I’d pray for you, crochet for you, make it from scratch for you, leave out the...– Erykah Badu
Why do people say ‘grow some balls’? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you really...– Betty White
PPA (Philadelphia Parking Authority, for the lucky...
Frank: (looks at ticket sitting on my desks) You got a ticket?
Me: I got 3.
Aint nobody ever tell me about men like him,
sirrahhallimaj: ”The kinda man that’ll fold into yo bedsheets, treat yo body like it’s braile, leave a.. a heat rash on the back of yo neck and be missin’ in the morning? Jus leave my dumb ass mournin’ tryna accept the fact that he wont ever kiss me in the glare of the sun” -Louisiannah Locke “Black Out” One Woman Show (Jamillah Harris)
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are...– Voltaire
Because it's a Jewish holiday...
Philadelphia public school’s are out. As a result, there’s a 4yr. old little boy in our class who has the longest eye lashes. His name’s Khalil, but he told me when he’s a monster his name is Tommy. Needless to say, I’ve ceased paying attention in class.
I think I know what we did wrong.
warsanshire: we loved like two people who did not know god. (as if we had not used every prayer every surah every ayah asking god for something like this) subhanallah, what a shame.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is a mandate. A suffering mindset is optional.– Stacy Smith
… And speaking of bold, you were raised by your grandmother. An...– Ariana Santiago, my God-sister’s reply after reading something I wrote regarding my mannerisms being too bold & seemingly lacking grace or submission (specifically when in the presence of a male interest)
Thank you, God.
Not for my sharpened sword of a tongue, but for the ability to bridle it and maintain peace. You, alone, are able.
Know anyone looking for a place in Philly? Good.... →
dreadsandglasses: This is “Fuck I Look Like”, back and better than ever for those that didn’t see it. Kaiyana, my mentee, has gone viral. Yes, it makes me proud (read: slightly nervous). Heavy is the head that wears the crown. She has a feature in Philly this Fri. You around? Ask me where. Then come out and support.
Kaiyana Wrote This, But it Speaks to My Life
dreadsandglasses: you don’t have to be special to end up in one of my poems but you have to be special to end up in five
burrrittanie asked: I love the people in your ask box!
She needs a new journal. The one she has is problematic. To get to the present,...– Dave Eggers, How the Water Feels to the Fishes
variationalbeings asked: Hey Brandi! (I just noticed how much I like how your name is spelled). But that's not the reason I'm hitting you up. I want to grow a fro, & I hear you had an epic one! Could you throw some tips my way on how to maintain a healthy fro?
gracecomesfromwithin asked: I was looking up the words to "As Long As I'm With You" by Sekou like....a little while ago (read: December) & found it on your blogspot. I loved the way you wrote and then you linked to your tumblr. Just wanted to say, your personality (what I know of it, not to be a creep or anything!) is beautiful! And you've intro-ed me to all types of ILL songs, poets, and quotes. From...
Dialogue from "By the Light of My Fathers Smile"
Pauline: What is the meaning of this ring?
Susanna: It is beautiful.
Pauline: I wanted to give you a ring for that finger.
Susanna: But I have nine others. All vacant.
Habits of thought are mental magnets that draw to you certain things, people,...– Paramahansa Yogananda
That moment when you've got 10 seconds left on a...
Definition of failure. I need to get a laptop. Either way… PYPM!
Love Jones (recommended by my sissy)
Nina Mosley: You always want what you want when you want it. Why is everything so urgent with you?
Darius Lovehall: ... this here, right now, at this very moment, is all that matters to me. I love you. That's urgent like a motherfucker.
My Short Story, A Class Assignment (The title...
A child shouldn’t be that anxious when they wake up. I know that now. At age 6, I awoke feeling hopeless and skimming the room for tangible answers. It only took one conscious inhale before the tears started to fall. At merely 8AM, my day had already proven to be the worst of my younger years. Sitting across the living room and baffled at the cause of my hysteria, my mother asked, “Brandi, what’s...
Anonymous asked: Your're amazing and I love you.
We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are...– C.S. Lewis
Office Antics, Do the Right Thing Edtn.
My Manager: He said turn the other cheek. When you've turned both, that means the blessings are coming.
My Asst. Manager: Well, I only got two cheeks. Actually, I have 4. But on the 3rd cheek, you're getting my ass. (begins mumbling under her breath) He could've said turn the other hair, something we have a lot of. He said cheek.
My Manager: You know that's not the point.
My Asst. Manager: I'm bout' to start a church, cus' ya'll don't know nothing.
Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exists. Children already know that...– G. K. Chesterton
Thank You God, for arms that hold.
For friends who tell you you look like Beyonce when you’re feeling down, knowing it’s a blatant lie told to make you feel better. And for those that pray for you, especially them.
I hope the dimples in your smile are never betrayed by the ones nestled in your...– Me, going off about a lot of nothing in my head
30 day poetry challenge (spotted @ Virgin... →
burrrittanie: Day 1- Write a poem where each line starts with a letter from your first name (an acrostic). It can be about anything, but it should not be about you or your name. Day 2- Who was the last person you texted? Write a five line poem to that person. Day 3- Find the nearest book (of any kind). Turn to page 8. Use the first ten full words on the page in a poem. You may use them in any...
Don’t you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not...– Jo Blackwell-Preston
It is these moments that have led me here this need I have to sleep beside you that has caused all the trouble in my life. Maureen Owen, from: “Wanting You” (via astonishments)
alysiasache: I do not wish to love many different men in the same way. I wish to love the same man in many different ways.
If you were a pure bolt / of fire cutting the skies / I’d touch you risking my...– Nikki Giovanni
… holding his [hand] was like holding a plant, and the disappointment of...– Aimee Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake