Rhythm & Poetry / Sept 13th / Open - Mic

Dyvacat, & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” every Thursday night. Every Thursday there is an Open-Mic for authors, poets, musicians, emcees & vocalists. (Unless we do an artist showcase) We have 2 features on the last Thursday of every month consisting of 1 poet & 1 musician/band. Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

Open Mic Night!!! Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.

Free Drink for all who order tickets online.


Rhythm & Poetry / Sept 6th / Open - Mic

Dyvacat, & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” every Thursday night. Every Thursday there is an Open-Mic for authors, poets, musicians, emcees & vocalists. (Unless we do an artist showcase) We have 2 features on the last Thursday of every month consisting of 1 poet & 1 musician/band. Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

Open Mic Night!!! Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.

Free Drink for all who order tickets online.


Rhythm & Poetry / X2 Feature / Boys to the Yard / Aug 30th

Dyvacat, & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” every Thursday night. Every Thursday there is an Open-Mic for authors, poets, musicians, emcees & vocalists. (Unless we do an artist showcase) We have 2 features on the last Thursday of every month consisting of 1 poet & 1 musician/band. Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

Double Feature Night!!! As an artist, as a mentor, as a student and as a man; I am to work with Dyvacat to provide events like this. We have 2 brilliant young men that are as dope and as raw than many young gunners I've seen thus far.  

Iso The Poet & King Weez both capture raw talent at its essence. Both are rhythmic, both are melodic, both have a unique perspective they bring to the stage. Since they are bringing substance to the storehouse, why not pull out the fine China? We are bringing the "Boys to the Yard" with Rhythm & Poetry's 1st outdoor event!

 

 

 

One of the things I love about our new home at the Brazilian Center, is its incredible flexibility. Fully functional outdoor stage, benches and fire pits.. We Rock from 7:30pm - 10:30pm Rain or Shine we start on time. 

 

Free Drink with online ticket purchase.


To Know/ To Grow/ To Flow

You are entering a land, not of sight, not of sound, but of desire/

The desire to know/ the desire to grow/ and the desire to flow/

here we go/

my wisdom of consciousness/ or at least the way I understand it/

is that a soul can chose to experience life as any form it pleases/ even as a planet/

So/

the desire to know/

would be satisfied when I experience what that must feel like/

to be the soul of the earth/ or of the sun/ or beyond thy kingdom come/

I could only use my imagination for now/ wow/

I just imagined myself as the sun shining golden rays on smiling faces/

giving life to billions of leafs/ on billions of trees/

lighting the way for humming birds that whisper in the breeze/

or to each other between sugary snacks/

so/ the desire to grow/

aspires to that/

ultimately I want to connect/ in a way that is raw/ beautiful/ sincere/ and honest/

I want to bend words like the pretzeled legs of limber lovers/

give those words to you in the form of lit candles/ you can take with you that light the way/

so/

the desire to flow/

is satisfied ever time I express this way ~

 

GB


What If?

What if I told you that nine eleven was a hoax?/
& that most black folks wouldn’t take that statement for a joke?/

What if I told you that I’ve been around this big blue marble we call Earth one time thus far?/

What if I told you that every country has a ghetto?/What if I told you I was most comfortable when I walked through them?/

What if I told you I looked god square in the eyes? & that it looked like a sea of silver triangles connected by spinning moons?/

What if I told you that her eyes are the loveliest thing I have seen in this lifetime?/

What if I told you that there were no such thing as sin?/ and if there was such a thing as sin, this would be it: to allow yourself to become what you are because of the experience of others/

What if I told you the cure for cancer was on the internet in plain sight this whole time and has everything to do with nutrition?/

What if I told you that money was only a concept?/

What if I told you that the original feminist movement was propagated by rich men who wanted to tax the other half of the population that wasn’t working?/

What if I acknowledged and respected dark energy yet rejected the concept of a human manifesting enough power to keep the souls god created separated from her?/

What if I told you that you give power to every thought you think about?/

What if I told you that happiness was nothing more than your your soul smiling at itself?/

GB


Happy Friday / Word Wizards Guest Blog / @Akronems

HAPPY FRIDAY = Have A Peaceful Positive Year Finding Relaxation Inspired Daily Around You
@akronems

Today is Friday, HAPPY FRIDAY, Hanging Around Positive People You Find Responsible Illustrating Dedication As Yourself is the step to greatness as your journey becomes about improving you
Each day is a learning lesson in creating a greater you establishing a balance in our lives
TO THINK CLEARER Through Opportunities This Helps Identify New Knowledge Consciously Learning Everything About Responsibility Encourages Reliability in HOW WE SPEAK Honorably Only With Wisdom Even Shows Positivity Elevating AnyoneKnowing OUR ACTIONS Offer Understanding Reflects Any Completed Task Inspires Other Novice Succeeding on improving self aligned with positive vibrations daily. Friday is also a day to remind yourself to treat yourself for accomplishments, achievements and goals completed out your work week to remind yourself you are important to self, I love myself as I keep improving self. Read, research knowledge, study everything, but never commit to nothing. You are the KEY, Knowledge Educates You
REMEMBER: We are our unborn relatives ancestors of tomorrow's future, but today we are historians living in today's history able to document or record our own blueprint of histories truth. We are the hidden treasure of histories past, present and future experience of life. Never give up knowing life exist in you, We are all a gift to this life our life is just as important as anyone else , be the light of positivity & greatness leaving a legacy of love in its purest form. Love exist in you as you exist in love, we are all destined for greatness just believe in you
LOVE YOU,

RESPECT YOU

Learn Live Love Life
@akronems


Thursday Thoughts / Word Wizards #GuestBlog @Akronems

THURSDAY = Through Hustling Understand Responsibility Shows Determination About You
@akronems

Today is a great day to reflect on the growth of self. Our work week is almost ending but it's always good to self reflect when improving self. Whatever is your skill of trade or career experience keep practicing, reading, researching and building to create a better you. Encourage family and friends around you by being an example speaking, living & sharing positive energy daily by living with good vibrations. Time will be hard, but gets easier when practicing becomes natural. You are special, we all are special in our own unique way. It's up to us to believe we are more than they teach us & tell us. Research and find the truth yourself, study everything, commit to nothing. REMEMBER; We are our unborn relatives ancestors of tomorrow's future, but today we are historians living in today's history able to document or record our FACTS OF LIFE, Finding Actual Conscious Truth Shows Only Focus Learning Is From Education documenting our history. We are the hidden treasures of our families past, present and future. Life exist in you as self exist in love.
LOVE YOU RESPECT YOU

@akronems


Rhythm & Poetry Feature Night: Ian J. Knighton

Dyvacat, & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” every Thursday night. Every Thursday there is an Open-Mic for authors, poets, musicians, emcees & vocalists. (Unless we do an artist showcase) We have 2 features on the last Thursday of every month consisting of 1 poet & 1 musician/band. Come join us at Stellar Studios on 202 23rd st Sacramento 95816. We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

Feature Night!!! Lyricist, songwriter, psalmist, playwright, worship leader, director. These few descriptive words describe Ian J. Knighton; to sum it up he's "Smooth as Silk"

 

Free Drink for all who order tickets online.

 

Rhythm & Poetry / Open - Mic / June 21st

Graffiti Bleu

Dyvacat, & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” every Thursday night. Every Thursday there is an Open-Mic for authors, poets, musicians, emcees & vocalists. (Unless we do an artist showcase) We have 2 features on the last Thursday of every month consisting of 1 poet & 1 musician/band. Come join us at Stellar Studios on 202 23rd st Sacramento 95816. We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

 

 

 

Open Mic Night!!! Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.

Free Drink for all who order tickets online.


Love Like Loyalty & Lust (15 Favorite Things)

I walk in spirit with God's wind at my back... I think out-loud and I share those thoughts with critical thinkers. Today's thinkers are Jacquelyn Howard & Phillis Clements


Corporate Boy Slim - A Chapter from the upcoming book: "The Art of Saying NO"

Corporate Boy Slim

     After Cain had murdered his brother Abel, God asked him where his brother was. Cain answered, “I know not; am I my brother's keeper?” Cain's words have come to symbolize people's unwillingness to accept responsibility for the welfare of their fellows — their “brothers” in the extended sense of the term. Much like Able, I had no idea that Corporate Boy Slim was capable of pulling a Cain - like betrayal, whereas I was murdered in a sense symbolically like Able. I was enjoying having real money for the first time when I met Slim. We kicked it on a cruise ship about a number of topics. Mental sparring in every sense of the word. He would grow to be one of my most trusted friends. A brother from another mother. Something was off from the jump though. Little things that would eventually lead to bigger things. For example: If a few weeks would pass and we didn’t speak, he would get bent outta shape. He would give me the speech that made you feel like you were being scolded. “We need to be close and we each need to have each other’s back” Slim would say, with a voice that vibrated at the frequency of chastise. Granted, we were both doing contract work on the road far from home. Yes, it would be wise to keep close contact, so whereas we could monitor each other’s back. His reasoning sounded reasonable. However, I just met this cat on a cruise ship 4 months ago. Was I really the only intellectual “goon” he knew? Was he with the shits for real? Was he street cat on the low that needed other brothers with the shits just incase the beef popped off? None of that was actually the case though. The foundation of his motives were fear. Yes fear. To be clear. I am not trying to paint this man as some kind of punk. It would be easy to write his narrative and twisting the fact to make it seem as if he’s some sort of bitch ass nigga. But Slim was no punk. So I would be a punk to call defame him as such. Through my perspective, his fear was more about people. A skeptical and cynical man, his word view people was odd to me. I would listen to him verbally dissect people. But not in the way that highlighted one’s beauty. To o also be fair, I confess, that I allowed dialogue like this for fear of not being accepted by my peers. So I do assure you, I blame this man for nothing and wish him great fortune. However I have to finish this story. lol #testify

Some times goes by and gets me a job. He is my boss now. Life is good. Or at least it is in my mind, (My brother and I are in here) I wasn’t looking for any handouts and I wasn’t a idiot in regards to this new work environment reality. My brother from another mother is my boss. I not only do I have to be better, faster, earlier and more professional than everyone else. I have to keep the fact that he’s my dog to myself. I am sure, other employees would feel uneasy if they knew. I told Slim this to his face. He agreed with me. I will work my way through the ranks at let my brother do the rest. Little did I know that Slim had other ideas.

There were a number of weird moves that happened shortly after this conversation.

Weird Move #1. My wife at the time confessed to me that she never trusted Slim. I always wondered why she waited until after I accepted the job to tell me.

Weird Move #2. He told everyone on the job we were boys anyway. Thanks. Now they look at me like I’m some sort of snitch/corporate plant.

Weird Move #3. He always compared how long he knew the guys he grew up with, to the time I knew him. Slim would say shit like “I’ve known you for 10 years, but I’ve known them for 20” To which I would say “wtf?” to myself when he did. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why someone would feel the need to highlight that. With the assertion that somehow tried to suggest that I was pressed to be his “Bestie” As if skirts aren’t so much more fun to chase.

Weird Move #4. Remember folks, this is the same cat that would say “We need to be close and we each need to have each other’s back” 4 months after I met him on a cruise ship.

Weird Move #5. Although I won favor with his superiors and excelled at my job quickly, he stayed on my case. His vibe suggested he had done me a favor by giving me the job. He did do me a favor, but I did him one by accepting the job. I had all of the credentials and letters after my name to eligible. to to mention, his other employees really weren’t very hard to beat. At all.

Final Move & Last Straw  This motherfucker showed me his penis. Why would you do that? We were in Europe talking philosophy, life and Christ. We were in a hotel in Germany. I get outta bed to hit the can and I walked by his bed on my way to it. He pulls back the covers as I walked by and bam. I should whup his ass right now but I am 7000 miles from home. Slim has all of the fucking maps and directions. So I acted like I never saw that shit. Ever.

Bottom line. Thank god for all of his creatures. They teach us so much. I am grateful to Slim because he helped me learn what some folks are capable of. Most of us don’t know until we know. The only real way to know what you want is by exploring everything you don’t. I now say “No” to cats who make weird moves like Slim did once upon a time. He wasn’t an evil man, he was just an insecure one. So was I. I didn’t say “No” however until I was comfortable in my own skin, free from insecurities. I said “No” to being loyal for loyalties sake. I am from the school where your word is your bond. So when a cat refers too you in terms of brotherhood and such, it is taken seriously. This incident taught me how to say “No” to the words and pay more attention to the actions. Again, who am I to judge Slim. Just like me he’s a child of God too. This if for all of my leaders out there. All of the true Queens and Kings. Not every invitation is a welcome one.

 

"The Art of Saying NO" (The Memoirs of a Naive Poet)


Delicious.. #poetry

Delicious..

Life is delicious is it not? Delicious like the kiss of a new lover after eating strawberries that swim in champagne/

Delicious like waffles/ syrup & coffee/ delicious like the thoughts of you that make me at ease/

Delicious like liquid legacy in penmanship/ in cursive/ in manuscript/ in calligraphy/ in graffiti/ although in reality/ at this moment I type/ when I write/

Delicious like choosing light/ delicious like the moment you knew god was real/ delicious like euphoria during a prayer/

Delicious as the one who truly cares/ Delicious as the one who dares to love you back/ regardless of all that/ which made you feel like you’ve lost your way/

Delicious as a body spasm/ sandwiched between two orgasms/ Delicious as raindrops mixed with honey/ falling from rainbows dripping with sunshine/ watching the sweet mist dance on your neckline/

Delicious as blue colors/ soulful music/ & good energy all in the same place/ delicious as a poem that gives you a tear from joy/ delicious as you when you are in the zone/ doing exactly what you were born to do/ doing exactly what you love to do/

Delicious as a good night sleep/ followed by California sunshine/ with a touch of “Oh yeah.. I’m off work today”

Delicious as cookies & cream/ after passing the blunt to her/ delicious as her nakedness admired by your eyes and the moon’s light/ Delicious as the thoughts of round three/ as she lets you know how cold the ice cream is/

Life is delicious is it not?/

Delicious as true love/ delicious as complete trust/ delicious as us/