Black Woman (Reflections of a writer)

Yours was the first face I saw after entry into this existence.  Maternal eyes glowing as bright as the most miraculous star, with an intense warmth that has remained with me ever since birth.  I am a product of that moment when two engaged and met on that realm of intimacy, and the crimson that flows within me is what binds us now and will forever bind us until long after.

You have came in many forms over the years; mother, aunt, grandmother, sister, nice, and friend — always there uplifting and encouraging me to weather the storm and to stand strong as a man, and child of he who sits on high.  When life was formed you became a crucial part of the grand scheme, as brilliant as the vibrant sun, as calming as the hue of silver moon, and as spectacular as the highest mountain.

There are memories that are locked forever in my mind as I recount how empty my life would be had you not been a part of it.  Men came and went like seasons, but without fail you remained and taught me the meaning of commitment and stability.  Even when the cupboards were bare and we had barely enough change to do laundry, you always came home and we endured the skimpy times together.

You exemplify stability in my life, which has allowed me to overcome substance abuse and the darkness of depression.  You stood firm like the grand old oaks that grace the lands of the earth, and you displayed love in actions that made me feel I belonged.

Life has been enriched by your presence, and the writer in me needed to get these thoughts down.

Of all the riches in the world you are the most priceless.

For the love…

For the tears…

For the smiles…

For the years…

I thank you,

Black Woman.



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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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