Steven “Jesse” Bernstein: Tribute

from Crazywriterof6


WARNING: This poetry can be very depressing and cause anxiety in some. Please read or listen to with caution for your own emotional state. Jesse is also a genius in his expressions and descriptive poetry.

Mr. Bernstein was an amazing “Spoken Word” poet that went through way too much. His birthday was on December 4th. Rather then tribute his suicide (A loss for all), I prefer to celebrate his birthday. I thought I would introduce some of you to his poetry. Remember it can get rough.

I hope to publish some spoken word poems of my work on here someday.

Enjoy and please take pay attention to the warning above. I relate to this poem. Never having self-esteem ever for my looks… FACE And of course MORE NOISE

I hope you find a new poet you love listening to him…

Steven Jesse Bernstein — Face


More Noise by Steven…

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Shake Me Loose…but let me sleep

from The Mind of RD REVILO

THE MIND OF RD REVILO, The Blog (& Podcasts) 4 BLACK Men

  • Funny, Some People Think
  • War will be different for them
  • They see the deadly destruction
  • But theirs won’t make them a victim
  • They’ll start the fight on Friday
  • Night
  • Then fight
  • Until Sunday
  • Back to work on Monday
  • And if they get injured or hurt
  • The enemy will nurture
  • Them back to work
  • So they can fight some more
  • And even up the score
  • No loss of electricity
  • Water will flow
  • No pain toward victory
  • No disappearance of people they know
  • It’ll be like a picnic
  • Only ants are pests
  • We’ll be in and out quick
  • Unlike the rest
  • Once they knowwe are serious
  • Fear will make the enemy delirious
  • And sue for peace
  • Just beating our chests will scare the beast
  • Our thunderous protests
  • Will make them confess
  • We’ll sing, we’ll cheer
  • The brave will bring up the rear
  • We’ll snarl, our fists we’ll ball
  • We’ll persist, insist…

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This Month’s Featured Blogger: Tosha Michelle

This month it’s my pleasure to feature Tosha Michelle.

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Featured Blogger Tosha Michelle

Here is how Tosha describes herself in her profile:

Poet and musician. Author of Confessions of a Reformed Southern Belle: A Poet’s Collection of Love, Loss, and Renewal, and Self Help to Self Harm: The Dubious Guide to Life, Love, and Relationships. Podcast host at La Literati. Social Justice advocate Bridge to Freedom. Academia addict. Sempiternal dreamer. Habitual ponderer. Lover of history, free thinkers, and music with lots of brass.

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The Self

When did you first begin to write poetry and why?

I began writing poetry as a teenager as a way to deal with my emotions. I was quite nerdy and never really fit in. It was a difficult time. Today, I love being quirky, back then it was a detriment.


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Random Wisdom

You have a beautiful voice—Were you shy when you started to record and post your music?

Not really. Oddly enough. music was the one area where I did find a sense of community during my teen years.  I was in honors choir and we performed everywhere. Later on, in college I had a band with my boyfriend at the time.


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Bedtime Benediction

Some bloggers conceptualize multi-media blogging as performance art. Do you think of your blog as performance art?

Not really. Wow, what an engaging answer.


Confessions of a Southern Belle
Confessions of a Southern Belle

What is a recovered Southern Bell? 🙂

For myself, it just means that while I still embrace my southern roots and believe strongly in manners. I have learned to overcome the need to look and act perfect all the time. I used to be very meek and docile. I now stand up for myself. It took me ages to find my voice but once I discovered it, I will never be silenced again.


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Endlessly Over


You’ve published a book of poems? What have you learned about internet marketing?

It’s an arduous task. You have to be willing to sell yourself. For me, self-promotion doesn’t come easy.

Will you read a poem from your book: Confessions of A Reformed Southern Belle

Robert, could we post a song instead?





April Poetry Month – 50 Words Story – Inner voice

Beautiful Work by Carolina Russo

Carolina Russo Art


Inner Voice

The calming sound of nature was only interrupted by the noise of my steps hitting the ground walking up the hills following an unknown trail. Suddenly the thoughts  in my mind were freed and unlocked while breathing wilderness in the wind. Let go was the insistent inner voice I was hearing.


©Copyright Carolina Russo


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