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Pecan Memories


Pecan Memories©2016

Yolanda YoTrip Triplett

A walk in the orchards 

From times past

My grandma would gather us grands

Three, five, or seven of us in a row

Walking along to her favorite spot

Cool crisp air we can feel it

Leaves crunching under foot

A bag in each helpers hand

We are on a mission

Find those pecans

Mom and I took a walk today

In a place called Serenity

We felt an air of familiar

The leaves crunched under our feet

Bags in our hands

A mission we were on it

Find those pecans

And we did!

I could feel the spirit of grandma

Moving in us, walking with us

In our hands, were her hands

The beloved pecan

Brought back so many memories!
For my grandma, Ruth Anderson

For my momma, Marian A. Clay

Daddy I Miss…


Daddy I miss your Amazingness
You never cease to Wow us

Daddy I miss your Boldness
You always stood out in a crowd

Daddy I miss your Candor
You always spoke your mind

Daddy I miss your Determination
You never stopped

Daddy I miss your Empowerment
You told us we could be who we wanted to be

Daddy I miss your Face
Your expressions were priceless

Daddy I miss your Gratitude
You were giving of self

Daddy I miss your Heart
You helped any and everybody

Daddy I miss your Influence
You left your footprints on us

Daddy I miss your Joyfulness
You had a way with bringing it to people

Daddy I miss Koolness
It was like a summer breeze

Daddy I miss your Liveliness
You were always full of life

Daddy I miss your Momentum
You kept everyone up and going

Daddy I miss your no Nonsense
You always told it like it is!

Daddy I miss your Observations
You could read people so well

Daddy I miss your Personality
You were a true original

Daddy I miss your Quickness
You always were on point

Daddy I miss your Reasoning
You always made it plain

Daddy I miss your Selflessness
You gave your heart and soul

Daddy I miss your Tenacity
You were determined…never gave up

Daddy I miss your Understanding
You listened and explained

Daddy I miss your Voice
You always said it best

Daddy I miss your Wisdom
Your wit lives on today

Daddy I miss your Xtraness
You were you unapologetically

Daddy I miss your Youthfulness
You never acted your age until it counted

Daddy I miss your Zaniness
You were always the life of the party

Daddy I miss all of who you were in the flesh of human spirit. I am so glad the memories remain etched in my mind to recall, replay, and rewind

Daddy I miss YOU…

-YoTrip
#DaddysGirl4Life

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Silence Broken, Words Spoken…Questions


Silence Broken, Words Spoken

When the silence is broken

What words will be spoken 

Will it stop them in their tracks

Who will be made to react

Where will the words lead

How will it help them succeed?

What if the silence is shattered like glass?

Will the scattered pieces tell a story

Can you rise uncut in all your glory?

If  you puncture a vein will the spirit remain in tact or does the blood expose

Is it like the thorns from a rose?

What becomes of the bright red drops?

Will the bleeding pause or does it flow on and never stops?

Is like shedding light that dances across the sky?

Or is it like wings on eagles as birds that soar not just fly

What is this nature in all its wonders in perfect harmony?

Does it ever take rest and let the words just be?

Silently broken, words that are spoken and questions…posed.

YoTrip- 6/14/14 

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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“What’s Going On” A Poetic Tribute To Marvin Gaye


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What’s Going On?

What’s going on the question dear Marvin asked over forty decades ago

I sit here and ponder and can honestly can say do we really know

Mother’s are still crying so many tears of pain

Will they find a place of peace some sunshine after the rain

Our brothers they are dying  on foreign soils and lands called home

Some considered endangered species in the places that they roam

Fathers we call on you to not let wars rise up and elevate

In your hands are the keys to both peace and love to war and hate

People are protest marching  and carrying thought-provoking signs of the times

Seeking to make a difference and eagerly towing the lines.

So Marvin is asking and wondering  about what is going on in our world today

I believe he said it best when he offered that classic line

You know we’ve got to find a way

To bring some lovin’ here today

If  love is truly the answer  to all our ills and woes

Infusing it into the fabric of our lives is really how it  goes

Now that is what is going on…

Rest so peacefully Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.  (Marvin Gaye)

~YoTrip 4/1/14

 

“There are still times I feel unhappy and I must smile, and there are times I want to cry and I must laugh… people rarely see the real Marvin Gaye”

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”

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Thank You For Your Service, VETERANS


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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE…Happy Veterans Day 2013!

NUFF SAID!!!

 

NaBloPoMo November Prompts

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~
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YoTrip Presents: Sometimes It Is Not Meant To Be 082193


Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where...

Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, no noise or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all these things and still be calm in your heart. (Photo credit: deeplifequotes)

Sometimes It Is Not Meant To Be

Twenty years have come and gone
What started out great, did not last that long
Sometimes it is not meant to be
We do not hold, know, or can see beyond now
Our time is present, and we have hope for our future
Sometimes it is not meant to be
All the plans made, they fizzle and fade…away
You look back and you wonder…Why?
Sometimes it is not meant to be
How did we go from always and forever
To this cannot last past our heart-filled dreams
Sometimes it is not meant to be
As the days turn to weeks,  and then turn into months and  finally years
The memory of what was, merely dims out slowly, like a flickering flame
Sometimes it is not meant to be
Then you look around and twenty years have passed and you wonder
About the should a’s and the would a’s of your life
Sometimes it is not meant to be
Yet you cannot grab back what has faded away, the moments, the memory came and served their purpose
The assignment was complete and you move on
Sometimes it is not meant to be
You look back at the path and thank God for the journey
Where you came from is a stepping stone to where you are going
Sometimes it is not meant to be
Then the light guides you to the revelation that
Sometimes It Is Not Meant To Be…FOREVER!

~~YoTrip 8/22/13

YoTrip’s Word For The Day: Blessings


Blessed

Blessed (Photo credit: Nastassia Davis [www.nastassiadavis.com])

BLESSINGS: AN ACT OF ENCOURAGEMENT
 
Do you realize the blessings in your life? Most people will say yes without even thinking about it. We wake up in the morning and our minds are filled with all that we have to complete on our to do list. Did you say “thank you Lord” for my life, health and seeing another day? No you were so consumed with all the things that you wished you had. You forgot about the roof that covers your head at night, the closets you have busting over with clothes, you cannot see the floor for all the shoes that cover it. There is a choice of food items in your refrigerator, you have multiple bathrooms in your home, you drive a vehicle to your destinations and you have a job! All that is a blessing!
This morning as I was on my way to work I went off the normal path and stopped at a different place for coffee. The parking lot was busy with cars coming in and going out in a hurry. I looked out my passenger window and saw her slowing approaching the entrance of the store. This woman was wearing a heavy coat, a hat on her head and layers of tattered clothes in this Florida heat. The woman’s slowness was probably due to the fact that she pulled all her belongings behind her in an old suitcase.
 I rushed into the store unfamiliar with the setup seeking coffee. I found the coffee counter and looked for my favorite flavor. Begin to assemble the perfect blend of Joe, and looked for the bananas. I did not see the bananas around the coffee and asked the attendant who directed me to the front counter. I walked toward the front counter and encountered the woman as she carried a 64 oz cup of some red juice and looking at the change in her hand as if she did not have enough for this drink to quench her thirst. As our eyes met, I spoke and so did she, I asked if she would like something else to go with the drink. The woman nodded yes and pointed to the wings in the warmer. I asked the attendant to get her some wings. The woman looked back at me and I said get something else if you like, she whispered “one more thing” my heart danced at that moment. I received the blessing as I gave a blessing to the woman.
The blessing was the act of encouragement I received from the woman. The humility I saw in this woman’s eyes brought me to a place to acknowledge that we must recognize our blessings one by one. Our blessings may seem small but they are the gifts that God has bestowed upon us. I am thankful for each and every blessing that I received today?
Can you share a story of a blessing you received recently? Let me hear back from you, comment below.
~~YoTrip
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July 20, 2013, 11:30-1:30 pm

Central Florida’s premier workshop“Developing the Business Professional” is hosted at Nova Southeastern University in Orlando Florida on August 17, 2013, 10 am – 2 pm. This workshop provides foundational training, tools, and resources to enhance the business professionals’ speaking, writing, and presentation skills, which will lead to an overall successful professional branding experience.

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“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
 
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
 
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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 2/7/13-Tice Davids & The Underground Railroad


Origin of the Term Underground Railroad

The origins of the Underground Railroad go back before the 18th century, but the terminology dates to around 1831. One version states that an enslaved, Tice Davids, crossed the Ohio River in the vicinity of Ripley, Ohio, a ferryboat ride from the slave state of Kentucky, to escape from his owner. As Tice Davids swam the river, his owner kept him in sight as he pursued him in a small rowboat. He could see Tice’s head bobbling in the river, but once Tice reached the Ohio side, he was lost from view. His owner searched diligently around Ripley, “a town that hated slavery,” but was unable to find his human property. Bewildered and tuckered out, the slave owner could only conclude that Tice Davids “must have gone on an underground road.”

It was subsequent to this incident that those conspirators involved in the escape of Tice Davis, and others, began to use such terms as conductors, firemen, brakemen, stationmaster, depots/stations, and such phrases as “catching the next train” to describe their clandestine, though morally driven, efforts in assisting refugees to escape a morally bankrupted slave-owning South. The terminology used was in line with the country’s early use of steam to propel passenger-carrying vehicles, in this case the railroads. http://www.undergroundrailroadexperience.cuny.edu/origin.html

~~YoTrip

Historic Underground Railroad

Historic Underground Railroad (Photo credit: HystericalMark)

 
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Attend the The YES! Network Social Event on February 16, 2013, 11:30-1:00 pm at O’Charley’s Restaurant with Guest Speaker, Sonya Thompson speaking on, “Integrity: The Key to Business Success.” Learn the fundamentals for successful business development; Keeping your word and watching your words, how to avoid enticement, and the importance of surrounding yourself with people of Integrity.
 
 
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“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 2/5/13- A Lasting Legacy Miss Rosa Parks


A Lasting Legacy Miss Rosa Parks

                                                                                         From left, Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Deputy Postmaster Elaine Steele, Gen. Ronald Stroman, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., Carolyn House Stewart, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority International president, and Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, help unveil the Rosa Parks' 100th birthday commemorative postage stamp at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich.

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From left, Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Deputy Postmaster Elaine Steele, Gen. Ronald Stroman, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., Carolyn House Stewart, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority International president, and Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, help unveil the Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday commemorative postage stamp at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new-stamp-honors-rosa-parks-courage-article-1.1256087#ixzz2K5k0HYVl

 

How do you celebrate a woman who through an unselfish act changed a course of history? You posthumously honor her legacy with a “forever” United States postage stamp. On February 4, 2013, what would have been Miss Rosa Park’s 100th birthday, a larger than life rendering of the postage stamp was unveiled at the steps of the infamous segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus.  Additionally, there were ceremonies held in several cities in the great state of Michigan.

Over 60 years ago, Miss Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger, as it was customary for Negros when the bus filled and seats were needed for white bus riders. Miss Rosa’s actions was central to the in the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement,

Her defiance and the ensuing black boycott of the city bus system helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. rise to national prominence.

“This is being done in sight of the bus where future generations can sit in a seat where Rosa Parks sat and refused to budge and in a seat where the world was changed,” U.S. Sen. Carl Levin said before he and U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a fellow Democrat, pulled the curtain to reveal the Rosa Parks Forever Stamp, which bears her 1950’s likeness. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new-stamp-honors-rosa-parks-courage-article-1.1256087#ixzz2K5iCjYgm

Thank you Miss Rosa Parks we have access because you were courageous enough to sit which was the ultimate way to take a stand. To help keep this legacy alive go to http://rosaparks.org/

 

 

I am missing you today, Peaceful Rest Auntie Mamie Ruth Mack Simmons. Forever in our hearts!

Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens on their victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. Happy retirement Ray Lewis!

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pen and paper, words”
 
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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for December 27, 2012-KWANZAA A Cultural Celebration (Vol.12, Iss.2)


The first U.S. postage stamp commemorating Kwa...

The first U.S. postage stamp commemorating Kwanzaa, issued in 1997 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kwanzaa– A Cultural Celebration

Kwanzaa is an African American cultural holiday. The name comes from Swahili “mutanda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits”.

First fruits celebrations originate from ancient Egypt and Nubia. They were the inspiration for the modern version of Kwanzaa founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, a time of African-Americans‘ struggle for civil rights.

Kwanzaa is occurs between Dec 26 and Jan 1, honouring human dignity, community, culture and people’s relationship with the environment. Respect is paid to the ancestors and new commitments to one’s community are taken on. Each day of the festival focuses on a different one of seven values including Umoja (Unity), Kujichaguilia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith).

During the festival homes, churches and places for communal gathering are decorated in black, red and green signifying future and hope. On Dec 31 a big feast (Karamu) takes place which is usually a product of joint communal effort. http://bit.ly/Ttaq7D

Pause and pray for the families and friends of those who died tragically at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
 
 
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Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES! Hosts monthly social networking events to encourage and cultivate professional growth and business developmentThe YES! Network first Social Networking Event, “How to Publish and Successfully Market Your Book” hosted at O’Charley’s Restaurant in Orlando, Florida on January 19, 2012, from 11:30-1:00pm.
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series”, April 2013, Nova Southeastern University Orlando,FL to register go to http://dbp4.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm ESTjoin us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild.http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”
 
 
“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
 
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
 
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts

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