The Royal Wedding 5/19/18 : Write2Educate
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​      I write because I want to uplift and educate people.  With each piece, my aim is to either make people laugh, or to eradicate negative stereotypes about African-Americans.

     Whether it's through contemporary poetry, non-fiction books or educational material, I hope that what I share encourages people, open up their minds to embrace all cultures, and accept the differences that make up the diverse world that we live in today. 

Committed to changing the way the world looks at race.

"Not Sugar Coated: Keeping It Real"

"Teachers Taking Charge"

"Cultural Patterns & Interactions Among African-American Male Adolescence"

The Royal Wedding 5/19/18

by K on 05/20/18


 Oh how excited for me,

to witness the royal wedding,

It brought me so much glee.

I was tired at first; if I hear just one more thing!

Then just the day before,

I got excited and I too, began to dream.

Oh Meghan Markle,

what a lucky girl;

you set your sights high,

from one foiled marriage,

to marrying a true prince,

that sparkle cannot be missed.

I wanted what Meghan Markle had;




I wanted my own prince.

As the scrutiny began to wail, a still small voice said,

“Hey! stop comparing your life to another; experience your own joy.”

How do I do that? I wondered out loud;

After all, I’m older, my body still in its original state,

I live in a 3rd floor apartment for heaven’s sake!!!

As I began to reminisce for several more hours,

looking up all I could find, trying to rationalize my happy, sad, and jealous states;

Googled all of Meghan’s mess,

it dawned on me that Meghan may be an opportunist, to realizing she’s lucky

to realistically knowing, that Meghan is just truly blessed.

How can I experience my own joy? I asked again;

as if Jesus himself was sitting next to me and we were talking as ole friends.

“What are you good at?  Look into your own heart; find out what brings you true joy.

Go after it; seek after it; dream after it, until that dream is no more…


Then will you begin to experience your own authentic true joy.”