you think you know...

magnetism…an indestructible bond

too strong to part

too fragile to set free

rhythm of a familiar stride

truce on animosity

ruminating emotions

amplified longing to be

the one that equates plural

contemplation renders me satiated

flourishing in the grasp of fate

syncopated steps measured yet not perfected

providence prevails in spite of

the how, the why…trivial at best

deliberate hesitation protects the wounded

forgiveness restores a pliant heart

divinely created to love beyond measure

...you have no idea...



Merry Christmas!


Wishing you and yours the Love, Peace, and Happiness 
the true meaning of Christmas brings!


Holiday Giveaway For True Music Fans ~ Eric Roberson's Newest CD

Greetings! Stop by my main blog and enter the Holiday Giveaway for a chance to win Eric Roberson's latest CD, Music Fan First!


Timeless Quote ~ Challenges

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you,
they're supposed to help you discover who you are.

~ Bernice Reagon



..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Maiysha ::..




..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Mateo ::..




Fallin' Drive Mixx



..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Ayah ::..



..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Amber Ojeda ::..

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..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ ChinahBlac ::..

I'm feeling this sista. Check out Chinah's other cuts here.



..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Deborah Bond ::..

I first heard Debórah Bond's stylings at an Eric Roberson concert, she gave
a memorable, high energy performance.




Ushering In Fall

Fall is the time to let what is done be done,
to let go of what no longer serves you.

Sift through the bits and pieces of your life:
Commitments, roles, shoulds, projects, belongings…
like you would a beloved jewelry box
hold each piece up to the light.

Broken, tarnished, out-of-fashion, snarled in knots
these are not your requirements;
Instead, ask: Does this still serve my well-being?
May you be brave enough to allow the answers to surprise you.

~ Author Unknown



..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Jake Coco ::..

Feeling Jake's vibe. Check him out at  MySpace , Facebook and his website.



..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Mastin Kipp ::..

Every now and then I run across writings that speak to my life at the moment. Martin Kipp's "If You Seek My Light" is a piece that's right on time.

If You Seek My Light

If you seek My light
At first sight I may blind you
If you stand in My light
It will cast a dark shadow
And there all your fears
And insecurities will hide
For they love the darkness
Eventually, after enough seeking
You will see, it is not really My light
That you seek
But your own
And this Light has another name
And when you begin to shine
That is when your shadow will disappear
But your fears will try to keep your Light dim
Don't let them
Shine, shine, shine
Shine on in the face of your fear
And soon enough
What once kept you afraid
Will disappear, and all that's left will be
Our Light

Copyright 2009 Mastin Kipp

Check out more at Mastin Kipp - This boy's life....



..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Sy Smith ::..

Sy Smith ~ Fly Away With Me



..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Melanie Fiona ::..

Melanie Fiona ~ It Kills Me & Give It To Me Right




On the left side of a tie
One that’s left me struggling
Unsure of the reason you’re not here...we never said goodbye

Affection left an imprint on my soul
Left craving days when I had nothing to lose
Seeking something deeper I wanted you to choose

My intention to keep you in a special, safe place
Undoubtedly unwise
The heart as a window to my soul opened my eyes

The price to pay
Hefty chunk of pride keeps me from doing so
Left weighing the pros and cons

Acting like I’m too strong
Truth is ...
My heart continues to sing a missing song



Timeless Quote ~ The Beat of Your Own Drum

To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying Amen to 
what the world tells you that you ought to prefer, 
is to have kept your soul alive.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson



..:: Lore Sans Lyricism ~ Tony Roster, Jr. ::..

Tony's talent demonstrates the awesome nature of finding and prefecting your true passion.





Life's Ambrosia

Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, 
drink the drink, taste the fruit, 
and resign yourself to the influences of each.

~ Henry David Thoreau

..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ 3 Mo' Divas ::..


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..:: Lore Sans Lyricism ~ Christian Scott ::..

Phenomenal artists can also convey emotions by guiding us through
rhythmic daydreams. Christian Scott definitely has that talent on lock.

Have a great long weekend, fam!



Timeless Quote ~ Acknowledging Love

Through your life, love is able to feel its presence.
Truth is able to know that it is so.

~ Ralph Marston



..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Hal Linton ::..

Steph Danforth, an equally devoted music fan, hipped me to Hal Linton. Check out her blog, Rhythmic Soul, for more info about and music from Hal. Enjoy!

Press Play is one of my faves (around the 7:47 mark of this video).



CD Release Giveaway ~ Ledisi ~ Turn Me Loose

Hey fam! I realize that some of you may not follow my main blog so I want to let you know about a new giveaway, Ledisi's new CD, Turn Me Loose. Stop by to enter!


Timeless Quote ~ Seeking Beauty

For beautiful eyes
look for the good in others,

For beautiful lips
speak only words of kindness,

And for poise
walk with the knowledge
that you are never alone.

~ Audrey Hepburn



Something To Think About ~ Love vs. Fear

While I've never been able to be totally committed to the habit of reciting affirmations, I believe in the power of self talk. Recently, I stumbled across Ray Davis, creator of The Affirmation Spot, on Twitter. He posts empowering, reflective affirmations that are easy to remember and closely relate to thoughts and experiences I've had. This morning Ray tweeted this love affirmation that I wanted to share:

Day by day, love wins a resolute victory over fear in my life!

Check out more great affirmations on Ray's website, blog and Twitter.



..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Shihan ::..

Shihan ~ This Type Love



Timeless Thought ~ Creative Expression

Consciousness expresses itself through creation.
This world we live in is the dance of the creator.
Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on.
On many an occasion, when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred.
In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists.
I become the stars and the moon.
I become the lover and the beloved.
I become the victor and the vanquished.
I become the master and the slave.
I become the singer and the song.
I become the knower and the known.
I keep on dancing and then, it is the eternal dance of creation.
The creator and the creation merge into one wholeness of joy.
I keep on dancing…until there is only…the dance.

~ Michael Jackson | Inside cover of Dangerous (2001)



..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Shanelle Gabriel ::..

Shanelle's flow is sick! Enjoy!



..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Will Downing ::..

True artists need no introduction. Will's smooth, heartfelt vocals have lifted heavy hearts and promoted the joys of love time and again. Check out his new CD, Classique!


..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Kiwi Da Kween ::..

Do you know someone who always has something fresh and exciting under their sleeve? I sure do...Kiwi Da Kween!

Poet, writer, gourmet cook, designer, comedienne, blogger, believer in the power of love and all-around good peeps, Kiwi is a dynamic woman who welcomes you with open arms and unselfishly shares her insight, interests and talents with us on a regular basis. I'm thankful and blessed to have been introduced to her by the infamous cyber/social butterfly Funky Black Chick. Kiwi thoughtfully crafted this piece which makes you wonder how the mechanics of love really work.

"Flying High"

Loving someone can be the most beautiful feeling. Its like balloons lifting in spring breezes. Its like a cressing of waves defying water's weight asea.

When loving someone...the lift in your heart can be your soul's own kite afloat in the wind's twist. You feel as if nothing else matters except this flight you're on.

I won't say..."well, when you fall out of love or are betrayed...you come crashing to the ground. Your fragile kite made of tissue paper and a diamond skeleton are broken instantaneously upon hitting the earth". No...I won't say that. That would be the logical and semi-cynical reply.

I believe that the love lost...is never truly lost. If the love you've experienced...took you higher than a kite's flight...higher than a wave's cress...or a balloon's highest climb...then the feeling of "losing" love, is more like coasting in mid-air. I mean, even when kites and balloons fall out of the sky...they sometimes get stuck in trees. Maybe they're not soaring anymore...but they still get the live in the glory of being high. Perhaps that is equal to having loved and lost...than to never have loved at all.

I don't know why it is that against all common sense and people's perceptions...that two people, seemingly not meant or possibly ill-matched, still are able to contain something explosive. Against odds, circumstances and sometimes physical placement...people can still fly right into the heart of another. Often taking up residence in the high limbs of soulful connections with roots in love.

One of the things that I despise and try not to do...is judge someone else's love. I ask questions to make them think, give them theories based on what they tell me...but, when the curtains close and fall...no one knows but those two what they had. You can never truly know what lies in a connection between spirits met. Why? Because each individual affects another differently. What may be "A" and "B's" connection...may be different between "A" and "C". Oil to water...water to sand. Oil and water can be emulsified into a smooth pour...water and sand however can build something else.

I guess...that when loving someone...no matter how kindred and transcendental the bond, there is always room and circumstance for it to end. Failure? Or simple fading? Ending? Or hiatus? I guess it all depends on the day...consisting of perfect kite and balloon flying winds...

© 2009 Kiwi/DaKween/Keys


..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Scorpio Blues ::..

Scorpio Blues ~ Second Guessing



Summer Sunset Drive Mixx




Hey fam! I'm celebrating my 1st blogversary over on The CurvyGurl Chronicles. Stop by and enter the giveaway!



Dwele's MJ Tribute



..::Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Algebra::..

I stumbled across Algebra on a track she sang with Eric Roberson, iluvu2much, and have been a fan of her soulful vocals and heartfelt lyrics ever since.

My other favorites from Purpose, her most recent CD, are What Happened, At This Time and No Idea.



Timeless Quote ~ Love Pains

Those whose suffering is due to love are, as we say of
certain invalids, their own physicians.

~ Marcel Proust



..::Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Chrisette Michele::..

Chrisette Michele raises the bar with lyrics that inspire and empower. Her latest CD, Epiphany, is a must have for music lovers.



Timeless Quote ~ Just Be...

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

~ Guilaume Apollinaire


Timeless Quote ~ True Divine Design

Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to
play you small, you are in essence ignoring the owner’s manual
your creator gave you and destroying your design.

~ Oprah Winfrey


..:: Lore Thru Lyricism ~ Tshombe ::..

Ever stumble across talent that touches your heart and soul, speaks to your emotions and thoughts, yet you're unable to find words that sufficiently expresses your appreciation of the art? There's a quote that states "You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.", Tshombe's dynamic works combine life commonalities and inoculate them with passion, insight and a fresh perspective. Can you tell I'm a fan :-)? Listen and vibe for yourself.


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