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A TRUE LOVE STORY

Posted by hashiki on January 23, 2009

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A Mother Cries

Posted by hashiki on January 20, 2009

 

 

A MOTHER CRIES

By Carla Y. Nix

 

A shot echoes through the city
Lodging in the heart of a child
Destroying dreams of innocence
Shattering hopes of a bright future
A future filled with laughter,
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The Tearful Eyes of Bernice

Posted by hashiki on January 6, 2009

As we approach Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day, I would like to share a poem I wrote last year in commemoration. 

THE TEARFUL EYES OF BERNICE

Coretta Scott King & daughter Bernice at the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Coretta Scott King & daughter Bernice at the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 By Carla Y. Nix

 

The tearful eyes of Bernice

Made me cry and also grieve

As one little girl watched another little girl

Mourn before the whole wide world.

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Open Letter – Dear You (part 1)

Posted by hashiki on December 28, 2008

This open letter is the result of a conversation I had in my head.  It is a conversation that I imagined having with someone who plays a big role in the dysfunction of a precious family I know.  Although the family’s situation is  different than my own, I can relate to the position the wife of this family is in.  Only because my past experience, though not the same, brought the same feelings of pain, hurt, and anger.  Out of those negative feelings, I did write my own letter at the time (years ago).  God has delivered me from such a place in life, but it does hurt me when others go through what I went through, or what this family goes through today.

As I had the conversation in my head, I thought it best to write it out and pen it here.  I truly believe that many can relate, and perhaps, some could very well be the target of the words I’m about to express. 

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When Christmas Isn’t Merry

Posted by hashiki on December 25, 2008

As I take some time to write this on Christmas Eve, I realize that many people will go to bed tonight with lonely and hurt hearts.  It is after 11:00 pm and the sounds of my family are still echoing throughout the house.  I spent the evening cooking and baking, and my daughter Tiffanie helped me (somewhat).  Anaiah tried to get us all to play some games with her.  Jerry enjoyed watching television, laughing at funny movies, for he has a rare night off.  Then, they all got a taste of tomorrow’s dinner tonight!  They also dug into to the cakes that were baked.  I fussed at them, with love.

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LIFE SHOULD BE LIVED

Posted by hashiki on December 19, 2008

It has been a rollercoast of emotions this week for me.  It has gotten so that I don’t know what to expect each day.  So far, after arising in good spirits, I have received news of two deaths.  One of my friends, Michael Sears (read my blog post “I Heard The Bells” and listen to my voice blog “For Everything There is a Season”), and the other of Mrs. Jones (read my blog post “No Regrets”) who is part of my husband’s family.  All very sad.  My prayers remain with the Sears and Jones families. 

On the other hand, I’m feeling happy because God is blessing me in ministry.  Allowing me to be a blessing and impacting others in a positive way.  Allowing His light to shine through me.  God is using me as His vessel, as His instrument.  This is all that I desire in life.  It really is.  I don’t ask for much.  I don’t need much.  I just want to be a blessing.

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IT’S SNOWING!

Posted by hashiki on December 11, 2008

This definitely is not my first time seeing snow, but it does always amaze me when I do.  We’re not accustomed to snowy weather here in the South.  Frankly, I only like the beauty of the snow, but not the reality of it.  As I am typing, at 8:36 am on Thursday, December 11, 2008, it is snowing pretty heavily.

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