot be forgotten, nor silence,
nor watered down, she has a name and this victim, you shall
not blame.

Support my efforts to attend #theblackupstart2k15 bootcamp and product development and production cost! I’m healing survivors and changing the culture of shame attached to violence.

Hiding Inside.

for so long, I allowed
my youth to wreck
my nerves—allowed
your drug use to
self-induce my emotions
into a dark-ness, a dark
abyss of pity and
doubt, clouds of unrest
from un-want, dis-trust and
lack of love–
i built a cave and
tucked my heart
deep deep inside
away from you–
my mother!–NO MORE
pain will you inflict
your drug bull-shit
makes me so sick—
feelings from youth
I’ve always held so
deep inside–allowing
pain and hurt to reign
as pride, while all this
time, I was really, just–
hiding inside…

This I know…?

It is so this I know for
What, I said what?
The Bible tells me so
No seriously before
I digress let tell you
How elated, this sen-
Sation has been created
No longer frustrated
Just thanking God, seriously
Just THANKING God
For the win…

For this I know,
I’m not just telling
You so, last days
Begat new days, creating
Better and newer
More befitting of your
Inner being passionate
Baring just seeking
Brand new fresh
Opportunities…Just
THANKING God for
Letting me know, just
Thanking God for telling
Me THIS IS SO…

I’m telling you this
I know I KNOW
Blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah…
I mean really, let
Me STATE this more
CLEARLY…LAST days
Begat new days creating
Luxury in how
I
DEFINE
ME….just thanking
God, for showing
Me His GRACE…

Now see this here
Is WHAT I’M TELLING
You…have no fear
Because Gods MERCY
Is REAL…bountiful
And plenty, I feel Him
Justly smiling on me
I mean in me, I mean
From me? Hmph just
Thanking God, for
His will I know…

pWrite…Intro

I’ve decided to start a daily writing section called “pwrite” (like iWrite but “p” for Peaches, Peach, Pit, Propaganda)- it is my intention to try to keep each post uniform so you can easily tell it from my poetry post. Peach Pit Propaganda is forever changing and evolving [i hope].

This segment of my blog will likely not include poetry but I can’t say not at all because poetry is me…they will be more like journal entries as I begin this a new chapter in this journey we call life.

This journey is one of CHANGE [i know we all just love that word] and I plan to share the goods the bads the up and downs even turn arounds of this journey I am about to begin.

Every year since undergrad [which seems to be getting further and further in the past] I started participating in the Lenten season with my BFF (if you’re wondering I am not Catholic but I love God the father and Jesus the son) and this year it seems to not be starting until March – I feel like I need a spiritual cleanse sooner than that so I am starting this journey in preparation of Lent in hopes that my spiritual growth is higher at the start enabling me to take it even higher.

Change is never easy and while I have not completely defined what this part of the journey will consist of I hope you can appreciate it and even possible be inspired to do some positive change in your own life…

 

God Bless!

Ms. Peaches…

A Change has COME

As I lay here singing in my head the only words that keep playing back are those of Sam Cooke…”It’s been a long, a long time coming and I know a change gon’ come…oh yes it will” I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the song or not but as Seal has remade it and it seems to be on Vh1 Soul every freakin day I keep singing it and singing it. I find the words to be so simple yet so profound…”it’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die, I don’t know what’s out there beyond the skies…it’s been a long, a long time coming but I know a change gon’ come…oh yes it will.” I mean it just sounds like life was so hard but in all reality each trial and tribulation only makes us stronger…maybe it makes us hear better, look harder, think smarter…I don’t really know but I feel the song…not to sound cliche or anything but I feel it in my “bones” LOL okay let me keep it serious…Before I reached the point that I am at in my life I thought change was never going to make it my way…well maybe not that harshly…I think I was denying the fact that a change needed to come. So I remained content instead of happy in an all around sense. When I relocated from one coast to the other it was like my CHANGE had seriously come! I couldn’t be happier about where I am now…there are things that are still changing but they are all changing for the better. Life is short don’t miss out on your CHANGE!

This song speak volumes to where we all stand in this country right now. As the song continues…he sings, “I go to my brother, and I say “brother, help me please” but he winds up knocking me…back down on my knees…there’s been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long, but now I think I’m able to carry own…” Man! It’s definitely been a long time coming a change has come in the greater since of the word…IDon’t sit idlely waiting for a change that you know you need but haven’t sought…President Elect Barack Obama has given this world hope and grabbed the Change he was looking for just as he set example we too can set example…Make HISTORY in your life today…because life is too short, don’t let it pass you by!

a FrEsH sTaRt…

So it’s been a while since I’ve written any good food for thought. And this is merely an update on my current life doings…In a months time I have completely vacated the life I used to have on the West Coast…but understand that I am a cali gurl 4 LIFE! Nevertheless I am now on the East Coast. I have not even been here for a whole 24 hours and I am more than excited to be here.

I am simply confident in the changes that are going to happen in my life and I am so ready for them. I believe that God had been giving me nudges for a while and this last nudge was the one that I needed to make the drastic change that I needed to help jump start my new beginnings.

I swear to you I never thought I’d be done packing up my old apartment….and OMG I left so much stuff in there…LOL stuff that I actually wanted but didn’t have time nor the patience to pack up or whatever so that it could make he journey with me to the East Coast. Now that I am here and settling in I am just thinking hmmm I left this and I left that and I guess it’s just gone cuz I left it and I clearly can’t go back now to get it. And you know it’s little things that I left like my Africa Flag that was hanging above the closet in my office…and my shower curtin rings that are elephants…hmmm and my cast iron skillet…which was actually saved and I will get it back shortly but to think that I actually left it behind is like omg I surely was not focused.

Before I left I got to see most of the people that I love dearly…I had a going  away in northern cali with all of my good friends and sorors…took good photos and genuinely just got to hang out with good people one last time on the west coast. Down in southern cali I got to hang out with all the good sorors and frat brothers…not to mention I got to hang out with like 4 of my first cousins and a bunch of cousins I hadn’t met before…so that was exciting as well. Man I spent tons of time with my niece and my sister and that of course was best of all…I got to see my grandmothers and parents before I left as well…I am just so blessed.

However more interesting business are the changes that are to come to my blog very soon. I will be having guest authors write…I hope this will bring variety to my blog and keep the readers interested…I want this site to develop into something amazing…just an outlet for writers and a real experience for readers…so watchout for the changes to come!

Huge Changes…

This year has been quite the year for me. It’s only August, which is actually a lot closer to the ending of the year than I’d like to admit…2008 has definitely been a year of change and trials/tribulations for me.

I got laid off at the end of January, it two weeks for me to find a new job…only for me to get laid off from that Job 6 1/2 months after I started there. I am so thankful that I have God in my life or I would probably be going crazy right now.

So I’ve decided that I am moving. What better time than now. I am taking my life to the east coast and I actually can’t wait to make the move.