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YoTrip Presents: A Poet People Should Know Ramona “Jonesy” Jones

YoTrip Presents: A Poet People Should Know Ramona “Jonesy” Jones  Ramona Jonesy Jones

In honor of the 17th Annual National Poetry Month, I am graciously yielding my blog space to Poets. For the balance of April I will run and post my new monthly feature highlighting some amazing poets, YoTrip Presents: “A Poet People Should Know “

Five Questions For A Poet People Should Know

Who are you as a Poet? Please share something about yourself and your business.

As a poet I am always thinking of new ways I can write and make myself better.  I get a lot of inspiration from my students.  They know I love to write poetry so when they write poetry they are always trying to please me.  It warms my heart to know that they want to know what I think.  They make me a better writer.

What makes you a “Poet People Should Know”?

Not tooting my own horn, but my words are special.  Each word that I write comes from something I have experienced.  Those experiences have made me who I am today.

When did you find out that you had that something special that you wanted to share with the world?

I have always been a writer but I didn’t realize that I wanted to share my words with the world until a few years ago.  My words had always been written in a journal.  I never shared them with anyone because they were my private thoughts.  Those private thoughts turned into poems.  Little by little I started sharing them and a great friend of mine told me that I should really consider writing professionally.  I took my first step steps and submitted and agreed to write for a book my friend was publishing.  It was refreshing and I felt really good about it.  Afterwards I was connected with two authors who were publishing a poetry anthology and I had some of my poems published in there.  Then I was connected with Freedomink Publishing and I found my home.  My first book Life and Love Through My Eyes was published in July 2012.  I am working on my second book Dismissed Inhibitions for release this October.  I am excited because I have the chance again to share my experiences.

Where can people find out more about you and your poetic work? 

People can find out more about me and my work at www.freedomink365.com

My first book Life and Love Through My Eyes is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million.  You may also find me on Facebook (Author Ramona “Jonesy” Jones).

How do you make it all happen?

My publisher, Katandra Jackson keeps me on my toes.  I am so appreciative of her guidance and direction.



April is National Poetry Month

Let’s celebrate the beautiful of creative expression. For more information go to http://www.poets.org
National Poetry Month
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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for April 5, 2012- The Poet In Me (Vol.4, Iss.1)

Blue Train Books Celebrates National Poetry Mo...

Blue Train Books Celebrates National Poetry Month April 2012 (Photo credit: Blue Train Books)


Poetry Month is in April!

Poetry Month is in April! (Photo credit: Manchester Library)

For as long as I can remember since I was a wee wonder, a little child

Putting words on paper would always make me smile

The Poet in Me

Drives my need to express my feelings on this and that

The Poet in Me

Let’s me be simplistic

The Poet in Me

Allows me to be complex

The Poet in Me

Can be tough as nails

The Poet in Me

Can soft as a baby’s skin

The Poet in Me

Goes deep as the oceans floor

The Poet in me

Can be shallow like the water’s edge

The Poet in me

Bears all from the depths of my soul

The Poet in me

Shutdown and hides when life takes it toll

The Poet in me

Loves the power of words

The Poet in me

Hates the abuse of words

The Poet in me

Respects creative expression

The Poet in me

Wakes each day with a desire to write

The Poet in me

True to my gift, my craft

The Poet in me

Is and will always be! 4/5/12


Let’s celebrate the beautiful of creative expression. Happy Sweet 16, Poets!For more information go to http://www.poets.org

National Poetry Month


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Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“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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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for February 14, 2012-Love’s Lasting Memory (Vol.2,Iss.3)

Love’s Lasting Memory

What is it about you that causes such an interruption in my life

Your fun-loving careless ways

The wild craziness that puts me in a daze

Thinking back to the beginning when it was fun and cool

Wanting to erase the middle acting stupid, being a fool

At times I am amazed at the places you took my heart

So lost in the pixie dust, don’t even know where to start

Cutting you off…you know that stuff is a drug

Cutting you out…you always found a way back in

Cutting you up…you put the pieces back together again

I can look back and laugh and cry now

A crazy connection for life , a seasoned past, a present gift and

Reasons too many to name, to exclaim, yet you remain

We both now go on, moved on remained on each others minds

Stayed in each other hearts, with Love and lasting memories. 2/7/07

©Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett

I penned this piece over five years ago and came across it today and thought I would share with the masses. Happy Valentine’s Day. Let Love guide you today and always!


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