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APRIL WRITE 2013 – Day 30 – WORD POWER FINALE

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Welcome to Day 30 of the 2013 April Write – a new era begins

I can’t believe that we are here already, in a wink and blink of the eye 29 days have passed by since our first mission. Since then, you have accepted every mission without much contrition and now as I glaze upon this page, I begin to see the mission you accepted on day 22. To bring forth words that reflected your experience of being here with We too. I have followed your great escapades with delight and glee waiting for you to bring words of wisdom and power to me.

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Now as is our tradition, I set another mission for thee to take these small delights, which have been freely given to We and make them breathe. Bring them to life for the world to see, make them stand as a beacon which ascends from the page and sets the whole of facebook ablaze. 

So the words you have put forward are listed below and if you have decided to take up this mission it is now time for you to go, pick up your pen, pencil or place your hands against the keys. With this said there is one task left for me and a small decree use each word once and capitalise them if you please. ~ Marina

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ASPIRATION
BREAKTHROUGH
CATHARTIC
CHALLENGING
CONNECTED
EMOTIONAL
EMPOWERING
FEAR
FREEDOM
FRUSTRATING
FUSION
HEALING
HEARSAY
INSPIRING
INVINCIBLE
KINSHIP
LOVE 
SERVE ALL
MULTICULTURALISM
PRODUCTIVE
REAWAKENING
RECONNECT
RELEASING
REPARATIONS
TOLERANCE 
SHARING
SWIRLING
TUMULTUOUS
VULNERABLE
WISDOM

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APRIL WRITE 2013 – Day 29 – HANDS WHICH CONNECT

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Welcome to Day 29 of the April Write 2013: a new era begins

I believe that all things are connected and that each of us by coming to this page share a special kind of kinship which goes beyond the boundaries of a single month. We are not here because we want to show that we are the best or to gain adulation or praise but because one woman, Angela Edgar, had a big idea to create a space were the love of an art form could be shared. As she has said “she wanted to create a place where people from many different backgrounds can come together in the name of poetry to create something wonderful”. So, we came, we saw, read, shared, encouraged and inspired each other. Such is this place that the ethos that it is built on resounds in every comment and every read. 

Today I have taken the liberty of standing as the last guest host of this year’s challenge.As such wish to introduce you to a painting I have just finished entitled

Hands Which Connect #1′.

 

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The topic for today is: “Hands Which Connect”

I wanted to show you this piece in a video as it like most things I paint map part of the journey of discovery I am undertaking, a journey which the April Write holds a special part and place in. 

Watch the video here to see the painting in its different stages http://youtu.be/YZNxjMoiMzo

The topic of hands was chosen as my left hand was the first thing I felt comfortable drawing and painting as a child, also because hands to be appear to have a language all of their own. 

Hope you enjoy my work and that you are inspire to write, paint or draw you choose. 

~ Marina

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APRIL WRITE 2013 – Day 26 – FREAKY FRIDAY 3

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Welcome to Day 26 of the April Write 2013: a new era begins

Good morning all and welcome to the last of our Freaky Fridays in this years Challenge.

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Our Guest Host today is Justice Clarke AKA ‘Flowetic Justice’

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The topic for today is: Sexual Metaphor

You know what you need to do… read the ink that he has sent to grace the page – get your creative juices flowing and be inspired!  ~ Marina

“My Dictation”
by Flowetic Justice

I spoke to her through the ink of my probing pen
leaving messages of the rising libido
and the beating heart
the kind that flow sticky and wet from the start
there upon her mocha skin
the kind that are sighed on her sweet sugary walls from within
she wanted me to read to her my words
and feel them as they fell from my thick lips
upon her thick lips
wrapped in the irresistible twist of her thick hips
so I gave her my dictation
as my breath exhaled first upon her essence
warming the nether regions of her silken presence
where undergarments are lost
and tossed in the arc of the frenzied hand
as the poetry dripped wet from the mouth of the poetry man
sliding across her in sensuous ripples
enveloping her full soft round breasts
while tickling the tips of her stiffened nipples
leaving marks like hickeys upon the nape of her lovely neck
while all the time her lips so tender and juicy
ached for more of my dictation as they became increasingly wet
I spoke on long and strong
as the verses fell from my flickering tongue
as I lapped up the phrases that found their way inside her
penetrating her infiltrating her tantalizing her
as her heartbeat was rising
thighs so firm opening wider and were so enticing
so inviting for my dripping dictation
so I increased in it’s momentum
and could feel the rumblings begin to build in feathered moans
frothing in the glisten of her throbbing zone
the sensual movement coming from her smooth toned body
back arching
lips parting
scramming in my dictation as my words were shouting
until she releases in the creamy flow of a climatic crescendo
and I left her with one last lick
one last flick
one last kiss from my shining lips as a memento
forever captured in the syllables salacious sensation
along with my members inflation
and left in the last breaths of warming puffs
upon her pulsating palace of pleasure
for only she could truly measure
the girth the depth the length and the worth
of my dictation

Thoughts of a Single Man © 2013 tm

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APRIL WRITE 2013 – Day 25 – WISDOM

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Welcome to Day 25 of the April Write 2013: a new era begins

Our Guest Host is the Author, Poet, Teacher and Mentor: Vernon J. Davis Jr.

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Vernon J. Davis Jr. has been writing poetry since the early seventies. He was first inspired by Langston Hughes’s poem “Impasse”, which started his journey and adventure into the world of poetry and the spoken word. He is inspired by and in awe of Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou. His Idols.

Vernon’s very first published poem, “Beautiful Black Woman” (the basis for his poetry book), came out in 1978 in a magazine called Black Forum. His creative collection of Love poems, “Love,is, the Beautiful Black Woman” is his 1st book. Vernon’s 2nd book of poetry – “The Emosewa Woman” – was released 14th February 2010. He is currently working on his 3rd Book of Poetry, tentatively titled, “Her, She, Woman” (Her, She – Hershey(Chocolate) Woman).

 

The Topic for today is: Who Or What is Wisdom to You?

 

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“WHERE IS WISDOM” by Vernon J Davis Jr

He looks for Her…Everywhere
He does not see Her…Anywhere
He steps down from the Sky
This Giant
This King
His Footprints all over His World
Impressions left of His search for Her
He asks…Has anyone seen Her
Has anyone found Her
Kept her safe…For Him
His Voice bellows Her Name
Carried by the wind spiralling deep within our minds
Of Her Relationship with Him
Without Her…Who of us is saved,
But He
She was with Him…Always
But not Always with us

Where is Wisdom…Have You found Her?

 

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APRIL WRITE 2013 – Day 24 – IDENTITY & CULTURE

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Welcome to Day 24 of the April Write 2013: a new era begins

Our Guest Host for today is Zita Holbourne, poet & spoken word artist, visual artist, a community, trade union and human rights activist and a mother.

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Many of us live in multicultural cities and towns – in the UK government leaders have stated that multiculturalism has failed and that multiculturalism is dead. I wrote this poem entitled ‘Multiculturalism’ in response to UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech in Munich made on the same day that a far right fascist organisation were marching in a UK town Luton where he stated that ‘state’ multiculturalism had failed.

My view is that multiculturalism is very much alive and that it is strength for our societies. I have written and spoken on this topic over a long period of time and contributed to the book ‘Defending Multiculturalism’.

Culture and identity are very important to me and rather than the government’s view that I should assimilate to some fake ‘norm’ and hide the unique identity that makes me me I believe that embracing culture and identity empowers me and makes me stronger.

The topic for today is ‘identity and culture’ 

You might want to explore whether they are they an asset or a hindrance to your progression or what aspects of them are important to you and what they mean to you.

Watch Zita performing her poem ‘Multiculturalism’ here :

http://youtu.be/VW7w7jJmdzI

 

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APRIL WRITE 2013 – Day 23 – NOTHING TO LOSE

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Welcome to Day 23 of the April Write 2013: a new era begins

Today’s challenge is a bit different as we are blessed with the voice and words of our Guest Host:  Karen Stally AKA ZUWA

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Zuwa, meaning ‘Sunshine’, is here to shed some light and warmth, with her musical style and unique blend of lyrical content. ZUWA has a passionate conviction that words are the seeds of life, and this is reflected in her lyrical content and expressions. She communicates through songs and poems, to inspire and challenge, provoke thought, stimulate, heal and edify. Although her artistic experience is vast, her development as a singer-songwriter has been a very personal process, making her songs intriguing and rich. 

“The first song I ever wrote and completed is called ‘Nothing to Lose’. It was recorded in 2006 and weirdly began as a rap, but the lyrics were quite different..It’s a love song, yes. One that laments love broken, love lost… And then decides there is nothing left to lose in admitting the love is missed. It’s a liberating feeling when you reach that point where you take the fear away and allow the love to just be what it is. “

The topic for today is: ‘Nothing to Lose’ 

“Have you ever felt that way, about anything? Where you realise you have nothing to lose.. Maybe because you’ve already lost something so important.. Or because you realise that the only thing stopping you is fear.. And a life lived under fear is no life at all.. Hope you find some inspiration in my ramblings… & here’s some of the rap version.. Just for fun:”

“Stress free zone was the place that I rested

My breast on your chest we caressed manifested

Could it be love it was pure

From the start and for sure

Time went on and now we both be wanting more”

Sit back relax listen to the beautiful tones or our sister and friend Karen Stally (ZUWA) 

~ Marina

https://soundcloud.com/karen-stally/nothing-to-lose-zuwa

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APRIL WRITE 2013 – Day 21 – FREE VERSE 3

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Welcome to Day 21 of the April Write 2013: A new era begins

Today is our third free verse Sunday. There is not a topic for today so you can write about any subject which comes to your mind. All we ask is that no erotica is posted today and it is saved for its space and time on Freaky Friday. ~ Marina

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APRIL WRITE 2013 – Day 20 – WE ALL START THE SAME

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Welcome to Day 20 of the April Write 2013: a new era begins

I can’t believe it! 19 days have passed our way already. I have been inspired, touched and humbled once again by the power of the writes that are posted and the truth behind the love which graces this page. We are all poets, writers, readers and painters coming from the same stance to create something wonderful in the name of creativity and poetry.

So, for today, in recognition of our love for self, others and the acts of creativity, we are all going to start the same.

The first line of your piece today will be: ‘It started with a word…’

The challenge today is: 

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How you end and the direction you take is up to you, but your first line must be:

“It started with a word…”

~ Marina

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THE APRIL WRITE 2012 – POETS OLYMPIAD – DAY 30 – WORD POWER FINALE

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Monday 30th April is our finale but in order to write your last piece, you need the words which the group has selected.

For those who want to take part in the live finale (to listen or to share work) it will start from 10pm GMT/BST via Skype (add me ‘AngeeEdgar’). We will be able to conversate and share poetry with those we have only type-talked to during the month. Or you can enable the chat function in our Facebook Group. if you don’t have access to Skype.

I do hope you will join in, if only to listen and chat or IM (as Skype has that function too) for those without a microphone, you can listen to the rest of us and type your responses). I envision it to end around midnight but who knows we might have such a great time we carry on for a few more hours! If you are unavailable when I call out to the group at 10pm UK time, as soon as you are able to join us you can call me – just make sure you have added me on Skype and I have accepted, then you can be added to the group conversation! It really is easy!

Watch the video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZTwEQ7Fpg0

Thanks to all who voted for these words and thank you to the following group members for your word suggestions:

Zita Holbourne

Mark Paleologo

Marina Bayley

Katie Rendon

Adam Rowland

Lana Joseph

Halim A Flowers

Your WORD POWER LIST is as follows – LET THEM GUIDE WHAT YOU WRITE, whatever it may be.

In your poem you may only use each of these 25 words once (and in any order) and please capitalise them in your poem.

  1. ABSTINENCE
  2. ARROGANCE
  3. CORRUPT
  4. DISCOMBOBULATED
  5. DISTINGUISHED
  6. ENDOGENOUS
  7. EXIT
  8. FANDANGO
  9. INEXPLICABLY
  10. IRRESISTABLE
  11. LOVE
  12. MAGGOTS
  13. MYRIAD
  14. NACARANDA
  15. PORTER
  16. RUBBLE
  17. SHIMMY
  18. SOCIALISTS
  19. TRUST
  20. VOYEUR
  21. ZITHER
  22. ZOMBIE
  23. ACCEPTANCE
  24. ENJOYMENT
  25. ENTHUSIASM

I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Angee

xoxo

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THE APRIL WRITE 2012 – POETS OLYMPIAD – DAY 28 – WE START THE SAME

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Welcome to Day 28 of the 2012 April Write – the Poets Jubilee Olympiad.  

On Monday 30th April from 10pm GMT/BST  it‘s our Live Skype Finale. Go to the Facebook group for more details and to collect the list of words you’ll need to write your final poem.

On Day 28 of the April Write, everyone will start the first line of their poem using the same words

Watch the video to find out what those words are, to hear my poem and why I chose this topic.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohoY57LjQtE

 

Angee

xoxo

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