Hey fam, I have been in deep thought for a while on various issues. One being where I think I stand on a "poetical" level, I feel that while I may write things that inspire my skills need refining and I need to "go back to the lab". Other issues abound as life presents them with no remorse. I have a book I've been working on that needs full attention as well as one that needs more than that since it has been done a while and I need to bring it to life. With those few things said my last day posting will be Friday. I will reply to all the wonderful pieces I've read but have not had the time to "meaningfully" reply to and most likely continue to reply as I enjoy the inspiration and motivation that so all of you give me. There have been times where the only peace I've found is here, AT HOME. I want to thank everyone for there blessed vibes, but, particularly the following scribes:GQ-my main man, my poetical road dawg! From my time at afronet to now you have always showed a brother love and for that you have a brother for life -no joke. You know how to contact me, dnommo - my twin! Brother sometimes I read you and think, "dang was this brother in my head or what" keep it spiritually sound here and I might be getting at ya' on some things regarding that also (We will get the piece done regarding Genesis before I go, I'll send you something), afridancr - Sister, you know how I feel about you. That positive spirit you possess will take you straight to North Carolina, just send me an address so I can check you out (and you also know how to get in touch with a brother), GA SunShyne - "Sweet Georgia Peach" I will always know what love is because of reading you - "it's what you do" our conversations have been delightful (and I will send you a draft of the book...hmmm...email me a current addy), Destee - "mama" thanks for keeping the light on when a young man couldn't find his way home! I'm so appreciative of this home that you have created to provide a platform for so many voices to be heard...I will still moderate for the site...it's my obligation...my pay to you for your gift...and we need to talk about an anthology, Hunter - Miss "Vagina Chronicles" I am waiting for the book! When I'm in the Detroit area I might be able to get to Canada hit me with some info, alyce - your replies to my work always reminds me that "words do matter" and that old played out kids saying that "names (words) will never hurt me" is bull...words can move the masses. thank you, Hypnotize - "lil' bro", what can I say your skills have evolved into something "Etheridge Knight like" , cindy - lady, you are a queen. Color does not designate that character does and by the emotions behind your work it appears you have much. When I refer to the sisters on this site I mean "Queen" from two different angles, the aforementioned and "African" queen because they are so beautiful and what the struggles sisters have had to make during the African-American experience without them there is no me or any other brother walking this planet-the sad thing is not all brothers recognize that so I call the sisters "queens" to let them know that they are loved and adored (A little history lesson. Richard Leakey and many other anthropologists note that the first human was from Africa, that Africa was the cradle of civilization...so what does that mean...deduce for yourself, if you have any questions email me), UbZorbsHUN - Queen with the name it took me a while to pronounce thank you for your support, Street So'ja - the fire that burns within you is amazing, the revolution will be televised! Keep up the good work, $$RICH$$ - money man! You have been in a brother's corner for a long time if we as blak men across the world stood in each others corner on the whole we would be a SERIOUS force, Wildflower7 - Sister from walking in from the "fire escape" to this, we have a poetical connection that will result in that book I spoke of, I'll keep you posted (email me your eamil addy again,thanks)...and last but befinitely not least Miss N2UrSoul - this here ya'll is a beautiful sister, because of you I have found a portion of me that was hiding in the corner collecting dust, you helped my mind breathe. Your talent is admired...Nikki...oops, my bad. Keep hitting me with that pen for real. I have to go get N2mySoul. Whoever I missed believe it was unintentional and I hold you in my heart. Because of you all I have grown more and am a better person than when I came. I have to go know and get as many scribes as I can get iin before Friday. ....Ya'll please keep the light on for me, I will be back. one love and God bless, blakverb aka sean **IF anyone needs assistance in writing hit me on my email [email protected]. I have a little insight that might be of help.