Arkay Evans

KEEPING PEACE OF MIND, heart, BODY AND SPIRIT

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Performance poetry and monsta beats? The perfect combination. Hope you enjoy.

Acceptance – by Arkay Evans

My faith is mine,
and I am Free to decide.
My faith
is the why
of who I am and the how
of what I do,
My faith
is mine to define,
and I don’t need acceptance from you,
The acceptance I need
must come from ME.
Acceptance,
for the things that I cannot control,
Acceptance for the decadence;
To deal with small minds incapable of
mutual respect,
Acceptance
for the wrongdoings of others with no lament,
Acceptance for the luxury of procrastination
taken at my expense,
ACCEPTANCE
of the fact that I can never change these wrongs
no matter what I do,
Acceptance that I too have needs,
and that as a woman I am more than worthy to receive
the Love and Care that I Give and Value,
My Faith is the Freedom of Knowing My Truth!
My Faith provides the Energy and Drive
I need on this journey - to make it on through!
My faith is mine.
I am Free to decide,
and I don’t need acceptance
from you

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BULLY

 

Image: BULLY by © Arkay Evans 2013

From the book,  A Woman of Purpose - www. Smashwords/Arkay-Evans.com 

 

From twisted, feckless, vile intent

emerged the bully’s fecal scent,

Contemptible, despicable, completely predictable,

Clammy and stinking and miserable,

Comes to brutally castrate

The joyful dreams it asphyxiates,

And of its tainted foul, infested cognition,

Great things die; dead

Blocked from fruition,

Then out of the cowardly muck they slither

Seeking your talents and gifts to wither;

Beware, the self-appointed rebel,

Hiding and plotting for the devil,

And the foul motive queen bee

Here to rape you of your dignity,

For they shall fail their putrid crown

Finally destined to go down

To the skink mire from whence they came,

Discarded, forgotten, 

Insane.

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© Arkay Evans 2013

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A Woman of Purpose: Secure In Faith Through Difficult Times

Hi, and blessings to all!  You are invited to stop by for a copy of the full 175 page version of my 2nd inspirational work, ‘A Woman of Purpose:  Secure In Faith Through Difficult Times’ in ebook format on Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/141384.

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(For paperback information, please inbox me!)

In my work as a trainer and counselor, I see every day how our emotions are often the driving force behind the decisions we make, especially in difficult times when emotions are running high. In my book, ‘A Woman of Purpose: Secure In Faith Through Difficult Times’, I share with my readers what’s empowered me and many of my clients to overcome some of the daunting life challenges we all face.  Everyone could use a little encouragement, and ‘A Woman of Purpose’ is a collection of moving essays and poetic works that are sure to whisper to the soul. This book is an invitation to you; in my writings, I openly share innerstandings I express through thought, word and actions that have flipped the script on negativity in every area of my life.  ‘A Woman of Purpose’ is helping people of all ages and from all walks to keep the peace of heart, mind, body and spirit in difficult times.  Get your copy, sooth your soul, rediscover your drive, and be inspired today!

Here’s the easy link:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/141384

Thanks, and happy reading!

Arkay

P.S.  To hear some of my spoken word work, stop by and see me on Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/arkay-evans.  See you there!

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Clouds by Arkay Evans feat. beats by Vax Morpheus

June 21, 2013 at 7:01am


Inspired by the song, ‘Drive On’ by Doll

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I found her

on the gilded cloud,

Whispering sounds thick with life,

Out here wading where I stay,

Turning my page to write

tolling my internal volume,

I remove my eyes every time

to see none of their back feed,

For this is my song,

And this is my read,

My heed without the hand or eye,

Warming minds to an orange light

with soft, grounded feet,

*

My arms to hold you,

raise to drive on,

Strong limbs waving in breaded winds

Held high by the

Hurricane vibe of her song,

As I too am water,

Drawn to sparks of the divine

And storms of sound,

showering with assurance,

Cleansing; ethereal in

Acknowledgement and dismissal of

The chill and dead weight drowning

in this life

*

And when I allow,

my eyes see her from inside a journey I’ve taken

again and again,

Watching them, looking in,

attempting to understand and then explain away

this intangible gem,

Clouds to which I’m somehow called

to draw upon,

And drive on longing to

Move my pen

**************************© Arkay Evans 2013 (Spoken work: Children of the Clouds)
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Happy Wednesday! 

Stop by and check out the latest spoken work:  Clouds by Arkay Evans feat. beats by Vax Morpheus



June 21, 2013 at 7:01am
































Inspired by the song, ‘Drive On’ by Doll

*

I found her

on the gilded cloud,

Whispering sounds thick with life,

Out here wading where I stay,

Turning my page to write

tolling my internal volume,

I remove my eyes every time

to see none of their back feed,

For this is my song,

And this is my read,

My heed without the hand or eye,

Warming minds to an orange light

with soft, grounded feet,

*

My arms to hold you,

raise to drive on,

Strong limbs waving in breaded winds

Held high by the

Hurricane vibe of her song,

As I too am water,

Drawn to sparks of the divine

And storms of sound,

showering with assurance,

Cleansing; ethereal in

Acknowledgement and dismissal of

The chill and dead weight drowning

in this life

*

And when I allow,

my eyes see her from inside a journey I’ve taken

again and again,

Watching them, looking in,

attempting to understand and then explain away

this intangible gem,

Clouds to which I’m somehow called

to draw upon,

And drive on longing to

Move my pen

**************************© Arkay Evans 2013 (Spoken work: Children of the Clouds)
 

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How To Let Go of What’s Not Working

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Learning to let go of what’s not working with grace and dignity provides us with a skill that serves us our entire lifetime. I began this experiment years ago while working on assignment with some truly toxic, negative personalities. Whenever I had to deal with them, I’d pretend I was meeting them again for the first time - to let go of the last encounter. Sure, it sounds wacky and probably is, but it’s amazing how this little trick can help you keep your shine and wicked sense of humor in difficult times - and with difficult people. Write a list of what’s not working for you. Then write the new play you plan to run and break it down in steps. Every day brings lessons of change. Pain is a sign that change is needed. And when stress doesn’t let up, it might be time to let go.

Why is learning to let go so important? Because not every opportunity is an opportunity. Because yesterday is over, and we can’t be sure of what’s coming. Living in the past OR in the future makes us anxious and depressed. But we CAN learn to think differently. Write the play you want to run, then choose to run it. Stay focused on the play by asking yourself ‘What should I be doing?’. Sometimes we get distracted by ‘haters’, or replaying the last ‘failure’. There are lessons you’ve gained. Consider them blessings. Did a friend betray your trust? Did a rat do you wrong? It sucks, I know. And you’ll know better next time too. Now, let it go - because replaying the negative in your mind and conversation is like you eating rat poison and expecting the rat to die.

Think of your spirit as a flowing creek. Living in the past is akin to the nasty muck that leaves create when they fall in, clogging the creek and stopping the flow. You have to let go of the past if you plan on having a positive impact on the future. Clear your creek of the muck by choosing to move on; embracing higher thoughts and positive words that command corresponding action. Let yesterday flow down the creek so you can run today’s play with effective enthusiasm. Put your confidence in the Divine and be flexible. Rigidity is the kiss of death. Sometimes love and success doesn’t look like we expect. Allow yourself to think differently, and let go of what’s not working.

RK Evans Communications Image © Arkay Evans 2013 

Ebook: A Woman of Purpose: Secure In Faith Through Difficult Times

Available at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/141384