Decoration Day

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When I was growing up Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day.  And it was not a day for remembering our veterans but a day when you went to the cemetery, cleaned up the grave site of your loved ones who passed away and decorated it with flowers.   Shows you just how much things change and change back. I remember doing this with my Grandmother, Nancy Lee Ankum.

Posted in memory of

Thomas E. Ankum, Sr.  Navy
Thomas E. Ankum, Jr.  Army – 82nd Airborne

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth
By
Eliza D. Ankum

 

 

 

For The Crutcher Family

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I wrote the following poem for Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina.  But I’d like to send it out as a condolence to the Crutcher Family.

Sybrina

I mourned so deeply that I hurt, physically.
I mourned for the children.
Mine, hers, and yes, even theirs.
I mourned, so deeply, because I knew her suffering
Like it was my own.
Because it is my own.
I know her agony, her tears, and her shame.
“Shame?” you ask.
Yes, because she was not there.
Oh, God how it must hurt knowing that he called for her
Yes! I am well acquainted with her demons.
Hate, anger, shame, guilt, remorse, and pity
Her demons are my very close companions.
Old friends with whom I commune daily.
With whom I share my deepest secrets, joys, and hopes.
They are everything to me.
And everything has been stilted and tinted by their presence
Nothing has escaped.
I have never eaten a single meal that they have not shared.
Drank a glass of wine that they did not pour
Or had conversation where they did not offer up their opinion
Yes, they are with me daily

Excerpt is from, ‘A Woman’s Voice: Book of Poems

By
Eliza D. Ankum

aka

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

 

Two For Two

First, there was George Zimmerman

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And now there’s Betty Shelby.

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Can the powers that be make it any clearer that there is NO justice in America for Blacks.

 

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

By

Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders (The Ruby and Jared Sage Book 1)
Jared Anderson (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 2)
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust
A Woman’s Voice: A Book of Poems
STALKED! By Voices
https://24thehuntforrednovember.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vision, Purpose, and Goals

Bishop T. D. Jakes’ Vision, Purpose, and Goals

I hadn’t done a post with Bishop T.D. Jakes in a while, but two weeks ago, I kept getting the answer, ‘T.D. Jakes’.

What was the question?  God I need help finishing my latest book.  It is s o o o o o late.

I’m glad I listened because, as a writer, I found this tag team lecture and sermon both relevant and inspiring.

I listened to it twice and I realized that the problem was that I had lost focus.  I’d lost focus, not because the book wasn’t interesting but because it was hitting to close to what was happening in real life.  And as a writer, you don’t want your readers to think that you’re just re-hashing the local News.  So, I put the book down – not once, – not twice, but three times.

This lecture/sermon inspire me to:

a.  Put a new tagline (trailer) on both my websites (https://elizabooks.com  and https://elizaebooks.wordpress.com)

elizabooks is well written easy to read contemporary fiction.  No flowery prose.  No stopping your reading experience every five minutes to pick up  a dictionary.   Just well written fiction using everyday words.  

b.  to outline and re-write the last 15 chapters of https://24thehuntforrednovember.wordpress.com

Enjoy and be inspired!

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

By

Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders – A Novel
Jared Anderson (The Ruby and Jared Saga)
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust
A Woman’s Voice: Book of Poems
STALKED! By Voices

 

 

 

 

The Good Old White Boy’s Club

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It looks like the Good Old White Boy’s Club is back in business.

And we, women – both White and Black – and all minority races who suffered through it during the sixties and seventies remember what that was like.  And if you don’t, I’ve listed two of my personal favorites.  Enjoy. Continue reading