One that seems like family. Thank you readers for your dedication and support. Our humble abode has grown over the years. All while, I too have grown right before your eyes. With the truest intent and most genuine of love. I am grateful for your presence and look forward to the new chapters to come.
Sometimes we are our own worst enemies. We tend to blow some great opportunities. Instead of treading, we hesitate And In turn Find ourselves regretting. Be brave in the face of fear. No matter what anyone wants you to hear. Take courage in the light of intimidation For no one can dim its sparkle Nor … Continue reading Explore
What is an insecurity? Something we make up inside our heads about ourselves that serves to damage our self being. What is thought process? Something we do in order to think our lives through. What is remorse? Something we obtain through empathy that tells us when to feel guilty, or bad about something we've done or … Continue reading Monday is Here Again
It’s time to ask you a question: How often do you stop, slow down, and take it all in? In fast paced times, we all seem to forget to take care of the most important asset we have. Our mind, body, and soul. Lately, I have been noticing all over social media feed, about the … Continue reading Inspirational Friday
It's been a long haul. It's not easy-going through a series of traumatic events I have endured these last six years. I suppose what makes my situation unique is that as dad used to say, " when life shatters all your pieces, and you breakdown. Give yourself a moment. When your done, gather all your … Continue reading The Struggle is Real (SOW ; Poem)
As the school year kicks into high gear, I'll be taking on more of my fun projects with our youth. For those of you who have been with me for the long haul, you may remember me saying, "My passion is to make a difference in the world. … Continue reading The Tree of Knowledge (Poem)
I remember it like it was yesterday. The teenager version of myself. I sat comfortably on the couch with the TV on for background noise, while mom made dinner. My eldest brother and I were talking about our ambitions, goals, and wants out of life and having quite the few laughs while talking about them. … Continue reading A Special Moment in Time
Did I just meet Jimminy Cricket? It’s my 31st birthday, and I’m headed out for a quiet lunch date With the family. As we all loaded into the car, I notice a small creature sitting perched on my car windowsill, while I was backing out. “What the… Are you going for a ride with us?” … Continue reading Did I just meet Jimminy Cricket?
Alright readers the book is coming. I know you’ve enjoyed my poetry, and probably miss it. However, I’ve been working diligently on a poetry book, with some of my poems from here but completely edited. However, there will be lots of new stuff too. I’m in the process of getting the book approved, and working … Continue reading Parenting, and what it means to you.
OK I know I haven’t posted in a while but, I have something weighing on me that I would like to express. My apologies if I offend any of you. That is not my intention whatsoever. Have any of you ever heard the term "Mind your manners." When I was a kid, I remember mom … Continue reading Where did Manners go These Days?
"It takes courage to be you. It takes a lot more to be someone your not. The choice is yours." Rareity. © Photography by Amanda Gordon
How we look at the world, says a lot about us. This is not a bad thing. Take the below image for example. What do you see? Some may see a chalice, others may see two faces. The Key: the perception of the person. The world has many parallels. Why? Because every single person living … Continue reading Perception is Key
The thing about being petty: You’re the one who faces the wrath. Trying to hurt others because you want to get one up on them, only shows the true color of your character. To be vain, is not living at all. In the end, YOU will always be the bad guy. You see, in a … Continue reading The Catalyst of All Things Wrong in the World
"You can only make a difference if you make an effort. laying dormant while a world crumbles around you, only serves the unchangeable demise" rarenwise.wordpress.com
Recently I have been grieving. Maybe its the trials life has to offer, but I am going through a lot. I may not shed every detail of personal life, but lately I find myself saying, "I just want my mom and dad." The flood gates generally open after that. I begin thinking about all the … Continue reading Feeling Emotional (Poem)
If you had just one chance to make a world of difference, what chance would you take?
I close my eyes Contemplate thee Another subtlety Within me Shattered dreams On broken boulevards A world unknown to heroes and villains Tell me, you see what you see I'll tell you, "It is what it is" On my knees carving the path Trying to make sense through all the riff raff. ©Rareity 3-31-15
"Wake up, seize the day, make a difference, and conquer your fears." Rareity
“My drive is to inspire. My passion is to make a difference.” Where does that difference start? In the very core of a young mind. So many things are happening in the world around us today. Many of us engage in things that may not be in the best nature of our future communities, but … Continue reading Making A Difference
"Never judge. until you have all your details, starting a rampage will only serve to make you look foolish."
"Requests are always best met with positivity."
"The most important key to making a difference is standing up, speaking up, and fighting for what you believe in. With constructive communication, and positive interaction you can always go far and beyond." Rareity
The saying goes "Don't pull out all your cards right away." This leads the enemy to believe they have the upper-hand. To underestimate you. I'm a very ....VERY patient person, and kindhearted, there are many things I know that I choose not to reveal. However, rub me the wrong way, and you'll regret it painfully. … Continue reading Alls Fair in Warfare
Stepping. Outside. Standard box. Thinking. Possibilities. Creative thoughts. Experience. Wisdom. Fruitful lessons. Life. Path. Twining together. ©Rareity (2-28-15)
Everywhere I look; I think I see you. A small mystical moment; the world stands still. I take the time to remember when. Drifting down memory lane. Immaculate moments shared with you. I close my eyes and see those grey misty blues. You gave me reason to believe magic's real. I touched the tip when … Continue reading Visions of You (Poem)
I added a special poem for my poetry fans at the end. Enjoy! 😉 It is becoming more evident that our community is growing quite the rift within itself. I have been a youth advocate for the better half of a decade now, and have now been asked to become a community advocate. What does this … Continue reading Be a Team Player
I want to feel you here with me I want to look into your eyes. I'd like to see that face again. A wry smile and smirky grin. Passion emerges from your grasp. Creating a tangled web of emotion. To move the earth. And stun the mountains. A power within your every touch. Driven from … Continue reading Bests Things in Life are Always a Secret (Poem)
"Patience is a virtue." My father quoted a lot. A concept I have always appreciated. I suppose I enjoyed his teachings, thoughts and opinions, because every word that came from his mouth was always contemplative, like a puzzle waiting to be solved. I enjoyed the little bits and pieces that came out. He was quite … Continue reading Patience is a virtue…. (Life Lesson)
The last year as been very rough. Internally, I have been a mess. I lost the most impressionable piece of my life, and this week will be my hardest yet. Two days from now, will be the year anniversary of one of the hardest decisions I have had to make. My light, my sun, my … Continue reading Memories (Poetic Verse)
One day I woke up. Things had changed. A memory cherished. Became quite vain. With mindless echoes. A perspective gained. Friends turn to foes. Loves come and go. Throwing out. All that consumes me. Secrets untold. A life full of meaning. Memories I've gained Some I've let go. The past is history The future unknown. … Continue reading Letting Go
First I would like to start by saying "Happy Veterans Day Dad." Upon the many events going on for veterans today, I'm still also stuck in all my firsts. It hasn't been a year yet, and I'm still grieving. Now its important to understand that I'm not living in turmoil on a daily basis. More … Continue reading A Veterans Legacy (Life Lesson #2)
I was walking down the road one night, minding my own business. It was dark though; couldn't see much. Suddenly there were headlights blaring at me. “Oh NO!!...near death experience …Phew!.” The car drove around me. I froze for a moment, and ran to the side of the road. I almost sprayed myself. I continued on my … Continue reading The smelly horror that almost was
"True Leaders harbor other potential leaders. Empower those who seek you out." Rareity
Open your eyes And only then, You will see The underlining beauty It is in our mere existence that we strive to learn, and understand the underlining meanings. Life is a miraculous journey. Life is legacy, memory, beauty, survival, and much more. It is the keepsake of many generations, and untold stories. Unfortunately, we often … Continue reading Life lesson #3
Today, I stumbled upon something I wrote; only a short four months before before my daughter and I were hit by a drunk driver in my car, and seven months before my mother passed away. It will be five years soon and I still struggle without her. In five years, I have had a hard … Continue reading Something Deep
"Claiming you do, means nothing in the eyes of your actions."