The DuchessPoet

The DuchessPoet

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Somewhere in the deep south by way of OHIO
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About Me



I'm truly not a poet... I just wanna be a poet!
Someone suggested the name DuchessPoet
and thus I became The Duchess!
But don't let the name fool you... I'm a wanna be
trying to hang with the big league; trying to hang with the masters!
LOL

I studied theatre and speech communications in college
And
I'm a Chef' by trade.
I've studied and study the Culinary Arts!
I take GREAT pleasure in creating a Culinary experience; I love everything about it,
from creating the menu to cooking the food and the presentation~
All of it excites me and the entire experience brings so much joy to my life!
*Theatre, poetry, music and cooking are my fav's!*

I love my family and I have a few choice friends!
I enjoy the outdoors ... I swim, walk, love the gym, play racquetball, LOVE horses, and I can't wait to plant my garden.
This year I will grow many of the herbs and vegetables that Ill cook with!
I'm so excited!
I also plan to adopt a puppy this spring and of course I want a beagle!
Hmmm, the puppy and my precious garden...?
That sounds scary!
LOL

My dad was a classical & jazz musician (in his young days) and my appreciation for his delivery spurred my love for those art forms. Actually all music forms appeal to me with the exception of most rap and hard rock.
My father says that Country music tells a story and as usual he is right, so I developed an ear for Country
(many years ago) as well!
*My Dad is my hero!*
*My Mommy is my inspiration!* (I lost her 3-18-09)
**She too is a Cancer survivor!**
We were diagnosed three months apart!
We fought and survived together with Gods blessings and my wonderful fathers undying support!
Three cheers for you daddy!
I don't know how you did it, watching your only child and your wife both fight for their lives!
What a story we have to tell! What a story you have to tell daddy!

I truly "love poetry" and being on this site provides me with an expressive outlet,
a place where I can come and read and be read by my peers!
I don't care about the top ten element on this site; honestly I wish it didn't exist
though I do understand it in theory.
I'm not moved by how high you place me or don't place me in that category; I'm moved by your work and your reviews!
Some will enjoy what I give and others will not...
I will enjoy some and many I will not ... but I will always respect your craft!
I don't review for popularity ... I review as a reaction to your writings.
I'm an honest reviewer (as I would hope you would be with me) and I take the "HONOR" of being able to review your work seriously!
I graciously accept your read requests, it may take me awhile to read them but I will ... I promise!
I'm not a skilled reviewer like one of my favorite reviewers "Twilight" but I do my best!
(smile)
PLEASE feel free to review me because I can't grow without you!

That's it!
Goodbye







Lets stop Racism! We have enough love to go around!




My Mentors and Idols!


The incredible Oprah Winfey"


Maya Angelo


The Genius of James Baldwin


The Inspiring Langston Hughes


My dearest The actor and producer Victor D. Little of St. Louis







I LOVE COWBOYS and this one is sooooo SEXXY!



My humble beginnings!



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Posted 2 Years Ago


I miss you so much. One moment we were talking, laughing, tears flowed and yet, we loved. I can't understand why you left. Maybe it was something I said, didn't say. All I know is I miss you, my friend. I am loss for words when others ask. I may know, but, I may not want to. I love you to the ends of the earth. My heart aches and yet, it beats with joy. Maybe, better if we had never met. Silly, huh? For we will surely meet, again! Mom says hi. You'd be so proud of Joye and Ellie.

Always,

Victor
aka The Duke

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Posted 5 Years Ago


Hey Duchess, I'm feeling my creative juices flowing tonight so I came to the sight to read and maybe lay down a few thoughts, or, lines as, I try to figure out what direction the Lord is sending me in a this juncture in my life. It's been a good life, sprinkled with joy and pain, not always in equal amounts it seems the pain lasts so much longer. But, I have no complaints, I'm still here. Weeds are pulled from the garden because they have no purpose but to suck the life out of the garden in which it infiltrated. I couldn't be a weed. Over 20 years in the jungles of no man's land and I survived. Don't need no tv show to acknowledge that. But to come to this sacred place and find friends like you, fellow entreprenuers in survivorship, is something I do not take lightly. Three Eighteen oh Nine. All I remember about it is, I was lost and didn't want to find my way. I wanted to be there but I could not. I wanted to be there for you, but was inable to be here for me. The sun set and the stars, mooned me and again filled my purpose with regret. Sometimes its hard to figure out the how, when, where, and...why did I come here tonight? Isn't it obvious, to lay down and basked in the glow of friendship. That looks beyond our faults and supplies our innermost needs. The desire to be included, though we say, I prefer to be alone. I am not always my own best friend so sometimes I don't like to be with me. But I get it, that's the lesson. Learning to love me through the Edenic Garden of friends the creator has place in my life. Thank you, Duchess and I love you for Life. The Duke!

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Posted 6 Years Ago


Happy Holidays my friend...hugs.. :)

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Posted 7 Years Ago


Hi Momma Duchess...I'm missing you :) *hug*

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Posted 8 Years Ago


Good afternoon Dutchess of poetry... how are you?

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Posted 8 Years Ago


Welcome Back Pictures, Images and Photos

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Posted 8 Years Ago


I hope that you come back, whenever you feel up to it. Many of us are missing you.....


Julian