Category Archives: Poetry Memorization

Thanksgiving at Big Mama House

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* Written in Dialect. There is a time & place for everything. Right Now, the Poet will Use his Creative Freedom in Telling You about His Big Mama at Thanksgiving Time.

I think all of Us have a Big Mama in Our Families.
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Befo U eat yo food/–make show u pray/–stuff yo stomach so full, u have to lay/–Big Mama Food don’t play around/–she cook so good/–u stand in d kitchen, ready 2 eat like hound (hunting dog)/–Big Mama have 2 tell u get on 4rm around, let her do what she do/–that’s hard/–kitchen smell so good/–Big Mama don’t cut her words/–u understand her good/–Turkey done cooked all night/–dressing smelling real good/–u tossing & turning in yo sleep/–u think bout d creep/–if Big Mama turn her back for just 1 sec/–u feel like GI Joe, hitting d deck, low crawling, cause she gon have yo neck/–Big Mama/–GENERAL OF D Kitchen/–she sho is in charge/–Big Mama Cooking Skillz Large/–Just like her heart, sacrifice & hardwork is/–she brought us all thru d difficult years/–she don’t cut her words/–dey all muscle/–Big Mama fight 4 Right/–stay up all night wt u in Trouble Times, help u see d Light/–Thanksgiving at Big Mama House/–Sho Is Alright.

KT
11/22/2012
7:21 am
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Watch “Truth Must Be Center of Our Lives”

What’s the Difference between A MC & A Rapper?

There is a difference between A MC & A Rapper. MC’s lyrics are Relevant. The Lyrics tell stories. They hit points, educate & bring light on propaganda, they inspire, they rock the crowd, their flow is unprecedented, they have technical skills, if need be in the studio.

Much of what is called “Rap” is nothing but mindless noise with a tight beat & a catchy hook.

We have many MC’s that are Profound. But, you won’t hear them on the Radio too much. They move like guerilla fighters in the stealth of the night. Jungle boots pulled tight. Rucksack light, dropping jewels (Knowledge & Inspiration) on the people, so they see d light, 3rd Eye, Right?

Look up Dead Prez, The Roots, Big Krit, Lauryn Hill, Black Ice (Spoken Word Artist–his album–“The Death of Willie Lynch), Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Cassidy, 9th Wonder, Phonte, Lil Brother, Rakim, Nas, Sockko (Female Spoken Word Artist, double check name), J-Dilla, Andre 3000, Big Boi & Outkast, Goodie Mobb, and many more.

Many of Today’s RAPPERS, starting to wear outfits/circus costumes, too cute for even our girls or women. The girls or women even look at the circus outfits and say “unt uh, chile, what in d world dat mess he got on, on stage?”

Blond wigs on the sisters. Even though we were blessed wt the ultimate reception devices in the universe. Kinky, Black Hair. Ultimate Powerful.

Music has to be liberating. Art period. Before school, we learn much through songs. The first learning institutions, passed down to us from our parents, way before we introduced to books. Life lessons, wrapped in the song lyrics. Stories wrapped in the lyrics.

Look to the Underground MC’s & Spoken Word Artists for Profound Words of Relevance & Share them with The Youth.

KT
6/10/2014
6:18 pm
www.jewels4dmind.com

Literary Renaissance–2015

We Had Motown in The 70’s.

But this Time, We Can Rock wt Literature.

This Might Sound Way Off to Some People.

There Are Some On Point Writers, Spoken Word Artists, Screenwriters, Playwrights, Poets, Essayists, Short Story Writers, Novelists Out Here.

Great Stories are not only told through Music.

Give Our Committed Artists A Chance to Be heard.  If people only knew the Great Stories they could be Reading, Hearing & Seeing from Our Artists with Books, Poems, Plays, Monologues, Short Stories, Films, Spoken Word Poems, Little Books…so much more.

If Our People Only knew the many hours of hardwork our Artists put into getting this Art Out. It is not their Art Alone. The Art comes through them. The kind of Art I am talking about, is not fabricated Art. I am talking about Artists that let themselves be Vessels, being only Conduits of the Infinite.

KT
5/31/2015
6:23 pm
www.jewels4dmind.com

INSPIRING OUR CHILDREN & TEENS TO LOVE READING in 9 Parts

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INSPIRING OUR CHILDREN & TEENS TO LOVE READING in 9 Parts

1)–Inspiring Our Children to Love Reading
http://jewels4dmind.com/?p=847965

2)–Reading Mastery
http://jewels4dmind.com/?p=847999

3)–Who Plans to Have Their Children Reading This Summer?/–I Hope Everyone.
http://jewels4dmind.com/?p=836059

4)–Is Your Child A Surface Reader or Advanced Reader?
http://jewels4dmind.com/?p=1841

5)–Inspiring Children to Read in A Technology Age
http://jewels4dmind.com/?p=1769

6–“Reading to Children Very Early Is Important”/–by: Darrick Linton
http://jewels4dmind.com/?p=848240

7)–Tupuc was an Avid Reader. Look at his Reading List. “Forward Thinking”
http://jewels4dmind.com/?p=1318

8)–Mastery of Reading of Black Children through Poetry & African Proverbs
http://jewels4dmind.com/?p=1606

9)–Inspire Reading & Writing Among The Youth a Different Way. Test Preparation Reading Boring to Many.
http://jewels4dmind.com/?p=1347

KT
jewels4dmind.com

Poetry & Early Children’s Education

Teach your children little short poems way before they start to read. It is best to have them memorize poems that rhyme. It sticks in their minds better. We must build up the children’s memories.

Later on…have them recite the poems back to you. Have them memorize a poem a week. Or a poem every two weeks. We can have them do this right after they learn a few words. It does not even matter if they only have a few words in their vocabulary. So what if they are still just baby talking.

If they learn a poem a week, that’s 52 poems a year. If they learn a poem every 2 weeks, that’s 26 poems a year. If they learn a poem a month, that’s 12 poems a year. Use your own discretion.

We must not underestimate what our children have the capacity to learn. Our children can handle pretty much anything we work with them with.

Take Charge of Your Post, Dear Parents. Parents are the 1st Teachers.

KT
6/16/2012
www.jewels4dmind.com