A Year!

A Year!

General, Main Blog
Last year this time, my first novella, Crossed: The Karma Crusades, made its debut on Wattpad as a featured story. I've updated the cover and am still proud of that accomplishment. You can still read it there or get it in paperback or ebook on Amazon.com.  
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Death of Democracy Published in Dissident Voice

Main Blog, Poetry
I was thrilled to have my poem Death of Democracy accepted and published in the May 28th online edition of Dissident Voice for their weekly poem. What an honor to have this piece appreciated and shared in this way. You can see the poem on Dissident Voice here at Dissident Voice. This poem was written in early May 2017 as I watched the rumbling of our democratic foundations and pondered how democracy dies, bit by bit, and will go the way of other powerful civilizations unless she is helped and aided by those who believe in her. If you like this poem, you may like my longer (epic length) poem called The Castle and Her Lady which is in Resist Persist. http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/05/death-of-democracy/
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Creating and the Sacral Chakra

Creating and the Sacral Chakra

General, Inspiration, Main Blog, On Writing
Creating and the Sacral Chakra (from manuscript I am currently working on) As you might imagine, there is the potential for many seeds to be planted in this area and this area is fertile ground for manifesting our creativity and inspiration. It is a place where our ideas and beliefs can take hold and grow. This is true whether those ideas, beliefs, and inspirations are helpful or not. Nothing can grow unless a seed is first placed in the soil and it begins to take root. Your seeds take root when they are given energy and nourishment. We naturally have a desire to create and see our ideas become reality. What grows must first be planted, and what might be fertile ground for one thing may not be fertile ground…
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Changes – Doing Me

Inspiration, Main Blog
Have you ever tried to pull back who you are to appeal to more people? To satisfy others expectations of what and who you are supposed to be? I have. In fact I've been doing it right here. This is the thing. I'm a complex individual with complex experiences, perspectives, ideas, beliefs, and dreams. Maybe you are too. Maybe you understand that things aren't always black and white, up or down, yes or no. But that grays, midpoints, and maybes dance right along all those polarities and extremes. So do I. What's that mean? It just means I'm moving it all in, if you like it great, if you don't, so be it. I can't worry about the masses, when those who are meant to connect with me and find…
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Out of Apathy (Poetry)

Main Blog, Poetry
https://youtu.be/fYW5Y5EyF1M Out of Apathy is an original poem written and shared by Bernette Sherman. It is available in Resist Persist (May 23, 2017) on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XT2MKDX. Bernette will be sharing writing and poetry from her inspirational book Heaven is Now: Enough Excuses and Resist Persist at the Book Signing and Reading on April 29th at the Book House in Mableton, GA. If you are in the metro Atlanta area, please come out to meet me and two other local authors.
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Whisper in the Wind (Poem Sample)

Whisper in the Wind (Poem Sample)

Main Blog, Poetry
Whisper in the Wind My hands glide across the keyboard and yet I stare at nothing Inspiration sapped by desperation What words can I even say? Does nothing mean anything?   My tears dot the “I” I cannot, I will not leave the keys Something may yet come forth But I’m not supposed to let it It isn’t polite to speak such things or in that way   Smile and wave that’s how you do it, get through it One more day Smile and wave   Stuff it down Cuz my irritation isn’t welcome here Never was Will it ever be?   Will anyone ever care to hear? That I’m tired and sometimes angry At the ignorance and lies At arrogance and pompous clowns Who have never lived real life…
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Would the World Care?

Would the World Care?

Main Blog, Poetry
Here's a list with a couple more missing DC girls and the poem I wrote this morning as I feel some kind of way. After writimg this I channeled my emotions in the studio that morning. Whew! My daughter is 14 and if we were in DC this could be her. She's the one who did the art for the poetry book cover coming out soon. She is vibrant and thoughtful and loving and I wonder: If the world would care if someone just up and snatched her away? Would the world care if she didn't come home because she's black and 'they' do things like that? Would people search in droves like they do for girls with straighter hair and lighter skin? Or would her case and my pleas…
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