Monday, December 8, 2008
I have to stop taking these long breaks, but things have been hectic, and for that I apologize.
Here's my rendition of John John and Estelle's "No Other Love"
In case you're not a fan of my version, the original is here for your entertainment.
I can't hardly sleep without thinking about you,
Don't wanna dream without seeing you,
Cause there's no other love, and no other touch I wanna feel....
Turn me on, turn me on, boy you already know the deal.
I thought I was too young, I'm singing a song I've never sung,
Can you satisfy my craving? I won't sleep til I know you're staying.
Gimme gimme oh so much, I'm holding onto you there's no rush.
Turn me on, turn me on, turn me on.
I'm not sure what you're made of,
Not even sure that you're reall,
But my head's got me convinced that my heart can really feel.
It feels all the emotions you cant seem to show,
and it aches for the love yours is capable to flow.
Turn me on, baby turn me on, cause there's no other love that I'm dreaming of.
No other love, no other touch, gimme gimme oh so much, turn me on, turn me on.
Get out of my head, lay with me instead. Hear my heart beat, just let me feel complete.
Monday, October 13, 2008
I'm wishing on a star....
Far Far away,
That someone will steal my heart and take all my sorrows away.
That he will piece the parts of my soul back together the right way.
That he will be my true counterpart, and he'll forever stay.
I'm wishing on a star....
That's glistening in the sky,
for a chance to make my claim, a chance to catch his eye.
for a love to last eternity, and make me feel like i can fly.
for a man to hold my hand, and simply kiss goodnight.
I'm wishing on a star....
Tonight and every other.
to bring someone true, the world's greatest lover.
Will I find him? I can only wonder......
Where you are.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I know I know, this song isn't new in any way at all but I absolutely love it!!! What girl doesn't want some hottie with a body to take them all over the world but more importantly someone to just kick it wit sometimes?
I haven't been on blogger in a while, (my apologies) but I'm here.. and I wanna put a lil spin on this song..
See I've come to realize I'd appreciate a certain Englishmen..
The Jude Law type that had a gush effect on Cameron,
Diaz that is, in The Holiday they play....
A widowed man of England, an independent from L.A.
Take me to L.A, just to see it.
When we're done, we can leave it.
Fly to London see the rain,
Maybe ride a super train,
We won't stay long, we got the world to see,
Take me far from here I wanna sail a new sea....
Greece to see the Gods and visit the sexy sands,
Let's watch the sunset, while we're holding hands.
How beautiful the sun is when we take the time to watch...
It's heat is extreme but the blue waters cool it a notch.
Take me to Japan I wanna see the busy streets,
that remind me of New York, the city none other beats.
We can see the world in 60 days and it'd be more than enough...
Because time spent with you is precious, a diamond in the rough.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Sorry it's been so long!! but i truly have been going insane with the Econ class I had this summer (No Offense to the great Dr Rustici)....but I have said in the past that I'm running with time, and I just wanna say, last night I think we came in tied. (pics to come when I get the chance!)
TFAS has shown a great deal of myself to me,
And I've become more organized than I ever thought I could be.
I've run away from problems that weren't worth the fight,
I've accepted the hardships and placed attainable goals in sight.
A breakfast with the director has opened up a new window,
As we sat and chat about this summer and what we've all been through.
From the most moral to someone slightly off the walls,
I now know that journalism is the path on which my life falls.
To all my IPJers, I'm so proud of where we've come and what we've overcome,
And moreso I'm proud of all the hard work (with given deadlines) that have been done.
To My TFASers, (ie. the roomates that I love,) I'm glad to have spent time with you,
And I wish you the best of look in whatever you set out to do.
Monday, July 14, 2008
(click here for video commentary)
Excuse me, New Yorker, forgive my blunt blow,
But have you lost your mind? You've gone overboard this time.
The Obama's on your cover give me an empty chill,
as your lack of cover lines and a description fail to fill.
Actions always have unintended consequences and repercussions,
All this cover does is warrant defensive and extensive future discussions.
Of a country stuck in the past, thinking they're promoting forward movement.
But to many Americans you will learn this cover is mere amusement.
Rumors have in the past stirred about Senator Obama and his wife,
Now your cover may make them real for those unfamiliar with his life.
Polls show voters believe Obama was sworn in on the Quran,
Something already proven false, the day he raised his right hand.
Others believe he really is a Muslim, another false accusation,
Like father not like son, Obama's got his own religious affiliation.
Your cover may be satirical, but now it's embedded in the minds of the hierarchal.
It's one thing to discuss stereotypes, labels, and rumors, but this cover just paints a picture.. a pretty ugly picture at that.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Now he's apologizing to the Next White House Mr.
Speaking for Fox....I'd say mistake number one..JJ let slip a statement that can't be undone.
It's a presidential campaign and we're making history, do us a favor JJ and put aside your misery.
Don't slip when the critic's got you in their grip.
Resist your usual criticism and fight the urge for cynicism.
Ever wonder why it so conveniently works out that the wrongs make airtime but the rights get no time?
I do....and I always wonder if politics will ever be new.
So I cross my fingers and hope Mr. Obama is true.
Because old politics threaten our freedom, and this means yours too.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Against rulings in the Sean Bell case, or even the Iraq War many say is a disgrace.
But 2008 brings us to a new day, where Patriotism is alive and it's fighting its way,
Into the heart's of all Americans who in the White House they wish Obama to stay.
No he's not there yet and the lack of a flag pin led the public to unfairly sway
In a direction against him but now approaches Independence Day.
Obama gives a speech in Independence days before this country's Independence,
And a man many hesitate to give fair play,
Is leading the polls in every possible way.
A few more months and he'll be there to stay,
But he's made a vow that rang truly loud today.
To never question anyone's patriotism in any way,
Obama respects all and his acceptance will provide his greatest pay.
Friday, June 20, 2008
I woke up this morning feeling like I was forgetting something... And then I remembered my dream, (slightly).
I had a dream that I was the world's greatest performer
and I was singing about the Man and the failures of our former,
Yes Bush was no more and the Man was standing in the corner,
Admiring my vocals as I belted out in his honor...
"Mr. President I admire your strength and your courage
You came out on top and never could have been discouraged!"
My words came out like a freestyle, a spoken word art form,
And then the chorus interrupted and the crowd rumbled like a storm.
"Fail me not Mr. President, You have come with great precedence, I believe you'll reverse...the sins/bought on us in the past, but Neverrrr again..."
Then I woke with a teary blink..
Strange choice of lyrics, wouldn't you think?
Sing beautiful words I hope will sink in,
But I think I'm questioning the mentioned sin...
What was it? I'm not sure I'm convinced that my head I was in,
But when I opened my eyes I thought of it again...
Juneteenth came and went, do you know of that event?
Probably not, I believe it's something the prevented by our government...
Too bad though, half of us aren't interested enough to find out,
What a day so significant may have actually been about..
Happy Juneteenth I gracefully shout out...
Then I hit my pillow again and I'm out for the count...
Oh and of course the less complex poetic form of this post can be found at thekonera.blogspot.com.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
So I went searching for a song my friend* praised in her aim status and couldn't find it.. but I found this beautiful song that I sadly forgot about in my bitter state... but this is how I feel.... Underneath it all...
If I had my way...
I would've lied that day.
You know, the day I told you to stay?
"Stay with me baby I need you today."
Do you remember?
At this point in time I wasn't aware I got "got."
That was pretty good mr. big shot,
But guess what? I'm still hott.
Hotta than you will ever again know,
I'm rising to the top, and I'm poetry's greatest show.
You had to go, I know...
Life isn't fair, it's meant to blow.
But at the end of the day I'm still meant to love,
and no one's gonna stop me from stayin above.
I'm above you and all you're made of,
So far above I'm soarin next to a beautiful white dove.
Sadness burdens me but love is still within me...
And if I have my way, in love is what I'll soon be.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
"I'd seriously rather a bullet because at least then it could be removed!"
Talk about dramatic right?
SO, that being said, enjoy (p.s..these poems are all the creations of a vivid mind, take it how u like, im not crazy nor suicidal. I Promise.)
Rid me of this pain and agony,
Put me out of my unfortunate misery!
It's quick and easy trust me...
Just pull the trigger and put a bullet where I need it to be.
Pierce my heart and leave me not one negative emotional memory.
But please don't kill me.
A bullet to me is a shot worth taking temporarily.
Do you follow me? I'm not insane I'm just telling you that I'm ready.
I'd seriously rather a bullet that a surgeon can see.
Than deal with this pain from which comes absolute uncertainty.
Where is the wound that is causing me to bleed?
Make it stop and shoot me with a miracle seed.
Maybe a pill to give me what I need?
Relief from devastation that which this pain has begun to feed.
Just shoot me.
It'll all be over shortly.
You spoke to me one day and you touched my soul.
It was something I never felt, like the filling of a hole.
You warmed me up after I'd forever been cold..
And my heart you managed to be granted permission to hold.
But now where are you?
Is there something I was supposed to do?
What's changed your presence, or should I ask who?
If I'd been holding my breath, I'd be way past blue.
Don't apologize, don't say anything at all.
It was my mistake to even begin to fall.
You vanished from my life, without even a call.
You must have had a blast, Tell me was it a ball?
Don't apologize, don't answer my questions.
I just have a couple of quick suggestions.
You know for your future plans of lethal injections.
Injections that in my experience have caused many infections.
Infections that spread throughout my blood and poisoned my heart,
Closed my mind to any type of stable start.
Your treachery is a great work of art.
I hope you cherish your achievement of tearing me apart.
But wait... I'm the poet...
Cliche it may be but maybe you just don't know it.
You've made me an artist and now I get to show it.
It being the greatness that came when you managed to blow it.
Stay absent, stay silent, stay a mystery.
Your not being here is adding to my perfect misery.
I missed the pen but I'm back making history.
As the woman who came out defeated, and claimed that was her greatest victory.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
: extreme heat and humidity starting from 9am and lasting until 4am (just round up and say 24 hours)
:random heat lightning storms and torrential down pours in one neighborhood but not the next
:AlphabetCity??? (Georgetown and downtown DC streets are letters, ie M,N,O,P...)
:(Georgetown specified), Steep Hills that would be great for skiing were there snow and maybe no ongoing traffic at the bottom of those hills on Wisconsin....
:Good eats, from American to Pizzeria's, and great shopping, (I walked by the Rugby store today)
:History and Monuments, beautiful estates and pretty old buildings.
:Mule-drawn boat rides?? Yes, I saw this today, no lie...
:And finally,.... I see ants everywhere!! NYC doesn't really see ants anymore, they've been replaced by other unfriendly's.
It's only day 2 so there is more to come, but I will leave you with this; I miss my City!!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Let me start by apologizing for posting this days after the album dropped... but I am guilty of being extremely justifiably too busy to truly sit down and listen to all the tracks on Usher's latest. But can I just say that Usher had me at the Intro. I usually listen to the intro on an album for less than a minute, but I let it play out, because Usher's heart is bleeding hard on that track.... as I soon came to realize for the following 16 tracks. He managed to write a sexual song that becomes completely emotional!! Only USHER can get away with that.... but he's clearly hurting bad right now... or in his words, he's "got it bad." I've decided I'm not putting up the whole album because first of all, nobody is going to sit on my blog and play each track, take ya @ss and buy the album! Secondly, I'd much rather just share my favorite track from the album, so I listened to the whole thing through, felt rather indifferent to all the tracks combined. When I got to 7 I decided to skip 8 and go to 17 and work my way back... It wasn't until I got back to 8 that I found it.. My favorite track... my "Something Special".... enjoy a peek at Usher's beautiful poetry, he's not afraid to confess his love for a simplistic woman... Ladies we don't have to be couture at the supermarket ya know...
P.s. This could have easily been named Confessions: Part 3
So I realized I'm really bad at taking pictures so once I get to D.C. I'm going to work really hard on correcting that. in the meantime, lemme just give you a sample (stolen from an unknown source) of what I did this weekend... Traveling down to atlantic city on saturday to see the bad-ass bill maher stand up at the Borgata then speeding home at 2 am to NY arriving at 4:30 after putting 10 on my brother's hand at the black jack table (i got back 30..), seeing Sex and the City with the sisters and Mom in a random theatre in Great Neck alll the way in the front row..... Completely Worth it!!!!
Friday, May 23, 2008
Exhaustion is an understatement in my eyes
But sleeping in late is an action I find wise.
Finished the column last night and watched 2 hours of greatness.
Miss Meredith Grey and me have a certain sameness.
We're disguised as bitter realists while deep down we're hopeless romantics,
and when we want to, we show emotion will burning candle wicks.
I cried a little bit I can't even lie,
but cheesy stuff always bring tears to my eyes.
I hope next season is phenomenal because greatness is overdue, until then,
So we make it to Hollywood but we can't head to Miami until Trish and Ernst, (sis and beau), make it to Hollywood.. We have 4 hours to kill, what the hell are we gonna do?? So mom let me drive the Jeep Laredo (had to snap a shot of me pushin an SUV with a USB Key?? I was excited. But wait, we had no idea where we were going, so onto US 1 we went.
Driving along US 1, we run into the cutest ever ice cream parlor!
Jaxon's was so old fashioned we got excited and pulled in. When we got inside, rows of old tables and antique chairs lined the dining room, but the walls were covered with license plates and keepsakes that were too much to photograph lol (sorry guys.) but the menu was great, Actually, too great.
Now I don't wanna load you up with photos but I have to show you the sundae we had, it was incredibly delectable. It was the perfect combination of pound cake, home made chocolate and vanilla ice cream, just the right amount of whipped cream and chocolate sauce, and 2 cherries on top, one for twinzie, and one for me! (sorry mom,) If in Fort Lauderdale catch a movie or a concert on Hollywood Blvd, then turn your asS around and head to US 1 and you'll find the best fantasy escape land on your left. You won't be disappointed.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
So I just returned from my M.I.A. vacation and I would like to apologize for my absence the past few days. Would you believe me if I told you I was staying in a business hotel that didn't offer Complimentary Wifi? I was shocked and appalled, and rather Annoyed. So while I enjoyed my tanning time, I was shocked even further about 2 minutes ago when I pulled up my vaca. pictures and saw what I saw.. Time to hit the Gym TMel!!!! Yes, the pics will be very limited, on top of the fact that we only took about 15 pics.. for 5 days!! What kind of terrible shutterbug was I?? I'm disappointed in myself.. thoroughly.. But let me just say sorry again, for the past 5 days, and the next few posts that will be more than likely Miami based, with the negatives and rare positives of my trip.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
"I have a dream,"
But does anyone wanna hear it?
Doesn't really matter, I'm still gonna share it.
See I see this world as one day being perfected,
But as of today my people are still being neglected.
It's a shame we still deal with unjust trials and tribulations,
Then we must unify and rally against unfair regulations.
My dream you see places us all in the same room... Small on the outside, pretty large within.
And right at its door everyone's trying hard to get in.
Who do I see as I get closer to its center?
Of Course it's Obama, my one and only mentor.
I'm not a fanatic, nor naive of his politics,
But at least I can say there's no sugary sweetness in any of his politics.....
I'll stop here.. full story to come on a new sight.. I'll keep you all updated!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
It started with an acquittal...
It hurts me that justice is almost never served in the trial of a black man, no matter what Era of time we're living in. Politics have always been a reflection of the people in a society, and New York politics, including its judicial branch are ALL out of touch. Let me rephrase that, they're all Untouchable. What just man can acquit three murderers (regardless of the circumstance) without feelin some sort of guilt at night, it's all politics... Make the cops (your city men) look good and the dead (Sean Bell) look like a criminal... Same sh*t different day. How sad we can't get over this. I'm praying for Sean Bell's family, and hoping that my hometown, Good Ol Queens, never does me this dirty, no matter how I go.
And then Night took over day.
About me and twinzie gettin picked up on Chestnut and 8th in this fine 300 stretch (as you see here to your left), and gettin dropped on 2nd and Market to walk back to Chestnut to the fabuloso Cebu??? how about spending money neither of us truly have, esp. on a 10$ bottle of STILL WATER?? It's crazy out there in Olde City, where they bring you bottled water without asking you if you want it, cause you just supposed to have it like that. Smh, we neva had it like that, but we fronted the whole night out, then got picked back up by the 300 stretch and dropped back to our car before we got a ticket :) Perfect timing... Then the night went to hell........
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Can we sayy....... Completely, utterly, disgracefully, disgustingly, confusingly, desperately, useless? Yes, we Can!
I wanna be a Star!
And when I shine, I want a house somewhere far.
Dreamin big has got some of us pretty far,
So I have only one wish, and that is to be a star!
When we're young we all dream of these glamorous lives we hope to be famous someday, and while some of us will make it big time, some of us don't choose paths that will lead us down that road. Not every major in college will make us famous, actually not many other than acting or vocal training will. But then you have your rare case of communications majors, trying to be either on tv, behind the camera, or in a magazine. The magazine chic is who I hope to be, but if it doesn't work out for me, I'll be someones star
I'm a star, Or I'll be a star,
But fame and and flashing lights are not all stars are.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Celebrities talkin politics now, but are we listening to their talk? Or are we too involved with the invisible shine around their face, the imaginary emblem of what they represent? I respect John Legend at the Blue Horizon, and I respect those that kept their focus. He was not here to promote himself, and those in attendance were not there to get an autograph, but moreso to hear the words of a known performer whose musical talent depicts his understanding of how the world (at least in America) works. He confessed to having written a song about a world that he believed existed here, but with this year he has reversed that view, and he performed a capella the song he recorded for his album instead of his original feelings. Unfortunately, I can't give u a sample of that track lol. But just think on this: can musical influence, such as the sounds of John Legend and Will.I.Am to name a few, affect the way we vote in November?
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Is it that unlikely that you'll keep me full of laughter,
Or will our happiness die down not too soon after?
You know how I do, start thinkin bout the "what if" factor,
Can we make a deal now, that will last us eternity?
I been hurt in the pass, maybe not obvious to you but definitely internally.
I can give you my heart and it'll be yours eternally,
But I refuse to give you everything if you feel any uncertainty.
Give me the drama I need to make this a best seller, be it bitter or sweet,
And once that drama is uprooted, you must promise not to get cold feet.
Ruin my life if you see beauty in my bitter cynicism,
or make me the happiest person alive and I'll erase all my criticism.
Best Sellers do Exist with typical endings,
It just takes a certain level of rule bending.
Trust me, I'll make it work either way,
Just tell me which way to go, you have exactly one day.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
"The Real Super Tuesday's" coming, are you ready Barack?
You're taking hits all across the board!
But that's American politics, and if you weren't we'd be bored.
But don't worry, your nomination is secure,
It's the candidates they bash that hold the ultimate cure.
Has your campaign shaken the republicans so much,
that they result to using their ultimate failure in their favor?
So sad, I didn't know hate could ruin campaigns that bad.
Let's address this issue: you know, the one of change...
What say you on the events of today, what can you arrange?
Cause anything you may say will be better than 100 years from today.
We know it's not as simple as 123, that option will never set us free.
Now we got Mississippi, 61 to 37, And you shoot down "sidekick to 007,
Smart move, let the country know you set the groove...
You're winning the delegates but what of the super delegates?
It's home stretch now, Penn's raisin ya eye brow....
Philly's ya hub of supporters, but on the outskirts there's conformers,
But sit tight, We all know you got this is one, soon it'll be over and she will be done....
Road to Presidency 2008, Step out the way, and please, drop the hate.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Don't hold anything in. Let it all go, and in the end you will win.
If you have to shed a thousand tears let them loose along with your fears.
Conquer all negativity that you see clouding your judgment and hindering who you could be.
Rant and rave any chance you get, so that when asked what was wrong you can say, "I forget."
Don't hold anything in. Let it all go, and in the end you will win.
Emotions aside, NEVER swallow your pride.
Wear it on your sleeve and unimaginable things you will achieve.
Maybe not right away but things will happen one day.
Don't hold anything in. Let it all go, and in the end you will win.
My last words of wisdom are simply these:
Live and love life to the fullest. Without the love, the life is useless.
I Love my Mom, She makes everything better.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
There’s something that really scares me.
There’s only one thing that I wanna be; free
See? I can’t close my eyes without seeing he.
He that destroyed me, made me a prisoner of me.
Captivity will never suit me, so tell me how to set myself free!
I never wanted this, you did everything but respected me.
And now I’m up here tryin’ hard not to scream,
But my heart is achin and persistence is in me.
Persistence is in me, but resistance is my key,
My key to be free, someday I will be. You’ll see.
Don’t touch me. Don’t look at me. Don’t even think about me.
Don’t dream of me, don’t smile at me. Don’t know me.
Forget me. Just this once, will you help me?
You weren’t there when help was in need.
So this last time just be rid of your inner bad seed.
I hate you, cause you had to “love me”
But I love you, don’t you see?
Just do me this favor, please.
Set me free.
Monday, February 4, 2008
O, how I hate the way you look at me,
As though you see something others don't see.
O, how I hate your smile and the twinkle in your eyes.
Why must you stare me down why O, why?
O, my god, I hate your flirty ways.
You say things to me that leave me in a daze.
O, I'm aching, aching for your touch.
But I'm aching so bad I hate you O, so much.
I hate that I can't say how much I really hate you,
Because we're pretty good friends and O, I love you!