every life is a masterpiece
we spend our entire journey
mastering pieces of our own unique existence
attempting to figure out our puzzle's path
connecting distant sections of ourselves
one by one
trying to make our lives look like
the perfect picture on the box we came in
we lose patience to see that vision
the complete image we know is possible
instead of fully comprehending each piece as it is laid
how one connects with the whole
some portions are easier to link than others
and there's always that one piece
that you think is missing
but it's there, you just have to look harder to find it
you are complete
you are whole
you are enough
Just My Thoughts:
Mind, Body & Soul
Handwritten short review by legendary poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni for "Just My Thoughts: Mind, Body & Soul"
"It's not a #1 record but Just My Thoughts: Mind, Body & Soul catches the times of the heart and minds. Thank you so very much for sharing with me."
(side note: It's dated one day after my 22nd birthday! I cried and died when I saw that part!!) #Won'tHeDoIt! Yasss!!!
Dear J.D. -
I'm delighted to grant permission. Good luck! Keep on keeping on.
(her response to allow me to use her review for promotion)
(side note: This is dated two days after her 67th birthday!)
This is Nikki Giovanni's review for my still unreleased book of poetry, "R.I.S.E."
THIS is why I'm NOT stopping!
Celebrated ICON, poet, memoirist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou acknowledged receiving my book with this kind card!