She Called Me Daddy

She called me ‘Daddy’, But I was far from being her father. I discovered the dollars would pay for this dance to last a couple of songs, And as long as my hands dictated the rate of pay, She obliged me, break a couple rules, well she didn’t say. But it was understood to look…

Happy Birthday Grandma

You ever asked yourself when exactly are angels born? Well, mine was born 96 years ago from this day, my grandmother Libbie. And every time we have the opportunity to reminisce about the Saturday mornings I would sleep on her sofa couch as a child, reality makes the effort to remind me she’s mortal. No…

MERCEDES

The morning news reported 2 dead and one critically injured, one story that woke me up but the name they read sounded all too familiar, Mercedes, not the make of the car which happened to be a Pontiac that flipped over on the shoulder of the interstate 1 critically injured 2 dead immediately upon contact…

the Plan Day 9: Just Relax

Within any minute of any given day, a moment can turn your surroundings into Monday morning rush hour traffic. We rush and work harder, avoid hardly working, only to complete the work that never is finished and that will be there later. We are human not drones or worker bees, we were meant to relax…

the Plan Day 7: Live a bit more than just existing

“Good morning, what a wonderful day to be amongst the living.” -Derrick Henry Ever since, high school I would say reiterate Coach Henry’s words, daily, to project my appreciation for being a live. On the surface, we should all be appreciative for life. We’re not stiff but moving, able to roam in this world, flesh…

the Plan Day 6: Clean Up

It’s tradition and proper etiquette that when a man is introducing and establishing himself, he greets with a customary handshake. I play the more casual approach during greetings, I use the “Dap” approach and avoid being exposed to someone else’s germs. I give my dap (exchange of fist pounds), the universal head bow and respond…