The Forgotten Poems, Vol. 2


So I found my old website from 2005, that I started blogging with, and it had all kinds of gems on there lol. One of the best sections was my poetry area, and I definitely found a good amount  can share with you guys. For volume two I wanted to showcase the co-written poems I did & a couple of guess submissions that I had from back then, (yes I had features even when I first started lol).

But as always, I hope you guys enjoy. And if you have any poetry that you want me to showcase, I'm more than happy to get it out there to the people, just go to the Work With CK section above and follow the directions.

The New Influence


Before I say anything, I just want to congratulate this young lady for being a role model for fellow young women of color everywhere. It's a great thing to see a young woman break some barriers with her performance in the LLWS, which was lights out for most of the tournament, but it's also great to see her actually keep being a positive influence out there when there aren't that many floating around this day and age. She's handled every single bit of adversity and new found fame in stride as best as she could, and it's been refreshing. I know there are a lot of influences when it comes to money and fame, but I'm glad that she has a solid foundation around her that keeps her grounded and well aware of who she is and what she represents.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent Movie Review


I'll say this with no remorse, Divergent > The Hunger Games.

Jessica & Me


So let me tell you guys about a great friend of mine.

Love Unrequited


I am single, and I am happy.

11:11

 
It's 11:11, and I can't sleep.

Every Little Step You Take


 I don't feel any need to play the role of the clown,
In my private life I take a break from humor.
- Gad Elmaleh


The Choices We Make

 
When you wake up every day, you have two choices.
You can either be positive or negative; 
An optimist or a pessimist.
I choose to be an optimist.
It's all a matter of perspective.
- Harvey Mackay

The Gunman Movie Review


This is one of those movies that I caught randomly and it was good for the moment.

Beyond The Lights Movie Review


Now in the mist of hyping this movie up to be big, someone mentioned that this was the greatest romance movie since Love & Basketball.

The Unbeaten Path



You can be anything in the world, in God we trust.
An architect, doctor, maybe an actress,
But nothing comes easy it takes much practice.
- Nas

I want you to think about this scenario for a second.

A Matter of Perspective


You either die a hero,
Or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

Jackpot


Sometimes, it's just great to bring new people into the mix.
- John Oates

Dear Devri | Devri Velazquez


I love you.

Run All Night Movie Review


For some odd reason, this movie bought me joy.

Honesty, In A Timely Manner.

There's just some magic in truth, honesty & openness.
- Frank Ocean

Honesty isn't the best policy in regards to who I am.

I'm Just So Awesome

I am an enigma.

Wanderlust, Part 1



We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures we can have,
If only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharial Nehru

I had a very deep discussion the other day with someone random in Starbucks, and to say the least that it was interesting.

Dear White People Movie Review


This movie was interesting.

The Pole Model

#BlackOutDay


Whoever made this day is a genius.

Chappie Movie Review


Chappie was an interesting movie for me, but ultimately it was just blah.

Where There Is A Will ..

People are afraid of what they don't understand, and they lash out against what they can't do.

Book Review | 48 Laws of Power By Robert Greene


If you haven't read this book yet, then you are doing yourself a disservice.

My Favorite Rap Artists, Vol. 3 | J. Cole


Was out chasin' ho's, was out hoopin'
Them niggas wasn't ballin' but yet they was foul shootin'
So meet the newest role model who don't know how to fake this shit
Never sold a rock and look I made it bitch
- (From Back To The Topic, 2010)

My favorite rapper out today.

Put Up Or Shut Up By Audriana Smith


I can truly say that I’m proud of myself and my circle of friends thus far. With it being almost three months into 2015, we all have accomplished great things.

March 2015


This is the month I've been waiting for.