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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS PAULINE ATKINSON QUEEN P CORNELIUS EADY MAYA ANGELOU
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MEET QUEEN P
AKA Queen P is an American Poetry writer of Caribbean roots, born and raised in New York where she currently resides with her loving family. NOMADIC
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"Author. Poet. Show Host." By Pauline Atkinson
Pauline Atkinson is the author of Mood Swings: A Collection of Poems. This is her second published work. She lives in Long Island, NY. She believes that poetry can uplift and bring a breath of life to those traveling on their journey
Oh, hello. I see you there, reading this article. Thanks for dropping by. I'm Pauline Atkinson alias Queen P author, Show Host, and Poet.
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MOOD SWINGS Mood Swings is a poetry book that explores the various moods we tend to express as we travel along our life’s path. It opens us up to our true feelings while speaking our minds without hiding behind the shadows. We all have mood swings. This is my poetic interpretation of how we present ourselves while we’re going through those uncertain moments. Hopefully, this book will enable you to take a look at yourself to see exactly how well you handle things during that moment of uncertainty, which could then put you in a mood.
WHEN THE MOOD IS RIGHT This book is a guidebook for the soul. My intention is (through my own experiences) to act as an advocate for each individual’s spiritual
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journey. I hope that this book motivates, inspires, and intentionally makes you want to think about where you are in life, and/or how much you have grown through the years. I am on a journey and it has taken me to so many places, physically, spiritually and emotionally. I hope that you my fellow travelers find this book helpful to you on your journey.
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“ The roads may be dark and lonely But in the end there will be light. The journey continues on,with this thing that we call life." Pauline Atkinson AKA Queen P is an American Poetry writer of Caribbean roots, born and raised in New York where she currently resides with her loving family. Queen P has written poetry and prose during and since graduating college to express her thoughts and decided to use her communication and writing prowess to finally share a part of herself with readers. In 2019, When The Mood Is Right: A Poetry Journey is published. Soon after, she released a new poetry book Mood Swings, appears at book signings, guests speaks at various events, co-authored collaborative works garning National and International Best Seller accolades, and continues to attend workshops and readings virtually at various literary events across the United States and abroad. Adding to her list of accomplishments, Queen P can be found producing and hosting her podcast titled The Royal Affair on Spotify,Anchor, Google,Apple and other similar platforms. Queen P is passionate about writing poetry because it is a liberating experience. Furthermore, she purposely writes verses to persuade her realize how much they have grown over time, and recognize the importance of self-awareness and true happiness. Moreover, Queen P reminds us through her work that her journey has taken her to countless places not only in the physical sense but also in a spiritual and emotional odyssey. During her trek, she has mastered the skilled significance of being “still”, listening and observation, and now she is excited about whatever adventures are in store. Queen P leaves you with her signature poem titled On My Way Up, from her book When The Mood Is Right A Poetry Journey.
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BY CORNELIUS EADY
Cornelius Eady, "Nina's Blues," from Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems, published by Putnam. Copyright 2008 by Cornelius Eady. Reprinted by permission of the author. Source: Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems (Putnam, 2008)
Your body, hard vowels In a soft dress, is still. What you can't know is that after you died All the black poets In New York City Took a deep breath, And breathed you out; Dark corners of small clubs, The silence you left twitching On the floors of the gigs You turned your back on, The balled-up fists of notes Flung, angry from a keyboard. You won't be able to hear us Try to etch what rose Off your eyes, from your throat. Out you bleed, not as sweet, or sweaty, Through our dark fingertips. We drum rest We drum thank you We drum stay.
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BY MAYA ANGELOU
Maya Angelou, “Caged Bird” from Shaker, Why Don't You Sing? Copyright © 1983 by Maya Angelou. Used by permission of Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved. Source: The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (Random House Inc., 1994)
A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing. The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.
The free bird thinks of another breeze and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn and he names the sky his own But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing. The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom. -
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You were born to solve a problem.
Live by wise principles. Be honest and have integrity.
Never allow anyone else to determine your value. You must know
Create a plan. You will be led to the right people who can
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help you get there.
To know your worth is to know your gift. Your gift determines your
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worth. If you don’t know your gift, you will never know your true
perseverance. Always spend time with GOD (YAH), for He
worth. Your gift makes you wealthy without sorrow. When you
is the one who gave you the gift to make it happen. Share
know your gift, you will know your source and from which it came.
your gift free at every opportunity. The more you share, the
more value you give it, and remember that GOD is
the heritage of the Lord.” Know the difference between source
rewarded. You cannot beat his giving,
and resource, your source is from above and your resource is
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from the earth. We are all born with a gift; some may have more than one, but we all have a gift that is unique to us and to us only. All have gifts and many persons may never seek to know their gift nor are they aware that they even have one. Most people will spend their whole life never knowing their worth (value,) they will only operate from their skills and not their gifts. As long as you are working from your skills others will determine what your worth is. Your skills are what you have been trained to do, for instance, your education level, your choice of study, or on-the-job training technical skills. Yes, in some cases your skill can also be your gift however your skill is your job, where your gift is your work. For your gift, you go to bed thinking about it, wake up thinking about it, and excited to do it. Your gift is your worth. It will bring you peace, fulfillment, and wealth while at the same time helping others. Your gift will always be involved in helping others. When you operate from your skills there is a limit on your value and others can tell you what you are worth because they can always train others to do your skill. No one else will ever be able to train for your gift as it is GOD-given and only for you. Others can try to imitate it, but they cannot have it, it will only be a counterfeit. You have the original. Your gift is priceless no one can be trained for it. Now is the time to get to know your purpose, know your strength. Don’t chase success or money. Know your gift and money will chase you; be unique this is what makes you valuable. Always do more than what is required of you. When you find or determine what your worth is, stand boldly not arrogantly, be unmovable.
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