LOST © PJ Hayward New York, 2018 You have invited our old enemy Full-on, back into your world. I saw it creeping slowly.. Slithering like some acrid poison Into your world through a crack in your cocoon. You said you could control it. But we are connected... Your essence flows like radar To fill my… Continue reading LOST
SISTER JEAN © PJ Hayward New York, 2016 Revised from first publication © PJ Hayward, New York 2008 and 2013 by Hold On Publications In my youth I was one of those kids some people referred to as "A Handful". Others called me "Out of control", "Just plain bad", "Juvenile delinquent" etc. My father, who… Continue reading SISTER JEAN
A MESSAGE TO THE BROTHERS
In looking through some old notes I found an unpublished post written by our Senior Contributing Writer, "Q" Montgomery, who was tragically taken from us almost two years ago. Now, especially in light of the murderous rampage being waged today against the black man by some of our so-called "peace officers" who are sworn to… Continue reading A MESSAGE TO THE BROTHERS
A QUEST FOR A GENUINE LOVER
LawdyMissClawdy - Life Speaks is proud to introduce a new contributor to our "Young Authors" category: Ms. Teresa Deely. At just 16 years old, Ms.Deely possesses an insight well beyond her years. With an ability to look deep inside our hearts and uncover those secret places we all keep tucked away in hidden corners, Ms.… Continue reading A QUEST FOR A GENUINE LOVER
OUR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF RESPONDS TO “A Message to the Divided States of America”
OUR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF RESPONDS TO “A Message to the Divided States of America" © Bernard W. Saunders July 18, 2014 Iture-Elmina Ghana West Africa I had to let this one steep overnight. I could have answered it immediately upon reading it but decided to give it time. The previously posted “THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE… Continue reading OUR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF RESPONDS TO “A Message to the Divided States of America”
KNOWING INDEPENDENCE (FREEDOM): DO WE?
KNOWING INDEPENDENCE (FREEDOM): DO WE? A commentary on the July 4th holiday © PJ Hayward 2014, New York INDEPENDENCE: in·de·pend·ence [in-di-pen-duhns] noun 1. Freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others synonyms: See freedom FREEDOM: free·dom ˈfrēdəm/ noun 1. the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without… Continue reading KNOWING INDEPENDENCE (FREEDOM): DO WE?
TOUCH © 2014 PJ Hayward, New York I still feel you In the night, when darkness has me in its fold I feel you reaching over…. your long fingers gliding softly around my waist. Your warm touch gentle now, because you love me…. You pull me to you…your touch no longer… Continue reading TOUCH
In support of the tremendously gifted and spiritual young people who bless our lives with their thoughts and views, LawdyMissClawdy – Life Speaks takes great pride in announcing the creation of a new website category: “Young Authors”. To christen this new category we are honored to present an original work by an exceptional young student… Continue reading FREEDOM
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: SPEAKING TRUTH IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
FROM THE DESK OF OUR SENIOR CONTRIBUTING WRITER, Q. MONTGOMERY ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: SPEAKING TRUTH IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY © Q. Montgomery Memphis, TN 2014 As we speak truth about what’s going on in our black community, let us not lose sight of who our real enemy is. Let our words (even if it's justified… Continue reading ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: SPEAKING TRUTH IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
SHIPWRECKED STILL AT THE DOCK
First Published 2008 by Hold On Publications © PJ Hayward New York, 2008 Revised 2014 © PJ Hayward, New York If you have followed some of the stories on this site, you will know that I was thrown into a girls convent reformatory school at a young age. While there, I met and became involved… Continue reading SHIPWRECKED STILL AT THE DOCK