My Label

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Label me like Chanel timeless, ageless

spanning decades to infinity

Call me Boss, Hugo!

 season to season I control my destiny

I am Hermes with social admirers


I lead  Nikes on a journey of change for

a new rational

Creating a new force fiercely

strong in spirituality

I am Burberry sweater warm and loving

role modeling my becoming

Jimmy Choo, Versace, Cartier too blood rich

for me

Rather buy stock in enterprise for progeny

Hiking up my Fruit of the Looms, shopping at Target

Label me smart, thrifty, bold, and totally legit



The Luck of the Draw

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The “Luck” Luck of the Draw”

is God’s infinite blessing

divine covenant

Tanka the Nature of Love

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 Love’s nature,  giving

 sacrifice self for sweetheart

forms the best for both

perpetual devotion

in parity, a rare find










nature and love tanka

Immerse and Heal

“Refreshing the baptismal promise, tightening God’s reign”

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Picture courtesy of The Telegraph

©2017 E. R. Smith“>Immerse

Incense the sage bush

Man give homage

My Lord, I am grateful!

Evil is banished,  with His breath

Refreshing the baptismal promise, tightening God’s reign

Soak in herbal baths, hierba buena, albahaca, cascarilla, agua bendita

Engage mind, body, and soul in worship

Twist and Shout, “Haiku!”

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Video clip courtesy of Ciara’s Sexiest Dance Moves

Twist turn chase pleasure

grind hips,  shift thighs, rock your roll

shout out yesteryear

Twist and Shout

Graffiti Speaking

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LiZ a piece drawn for me years ago by my brother artist Joseph Rodriguez.

“Graffiti Speaking”

Paint in the hands of poverty

sprays  loose on the demographic

“I’ll show you what I know!”

Palette pushes against an unseen power

that neglects, rejects, scorns youth

“I’ll show you what I can do, anyway!”

Silenced by a lack of opportunity, emotions frame perception

assaults a wall in distress, mixing media’s imagination

“I’ll show you something you can’t  ignore!”

Shower on vibrant images of experiences, bold, defiant

tapping  the conscience of the viewer

“This is where and how we live!”

Metropolitan whiz kids graffiti as mutiny

the power of the pen telling tales well into millennium

“Hey, world are you listening?”

Continue reading “Graffiti Speaking”

Photos of Snow’s Transformation

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Friday stroll in Parkchester, Bronx, New York during height of the snow storm.  It perks the imagination to see how snow decorates where it lands; making all communities magical.  Took these images with my old Samsung phone’s camera.  Not bad if I do say so myself.

-E.R. Smith