Archive | January, 2016

“Our Struggle” Poem by A. Roze

20 Jan

I will record audio of this poem shortly. But I wanted to go ahead and release this now. I feel like there is someone who needs to read it.

Thank you for my struggle.

The opportunity it brings is like no other.

The growth that comes starts from inside.

At first there’s pain when emotions collide,

But when the pieces begin to fit together,

I understand why you sent the bad weather.

You know I’m not the type who’d rather a handout,

So you give me an experience to make me stand out.

Make me humble like you are,

Make me strong like you are,

Make me deep like you are,

Make me understanding like you are.

You never have to prove anything to anyone.

Because you are in everything and everyone.

And yet when you are disregarded and denied,

You still never lose yourself as The Most High.

So why should I..

Feel less, feel regret, feel like there is no way to clean up this mess..

When really, could I..

Feel blessed by the best, feel loved, since I know my struggle represents

Your way,

Only way,

I got

To say,

No way,

I can’t,

Be brave,

No shame,

I have,

To pray,

On page,

Relate,

Replay,

Repay,

Repent.

Can’t Forget

The struggle

of Yahweh.

~A. Rozier

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“He Said” Poem by A. Roze

18 Jan

Since our 10 year wedding anniversary was yesterday, and our son is 4 months old today, I thought this would be a good one to post 🙂

You need to get out of here they said,

This place isn’t good for you.

What? They said, move across the country?!

Girl- you’d be crazy to!

You don’t know anyone,

don’t you wana have some fun?

Don’t get married yet- 18 is too young!

Plus- he’s black! Your kids will have it rough.

Oh, you’re going to college now? Isn’t it a little late?

It wouldn’t do you any good, they said,

doubt you’ll even graduate.

Start your own business? No way you’ll make it.

Those types are rich, and have an education.

I told you this would be hard, why don’t you get a job..?

Take it easy, slow down, you’re workin’ too hard.

Now you’re pregnant and broke, what you gonna do now?

Ya’ll need to start a business and get some money somehow..

They said.

I say,

I have been blessed beyond measure.

It was in the grace of my trials that I found the real treasures.

It wasn’t my ignorance, stubbornness, or being naive that got me through..

I simply would not accept their fears as truth.

All I knew, was that I would not be held down,

And by remaining calm and cool I found

Experience

Education,

Expression,

Family,

Fulfillment,

Joy,

Life,

Love,

God.

Not by falling for what they said,

Not by rebelling against the living dead,

No- just by standing, by believing

in what He said.

~A. Rozier

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Earthpaste Review (Natural Toothpaste)

1 Jan

Happy New Year everyone! I’m starting the year off with a video review of the natural toothpaste, Redmond Earthpaste.

I have been using it for a few weeks now. I got it on eBay for about $11 (including shipping) for two 4 oz tubes in the Wintergreen flavor. It ranges from $3.99-$5.99 in stores and online.

The ingredients are:

Purified Water

Food Grade Redmond Clay

Xylitol

Wintergreen Essential Oil

Menthol

Redmond Real Sea Salt

Tea Tree Oil

More importantly, there is NO: Glycerin, Fluoride,  Artificial Coloring, Foaming Agents.

The consistency is much different than “regular” toothpaste. It isn’t gritty like you may think clay is, but smooth and slick. There are no foaming agents, so I found I had to use more of it than I did with regular toothpaste.

The clean: I feel a MUCH better clean with Earthpaste than with regular toothpaste!! It leaves your teeth super slick, and naturally clean. Not like other toothpaste that has sort of a sugary, minty, gritty feel. You may not even notice that your toothpaste tastes like that until you try something different. For example, you know how orange juice tastes weird after you brush? Earthpaste makes orange juice taste normal LOL!

And my awesome tip for you is… Use it as a face wash! It leaves your face felling super clean and naturally fresh!

Overall, I definitely recommend this product!

*This product may contain trace amounts of naturally occurring lead. This product may not be appropriate for consumption by children or pregnant women.

*This review is not sponsored.

~A.Roze

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