It’s empty & dark.
Hollow & cold.
I can hear the echoes of your silence, deafening my soul.
Faded memories swooning their way back into my desolate mind
No glimpse of shine
No gold, no greener grass
What am I scared of you ask?
The one thing that can free me from this burden I carry.
Yet, how do I do that when in fact LOVE is what put me here.
The love I longed for as I grew from the concrete.
Or maybe it’s the LOVE I took for granted because I never felt that complete.
There’s more, LOVE galore.
Last but not least, as my hand rests upon my heart.
She came. She conquered. She made KARMA an art.
& then beyond that she stuck & she stirred.
Lines blurred. Plans cured. I still gave her my word.
But then that’s when I said enough is enough.
It was a rough road & thank goodness I’m tough!
You know that love I thought could never be found?
I found it!
Somewhere within my being,
way in there..
It’s empty & dark.
In your eyes I see life
One that I want for myself
Your internal light shines bright
While my soul screams for help
I wish to share a life of pure love and happiness
Yet I give off confusion and crabbiness
I pray for the day this rutt will be over
Or at least the pace of pain could move a bit slower
My smile will soon be pasted across my face
Even wider on the day my face is covered with lace
I pray that the time I stretch out my hand
For an intimate ceremony in a far away land
My mind will be right
And my heart would be still
Because you still stop it
An involuntary kill
I may not see clear
But I know this is right
I’m trying to fight my fear
And live for tonight
There are things in the world that are out of my hands
But we can achieve our objectives/goals/or plans
It’s gonna be you and I till the end
I just need to figure out how to begin
To start with a new and improved me
To show off the person I should be
No more sad, somber, and excusable me
It’s time for real business
It’s time to be the best I can be
Rock short hair or know women that do?? If so, you have to tell me you’ve heard about The Cut Life!?
Well, if in fact you haven’t heard of them… I’M HERE TO PUT YOU ON!
“Founded by Tahira Joy Wright and Garmai K. Momolu, The Cut Life brings awareness to short hair by engaging supporters through our online platform.
The Cut Life is a beauty and lifestyle brand created to celebrate the uniqueness, boldness, and fearlessness of women with short hair. We highlight these daring risk takers who express their individuality by rocking pixies, bobs, shaved sides, bald, relaxed, colored, and natural hairstyles.”
With over 600,000 followers on Instagram & growing daily, the ladies of The Cut Life are sure making their mark with the help of a band of originals behind them… myself included.
I had the great opportunity to celebrate with these gorgeous ladies, in honor of their 2-year Anniversary. Sponsored by Beautiful Textures & held in celebrity hairstylist’s Jazz Ashley Salon, I was excited to enjoy a couple of live demonstrations from start to finish.
While the lady of the hour was busy ‘cuttin’ up’, I decided to admire a bit of the different types of beauty of surrounding me. I unfortunately didn’t get a picture with the founders, Tahira & Garmai, but just know they were as gorgeous as ever & working their way around the crowd. Thank you ladies for a great evening!
Jasmine Ashley – Salon Owner
Be sure to follow these ladies & stay inspired by the vast in-pour of stunning women taking risky moves.
BE UNIQUE. BE BOLD. BE FEARLESS.
Tahira Joy Wright – @TahiraJoy
Garmai K. Momolu – @GarmaiK
Jasmine Ashley – @JazzAshley
Address: 5367 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, California 90212
In a world full of technological overload & constant movement, sometimes we forget the joy in simplicity. Learning to take a few quiet, timeless moments to ourselves is vital. With so much going on all the time, it’s best to try and cultivate a sense of self-awareness. This way, you won’t be in mental turmoil, constantly piling life’s daily leftovers on top of one another.
That’s exactly what I did when I came to the Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Garden. I’ve wanted to visit it for months, I just never made a strong enough effort to go. Fortunately, after a relaxing morning at the spa, I realized to my surprise, the garden wasn’t to far from where I was. It was that moment I knew I had to go.
When I arrived I inadvertently found parking on a little street adjacent to the building. It was a beautiful Father’s Day, bright & sunny but not scorching hot. When you walk up the the house you have to press the button to be buzzed in.
***Effective May 2015 – Eventbrite Tickets required to enter grounds*** (Admission is Free)
Since I was a first time visitor, I decided to join along the tour the was being given of the “Guasti Villa.
History of the “Guasti Villa”
PAL&G is housed in a gracious Italian Renaissance mansion, called, in its day, the Guasti Villa. It was built between 1910-1914 by Secundo Guasti, who owned the world’s largest winery at the time. In 1937, Busby Berkeley, famous Hollywood director and choreographer, bought the Guasti Villa and resided there adding an additional touch of glamour to the property’s history.
” A rare diamond from the beautiful country of Cameroon.”
My first feature for the “Bon Mélange” series will take you into the world of this Afro-Centric beauty with brains. See what it’s like to embrace your roots, all while staying on your personal path towards greatness.
Name: Vanessa Acha
Hometown: Limbe, Cameroon
Current Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
Tell me a little about yourself?
I come from a country in West Africa also known as “Africa in miniature” due to the cultural diversity. Cameroon alone, out of the 54 african nations has approx. 250 ethnic groups and each of these groups have their own dialect.
I now reside in Silver Spring, Maryland & am a student at Mount Saint Mary’s University, double majoring in Biology & Nursing.
How old were you when you came to the U.S.?
I came to the United States at age 10, which makes it 9 years of me being here.
I commend you on your degree choices! What made you choose these fields?
Thank you, what made me pick this choice in degree is my love for humanity. I believe greatly in giving back, I believe in the concept of UBUNTU which means “I am because we are.” It is in a South African dialect called Xhosa. I want to be a pediatrician so that I can help those who suffer back home. Which again following the Ubuntu principle “I will be so my people will not lack.” My biggest dream is to build a high-tech hospital in Cameroon because we lack those.