Recent Reviews for Latasha A Willis
Nappy-Headed (Poetry) - 6/22/2008 3:02:51 PM|
I read this some time ago, but apparently I didn't comment on it. However, it stuck with me--it must be a year or more, and now I've met a young black woman at my church, and kept thinking about the "nappy hair poem" I read, wishing I could share it with her.
I looked under cultures and it wasn't hard to find at all.
I liked it for its spunky attitude and sense of self-esteem in the writer.
And now you know your work is memorable!
The Lemon (Poetry) - 6/3/2007 7:07:55 AM
Symbolic stuff, Latasha; I'm pretty sure this goes beyond the yellow fruit. Thank you. Love and peace,
The Lemon (Poetry) - 2/26/2007 3:12:14 PM
OOOO, hot lemon at night, since I started that a few years back, I've never had any illness...
The Hole (Poetry) - 2/26/2007 1:01:12 PM
A tale of faith and hope. Thanks for sharing it. Love and peace to you,
Calm Within the Storm (Poetry) - 12/10/2006 5:43:53 PM
This is truly a beautiful, powerful prayer in verse. Thank you, Latasha for your light. ~~Nordette
Calm Within the Storm (Poetry) - 12/9/2006 10:30:26 PM
Your faith is compelling, Latasha. Thank you for sharing this prayerful offering. Love and peace to you,
Calm Within the Storm (Poetry) - 12/4/2006 6:51:33 PM
I feel you sister... Sometimes when I am going through hard times I forget that I must lean on Him and He will take care of everything. And He always comes through...
I feel your passion and conviction... Great work, Girl!
Calm Within the Storm (Poetry) - 12/4/2006 6:09:04 PM
What a soulfull prayer-moving-touching; felt the pain & release. Thank you for the prayer and reminder.
Calm Within the Storm (Poetry) - 12/4/2006 8:38:58 AM
Nappy-Headed (Poetry) - 10/1/2006 4:44:38 AM
GOTTA LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I so relate to it. I am hispanic, and have curly hair, which I have always loved. Except back in the 70's those hippie days of youth for me. I think I straightened it for two years, then went to the curly look and have kept it ever since....but let me tell you.....now don't be afraid......when you get older, and deciede to dye your hair....I am 51, and have what I call a skunk stripe part in my mane...the dye, makes your hair dry........and it gets frizzy on top of whatever you had originally...so for me...its curls, which I am fine with......and FRIZZ.......ugh...So now I have a medusa thing going combined with Bride of Frankenstein, aka Marge Simpson.
Your poem is so well constructed.....the timing, the message, and the humor........I loved it........
Keep your look........its yours!!!!!
Child, Please! (Poetry) - 9/30/2006 10:51:42 AM
Yeah. You are right. Sometimes though, we get lost in the moment I guess. It's a good message though and if adhered to, it saves a lot pain and grief. Thank you, Latasha. Love and peace to you,
Clueless (Poetry) - 9/30/2006 10:49:40 AM
You make some good points, Latasha. Love and peace,
What Really Matters (Poetry) - 9/30/2006 10:48:24 AM
What a message, Latasha. Powerfully expressed and stated. Thank you and amen. Love and peace to you,
Somebody Like Me (Poetry) - 9/22/2006 8:10:46 PM
Honest and faithful verses, Latasha. Thank you for sharing them. Love and peace to you,
I Won't Go Back Again (Poetry) - 9/22/2006 8:09:34 PM
I can so relate to this, Latasha as I am certain many others can. I love the way you "take control." Thank you for sharing this inpiring poem. Love and peace to you,
Nappy-Headed (Poetry) - 9/22/2006 8:08:03 PM
Way to go, Latasha. Good for you. Love and peace,
I Won't Go Back Again (Poetry) - 9/10/2006 8:10:40 AM
Realization and determination...it's the name of the game! Perfectly penned!
I Won't Go Back Again (Poetry) - 9/6/2006 11:16:23 AM
Very powerful & inspiring!! Thank you for sharing!
I Won't Go Back Again (Poetry) - 9/5/2006 7:37:58 AM
Inspiring words, indeed! I hope you'll always continue on your upward journey of faith and happiness!
Somebody Like Me (Poetry) - 9/1/2006 12:25:46 PM
A highly inspirational poem that should give believers and hurting seekers comfort in times of trial. Thank you for sharing this work, Latasha. ~~Nordette
Somebody Like Me (Poetry) - 8/17/2006 3:28:28 PM
I can see the innocence you possessed at the bearing of your soul at that time of your life. You had great poetic sense back then, but I also see how you've matured and blossomed into the woman you are, having read some of your other works. You have a great gift to share and I, for one, appreciate it.
I am mainly a writer of prose, not poetry, and had to learn to be a poet by practice and patience, and I am nowhere near as good as you - I am still learning. Keep up the faith AND good work!
Thanks for sharing, my Sister!
Nappy-Headed (Poetry) - 8/13/2006 6:24:07 AM
I can relate to every single word and I am blessed with the ever-lasting sister's plight! Proudy wear yout natural hair as God intended. I have the opposite problem... I WANTED a 'Fro but my hair was too soft & long to get one (Had a big crater on top of my head). I cut it all off back in high school just to have one a little while (my was only 2 inches long a the MOST), but try as I might, my hair grew fast and the crater was back about two months later. Anyway, to make a long history with my hair short (?), I said 'let grow and let God' - and here I am many years later.
Your poem brings back memories, and I LOVED it! I want more... take care!
Nappy-Headed (Poetry) - 8/10/2006 6:45:56 AM
I thought one of the best things that happened in the 60s was the Afro, and people stopped wearing their hair straightened.
I'm not black, but I love my tight perms. And a cornrow is absolutely beautiful to see.
Darn tootin' be proud and be happy. Be YOU !
Nappy-Headed (Poetry) - 8/9/2006 10:31:29 PM
This unique and beautiful poem is universal in its appeal and I must conclude also that under the beautiful hair is a beautiful mind and soul. Well done.
Nappy-Headed (Poetry) - 8/9/2006 10:20:28 PM
Outstanding. I loved this, I understand all to well, I always wanted that long straight blond hair, ha ha, As a native american it was never going to happen. This is outstanding!
Nappy-Headed (Poetry) - 8/9/2006 8:22:57 PM
Damn straight! Sounds like a powerful healing going on there.
Nappy-Headed (Poetry) - 8/9/2006 7:47:48 PM
this is a fantastic write! written in such a friendly voice that it will surely be received as encouragment and validation! makes me ashamed of hiding my gray, though...
Child, Please! (Poetry) - 7/31/2006 8:52:34 AM
Amen! Today folks try to make it seem like you have a mental disorder because you abstain from sex outside of marriage. The world has truly changed.
What Really Matters (Poetry) - 7/18/2006 12:59:12 PM
And Amen again! I think I've been to that church with the measuring of skirts and checking of earlobes. :-) ~~Nordette
What Really Matters (Poetry) - 6/7/2006 5:49:51 PM
latasha, glad to see you on the den. love the poem. thanks for being a part of the creative voice coming out of MS.
What Really Matters (Poetry) - 5/25/2006 11:00:11 AM
What Really Matters (Poetry) - 5/24/2006 10:53:28 PM
Welcome to the Den Latasha!
Love, Suzie :-D
What Really Matters (Poetry) - 5/20/2006 2:32:06 PM