Poem 43: I’ll be

By Meka

I’ll be the one etched in both sides of your brain

I’ll be the DNA mutation effecting every membrane- every ache and pain but

I’ll also be the morphine to take it all away
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Super! Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

Thank you Whimsical Eclecticist for this award- the second one from you is just as delightful as the first; I am honored. His writings are clean, creative, and smart; it’s no wonder he’s often showered with awards. I’m impressed by his creativity and grateful for his generous blush-inducing appreciation for Love Mekanism. This energy has been a welcome asset to the project – especially now. I know that one necessary challenge for me will have to be to visit the Whimsical Eclecticist blog and not smirk or smile. You should try it sometime!

Rules:

  1. The nominee of The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her blog.
  2. The Nominee shall nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little; linking to their blogs; and telling them about it at their blogs.
  3. The nominee shall name his/her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post during 7 days.

I’ll follow his lead and nominate at least two people a day for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award– that is a minimum of two added to this post until all 14 have been nominated. All things equal, this process should take no longer than a week.

Wheeeew!!! No interesting facts 😀 Perfect because I’m all out this morning.

This award is really really important because I believe it’s about the relationship between our blogs- as readers, specifically. Like Kamille, who is quick-witted and one of the most honest people I know. Not to mention a dear friend of the project from the very first post. I told her recently how I appreciate that because I know how difficult it is to continue to support anything consistently. Since Love Mekanism Project has been on Facebook too, she mostly follows there, but I am always happy to see her presence.

Now let’s get down to the business of this lovely award:

You know I am sooooooft mushy putty for the Love Mekanism Project Community, Honey. Loving, supportive, oh so sharp, witty, patient, sexy, understanding, empathetic, but honest, and very talented. My keyboards couldn’t build a better partner than you have been to me here. I hoped you might read what I write, and I do write a lot about nearly everything lol, but you hang right on in there with me, and I appreciate that so much. I don’t know how you do it, but I do know that your presence is the perfect “love tap” along with the sweet comments, sharing, and following–all mean alot to me. When I got this wonderful award, I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

First, I’d like to nominate Juno@rt to receive the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.

1. I love Juno’s blog. It is one of the most aesthetically pleasing blogs I have seen. She’s a has a special gift for emoting through photography; you feel it. One of the first images of hers I re-blogged here was one called Loves 🙂 Through her lens, a simple flower becomes majestic, and immediately you are drawn in– that’s also when you understand that what you’ve seen is worth remembering… immediately. But just to be sure there is absolutely no denying her talents, she pairs her photos with poetry and quotes that could not be more fitting. I don’t know how she does it, but she reads and is active here. You’re an amazing artist. I appreciate it so much. Thank you.

2. My next *PICK* for this award is Flow of My Soul. Ya can’t help but root for the Flow of My Soul blog. Sure, 😀 I connect with the blogger’s story, of course! It’s a little familiar, but mostly because I really dig the work ethic. Challenges are set, completed, and posted as promised. No matter. Having made and heard so many excuses to not start and not finish, it is refreshing to see one forging ahead and getting better with each post while finding the time to be a faithful friend of Love Mekanism Project, and active member of the Community. You are appreciated.

Wonderful Team Readership Awards

newest nominees for this award follow:

3. whocouldknowthen

4. Shape Your Life

5. Richard A Cross

6. Daniella Joe’s Blog

7. Donna Cowden

8. Real Talk 101 Radio Blog and Music Reviews

9. Mysoresoul

10. The Wryter’s Block

11. Words with Anna Prawn

12 Harsh Reality

13. Ann Johnson Murphree

14. Kevito Dozier

Please don’t forget to help me thank Whimsical Eclecticist for this Wonderful Award. I can only hope to be all you say about me, but it doesn’t hurt at all to have you think as much. It is my pleasure to be a super bloggin’ hero with you 😉

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Thank You too Much: Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Thank you so much Richard A. Cross for thinking of me for this award. I have seen the company in which you have placed me, and I have been speechless since Monday over the gracious gesture.  I read that Mr. Cross is a Motivational Speaker and Coach who has committed his time, talents, and influence, including a fire-stirring blog called, Energize Your Thoughts. All for a career of helping others push their limitations to reach full potential.

I can personally attest that when life gets hard enough, it can be difficult to remember who we are in terms of our abilities and promise. Boundaries can be moved so far you’ll need a compass to find your way out of an inch that looks like a sea of hopelessness- so large it can drown a man by sight alone.

And when a broken shell of a creature finds a way arise from a littered desert shore and dust himself off, the instinct is usually to further punish ourselves for ever getting there in the first place. Or worse, spend our days watching from the sun-beaten rocks in bitter fear that we might drown again. It’s good to know that somebody gives a damn, and I appreciate that.

Now! The rules are that I give the following information about myself:

Seven Interesting Things About Me

  1. I dreamt the name Love Mekanism, woke up, and wrote it out using the first thing I could find. Then, I text a pic to my best friend, who by then knew that I wanted to write creatively. This blog’s  header is a picture of it.
  2. Love Mekanism Project blog will be 7 weeks old on Sunday. The third challenge of the project was to share a personally written article of my choice and interest, with… other “people”. So, I set up this blog to host one post.
  3. I wanted to do this for years now and to write creatively for as early as I could write. Perhaps that’s interesting because I have written as my only full-time career since I graduated from college up until the writer’s block.
  4. Now, there are over 80 personally written posts here of my own, and I also feel comfortable saying that writing is no longer blocked– still plenty of room for improvement. It’s working, so won’t try to “fix” the little system I have- which is to post whatever I have so I’m forced to correct it and not hold it and never post anything. I’m just glad to be able write again 🙂
  5. Often I have an idea of what I want to write about, but it never turns out as I imagine. I’m usually pleased with the drafts I post- although now-a-days, my edited versions are beginning to look more and more like the originally posted drafts
  6. One interesting development is that I have become comfortable making people uncomfortable. Although most will find nothing terribly wrong with what I have to say here, but in some circles of the life I was born into, people are afraid to even hear, read, or consider anything other than his or her own view in it’s own way. No matter. Where I would have shied away from that, I’m drawn to it when I feel the need to be.
  7. Hey! Ya know what else is pretty interesting? The artist kind enough to let me write about his song in the first post– just got a namesake guitar and performed at an awards show! I knew you’d think so too…
  8. And a Bonus!…. Haha!  That EJ, there’s no bonus

This award is special:

I looooooove to share  what I love. The following are those I find inspiring. From a new blogging inspiration from down under who has spoiled the blog with 2 awards already and inspires me to either write well or run and hide until I can figure out how to respond to being called the “G”-word– “genius” O_O  😀 These are also those who inspire and push other writers and poets including those who have overcome adversity and turned it into something beautiful. For these, Love won’t allow us to pity ourselves too long because there’s too much living to do and too many people to inspire. And all is right with the earth by me in this moment knowing that it has been salted by humanity in the likes of you.

Now for Meka’s *NOMINEES* of the Very Inspiring Bloggers Award:

  1. Whimsical Eclecticist
  2. Live Simply, Travel Lightly, Love Passionately, and Don’t Forget to Breathe
  3. Sahm King
  4. Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Sharing with Writers
  5. commitart
  6. Romance with Val
  7. Lauren Sapala
  8. Retcon Poet
  9. Shawn Bird
  10. LScott Thoughts
  11. Aspire to Inspire
  12. ClownPonders
  13. Awakening to Your Story
  14. whocouldknowthen
  15. Black and Write

Thank you so much!! — Too Much!! -lovemeka

Please don’t forget to help me thank Richard A Cross at Energize Your Thoughts.

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The rules:

  1. Display the award on your blog.
  2. Have a link inside your blog to the person who nominated you.
  3. Present the award to 15 bloggers.
  4. Let your nominees know that you have nominate them by commenting on their blog.
  5. Post seven (7) interesting things about yourself.

Interact with Me 9:30 CST

Don’t forget to refresh  to see the Live updates. I cannot believe that I forgot to post the Chat earlier.What are y’all doing? I just wrote my third piece of fiction! Check it out. New to Love Mekanism Project? Start Here

About the New Decorum Here

Take a click around. I know that this was a sudden change, but I got tired of not being able to find posts. Hopefully this will help because there are a looot more than I thought. Seems like just yesterday, I posted a celebration of 50 of them! But now there are upwards of 70. Some of them are by others. So far so fine, but it requires a lot more pics. I’m not a big pic person, and I don’t have any professional ones, so be kind.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • “Featured”: This thing calls all the posts across the top, “Featured”. On this blog, I’ve been calling Reblogs and Guest Posts “Featured” because I didn’t know what else to call them, but until I can change them all, unless otherwise specified, I wrote them.
  • Pics

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Interact With Me at 9 pm

Good evening!

Lovers of Interact know that it is going on right now! So c’mon in, grab a sweet tea, and catch up with me! I’m live-writing so don’t forget to refresh to follow updates. New to Love Mekanism Project? Start Here

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Thanks @esswhydeeblog for favoriting Interact on Twitter (@lovemekanism ) lol it kinda scared me ’cause that never happened. But thank you for joining that way. Thank you Paula Jones for following Interact on Facebook. Btw.

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Speaking of twitter. I wrote a poem just for twitter and just before lunch. Maybe I should share it. Having shared the first poem here, the first Haiku here, and, I felt the need to share my first twitter poem too. Enjoy!

Cake by @lovemekanism

“Unhealthy. Every hydrocarbon of my being draws close so I might have each single touch of u but I crave more. Harder. I transform”

Agenda Item 1. Question:

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Poem 12: Something. Look. Say.

Something

Freshly plastered imprints of fist-prints on a wall

A grown child grips her tattered book, while

Split lips mouth a prayer she memorized from it

Brown hair even looks just like her mother’s- perfect

For concealing a belt buckle cut- from neck

To shoulder, but she knows to cover her face

Unbeknownst they showed her long ago

“I was a bastard”. He says as he knelt;

Open hands toward her neck…clasped her

New gold crucifix; it’s just above her covered chest

Look.

Cold eyes warm as he hugs her– tells her he loves

Her. Through melted eyes, he looked just like…

When he took her hand to hold and adorned it

With gold from fingertips to her sliced wrists

As her sadness evaporates in a child- like bliss

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You are Interacting with ME: Express Yourself Edition

Express Yourself Edition

 

 

 

Don’t forget to hit the refresh to see my edits as I am writing ‘live’. You can post using the comment box, share using the links below if you would like to invite someone. Email and sharing options are below and in the Contact tab.

 

 

 

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BREAKING NEWS: This Just In…Poem 7

Debate this: “Which came first?”  Of two choices, one will be wrong. Lift your VOICES. Debate hard and long–regardless the degree of truth or benefit to you. . At least you belong. No matter — debate and repeat ’til you believe it’s normal…

While I…. Press you flat into two-dimensional as I have Associated you in two groups for my efficiency

I have conveniently labeled negotiated views for you, absent you– but debate these only as it pleases the group

Reduce this: “Which came last?” The answer’s here…no over there! Don’t question what you think. Access to success, as defined by the group I gave you, are now key words beyond this  link. Or a whistle or a nod when reduced to the simplest terms for common man, so the “strong” understand that they are better… had it harder or whatever they need to see that the weak are the real enemy– not me.

While I… observe and record. I optimize all but the frequency of each whistle’s sound wave just to capitalize on what

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