Because this dude does sensuality better than any poet I know…I give you for Valentine’s Day, my voice reading Braeden Michael’s Instantly Inflamed! YAAASSSS
Please check out this post that my good friend Dr. K. E. Garland asked me to write for her blog’s “Self-Love” series.
Many of you may already know Dr. Garland as the author of The Unhappy Wife.
Well, in addition to that, she is also the Editor of Daddy, an anthology which includes stories written by women about their relationships with their fathers. Tikeetha Thomas, a well-known blogger on WP is featured in Daddy.
Both of these ladies are fierce in this writing game and I encourage you to check them out, if you haven’t already.
Also, be sure to catch the latest edition of the “Self Love” series as it is written by my dear sister, Michelle, who is also the very talented author of a love poem that I recently read on this blog entitled, “Present Distance.”
You can find Michelle here.
Seriously, check her out! I can assure you that you will NOT be disappointed.
I hope you enjoy my piece. Let’s discuss it in comments 🙂
PS: I will continue the poetry readings through Valentines Day. That said, you will not want to miss my reading of one of the baddest poets on WP, Braeden Michaels!
Love and Light,
Love is complicated! Check out this raw and vulnerable piece written by my dear Musical Twin, T. Wayne at ajoyfulprocess
Another poem. I hope you like it. Just some things I had been thinking about and decided to put them down.
Before you unleash
Your threats and invectives
Your taunts and snide remarks
Your insults and character slices
Before you point
At my failings and deficiencies
At my values and opinions
At my idiosyncrasies and habits
Before you rail
About my choices and comments
About my abilities or lack thereof
About my current situation or anything about me—
Take a look in the mirror.
Search your mind, soul and psyche.
Focus on your own imperfections, cracks and vulnerabilities.
My faults, shortcomings and flaws belong to me.
They are for me to work on, not for you to criticize.
Far too much time is spent tearing people down.
For once, lift them up.
Written about a recent situation I have had to deal with…
Here’s a reading of a piece that I wrote for the “Flowering Vine” series. It is about “love.”
She wanted him
BUT he wanted me
And she seethed
She wanted him
BUT he wanted me
And she stalked
She wanted him
BUT he wanted me
And she steamed
She wanted him
So she needed me
out of sight.
For Aunt Elvy’s daughter, Alberta, (Mother’s dear first cousin and friend), reportedly murdered by a jealous rival.
Please enjoy this “fearlessly authentic” piece written by one of my dear sisters, Michelle.
I have learned not to tell him my frustrations with loneliness
I am learning to keep singed pieces of my heart unheard
I am learning to miss him while letting parts of me leave
My pain is not due to him not being here, being present
My pain intensifies in waves of want…of what has not happened
What if I am not able to love him—here; In this space?
What if I am not able to love him in these orchestrated phases of time
Brown skin to Brown Skin, lips curving to meet,
Tongues enveloping touch, taste, texture and sound….
There is no meeting of the minds —He has yet to hear my heart
I’ve longed for the moments he is totally mine and
Yet yearn for the time our hearts will meet….
Written by: A. Michelle Tillman
Haiku about the many phases of love written by my dear sister, Dr. K.E. Garland at Kwoted.
Most of you guys know me by way of ALL OF the words that I string together on this blog.
However, I have often been told that I have a very nice speaking voice.
In fact, my blogging wonder twin, T Wayne, at A Joyful Process once described my voice as dulcet toned.
Don’t believe me?
Click to play and listen for yourself:
Boy have I got them fooled 🙂
If you enjoy writing poetry, why not collaborate with me to celebrate the 2019 Valentine’s season by submitting one of your poems for me to read, record and post right here!
To make it happen, simply e-mail your name, poem and blog information to me at email@example.com by January 30, 2019 5:00pm EST.
Of course, I reserve the editorial right to decline poems that are not aligned with the flow of this blog….which actually gives most sane folks a whole lot of leeway!
So basically, as long as it is not violent, crazy or just plain jibberish..YOU’RE IN!
At any rate, please rest assured that if your poem is selected, it will be properly credited and I will most definitely direct readers back to you!
In return, I ask that you link your readers to this blog so that they can hear your masterpiece come to life!
To keep track, we’ll use the tag “ladygvoice”
Love and light,
House of Mathilda….
More about that later!
Admittedly, I’ve fancied myself as a “royal” of sorts since about 1981.
During that time, my mother used to refer to me as Lady Di because she clearly thought that I regarded her as a servant!
But don’t all children tend to see their mothers in that way?
Anyway, at that time, one of my favorite singers was Teena Marie who also used the title “Lady” …as in Lady T.
With both of these things in mind, I just ran with it and started doodling the name Lady G.
And, with that, Lady G was “born.”
After starting this blog, I was fortunate enough to meet a whole new group of wonderful friends.
One of these included an awesome writer by the name of R J Llewellyn. Most of you guys may know him as “Roger” or “Woebegone but Hopeful”—he is the founder and chief writer for his own blog, Heroically Bad Writer….which is ironic because he is anything but. He also has a couple of really good books on Amazon!
Anyway, I became a huge fan of his uproarious series, “A True History of These Isles”, which retells the history of The United Kingdom.
That said, I often joked with him about the many historic characters that were featured.
One set of characters, in particular, included a couple of royals named Mathilda.
To me, they were sooooo badass!
When I told Roger that, he responded that I embodied that same spirit of badassity!
Of course, after a good laugh, Roger started referring to me as Lady G or Lady Gwin, House of Mathilda or Matilda!
Either spelling is acceptable.
Now you know!
No doubt, that’s a brief synopsis of events, but here is the PROCLAMATION with a preface, as written by RJ Llewellyn:
My research when writing my two volumes of ‘The History of These Isles’ led me to conclude that whereas many folk impacted upon the history of these isles, not enough consideration was given to the ‘Age of the Matildas’
This period took place during the reign of Stephen I (1092/6 – 25 October 1154), when his right to the throne was contested by the daughter of his predecessor Henry I, she being Empress Matilda.
A great struggle took place, Matilda being a stalwart and tough foe. When Stephen was captured his rule was kept in place by his equally determined wife Matilda of Boulogne. Thus did these two strong women hold the reigns of powers for some time and made a more constructive effort than the men who just hit each other and the peasants.
It should also be noted that the powerful King David I of Scotland was married to Matilda of Huntingdon (one of her children becoming a saint).
This writer concludes it is undeniable these were women of striking character and ability.
Thus when considering the scope in depth of achievements in Life of Family, Profession and Blog, the Lady Gwin of Best Blog it must be stated by this historian The Lady Gwin has displayed similar qualities of determination, skill and forbearance, added to which she has a sense of humour, possibly lacking in these aforementioned formidable ladies.
Therefore by the powers vested in me as an Historian it is with all solemnity and gladness that I, Roger Jacob, writing as R J Llewellyn, do this day 19th December in the year 2018 do proclaim as follows:
From the date of The Lady Gwin of Best Blog’s 50th Birthday, let it be known she may with all truth and dignity bear the title Lady Gwin; Honour’d Lady of the House of Matildas (And Mathildas) by proclamation and efforts. And from that date bear herself as a true Matilda or Mathilda as she so see fit.
Laudo et congratulor.
So…yeah…I turned 50 this week and I don’t feel a day over 49.
Anyway, I thought I would share some of the more interesting birthday greetings.
To be more specific, I received greetings in Spanish from my Puerto Rican chica and a “traditional birthday greeting” from an awesome “Kiwi” native to New Zealand. By the way, the second video looks sideways but it plays normally once you click it!
I also had a good old Southern Happy Birthday from a Girl Raised In The South (GRITS).
Check them out:
Stay tuned tomorrow for the Official Story of Lady G from the House of Mathilda, as told by that dashing Welshman, Roger Jacob, writing as R J Llewellyn aka Woebegone but Hopeful.
You can find “Roger” at his blog, Heroically Bad Writer. Click HERE to get THERE.
Love and light
Let’s chat in comments!
Thank you all for 3 WONDERFUL years of friendship and laughter!
If you’re not following me, why not join the fun?
By the way, I am LadyG and you can find me here OR HERE!
And YAAAASSS….Stay tuned for the “official” story of how I became royalty! You’re gonna love it!
Love and light 😘💋💋