From Standby to First Class (2-22-2011)

How did I know that your words were real?  I knew because everything you said was followed by an action that supported them.

You see, I am older and have learned to take the time to observe and wait, instead of blindly believing based solely on what sounds sincerely sweet.

It wasn’t the gleam in your eyes that sent my heart soaring towards an elevated decadence, because I have lived long enough to understand that behind them lies the ulterior motive.

Yes, a moment can be composed of what I have yearned and longed for, what I have thirsted and been hungry for, and what my heart skips a beat for, but beyond it what is there?

When does familiarity cross over into prosperity?  Is it after we have kissed for the first time, or is it a month after we have made love?

I’m not certain and that is why there is still a wall up around my heart, because I know that once it’s opened I will be vulnerable.

Are your intentions honorable?

Are you really looking for long-lasting, or are you deception in need of unmasking?

Time tells eventually, so until then I will keep my defenses up, hoping that one day I can bump you up from standby to first class.

How did I know that your words were real?

I don’t.

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About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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2 Responses to From Standby to First Class (2-22-2011)

  1. Jay Florence says:

    Liked this one! The idea of lusting after someone, might actually be better than being with them. Reminds me of every time I get a girlfriend.

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