PEN AND PAPER POINT!

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It is Thursday evening and am headed to my favorite beauty specialist to expose his magic on facials, pedi and mani. God knew i needed his magical touch. It is one thing to be beautiful, to maintain it is another. As I make my modest strides towards the entrance, my eyes and thoughts are engaged in a peculiar sense of sight. A lady, lightskinned and kinda bougie with a weave that needed some redemption (seriously!) had quite a rare kind of shades on. Blacker than black. I could not help but wonder if she literally could not see or she was just the queen of darkness. In addition, her chewing technique was just off (can someone please set up schools or centers where people are taught how to chew!) and her loudness was not helping my criticism either. So I stretch to fit well in the special seat so that my guy can get started on my pedi then when am to close my eyes to relax my mind, I hear some grumbling. At the corner of my eye, slightly past the magazine I was pretending to read, I saw the loud lady without shades. She was not blind after all. But OMG, the huge pink scar around her eye seemed like a transition to imposed blindness. Apparently she wanted her eyebrows and eyelashes done but the beauty specialist did not want to be part of further damage so he declined. She seemed depressed but vaguely strong; the latter was only a facade. Her persuasion proved futile, so she got up and stormed out almost like she was adding one more player in her blame game. I mean, the beautician was not at fault for whatever reason! My inquisitive self couldn’t help but ask what that was all about. Then I came to learn that , this lady was still going back home to her so-called husband who almost gorged her eyes off. Clearly she wanted to be blind going for another round, but think about it she was already blind. She did not know what she was worth and what she was not about. First of all, i totally rebuke that so-called husband because, who the hell beats up a woman in this day and age??? I will assume he is a remnant of the previous centuries hence the need for him to be extinct with immediate effect!Secondly, I am mad at us women, that we will just accept to lay on the fire even though we know we will get burned! for the sake of my sanity and that of real strong women who know their worth, today’s edition of pen and paper point champions emancipation. Kelly clarkson gets right into it and slays it right before our eyes and ears through the words of Gregory Kurstin and Alexandra Tampossi. These two songwriters embraced the importance of relentless, versatile and resilient women. Being strong doesn’t mean licking your puke, it means washing it off with the water that gives you strength. Ladies and gentlemen, BETTER RECOGNIZE!

STRONGER By Kelly Clarkson
You know the bed feels warmer
Sleeping here alone
You know I dream in color
And do the things I want

You think you got the best of me
Think you’ve had the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone
Think you left me broken down
Think that I’d come running back
Baby you don’t know me, cause you’re dead wrong

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean am lonely when am alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean am over cause you’re gone

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone

You heard that I was starting over with someone new
They told you I was moving on over you

You didn’t think that I’d come back
I’d come back swinging
You try to break me but you see

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean am lonely when am alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean am over cause you’re gone

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone

Thanks to you I’m not the broken-hearted
Thanks to you I’m finally thinking about me
You know in the end the day you left was just my beginning
In the end…

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean am lonely when am alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean am over cause you’re gone

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone

(When I’m alone)

o

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BEYOND THE SHADOW OF A DOUBT

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I see the wave of the pilgrims
the idea of a special dream
A certain age
Perhaps maybe a different age
Running through drain
somewhat the last drop saved again
Re-occurrence and a note to chance
Re-birth, renaissance

A close call
An almost fall
Between the lines
Above the mind
The marriage of possibilities and a tall order
A ride to the start of a mountain, at the border
Curtains suspended midway
The show must be at its tipping point anyway,

Beyond rose colored glasses
Sight of the masses
of what lay underneath
of the strength unseen when weak
Where is that feeling?
Am already at the ceiling
And I can’t see a thing, sigh
But there’s still the sky

Orientation of patience
Relates to the earlier intricate coincidence
The words of a wordmonger
A broken finger
But still words are put on pen and paper
Amnesia
Concussion, neither is easier
Yes,it was this lane
Now am sane again!
Where was I?
Life is a surprise!

PEN AND PAPER POINT!

PEN AND PAPER POINT!

Seriously I think LOVE is overrated in relationships! In one of my epiphanies I realized that you can love someone and not necessarily be with them. So relationships nowadays are not based on love per se. Convenience has played its part and as it is reigning in the throne, partners are thrown to a game of chess. Only that no one bloody crowns the queen..so u can imagine..It’s about sticking on stupid. Maybe only a few who grasped the real meaning of love, grasped all…leaving nothing for the many others. So that no one comprehends that love is patient, love is kind, love is understanding, love is sacrifice, love is everything that is willing to work. Love DOESN’T give up because it has a rare set of eyes that see the future. I wont lie, I kept on hating love but the funny thing though is that love doesn’t care whether you hate it or not; it is there to stay. It wont budge!! Bottom line is that if you love someone who doesnt love you back, you are not supposed to be ashamed. Love is easy to manage than hate because it makes you smile often. A relationship on the other hand, according to what goes on nowadays, needs more than love.. love is not enough. don’t be fooled. and this issue brings me to this edition’s pen and paper point. We go back in time to the classics and feature Don Henley’s “Sometimes love just A’int Enough”. If this classic doesn’t make you think, you are definitely not a listener! The title speaks for itself…and I guess you have no clue who Don Henley is. Well then, pay attention! This guy is an American singer-cum songwriter and excellent drummer who founded a band called Eagles. Oh yes, he went back solo and still won grammys with amazing hit singles that topped the American charts in the 80s and 90s. Although this specific classic was written by Burtnick Glen and Smyth Patty, Don put up a remarkable performance that captured a love dilemma. The nitty gritties of the song are up next…enjoy 😉

SOMETIMES LOVE AIN’T JUST ENOUGH BY Don Henley
Now, I don’t want to lose you,
but I don’t want to use you just to have somebody by my side
And I don’t want to hate you.
I don’t want to take you, but I don’t want to be the one to cry
And I don’t really matter to anyone anymore
But like a fool I kept losing my place and
I kept seeing you walk through that door

But there’s a danger in loving somebody to much,
and it’s bad when you know it’s your heart you can’t trust.
There’s a reason why people don’t stay where they are.
Baby, sometimes love just ain’t enough.

Now, I could never change you,
I don’t want to blame you.
Baby, you don’t have to take the fall.
Yes, I may have hurt you, but I did not desert you.
Maybe I just want to have it all.
It makes a sound like thunder, it makes me feel like rain.
And like a fool who will never see the truth,
I keep thinking something’s gonna change.

But there’s a danger in loving somebody to much,
and it’s bad when you know it’s your heart you can’t trust.
There’s a reason why people don’t stay where they are.
Baby, sometimes love just ain’t enough.

And there’s no way home when it’s late at night and you’re all alone.
Are there things that you wanted to say?
And do you feel me beside you in your bed,
there beside you where I used to be?

But there’s a danger in loving somebody to much,
and it’s bad when you know it’s your heart you can’t trust.
There’s a reason why people don’t stay where they are.
Baby, sometimes love just ain’t enough.