Wednesday, October 31, 2018

P4: Aunt Florie

Aunt Florie
February 2, 2017

I lived life
Compassionately and opinionated
Audaciously, I was liberated.
Truth be told I only wanted to live until the age of 45
I always thought that getting old was overrated

But I loved living life

Beautiful and vibrant
Foxy and neat
Always encouraged others to be the best
They could be

I was lively, smart and bold
I enjoyed my family, parties, and live shows
I had a lot of fun and I like to joke

The mantra "Live Life" is synonymous with my name Florie Reid
And just like the early birds
I loved to sing

Libations and celebrations
You enjoyed life with me
So mourn only a little
As I’m alright here
You’ve all provided me joy
For that I’ll hold dear

You no longer have to worry
I’m more than ok now
I’m never too far
Just look beyond the clouds

My life has not ended
It has just begun
My advice to you is live life
So you’ll have stories to tell
Because where I am is where you’ll come

Whenever you see a cat, say hello for me
Give my great, great grand kids a kiss
Remember me, as I will remember you
In my heart you are all missed.

Written by Until…

This poem was custom written, presented and performed by Author and Poet Until
on February 4th of 2017 at Inglewood Mortuary in Inglewood California 90305

Family Remarks/Reviews: 
"You said you didn't know my auntie but you nailed her in that poem" ~Gregory Adkins
"The poem is awesome. ~Cheryl Adkins
" You did a wonderful job. Thank you so much!" ~Kenny 
"OMG! You did that. You did that.  Shelby Sanders

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Blessings pop up anywhere . . .

So yesterday I'm on one of my favorite websites, "Cooking Light" and as I'm scrolling looking for recipes, I see this ad pop up. What do you know, it's me! I couldn't believe it. An ad from Reverbnation promoting me. This has never happened to me before. I'm so blessed. God is always using poetry to constantly change and add to my life. If you would like to check out the song Reverbnation is promoting me for, its called "Frozen" by Wolfgang Amadeuz ft. Cera Bellum and Until, please click the link below:

Remember: Poetry is me. Therefore I am Poetry. ~Until. . .

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Dreams " I took a break" part I

Hold fast to dreams
For dreams do die
If you not hold on as tight as you can
Forever you will cry

Feeling un-successful
Potential is just that
Pinnacle un-tapped
  and everyone around you notices that

Some of those that you've helped
Will talk behind your back
While others will be happier than you'll ever be
All because excuses sung from your lips
Like the favorite mantra to sing

Life will be life
There will always be something
You're supposed to expect it as you push
So that when surprises arise
  they affect you with nothing

You must, you must focus
Like zombies in trances
So you can beat the dark cloud
  and your eyes will no longer
Leak and speak of sadness

So what must you do? Seek your passion.
Never mind the obstacles in your way.
Thrash them.

Mind your lips. Quiet your tongue.
Sharing your dreams with others
No longer work for you
Thine will shall be done

Discipline, determination, drive, apply.
So the next time they see you
Your accomplishments should reek in the air
  and you'll find that your completion begets non-gossip
    and rolling of thee eyes

Envy and jealousy will merge
Because secretly they thought
You were all talk

But secretly you've snapped out of your procrastination
With excitement and great urge
With greatness as your destination

Now, their feeling some kind of way
  because you've peaked faster in six months
   than they have in one year

Maybe it's because they thought they had
  all the time in the world
While you thought you were running out of time, oh dear!

But they didn't know that you've been through so much
 that it just stifled you a bit.

This was really your pace before all of the tragedies happened.

Now, they realize, they were never on your level in the first place.
As you never left the top. You just took a break.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Until lt's Gone: Dreams...

I have aromatic wishes
Fragrant dreams of desire
My favorite flavors intertwined
Speak to my soul to become inspired

When I open the box of my
Dreams "Are Meant to be Lived" Oolong Tea
I let the smell escape to run free

Within my home

It invokes happiness
Spark ambition
As the essence of relaxation 
Continuously roam

While I sip and enjoy
the texture and the taste
of such a perfect blend

The infusion of;
Strawberries, peppermint
and who would've thought

Reeks in my senses
Reeks relentless

and leaves me 
to daydream
to chase dreams

Until it's gone.

(c) 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

S.O.Y. Save Our Youth...

Ever heard of an organization called: S.O.Y. Save Our Youth? Well they have just put together a book and it's a collection of poetry that speaks out about child abuse. Written by various poets, the collection was put together to raise child abuse awareness and inform people of the danger that comes with it. All proceeds from this title goes to the Save Our Youth Foundation (SOY).

The spearhead of this project is Author and Poet David Motte better known as Mr. Metaphoria. His mission to help Save Our Youth with one action at a time. In his words:

"SOY is foundation that advocates for abused children as well as fight daily to prevent abuse from happening. Please purchase to help a great cause, to move in the steps of helping in Saving Our Youth and on top of that read some really great poetry."

#FunFact:This book features Author and Poet Until, including many other talented poets. We shared poems for the cause. Will you support?

#PoetrySavesOurYouth #DavidMotte #AuthorandPoetUntil 
#TogetherAsOneVoiceWeSpeak #IJustWanttoWrite #SOY

Author & Poet Until . . .

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