Can’t believe it’s been over a year!

Hello Everyone!

It feels good to be back. Life has thrown some curve balls my way but I thank God that He has kept me. I miss writing and I missed y’all. πŸ’– Hope everyone is doing well. I would love to hear what y’all have been up to.

Peace & love

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Feels Good To Be Back

Hello all,

First, Hello and how are you? I haven’t written poetry since Sept. 2015. Last year was really crazy for me…with five funerals back to back including the lost of my grandmother and uncle. You know how that goes!!! Most importantly, i am back and ready to release new material. Well i won’t keep you.


Xoxo Ria 😊


I’m lost for words

Hello all! I’ve missed you a lot. For the past five months I’ve been lost for words. I just recently attended yet another funeral – this makes the 5th funeral in five months. I’ve lost family members and close friends who are like family. I don’t understand it yet I know God makes no mistakes. The selfish part of me wants their physical form here with me. At the end of the day…each of them is in a better place. No more pain, suffering or tears.

Right now I’m suffering from writer’s block but I know God will help me through during this time. Happy Monday and I hope you have a wonderful day.


-Give hugs now
-Don’t wait to say “I Love You”
-Live your life
-Don’t allow a person or people to dictate your life
-I know Heaven is real and I’ll be damned if I’m going to Hell. God was my creator and He is my Father. He is a forgiving God and I will not allow someone to change my views on this.
-Be free and enjoy life because this is no rehearsal… You only get one!

Love yah,

Ria πŸ˜€

I’m back!

First off…Good morning or Good afternoon!

It feels good to be back. So much has been going on…
I lost my neighbor, my uncle and my grandmother within a month. I had an upper respiratory infection that lasted two weeks and I just lost another amazing neighbor. On the positive side…I was blessed with a car “beyond grateful!” Currently, I do not have to take the city bus but hey I keep a few dollars just in case. Last, I’m still working towards getting my art and bakery business off the ground. A slow process but it’s going. I miss y’all so much! Oh and I lost 30 pounds, yea!

My little update

…Ria πŸ˜€


Wednesday Haiku


Mind over matter
Once accomplished, change occurs
You can do it too πŸ˜€

Lord we need you

It is too often that we must face painful events such as this
Loved ones passing on, who we will forever miss
Leaving broken hearts, tears flooding our eyes and bouncing from our cheeks
Please explain to us Lord, how are we suppose to get passed our grief’s
Lord we need a sign from you, Lord we need to hear you speak…
Lord we need words that will help us to seek…
comfort during this time
Because using black ink to write on blue lines
will not stop the “why Lord” replaying over and over in our minds
Lord we need you right now because we have been losing to many souls
We’re tired of saying and posting “RIP” and “until we meet again”…it gets old
Perhaps it’s the selfish side of us that wants them to live here on earth for eternity
yet Lord we know in our hearts that there is no forever…only temporarily
Lord I asked that you comfort all of my family and WordPress friends
Just cover us Lord until the end. ~ written by Ria

Which one?

It (doubters, haters, negativity, circumstances, defeat) can define you
Or it can motivate you
Which one will it be?

Let me motivate you right quick…

Quick story
I went from bruising myself to loving myself

I suffered from stress, depression & suicidal thoughts (on a few occasions). Stress broke my body down where I couldn’t walk…had to use a cane. Guess what I defeated all three. I made it out the storm and now I am strong.

I was diagnosed in 2010 with Pseudotumor Cerebri…a disease that affects your vision. I was losing my sight & suffering from double vision. Although I still suffer from double vision…thank God I can see.

Lost my job in 2008 & was unemployed up until 2014. Guess what… just because I wasn’t employed by an employer — I volunteered, went to school and earned a second degree, started my own in-house cupcake business and sold hundreds, cleaned houses, cut grass, organized people homes, and more. Nothing is beneath me.

I never thought I would go to college and when doubters doubted me… I used that energy for motivation. Now I have two degree’s and a certificate on the way. My degree’s may not have helped me land a job in my career field and that’s OK. I simply did it for myself and my daughter. When you commit yourself & stay focused on your goals the impossible is possible.

I’ve endured so much pain in my life but when you have Faith & allow God to order your steps – He will do the unthinkable — Open doors when no one else can — Make away out of no way — Humble you — Heal you & so much more. Whatever you’re going through it won’t last forever. People will discredit, hate, dislike, belittle, cheat, rate, reject, and disown you. It’s OK. Your time is coming. Focus on you and don’t feed into the negativity. Fill your heart with love, positivity, joy, happiness, and most importantly love all people. Get to know people regardless of who they are…I guarantee you both will have something in common. Remember, everyone has a story.

I hope you chose #2

Love yah

Ria πŸ˜€

What’s on your mind tonight?

I thought I would take a break from writing haiku’s..just a tiny break. Today I would like to hear from you. With only about three months left in the year it’s proof that time surely fly’s and we’re not getting any younger. If you don’t mine me asking, what was one thing that you accomplished thus far?

I’ll start,
β€’ I volunteered with Ronald McDonald House to clean there entire second floor. I was leader over a group of six to seven intelligent young men and women who are involved on the youth usher board.

β€’ I joined other participants in the fight to cure MS by doing the 3K walk to help raise money and bring awareness to this condition. I had a blast!

β€’ I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur so I’ve been taking the necessary steps to make it happen.

β€’ I donated much to the women’s shelter and local nonprofits.

β€’ I start school in two weeks?

β€’ I landed three interviews in one week after six long years and a job (seasonal but it’s a job) I’m grateful. One day my I.T. and healthcare degree will pay off. Faith! πŸ™‚

There are other small accomplishments but I’ll stop right here. I have no reason to complain. I help, give, serve, and inspire. This is what success means to me. Success is not about money, it’s about fulfilling your purpose in life. Success is about what you feel about your own goals and accomplishments. πŸ™‚

For those who need some positive words..listen up

No matter who you are, where you come from, your religion, your past…it doesn’t matter. When you have faith, the impossible is possible. When you have a determined mind, can’t nothing or no one stop you from achieving your goals. When you want better, you do better. When you stop making excuses, you get stuff done. Faith will open doors. Faith will help you overcome. Faith will make away. Listen, people will talk about you, make assumptions, spread lies, doubt you, degrade you, crush your spirits, try to knock you down, etc. Brush that stuff off. You know who you are, what you’re capable of, what you want out of life and that’s all that matters. Let people talk because while they’re talking… you continue to succeed in silence. I believe in you and I hope you believe in me. My grammar may not be on point but my message is. Somebody needed to hear this today. I love people and spreading good vibes. I’m no expert I’m human just like you. I’ve been through some hard times just like others. Even when I felt like throwing in the towel I didn’t. I stayed proactive and kept faith. I am nothing without God. He didn’t and has not given up on me and I’m not giving up on you. You’re a star. You’re intelligent. You’re amazing. You got this!!! πŸ™‚ Don’t let no one take you’re smile away.

Thank you

Wherever you are tonight, I can’t thank you enough for your support. I started this blog four years ago and never imagined that it would be what it is today. I am honored to have such amazing friends who can relate to my style of poetry. Amazing friends who inspire me to wake up and do what I love. Words are powerful. They have the power to heal, touch, calm and challenge us; when least expected.

I just wanted to acknowledge all of you (my friends) because my blog would not exist if it wasn’t for you. I’m deeply humbled by your comments, likes, advice and smiley faces. Good night and I wish you all a happy and prosperous week. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Sweet Dreams! Don’t forget to meditate…it really does make you feel good. πŸ˜€