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Directed…

Yesterday, October 26th was an interesting day an emotional day. I woke up from a wonderful night of performing poetry and enjoying music with some GREAT artist friends. When I opened my eyes and got myself together, reality set in that today was the day I was going to the memorial of my dear friend’s father.  I had to be strong; this memorial affected me in more ways than one.  You see, I mourned for my friend because I understood what it meant to lose your father. Our stories were parallel in this experience because her daddy was  military vet, so was mine, her daddy died from liver cancer, so did mine and her daddy loved her with all his heart, so did mine.  I went, the service was beautiful but I cried…HARD. I cried, it reminded me of my dad’s passing, I looked around and it was like a poem coming to life — I saw the love of her family, it was genuine and I cried even more. 

Since my mom died 22 years ago, the tight bond of love amongst family for me has been non-existent.  What I mean by that is, outside of the intermediate family: dad, brothers and sisters; the cousins, aunts, cookouts, holiday dinners, simple get togethers went away.  My daddy wanted to continue that, but he soon caught on that people wanted to deal with who they wanted to deal with and you had to forge the relationships set before you.  My dad died June 2012, I remember sitting in the room at the hospice watching him fight to breath…I couldn’t cry, I tried but I couldn’t. Sitting in that church yesterday, listening to the family talk about the love that filled the room of my friend’s dad when he passed, how they embraced and prayed, I cried even more.  That was beautiful, I pictured it vividly in color it was beautiful. I was mindful of how hard I was crying because I didn’t want to offend my friend’s family, I didn’t know their loved one that well but my tears were real, I was hurting for my own reasons.

The service concluded and I won’t lie I practically ran out of the place. I got to my car, sat for a moment and pulled off. I stopped to get gas and decided to park to send a few texts. I paused, I text some people who were key players in ensuring the event I hosted the night before was successful.  I found myself texting my friends, letting them know how much I love them, what they mean to me and that I didn’t want to wait till they were being memorialized before I told them how important they are to me.  I sat for a while, not sure why I did, but I did and I finally pulled off an entire hour later after I’d left the church. I drove off, quietly. I turned on my iPod and drove along and as I was headed down 285 and I caught a glimpse of a woman, she was walking vigorously, as if she had somewhere to be. As quick as I saw her, was as quick as God spoke to me…. “Stop and pick her up…” so I did. I pulled over into the emergency lane and waited for her, as she approached my car, I rolled my window down and asked her where she was headed.  She said I’m heading to work. We were at exit 41 her job was exit 37 and she was walking with all her things.  I had to thank God for even positioning me to help her; when she got in the car I simply said, “God will supply all of your needs.” She thanked me and we rolled along.  She went on to tell me how she is caring for her sick husband and couldn’t afford to miss work.  She told me she needed to be there before two so she got off the bus and started walking because she knew she wouldn’t make it before then and look at God, I picked her up at 1:40p.

I dropped her off and I thanked God for that opportunity; it reminded me that God still directed me… God can use you, He wants too. Allow Him to lead you!

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October 27, 2013 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Psssttt! We are exactly one hour away fr

Psssttt! We are exactly one hour away from a PHENOMENAL show!! Are you getting ready to head our way? It’s FREE!! Check out your line up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYm9ISpyET4

October 25, 2013 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | Leave a comment

Today is the day!!!! Tonight is the NIGH

Today is the day!!!! Tonight is the NIGHT!!! Join me, the New Mercies Source Singles Ministry and Power of Word as we partake in some Spoken Enlightenment! It’s going to be AWESOME!!! The musical stylings of Ms. Maxine Simmons-McDaniel, poetry of 12 of Atlanta’s most gifted poets and the musical stylings of Nikki Gray and Gabbie McGee — See, why you can’t miss this??? It’s ABSOLUTELY FREE!! Check out the flyer for details — will we see you there? http://ow.ly/i/3wy6r

Check out our promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYm9ISpyET4

October 25, 2013 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | Leave a comment

Spoken Enlightment: A Night of Poetry & Music

Hey WP Family!!

I hope you all are well, that your weekend has been good to you!! I want to take time out to invite those of you that are in or near the Atlanta metro area to a FREE event “Spoken Enlightenment.”  It’s a night of poetry and music, sponsored by the New Mercies Christian Church Source Singles Ministry!  We will be collecting funds to directly donate to breast cancer survivors who need resource assistance, such as medical bills, treatment costs, day to day bills that they can’t pay because they aren’t able to work.

This event is taking place on Friday, October 25TH AT 7:30p at New Mercies Christian Church, 4000 Five Forks Trickum Road, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047.  We will have 12 poets and 2 singers ready to knock your socks off with some poetry and music!  This event is FREE and open to the public – if you’d like to come out for it, please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/6150284667 (this is to ensure we have the seating set up to accommodate all attendees).

It’s going to be a GREAT time!! Check out your lineup —–> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYm9ISpyET4

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I hope you can make it out and if you do, please stop by and say hi to me, I would love to meet my Word Press Family!!

October 20, 2013 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The countdown is on!! TONIGHT at 7p EST

The countdown is on!! TONIGHT at 7p EST Simply Stacy will be doing an Encore Feature on Conscious Groove Spoken Word Sunday with Poetess Tracy Powell and Darrell Mitchell!! You know what’s SUPER AWESOME about that, you don’t have to leave the comforts of your home to attend…yep, that’s RIGHT, you can log in from your laptop, tablet, MAC book, cell phone – tune in to (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wxrpradio2/2013/06/16/conscious-groove) to chat it up with me, hear some new poetry, talk about things happening in the community! It will be well worth your time and data usage 🙂 — Did I forget to mention that you can CALL IN TOO???? 347-945-7597…see all basis covered…now all you gotta do is TUNE IN ❤

October 13, 2013 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | Leave a comment

We Need To Be A Community

Today, I had an experience that broke me out of my comfort bubble. I sat in a room filled with men and women who overcame domestic violence. I heard the story of a child who heard his mom’s last words spoken, “What are you doing with that gun,” before he heard the shot fire off that took her life… I heard the story of a woman who medicated herself profusely in an attempt to outrun the beatings she sustained hourly at the hand of the man who professed to love her for better or worse…the story of a man who was taught not to put his hands on a woman but endure razor cuts at the hand of her, urine in his coffee, slaps to the face and guns to the head awakening him from his sleep… oh what my heart heard…

The story of teenage girls being slapped, raped and subdued by their 16 and 17 year old boyfriends…teenage boys being slapped, spat on, punched by their 14 and 15 year old girlfriends, who threaten them by saying, “if you say something, no one will believe you anyway cause I’m a girl and you’re a boy. If you tell you a punk….”

Yea, this is happening in your neighborhood, to someone at your church, the artist you sit next too at the events you attend, to that lady that asked you to spare some change so that she could make a call to the man she knew was clocking her… it’s happening — what do you do? Start by praying… being aware, asking questions, be a little nosey and just in case you aren’t sure when to tap in, ask God, He will tell you. How do I know this works…cause NO SOONER than I witnessed this event did God send a woman my way that needed help, normally I would’ve kept going but I stopped, asked and God positioned me to help her….I walked away hurt, heart heavy b/c I wanted to do more — give more — help more… We have to start being a community today!! Pay attention to what’s happening around you

I Am Valuable Mentoring Program™

 

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October 13, 2013 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | , , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking the CHAINS…

In this journey of sharing poetry public, releasing books and CDs I’ve been given the privilege of meeting some AMAZING men and women who are doing HUGE things to help a hurting community! I’ve been invited to attend a FREE event taking place in the Atlanta metro area tomorrow, October 12th entitled, “Breaking the Chains.”  This event is being brought to the community by Angel of God Outreach to help men and women who’ve survived domestic violence.  WP, I want to invite you to come out and bring as many people as you’d like to support these wonderful men and women and if you’re in the position to donate to the cause please do!  Your donations will go toward providing resources to survivors who are transitioning, providing them resources to start over and fund therapy for survivors — your money will be working.

Come on out if you are able!!

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October 11, 2013 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

REPOST: From The Desk of Jelani Wilson – “I’m A Man”

I’m proud to be a man; I’m thankful for growing out of the boyish phase into true manhood. No, that growth didn’t occur because I knocked down insurmountable amounts of vulnerable women, or masked my insecurities by being a so-called player, no that growth came through spiritual storms that brought me down to my knees… a mirror hand delivered from heaven to my spirit showing me, me.

I’m not the most sociable person, I am cool just being at home, but I do believe I have a purpose — so my first mission starts with my son — showing him the ropes, how to manage a home with God leading the way. I don’t know exactly what God will have me to do, but when He tells me, I plan to do it with my whole heart in excellence.

Yea, I’m imperfect, we all are, but I’m serving a perfect God with a perfect plan that has a contingency plan for my imperfect ways. So you think you’re a man — show me a man who loves Jesus and submits to Him first before all others and I’ll show you a real man. Just my thoughts…

October 7, 2013 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Do I Write

I write for the right to live my life freely in love with Jesus

I write for the right to have peace in my stride

To walk without pride

To be out and about, no longer running to hide

I write to save a life

And sometimes that life is my own

Days of my life be like

A white water rafter stuck in strong current

Being carried away

Unsure if they’re going to make it that day

The crashing against the plastic raft

The rafter wondering, “will my body be apart of the after math?”

To overcome days like that, I write

I write because it’s my gift

I write, not to hold another down but to uplift

That’s WHY I write…

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October 6, 2013 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | , , | 2 Comments

   

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