So Long (Poem)

I tried to love you,

but something always went wrong.

I wrote a new verse,

but it was apart of the same old song.

Like trying to fit in…

in a place you know you don’t belong.

Like trying not to give up

because the pressure is what makes you strong.

But its time for me to be honest,

time for me to do what I should have done all along.

Time for me to say farewell…

farewell and so long.

Whoopi Goldberg and Terry McMillan Team Up for Lifetime Movie

I think this is going to be a good one!

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Lifetime has adapted Terry McMillan’s novel A Day Late and a Dollar Short with Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhamesheadlining an all-star cast that includes Mekhi Phifer,Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose and Tichina Arnold.

Based on McMillan’s 2001 New York Times bestseller, the film follows a mother who tries to help her dysfunctional family through life’s ups and downs. When irascible matriarch Viola Price (Goldberg) learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world, hoping to improve everything from her relationship with her husband to the lives of her four children and grandchildren.

While on this quest, she must contend with sibling rivalry, teen pregnancy and drug addiction – and that is only with one child. Additionally, her jailbird son needs to learn how to be a better father, her granddaughter is in bigger trouble than…

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#HalfOfAYellow Sun [Movie]

I hope it shows in the US soon.

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Co-starring Thandie Newton, Dominic Cooper and “Attack The Block” star John Boyega, “Half Of A Yellow Sun” is based on the bestselling (and Orange Prize for Fiction-winning) novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and follows the lives and loves of four people against the backdrop of the 1967-1970 Nigerian-Biafran war. Biyi Bandele adapted the screenplay and directed, and while the film hit TIFF, London and AFI festivals last fall, the buzz around it has been rather limited.

“Half Of A Yellow Sun” opens in the U.K. on April 11th. No U.S. date yet.

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Grandpa’s Pearls of Wisdom (Poem)

I’m sitting back and reminiscing about the times I spent with my grandpa as a little girl.

Sitting here remembering how he used to sit me down and share with me his wisdom pearls.

He told me second chances only come to those that are truly blessed;

That the life we are given is usually the result of someone else’s test.

He said when making a decision, look at the entire situation and weigh both the pros and cons;

And when you’re done make a decision that is strong enough to build a house on.

When that decision has been made stand by it, for you are now its owner.

But be prepared, because sometimes the outcome of these decisions will make you a loner.

He said to live your life with no apologies and no regrets.

Those who have real love for you will continue to love you, despite your upsets.

You are the only person with whom you will spend every day of your life;

You are the person who will have to deal with everyday pain and strife.

He said to first and foremost love the person that you are;

You alone determine where you go and just how far.

The thought that other people or situations can make or break you is simply not true.

They may increase or decrease the speed at which you travel, but reaching the final destination is ultimately up to you.

As I look back on it, the most important lesson that my grandpa chose to impart

Is to love from both your mind and heart.

He said If you are going to love, let it be unconditional…

Let it be loyal…

Let it be honest….

Let it be self-less…

Let it be true…

Let the first recipient of that love always be you.