... The only job more thankless than the presidency is motherhood. Nobody sees you were right until decades later. ... Nordette Adams --
I am a poem under construction. Always in draft. A word,
Life is a winding road of lessons and opportunities. Wear good shoes. — Nordette Adams
Nordette Adams is easily
: an examination of Elizabeth Alexander's poem for the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack H. Obama, and commentary on criticism. Do you know what was said? Attack of the Inaugural Poem
I've been a member here for a while now, adding and deleting work, adding and deleting. The quote in my bio is from Nordette Adams. C'est moi.
Raised and raising great children
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Produced short documentaries for government
Poetry by Nordette Adams Remembering A Life: A Poem Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968)
"They said to one another, 'Behold, here cometh the dreamer. Let us slay him,
And we shall see what will become... by Nordette Adams Like a Revelations Day (poem-prayer at Easter) A poem prayer inspired by a multiple-murder case in Terrytown outside New Orleans, La., which included a toddler, a 6-year-old, and an 11-year-old. Sadly at Easter.... by Nordette Adams And then I Had Not One Delusion Sometimes you see exactly who it is you love, and you still love him.... by Nordette Adams Reading You Again A love poem of sorts in the shape of a circle... by Nordette Adams Goddess on the Rooftop a poem written while listening... by Nordette Adams Learning Curve If I am Number One, it's a damned sad spot...... by Nordette Adams First Came Darkness A virgin's tale.... by Nordette Adams Old Man Speaking With Tree poems should not be summarized... by Nordette Adams Your Name Should Rhyme With Mine No need for condolences. It's just a light poem that popped into my head about soul mates afraid to commit.... by Nordette Adams They Told Me a President Died Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.
(July 14, 1913–December 26, 2006)
Wednesday, December 27, 2006; 12:30 AM
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., who became the 38th president of the United States as a result o... by Nordette Adams A Butterfly in Winter Poet's words lurk in the soul, sit--legs crossed--like stubborn children...they pout--unsaid, ticked-off. Then out they fall, splat! Words have no manners.
...Nordette Adams... by Nordette Adams A Stroll Down the Riverbed This poem woke me up this morning.... by Nordette Adams Defining Moments A second poem for Africa... by Nordette Adams Our Men Who Would Be Kings NO! I haven't had a fight with anyone, but this amusing rhyme did pop into my head.... by Nordette Adams Brokenhearted Survivor's Sonnet Flexing poetry muscles with sonnet poetry form on traditional love theme.... by Nordette Adams I See It Now Fear of falling in love and rightfully so when the person's no good for you.... by Nordette Adams An Unhappy Christmas Poem Attention Wal-Mart shoppers! This poem is commentary, but Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays nonetheless.... by Nordette Adams A Long Week of Thanksgiving This poem is not about Pilgrims or Puritans.... by Nordette Adams Cleaving We can't return. We can only look behind from where we came and go 'round, and 'round, and 'round in the circle game. ~~ Joni Mitchell... by Nordette Adams But I Feel Him Another love poem of exes and ohs.... by Nordette Adams Now For Something Really Addictive Poetry video of Green Green Grass using Xtranormal tools... by Nordette Adams Sweet Free Gift for Mother's Day Happy Mother's Day! Read poem carefully.... by Nordette Adams The Green Green Grass a Valentine poem of regret... by Nordette Adams Mother of Our Flesh ...... by Nordette Adams Coretta Scott King: Quiet Strength A poem for Coretta Scott King.
Rosa and now Coretta. We were blessed to have seen them....
Articles by Nordette Adams A Poem and Essay on Race and Racism: Behind the Color Blind Love your neighbor as you love yourself...(well most of us have heard the golden rule)
How can you say you love God, whom you have not seen, and yet not love your brothers and sisters whom yo... by Nordette Adams Mother of Scott Sisters Praises God for Her Daughters' Freedom Evelyn Rasco, mother of the Scott Sisters, talks about her daughter's release for prison under Gov. Haley Barbour.... by Nordette Adams Michael Jackson's Mother's Book: Where to Buy Never Can Say Goodbye The mother of Michael Jackson, Katherine Jackson, has released book of personal memories and photos about her son's life.... by Nordette Adams The Cylons Cometh: Human-Machine Hybrids and our Impending Immortality Humans cracked the code on creating new life forms in the lab, and the Singularity movement says we must prepare for the next leap in evolution. Sounds like a Science Fiction novel, but it's not.... by Nordette Adams It's the Old Spice Guy: Look at Him, Now Look at Your Man Isaiah Mustafa of the Old Spice commercial is on Twitter but on TV he's making women laugh and drool.... by Nordette Adams 300 Plus Words on Aberjhani, Award Winning Writer Almost everything you want to know about Aberjhani but are afraid to ask.... by Nordette Adams Michael Jackson's Message on a Napkin, Have Mercy The King of Pop, who died June 25, scribbled a message on a napkin in the 90s that reveals some of his emotional pain.... by Nordette Adams Making a Killing: Charlaine Harris and Sookie Stackhouse Author Charlaine Harris got a 7-figure book deal for her latest Sookie Stackhouse novels, but this Wal-Mart shopper is no overnight success.... by Nordette Adams Walt Whitman's Connection to New Orleans Did you know Walt Whitman has a connection to New Orleans?... by Nordette Adams I See a Child's Blood (The Revelus Family Tragedy) A 23-year-old, mentally-ill Massachusetts man killed two of his sisters, ages 17 and 5, and wounded another, age 9, on a bloody rampage.... by Nordette Adams The Eleventh Hour TV Show's Stem Cell Storyline Excerpt from an article about President Barack Obama lifting the ban on embryonic stem cell research.... by Nordette Adams Slumdog Millionaire Rocked the Oscars and I Loved Every Minute I'm so stoked about Slumdog Millionaire's win at the Oscars, you'd think I made the movie.... by Nordette Adams Studio 60's Christmas Tribute to New Orleans (Download) This is a post from Goddess Blogs that I thought AuthorsDen members and visitors may enjoy, especially since it includes a download link for 'O, Holy Night' as played by Troy 'Trombone Shorty' And... by Nordette Adams Twilight Vampires and The Return of Courtly Love Why teen girls are so into Edward the vampire and Twilight movie and books... by Nordette Adams In Honor of Our Mothers Happy Mother's Day!... by Nordette Adams Swim At Your Own Pace: An Open Letter To One Grieving Alternate Title: Ignore callous folk...... by Nordette Adams A Parenting Tip Gleaned from the Life of the Late Gerald Ford A parenting tip gleaned from the life of former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford Jr. who died December 26. Perhaps we may also find here words of wisdom for the new year as we reflect on Kipling's poem... by Nordette Adams Will Smith's New Black-Father-Friendly Movie, 'The Pursuit of Happyness' In his new film, based on a true story about a Chicago man, Will Smith co-stars with his own son Jaden and plays a single father who has custody of his son. They are evicted from their apartment and ... by Nordette Adams Patti LaBelle's Gospel Church Tour Comes to Philly, Pa., and Newark, NJ Patti LaBelle launches Gospel According to Patti LaBelle singing tour in the black gospel tradition. All proceeds of the CD go to cancer reserch, according to what Patti said to Naomi Judd in an inter... by Nordette Adams Exceptional Journalist Ed Bradley: Farewell Sweet Knight Mourning the death of African-American journalist Ed Bradley. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Blanchet.... by Nordette Adams May God Bless You Exceedingly (a sonnet for the sweet and humble) A blessing on those who want to keep the dreams of justice and harmony in this world alive. Associated work: The poem and page honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.... by Nordette Adams Emotional Land Mines (Remembering 9/11) Moving on is a good thing. Forgetting is not.
Remembering 9/11... by Nordette Adams Morehouse to Inherit MLK Papers From Confessions of a Jersey Goddess and the AP Wire: King's Alma Mater receives gift of Civil Rights Leader's papers collection from Atlanta, GA, business... by Nordette Adams Paid Internships Programs for HBCU Students at Savannah River Site Links to other internship resources within the Department of Energy complex are included at the end of this article, including non-HBCU programs.... by Nordette Adams Sandhills Writers Conference: This Conference Has Launched Careers Hurry, hurry to register for the Southeast's most prestigious writers conference....
News by Nordette Adams Review of Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls is Live at Blogher New Orleans writer Nordette Adams reviews Tyler Perry's movie For Colored Girls based on Ntozake Shange's iconic choreopoem. ... by Nordette Adams Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder hacks Tyler Perry, movie mogul On the Sunday, June 20 episode of Boondocks, satirist McGruder took on Oprah's friend and film titan Tyler Perry. Do black people worry too much about what white people think?... by Nordette Adams Susan B. Anthony Liked Socialists and Other Educational Info The world according to books and Nordette Adams, a writer.... by Nordette Adams Gulf Coast Oil Spill Worsens New Orleans writer tried to avoid talking about the oil spill in the Gulf, but found she had to share her feelings on this ecological disaster.... by Nordette Adams The Solly Forell and Jay Martin Obama Assassination Tweets The Secret Service is investigating the Twitter attention seekers who threatened the president's life.... by Nordette Adams A Decade of Women of Color in Blogging: What Does WOC Mean? It's starting to feel like the term woman of color is being reduced to mean black woman, this and more as the writer looks at women of color in blogging... by Nordette Adams Carleen Brice: Blogger's Novel Becomes Movie Orange Mint and Honey has become Lifetime Movie Network production, Sins of the Mother, starring Jill Scott.... by Nordette Adams Michael Lewis Sees His Book, The Blindside, on Big Screen New Orleans native, Michael Lewis, attends movie premiere with Sandra Bullock. Article covers Lewis's thoughts on The Blindside before it became a movie.... by Nordette Adams Poet Laments Youth Violence Poet Nordette Adams writes on increasing problem of youth violence.... by Nordette Adams Chris Rock's Good Hair Opens October 9 Books on good hair and more on Chris Rock's new documentary.... by Nordette Adams Fiction writing competition, win cash and trip to New Orleans The Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans is taking submissions for its second annual fiction writing competition.... by Nordette Adams Mother's Day books, gifts for last-minute shoppers a great list of books that you may find at your local bookstore or online if you dare risk them coming too late... by Nordette Adams John Grisham on the Writing Life a look at John Grisham's NOLA connections and his advice on writing.... by Nordette Adams Happy is as Happy Does: Practical Steps to Contentment What are the roadblocks to happiness? Read and learn.... by Nordette Adams Calling Poets for Baracku It's not political. It's poetic blessings for change and harmony.... by Nordette Adams Writer Can Smile While Mourning Mother During Holidays New Orleans writer reflects on the death of her mother, how her family's coping, and the humor of Father Guido Sarducci... by Nordette Adams Oprah's Mr. Man Revealed Early on Women's Website A women's blogging site, BlogHer, named Oprah's human hankie guy the night of Barack Obama's historic win, beating mainstream media.... by Nordette Adams Faker Spotted on TV Land Show She's Got the Look Contestant lying about her age and TV Land's She's Got the Look scamming viewers.... by Nordette Adams Adams' Martin Luther King Poem Used on 40th Anniversary of His Death Poet Nordette Adams discovers late that her poem "Remembering A Life" was used for a service commemorating the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.... by Nordette Adams Do you believe babies are born a blank slate? Adventures in parenting from Nordette Adams... by Nordette Adams My First Post as a BlogHer.org Contributing Editor Nordette Adams is now a contributing editor for BlogHer.Org under Mommy and Family... by Nordette Adams Poet's Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Poem Published in Literary E-zine Adams' Hurricanes of Roosting Birds poem has been published in autumn 2006 edition of Adagio Verse Quarterly. ... by Nordette Adams Celebrity Spotting: Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard What'd you miss? Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard in Westfield, NJ... by Nordette Adams The Influential Female Poet Nordette Adams in National Poetry Month 2006 From NJ Spoken Word
Appreciation of Nordette Adams' poetry increases... by Nordette Adams Mark Rockeymoore Produces Spoken Word CD for Acclaimed Poets Mark Rockeymoore, who is known by his many fans as Rahkyt, has produced a spoken word CD for poets Aberjhani and Nordette Adams...
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