Out in the Open

Greetings Lovers of Blogs,

I know we maybe sad, maybe happy.  Side Note:  Please don’t think or hum that song by Pharrell.  Talk about overkill of the eardrums. Now, I digress.  Sadness could be brought on by the end of an extended holiday weekend or the extreme tardiness of Spring (especially here in New York).  Happiness could be brought on by the fact that you know I am readying myself to release my 2nd literary effort, The Cells of the Tissue That Should Feel.  Proud, I feel.  Accomplished, I aspire.  

Please take a moment to check out the GoFundMe Campaign that is currently running to help reach the goal of Summer 2014 release.  Your contribution will go towards history-making and starving souls.  The perks are mind-blowing.  Here is the link:

http://www.gofundme.com/9457r

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Forthcoming 2nd literary effort. Cover design by Brandon Rivera of Alego Creative

We Need All, Receiving “But, A Portion”

But, A Portion

Smelling the soil
Hearing voices

Running fingers
Impurifying decision

Absent 72
Minerals

In body
In the Earth

Depletion reveals
Low mental output
Medium creative products
High amounts of blah

ADD, PTSD, ADHD
Diabetes, “AIDS”, Cancer
Blanketed determination of a hollow death
To the psyche, soul

Inept is soil
Believe the voices

Idling fingers
Hopes purifying

Present 99
Problems

In heart
Of the stomach

(c) 2014
–E as Poetlove Water

‘The Cells’ are Coming!

Greetings, Greetings to All Easpoet’s Blog Followers,

You have found the best subject to follow…….E as Poetlove Water!  This blog should have assured you that clicking on ‘follow’ was niceness!  If for some strange reason that doesn’t resonate, then here is a next reason. 

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The Cells of the Tissue That Should Feel — the second published book by Etaniel Ben Yehuda (E as Poetlove Water). ‘The Cells’ is the extroverted communication that follows the debut book release of The Chronicles of Air, Water and the Source (iUniverse Publishing). The voice is louder, the verbal “smacks” come with more force, the sociopolitical commentary envelopes clear analysis and personal support is more substantial. The writings are formatted as poetry and prose.

Some featured works included are: “As the Nile River Rises”, a poem that speaks on current manifestations of Arab racism against Indigenous East African groups; “Markwan’s Letter”, a honestly written “letter” from the perspective of a young Black man living in urban USA; “Why I Love…..” Series, a series of poem that shares the reasons/cultural nuances that I love about various places I have lived and/or visited; and “The Connection”, it takes a humorous approach to the benefits of eating healthy, natural foods.

Expected Release Date: July 22, 2014

For the next several weeks, I will post previews of excerpts of specially-selected poems/prose from ‘The Cells’. Pre-ordering will begin on July 1, 2014. The book will be available for purchase at http://www.easpoetlovewater,com. Also, stay tuned for special offers/promotions. Thank you to all for past, present and future support! Bliss

Blinded Hearts, Hardened Minds

Popular culture has become centered around celebrities and psuedo-celebrities.  This turn is very interesting because when you analyze this phenomena, the celebrities usually possess very few interesting qualities.  Most are judged on physical appearances (looks/grade of beauty, clothing worn, hairstyle), sales volume of product(s) and which “hot” location paparazzi snapped pictures.  One other significant factor is family lineage.  The latest benefactor, for lack of a better term, is Willow Smith.

Controversy has already eclipsed the innocence of Willow’s childhood.  With the obvious decline of social morale and standards, it has played out in a dual manner.  There are those who empathize and the others sensationalize.  It is encoded in most of our DNA that a 13-year old female should not lay in bed with a shirtless 20-year old male, with whom she is unrelated.  The main question should be “how can her parents approve such creative work?”  The answer is simple and very deep.  Willow is the product of two Hollyweird parents, both actors.  Will Smith is a huge international celebrity and Jada Pinkett-Smith is notable actress.  But, Willow doesn’t “belong” to her parents.

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(photograph courtesy of New York Daily news)

Success in modern times within the entertainment industry usually entails a tradeoff or compromise.  Unfortunately, this 13-year old girl is a tool for further social deterioration.  She is part of a wave of young females and males that are used as objects for negative influence.  I don’t have to further elaborate.  For persons who have properly functioning eyes and ears, it can be seen and heard clearly.

The solution:  explain to your children/youth in community/students that the picture and behaviour as such is inappropriate.  GIve a list of sound reasons why such action is dangerous and should not be imitated.  Social responsibility is much better than social passivity.  Bliss