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“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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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A Second Chance

17 Nov

My husband and I have been blessed again with a beautiful baby. This time around there were no health problems or complications.ย We said hello to a healthy 9 pound baby boy on September 18th.

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About 8 months pregnant with the blanket I made for our son. ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย Elisha Cypher King Rozier

I didn’t share my pregnancy online until I was about 8 months along. My reclusiveness was out of fear, honestly. Fear that it was too good to be true. It really did not fully register that he would be here. That he would be real. After the loss of one child, the ability to accept the blessing of another is complicated. It was in my subconscious not to get my hopes up, in case something went wrong. I was already preparing for the worst. There was also a feeling of guilt. Like I was somehow forgetting or ungrateful for our daughter Areli because we had moved on. Like we were replacing her. Well, that just wasn’t true at all. But it’s funny how your emotions can fool your brain into thinking something is true when your mind/spirit is trying to protect itself. Continue reading

“The Distance” Poem by A. Roze

21 Jul

Now I remember what it feels like to miss you.

Like an empty void that no one else could fit through.

Mind starts racing, wondering if your ok,

Thoughts start chasing, running circles, no breaks.

Try to give myself back, to the moment at hand,

But it seems your the only thing, My subconscious understands.

The whole world suddenly seems so small,

As if there were nothing else in it at all.

No thoughts, no ideas, Or things to do,

No stories to tell If I can’t first tell you.

Now I remember how it feels to want something I can’t have.

Not like cars or clothes or jewelry or cash,

Cuz right about now, I’d give up any of that,

Just to have you back.

All those quirks that used to get on my nerves,

Can’t be worse than having to write this verse,

Just to ease my mind a bit,

Help myself get over it,

But its not working anyway,

No, not today, you just won’t go away,

Posted up inside my head,

Kicked off your shoes,

Made your bed,

Lying comfortably cuz you already paid your rent,

Chillin’ like a lazy Sunday.

I’ll just have to go a different route,

Let you be, Instead of trying to kick you out,

There must be a reason your here,

So i’ll let go of the fear,

And try embracing the doubt,

Since you’re obviously something I can’t go without.

Now it’s all becoming clear,

I just know I can feel your soul my dear,

Why was I even feeling down?

Just because you’re not around,

Doesn’t mean I can’t feel the sound

of your thoughts and emotions matching mine pound for pound.

We are one.

Can’t be undone.

Hearts entwined sometimes tricks the mind

Into feeling like we’re alone.

Funny though, that it’s because we’re so together,

That the distance makes us better.

Seems we grow closer through space and time.

No more knot in my stomach,

I know I’ll be fine,

I can rest assured,

My heart won’t hurt,

Tomorrow, when you leave again for work.

~A. Rozier

the distance bw

“People Watching” Poem by A. Roze

7 Jul

All day, I have nothing to say,

But want to pick up the phone when it gets late.

Everything comes to mind,

The right words, wrong time.

Alone now with my thoughts,

Surrounded by passings souls, forgot.

Main character in my book,

Extra in theirs,

I swear they can’t see me,

Even when they stare.

Am I even really here?

I can feel, I can hear,

Music that’s playing,

But the words they’re saying

Dash in and out of my ears.

One moment a blur, next one clear,

Mind full of stories,

Hours keep pouring,

Minutes so sheer,

So paper thin that they cut,

They never give up,

Coming at me so fast,

but never really last,

Only scary for a moment,

Now everything’s dormant,

How quickly things change.

~A. Rozier

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“The Runaround” Poem by A. Roze

7 Jul

I am alive.

Can’t you feel my vibe?

Yea, it’s dark, but I can see.

I know the world is waiting for me.

But I’m not ready to leave,

this place is too comforting.

And what if they don’t like me?

Besides, I’m busy!

Just because they can’t see,

doesn’t mean I’m not learning,

Maturing, enduring, furthering,

My knowledge and growth,

They’re the ones who don’t know

How strong I am, I just don’t boast!

Soon I won’t be so quiet- they ain’t ready though!

Shoot, maybe I’ll just stay here,

Do myself a favor,

Cuz out there, they don’t stop and savor,

Moments… like these.

No, they don’t stop and look at trees or

Think about who has no where to sleep,

Watch the future buckle at its knees,

Too focused on their own needs,

Too blind to see,

What’s right here, right now, happening.

Come to think… they need me.

How selfish could I be.. to think

That I too, would just let it sink

For a little solidarity.

Or because it’s a little scary to me.

No more excuses, and I’ll be sure to tell them so,

Maybe I should sleep on it though….

~A. Rozier

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5 Ways to Customize Your Product. Wow Your Clients!

21 Aug

5 ways to customize your product

Presentation means everything, no matter what business you’re in! Below I’ve outlined some of my key ingredients in a successful presentation of a custom gown to a private client.

1. Find out what your customer really wants.

No matter the product, you may run into clients that know (or think they know) exactly what they want. Intentional or otherwise, it may feel like they just want to use your skill, and not your creative expertise. In the end however, you are the one that will be held accountable for how the product turns out. Keeping this in mind, the best way to start is by having a sit down consultation with the client. Have a list of questions ready. Come up with the questions beforehand that hone in on the direction of their vision. Gain insight on how they want to feelย about this product and/or how they want it to makeย them feel. Be honest about what you can and cannot do. Be honest about pricing. If the requests increase, let them know right away the costs that will be incurred.

Having clients that basically give you free reign over a design idea is always a pleasure! Ronisha came to me in need of a reception dress that would flatter her figure, while also showing her sophistication as a newlywed.

2. Give them your input as an expert and come up with a vision that meets the clients requirements and has your personal touch.

I came up with the sketch below. Ivory stretch satin with Swarovski crystals adorning her from the neckline, all the way down the front of the dress in flattering V shapes. The satin hugging her curves, while ivory chiffon peaks out at her shoulders and neckline. Ivory chiffon drapes down the back in a double layer, while a single fan pleated layer subtly shows off her legs in the front.

Lucky for me, Ronisha loved this sketch and gave me the ok to go ahead and get started. Sometimes, it may take some revising, or even coming up with a new concept entirely. Just make sure they are happy before going past this step.

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