For Life….

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CHESTNUT EYES

EYES THE COLOR OF CHESTNUTS

BRILLIANTLY BROWN

GLOWING

NOT WITHHOLDING

THE FIRE BURNING WITHIN

DEEP DOWN

UNDERNEATH THE SURFACE

IT’S LOVE

(FOR ME)

YOU CAN’T HIDE IT

IT’S THERE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE

IF THEY KNOWIN’…. 😉

ESPECIALLY ME

YOU CAN’T DENY YOUR LOVE FOR ME

* * * * *

SWEET AS CHOCOLATE DEMEANER

A DEMEANER AS SWEET AS CHOCOLATE

MILKY AND AS SWEET AS CHOCOLATE

AN HONOUR FROM FIRST GLANCE

JUST TO SEE YOU IN YOUR B-BOY STANCE

HUMBLED BY YOUR SALIENT GAZE
MY PURPOSE IN LIFE
IS TO PLEASE YOU
YOUR HIGHNESS
YOUR EVERY WISH IS MY COMMAND
I ADORE YOU
YOUR MAJESTY
YOU ARE MY WORLD,
– THE QUEEN

SPRING MITTENS

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BISMILLAHI RAHMANI RAHIM

In the Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Most Merciful

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To see the mittens in greater detail click HERE

 As-Salaam-Alaikum Dearly Beloved Asiatic Sisters!

I was thinking with the advent of Spring, I wouldn’t be crocheting any warm weather attire, but it’s been unseasonably cold the last couple of days and we even had rain a couple nights ago! So, I’ve been bundling up with my crocheted hats and scarves and whatnot, but I have yet to replace my gloves.

I decided to crochet some mittens and these are very simple so I thought I would share the tut with my Beloved Readers! I was going to make them without the bumps, but they are a part of the pattern so I kept them. And they ended up being the most fun part!

I used a smaller hook and crocheted the stitches tighter so my pattern is a bit different. I also crocheted more bumps.

Anyway, if you have the wherewithal to create these wonderful mittens, comment and post a picture. Share your talent! 😀

As-Salaam-Alaikum!

 

PATTERN

Chain 10
One Returning Chain
Row 1 – Ten Single Crochet in Backloop
One Returning Chain
Complete 24 more rows
Connect edges
Remove hook and turn inside out
Row 1 – 42 Single crochet across top
Row 2 – Bump, 5sc (single crochet), bump, 5sc, bump sc to the end of the round
*Bump* – insert hook into backloop, yarn over, insert hook into next backloop, yarn over, insert hook into next backloop, yarn over, pull through first loop on hook, yarn over, pull through two loops on hook, yarn over, pull through last two loops on hook, insert hook into last stitch, yarn over, pull through loops on hook
Row 3 – sc entire round
Row 4 – sc entire round
Row 5 – Five sc, bump, five sc bump, sc, bump, sc to the end of the round
Row 6 – sc entire round
Row 7 – sc entire round
Row 8 – Bump, 5sc (single crochet), bump, 5sc, bump sc to the end of the round
Row 9 – sc entire round
Row 10 – sc until 9 loops from first bump, chain 9, insert hook 9 loops from chain,  sc to the end of the round

Repeat pattern until desired length then decrease

*Decrease* Insert hook into backloop, yarn over, pull through, insert hook into next backloop, yarn over pull through, yarn over pull through all three loops

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MOTHER’S DAY

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As-Salaam-Alaikum Beloved Sisters & Brothers!

Anyone who knows me knows that my Mom and I have an estranged and strained association. I’m not going to even say “relationship.”

I think she’s never liked/loved me because she couldn’t give my sister her fourth birthday party because she was in the hospital giving birth to me. The pictures are so depressing. I think she held (holds) that against me because she never threw another birthday party for any of us.

It’s all good though, because now that I am in THE NATION OF ISLAM, it just made not celebrating birthdays that much easier. Mother’s Day also.

I was kind of destined to have an estranged relationship with my mother. My mother wasn’t speaking to he mother when I was born. My grandmother found out about my birth from her cousin.

I told my hubby how I never felt like my mother ever loved me because she would buy my sister and brother whatever they wanted but not me.

He told me something that corresponds with the Holy Qur’an:

“But she gave you everything  you needed!”

He told me that twenty years ago but it’s just now, that I’m a Muslim, starting to sink in.

So, thank-you Vanessa, for feeding and clothing me when I was little. Even though it feels like you did it out of duty rather than love. I never knew what it felt like to go to bed hungry or without shoes. I had toys and a comfortable bed. A roof overhead and a fairly happy childhood. I thank you for nursing me, enabling me to enjoy good health. Thank you for giving me respectable, somewhat decent boundaries. Thank-you for treating me like a slave so that now housework comes easy and is second-nature. Thank-you for buying wheat bread when my friends had white; fruit instead of cookies & candy.. Oh, and we always had Honey – My favorite – thanks to  you!

Thank-you for that one time we baked Nestle Toll House Cookies, instilling in me my love for baking.

More recently, thank-you for letting me in the house a couple times when I couldn’t get in the shelter. That was a nice surprise after turning me away repeatedly.

However, I wish you had left my father, before I was born. He told me  he left you because of something I had written in my diary! If you had left him he would never had had his nose in my business.

Thank-you for teaching me how to sew up the holes in my socks. I was shocked to learn, after living in shelters, how many women can’t even thread a needle!

But most importantly, thank-you for leaving West Angeles so we could go to Trinity where I Fell In Love With My Prince!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

FIRST KISS

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Outside the Girls’ Gymnasium

I Think it was

Right After Lunch

Right Before Drill Team

(Maybe Not)

Hurriedly Excited

You Were

I Didn’t Know It Then

You Must’ve Been

What A Fool I Was

Not To See

How Madly In Love

You Were With Me

*****

Took My Whole Adult Life

To Realize

How Much That Kiss Meant

Wasted Nearly Thirty (30) Years

Trying To Find

A Substitute

For You –

Someone In Your Class (Stead)

Allah (God) Told Me

“IT’S IMPOSSIBLE!!!”

No One In The Universe

Can Take Your Place

I Submit (Give Up)

To You

I’ll Spend The Rest Of My Life

Waiting

For

Another

One

STUCK-UP?

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I have the sinking feeling

I’m stuck-up

But I’m poor

I’m arrogant

But broke

Humble Pie is not at all sweet

I have high hopes

Watching other people smile

And smoke

Though MY pipe dreams

Are Very Much Undeferred

Undeterred

I shovel through the obstacles

Headed Steadfastly Toward The Light

Nose Lowered To Receive Assistance

From Friends In Low Places

Trying To Place The Faces

Forget The Names

They’re All The Same

Sorry.

Cut Me Another Slice Of Humble Pie

Trying Not To Think

I’m Better

Our Beloved Messenger (PBUH)

Taught Us To Be

“Humble Yet Commanding”

I Go From A Pedestal

To The Mud

In 2 Seconds Flat

Bi-Polarity

Is Only Fun Half of the Time

The Other Half Is Spent

Trying To Remember What The 1st 1/2 Felt Like

And Trying To Return

LEIMERT PARK FOLKS

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ARTSY

HOMELESS

PLAYER or PIMP

HARD TO TELL

MUSICIANS – Dime a Dozen

WINOS – the same….

STYLISHLY FASHIONABLE “Smoker Ladiez”

VIRGIL – “THE VILLAGE CRIER”

SHABAZZ CATERERS WHO AREN’T MUSLIM

FAKE MUSLIMS

MOORS

NGEs

ONE FIVE PERCENTER (PRT_ME) 😉

MASONS

HOMIES

CASUAL OBSERVERS

BEAN SOUP SCIENTISTS

HYPOCRITES

AGENTS

SODOMITES

PERMANENTLY UNDERGROUND EMCEES

HIP-HOP HEADZ

PREDATORS

PREY

TRY TO STAY AFLOAT

FAMILIAR FACES (Boring)

NEW FACES (White)

U.N.W.E.L.C.O.M.E.!

MONEY-HUNGRY MERCHANTS CANNIBALIZING CULTURE

DEVIL-LOVERS COMMERCIALIZING OFF MY (OUR) HERITAGE

SEARCHING DESPERATELY

FOR A

SILVER LINING

NO HOLE IN MY PENNY YET

JUST WAITING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

BUT MOESHA IS LONG-GONE

THINKING ABOUT MOVING

NOWHERE TO BE FOUND

M.I.A.

JUST A FADED MEMORY

Just a memory….