Recent Reviews for Darlene Lewis
Hiphop Before the Bling (Book) - 2/11/2009 4:09:01 AM|
Looks great....well done!
A Kiss is Not a Contract (Book) - 7/11/2007 4:43:39 AM
Any news on Thumper? Or is he just a comment on your writing? ;)))
"But love is for fools who want dreams to prevail."
Ah, if only the world had more holy fools like thatm what a wonder we would live in? I will be a fool for love, for I do not wish to be a fool for nothing.
Well written, a great compact philosophy of life.
A Kiss is Not a Contract (Book) - 6/27/2007 2:21:25 PM
I loved your bunny. Very well done.
A Kiss is Not a Contract (Book) - 1/25/2007 7:24:21 PM
Struck an immediate chord with me. Can't wait to read A Kiss is Not a Contract. Yeah, I liked your bunny, too!
A Kiss is Not a Contract (Book) - 3/9/2006 5:22:38 AM
A Kiss is Not a Contract (Book) - 3/7/2006 12:35:22 PM
A Kiss is Not a Contract (Book) - 12/27/2005 9:56:30 AM
Interesting write... Well Done!
Roger and Birgit
A Kiss is Not a Contract (Book) - 12/16/2005 8:32:29 AM
Very well said, I also like the bunny...
HOW BLACKS ARE PORTRAYED IN THE MEDIA (Short Story) - 11/6/2010 4:25:16 AM
Quite frankly, TV ainít doing such a hot job of representing white people either.
HOW BLACKS ARE PORTRAYED IN THE MEDIA (Short Story) - 12/7/2009 11:02:55 AM
Before I wrote this comment I did one thing, I opened up Microsoft Word. Why? Because and this is in no way a slight towards you or anyone else, but if we (and I am including myself in this) are going to complain about ANYTHING, then make sure you donít look stupid doing it. I took the time to read the other comments and that is also a reason why I opened up Word. I am currently dealing with a situation that no one wants to talk about, but everyone can swear they know all they need to know about it, but thatís neither here nor their. My point is this. Unfortunately I donít know anyone like you, nor does anyone else that is sitting somewhere writing for a TV Show. Having read about your multi-tasking I commend you on it, but when you are part of the 1% of the population that is actually trying to do something worthwhile, you kind of get lost in the roar of the complaining masses. Trust me, most people of color; read African American, are offended by me when I open my mouth, because I donít echo their whining and complaining. I play devilís advocate and they donít like that. Why, maybe because I always through their own B.S. right back in their face, thus preventing them from having grounds to complain. Talking and doing are two different things and if you arenít prepared to put YOUR OWN NECK on the chopping block for what you believe, you are stupid to believe anyone else will do it for YOU. But then too I guess thatís why we; read African Americans, are always looking for a leader, somebody to do it first, so that the rest of us can just either take credit; Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King, or just talk about how it was dumb for someone to even try what they tried when they knew the white man was going to let them in the first place.
And trust Iím not perfect, but at least I can accept that.
HOW BLACKS ARE PORTRAYED IN THE MEDIA (Short Story) - 11/16/2009 7:41:16 AM
finding a happy medium is extremely difficult 40 percent of Tv is comedy based the 50% violence or mellow dramatic the rest reality with no real reality in it just crap. drawing a breeching the divid to show a more realistic view of African American life style or how African Americans protray themseleves in my opinion is no different than how any good decent persons lives there life and cares for there family. I believe that is were the need in the media should be showing all people reguardless of there color that we are all the same when we realise that then the need to protray people out of charactor will go away but we like separating ourselves in the media and in our life styles, and most of all in our opinion of how the world sees us.. sad but thats just seems to be the way it is..
HOW BLACKS ARE PORTRAYED IN THE MEDIA (Short Story) - 5/11/2009 1:21:43 PM
Bravo, Bravo My Sister on a very well written piece. I agree with many of the points this article focuses on however, I would like to take it a step farther if I may. As stated African-Americans are hugely misrepresented in network as well as cable television true. On the flip side, ten years ago the outlook for representation on television for minorities period was even worse! At the risk of sounding cliche`, I'll just say..we have come a long way.
It should now be because of how far we've come...that we, meaning African Americans and monorities across the board should be striving to go even further! If no one is writing about progressive, multi-faceted, well-rounded characters that look like you, then write them yourself or create a venue for those who would like to and put them on. If no one is banding together to create a network for which programming is geared toward people of color...then let's start the campaign and get it going. If no one is investing in quality African American programming, then maybe it is high time that we start investing in ourselves! I AM A WRITER...AND I CARE ABOUT THE DEPICTION OF MY PEOPOLE! Therefore, there must be more that I and we can do to change what we don't see. Afterall, we can't spend all of our time simply crying, whining and talking about the problem. If we did...then we'd surely become part of the problem rather than the avenue towards a solution to said problem. Just food for thought!
HOW BLACKS ARE PORTRAYED IN THE MEDIA (Short Story) - 4/25/2009 8:50:41 PM
Hi Darlene, this is very interesting! Thanks for sharing.
HOW BLACKS ARE PORTRAYED IN THE MEDIA (Short Story) - 11/5/2007 2:53:30 PM
This was a well written piece, and sadly enough your observations are accurate. We (referring to African descendants)really need to hit the media where it hurts; in their wallets and boycott these films or flicks that depict us in a negative light.
Women Kissed by the Sun (Short Story) - 7/11/2007 4:47:41 AM
Lovely writing, Darlene. Of all the world's love stories, the most telling... "Do not despise me, for the sun has looked upon me...."
Kissed by the sun; loving in life.
HOW BLACKS ARE PORTRAYED IN THE MEDIA (Short Story) - 6/13/2007 9:36:48 AM
Very well written. Great article. My daughter, also, is a grant writer among other things. Her line of work is communication. Thanks for sharing this important info.
HOW BLACKS ARE PORTRAYED IN THE MEDIA (Short Story) - 3/14/2007 7:44:59 PM
important write-good for you
Women Kissed by the Sun (Short Story) - 1/1/2007 5:53:24 PM
Women Kissed by the Sun (Short Story) - 11/17/2005 10:20:17 PM
Beautiful write, Darlene! Kudos!!!
Women Kissed by the Sun (Short Story) - 8/5/2005 8:44:54 PM
Beautiful poem. The line "mother of the world, a woman kissed by the sun, voluptuous even in darkness, blinding hearts learn and lean on me", is a wonderful line.
WOMEN KISSED BY THE SUN (Poetry) - 2/17/2011 4:03:36 PM
Nice poem, thanks for sharing. Do continue to write and share your talent
WOMEN KISSED BY THE SUN (Poetry) - 4/27/2010 4:15:02 AM
mmmh l like this!
Welcome the Roar of the Rain (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 10:24:48 PM
"welcome the roar of the rain" I feel it thats what matters to feel it.. thanks
Didn't Give You that Deal (Poetry) - 5/11/2009 1:30:27 PM
Excellent scribe! I know that's right! Please check out some of my work and feed me back with your thoughts. I like your style so I'll be looking for your comments and more scribes! WRITE ON!
Life Without Art (Poetry) - 5/11/2009 1:27:42 PM
That is the HOTTEST Poem I've read about The Arts since I have been writing (2000)! What a fabulous prose that says it all to anyone who Knows! WRITE!
Didn't Give You that Deal (Poetry) - 5/1/2009 9:49:41 PM
"Now I stand there in the light just where I ought to be
Cause you can't take my talent cause it was planned for me."
A GREAT bottom line!!!
God Bless you,
Welcome the Roar of the Rain (Poetry) - 4/25/2009 9:23:17 PM
I love this! You are very talented and this you already know. Your work is so nice!!!!!
Life Without Art (Poetry) - 4/25/2009 9:19:59 PM
You have said it all!!!! I have to tell my friends about this.
Didn't Give You that Deal (Poetry) - 4/25/2009 9:00:26 PM
This is THAT DEAL! Love this! As of now this is one of my favorites!
Thanks for sharing, and keeping this one on here!
WOMEN KISSED BY THE SUN (Poetry) - 9/26/2008 12:08:04 PM
I had a hard time reading this small print, but once I did, I find it very provocative and sensual. Excellent style and form!
WOMEN KISSED BY THE SUN (Poetry) - 6/26/2008 7:17:10 PM
A sun worshipper you must be. My girls like to sunbathe in summertime too. The kiss of the sun keeps them tan and adorable to look at and goes with their sundresses. Worship the sun all you want.
WOMEN KISSED BY THE SUN (Poetry) - 6/26/2008 2:26:35 PM
Whew those words are like cuttin so smooth with a butter knife. I love the title and it fits perfect with the poem. Unfortunately, I think the hotter it gets we gonna see a whole lot more of these women kissed by the sun. I guess that'll be good for cocoa butter sales. We should invest in that since they want to look like us. All in All this is spectacular spoken Soul. Keep Rising like the sun Sista Lewis!
WOMEN KISSED BY THE SUN (Poetry) - 3/26/2008 8:04:19 PM
I really love this poem... very strong and beautiful... many blessings
WOMEN KISSED BY THE SUN (Poetry) - 1/1/2008 7:52:13 PM
Welcome the Roar of the Rain (Poetry) - 8/31/2007 10:53:40 AM
Feeding the seas not in vain:)
All the things that take place have purposes...
WOMEN KISSED BY THE SUN (Poetry) - 4/18/2007 7:30:22 PM
There's a lyrical grace in the phrasing of this verse that latches onto my male hormones and sends me realing with desire for a woman kissed by the sun, even as I acknowledge that I'm under her control and no match for the rhythm of her drum.
But, boy, what I love to give it a go!
Very, very nice write, Darlene. Subtle, provocative, intoxicating.
But as a woman kissed by the sun, you already knew that, didn't you?
WOMEN KISSED BY THE SUN (Poetry) - 3/16/2007 11:29:15 AM
"Women kissed by the sun" are truly a gift to men's eyes.
Love & Light always and in all ways,
WOMEN KISSED BY THE SUN (Poetry) - 3/14/2007 7:42:22 PM
cute write-love the end!
Life Without Art (Poetry) - 3/9/2007 9:06:45 AM
What insightful writing, Darlene. Almost instinctively, everything you talk about is in movement. And that's art.
Art is skill and feeling and emotion and creativity in motion. Even a "still-life" moves us. Can there be art without movement, without stirring the heart or crying a tear or dazzling our emotions? No, art is essential to life, itself. You are so right. There is no such thing as "Life Without Art." Life, itself, is the artistry of God!
I love your work, Darlene.
Welcome the Roar of the Rain (Poetry) - 3/7/2006 12:36:25 PM
Nice images. I too, respond to the rain.
Didn't Give You that Deal (Poetry) - 12/9/2005 9:06:36 AM
I like your goal of making poverty history. This is also a good poem reminding all artists that rejection is just an opinion. It means nothing on the wider scope. I've heard that Mark Twaine was told once that he was 'unpublishable'. A local writer who was just signed with Dell for a three book contract was told by a teacher in a writing class that 'she didn't have the passion to write a novel'. Luckily, Vicki Lane took that as a challenge. Her mystery novel 'Signs in the Blood' was her bold retort to his attempt to kill her dream. I've seen so many examples of this in talking with other writers. We can't allow them to get us down!
Didn't Give You that Deal (Poetry) - 8/26/2005 4:44:00 PM
As a writer (even a speaker to be hired by a group not yet known to me for the future) I've learned from many aspiring folks that rejection slips are only post-it notes of encouragement for having done something others are afraid to do. They will be trophies of courage if we look at rejection as "they were not yet ready for us, there is something better down the road of success. It's a road that will only end when we take our final breath. Thank God that those of us who try choose not to be among the living dead.
blessin's Sis. D,
cynth'ya lewis reed
Life Without Art (Poetry) - 8/21/2005 1:14:14 PM
" ... art cannot live if it is dead
Art is a baby waiting to be
nurtured and loved eternally
Art is a Rose in full bloom
Life without art is Death after Doom ..."
Amen!!! I live, breath and eat art - so I couldn't agree with you more, Darlene!
Didn't Give You that Deal (Poetry) - 8/21/2005 1:10:52 PM
Excellent write, Darlene! I just love the last two lines! Rant on my sister! Tell them!!!
Didn't Give You that Deal (Poetry) - 8/14/2005 2:13:45 PM
So true! A very effective write Darlene. Great work!
Life Without Art (Poetry) - 8/5/2005 8:56:23 PM
Yes!! I couldn't agree with you more. How I love almost every aspect of art. What would the world be without Beethoven,Run DMC or Billy Holiday (and on and on and on)? What a dark world it would be... indeed!
Welcome the Roar of the Rain (Poetry) - 7/9/2005 10:25:16 AM
Most refreshing. When a cloudburst occurs, I love running out in it and feeling revived. You did this very well, Darlene. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you. Regis
Life Without Art (Poetry) - 5/29/2005 12:24:18 PM
Indeed. This world would be in a much sorrier state were it not for art. Well-expressed, Darlene. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Welcome the Roar of the Rain (Poetry) - 5/21/2005 4:08:59 PM
Great theme. A wonderful salute!