Blu Sun Literature
Words & Things: A How-to-guide on self-publishing
Are you wanting to write and self-publish a book? YOUR OWN BOOK? I completed a guide with some tips and tricks that’ll give you that good sigh of relief and a ton of useful knowledge to begin your journey towards becoming a self-published author(or more tools if you already are). I’m offering you this 22 page gift for $2.99 via e-book & paperback, because we all deserve to WIN! Just head over to kindle or amazon.com to get your copy!
From one author to another…Words & Things: A how to guide on self-publishing - a Blu Sun project
If you love poetry check out my book " Birth of a Sunflower: A collection of poetry & prose"! A description of the book can be found in the "Healing" tab by clicking below!
Or keep scrolling for some word teases by yours truly!
Photography by Noelle Hoxey (there's a new cover design for the book, these are photos of the "raw" copy)
An Ode to 2017 A.D.
It rained a lot |
Storms were frequent |
And tears were the norm |
So When you arrived I didn't greet you with your usual kiss |
But with doubt and worry and this has never been my greeting with one of your kind before |
I had no clue the type of whirlwind you would be bringing with you and I'm not even sure I was prepared for your stay |
But you were here and we had 365 days to coast through together and whether I was ready or not...it was happening |
I was blind and silenced at the beginning of our journey and I had no solid plans nor did I have any visions of what my future looked like; I was imbalanced, alone and you were my company |
I attempted to escape your itinerary but we carpooled and you drove | You had control
And I knew I had to allow you to takeover because any attempt at escaping your grip would damage my chances at arriving to my destination alive |
And even on mountain tops and blue beaches you only gave me a moment of peace before you interrupted my solitude with your presence |
You were my shadow; The ultimate test was within you and by far this had been the hardest I have yet to endure |
But I placed my feet on the dashboard and I rode and allowed you to lead me wherever you saw beauty and wherever you found deep solitude, rest and love | Hands off the wheel
I allowed you to lead me to a familiar place I've never visited with my physical body | A place where my heart has always lived and where my soul longed to arrive soon |
And now that we are close to parting ways and I will never see you again, I thank you.
I thank you for the trip you allowed me to journey with you on, the growth you gave me as we weathered storms that only a warrior can handle and I appreciate your ability to keep me alive when detours gave no insight to what was ahead |
And furthermore, I love you for the lessons that lead to deep healing, the heartbreak that lead to finding love of self and love of life and for the growth that led to the flower |
An Evolver <3
How many minutes just went by? | What were you doing during those moments? | Were you sad? | Were you thinking about something that happened yesterday? last week? last month? last year? | or were you present? | mindful of this moment? | those moments? | Did you spend them crying? |
As the seconds project forward and the moments cease to exist are you wasting them or cherishing them? | Are you milking a mood that should have only lasted 5 minutes and now is lingering into your day? | lasting for hours...perhaps days? | Is it that serious? | Will it effect the now? | Your future? | Is it life or death? | and if the latter, are you afraid? |
Is it because you haven't spent your moments smiling, laughing, loving? | Have you lost balance? | Is time not a concept that scares you? | The way it continues to progress even when we don't want it to | how we are so dependent on it but it doesn't halt for us...ever |
Time moves with no worries, no concern to answer the commands of outside source | It continues on with no remorse | It never stops, no matter what, time will continue carry the memories of the now for eternity | and we will continue to be its slave if we allow it to control our lives | If we allow it to cause anxiety, worry, doubt and uneasy moods |
Find outlets that take up your time in the most beautiful and forgiving ways | Use it for beauty | for love | for healing | Our moments are precious | Love them | Leave them | Flow with them | the second will always pass | and so will the moments | the minutes will always carry on | so cherish them when living in them | the hours will seem long | but be patient |
|TIME BE WILDIN'|
Universal | you and my soul | float on | float by | why fly | when you can soar | knees bleed from pleading mercy for my emotional needs and my need to feed on souls such as yours |
Souls that grace our space | with fluent flutters and fictional fantasies of unions only existing in our dreams | night and day dreams of lovers in flowers of red, yellow & blue | all beauties in your hue | your aura | your engulfing light |
I once knew you in a dream |
Live deeply in your mind | creating space for souls to find | psychotic thoughts and winding time |
Distinct shadows cross the line |Wiping tears to claim I'm fine
Wiping tears to claim I'm fine |
Black by demand
I was magic | from birth when my mother took it upon herself to become a vessel that withheld a fucking Queen | I was magic
| two humans covered in blood from the sum became one solid, bright, piercing ray and at 299,792,458 meters per second out came a soul that had traveled millions of years past countless dimensions and endless dreams |
just to be magic |
Writing past tales and fables about the life she had when Kings and Queens had respect for their moms and dads and it was ok to walk down the street with dirt on ya feet and babies latched on to breast | back then when we didn't need to fight to feed our future with a "peaceful protest" |
fuck that and fuck you, your mama and your cousin too | Because I traveled |
I saw |
I created |
And it was with my kingdom I raised you | It was with lashes across my spine I loved you | It was with marching I carried you and It was with standing for you, I stand with you |
Just so you could be magic too |
I am but a mere drop in a ocean of possibilities | Unable to escape all that surrounds me because I am just as they are | A drop | In an ocean of diversity and variety | Where all others serve their time in their space | occupying their parameters within their own dwelling |
Not realizing their mere existence means nothing in this galactic universe | Allowing outside forces to influence how it flows and where it grows |
Engorging itself with the infinite feelings as the others that elect to be here | Allowing the waves and tides to interact and flow | although it seems to have no control |
This is how we grow |
Just like the ocean | This is how we flow
I AM DIVINE SOUL.
I AM DIVINE.
you were different |
as if the universe gathered every cell in your body from the most beautiful star that once harbored nothing but pure oxytocin |
you engulfed me | instantly | instantly your spirit saw me and in a fraction of a second the entire world halted |
time no longer was existent |
we were frozen | stuck in each others gaze | every single galaxy | every single star |
beamed with significant purpose and I was engulfed |
my soul has traveled through multiple lives searching for you |
my travels were incomplete until my mission was accomplished |
every single tear cried was because I needed you and I longed for you |
I traveled for this moment in time | for the moment my purpose became fulfilled | loving you | purposely |
this is what LOVE feels like | traveling decades to find you only for you to be more perfect than I imagined
We've missed the point | this isn't how life is meant to flow | grasping on to what's meant to go | losing battles with self | burning walls and shadow deaths | caving souls | making and playing roles | theatre shows | so no one knows | how it goes
|When you choose to GROW |
Depression feels like you're walking down the street on the most beautiful day ever imagined...sun shining, people smiling and everyone is full of love and happiness |
And then suddenly the sky becomes dark, it begins to pour with no remorse, the thunder is louder than a 50 car pile up, the lightening is deadly and you are stuck...|
|WITH NO UMBRELLA|
Does being in love with myself make me selfish? |
Even though for years I've loved myself less? |
Are you offeded that I am now selfless? |
So you make it obvious you love yourself less...|
What is God? | a reflection of the experience of love | a mellifluous song of the universe | a forever flowing wave of light |
What is God? | a yellow flower in a forest of green | awakened at the aurora of a dream lived reality |
An encounter with a stranger is an encounter with self | A soul extension of the spirit that inhabits the suit |
Flesh suit | God body
What is God? | a reflection of love | a reflection of the experience of you |
love me selfishly | find yourself in me |
create peace with me | help heal pieces of me
wander aimlessly | kiss me endlessly
and when our journey is complete | die with me
and fly with me | In the end all I need is for you to lie with me |
just you and me |
I'm clueless | I breathed my first breath and had no clue where I was but I could careless | It reeked of poison and chemicals
| Where the fuck was I?
As I slowly maneuvered my cranium I caught a glimpse of what looked to be the sun | with two brown beams of light spewing from the center | she was staring directly at me |
She was bright | a yellow aura surrounded her being.
She wept |
Why in the hell was she...weeping?
She smiled...it got weird.
The unfamiliar specimen between my mothers gapping legs repeated...it's a girl!
I cried | I cried like a baby
It had dawned on me in that exact moment | My ancestors and my own soul from past lives I have once lived recognized the word "girl" and immediately | I cried
This "girl" had endured much pain and turmoil for centuries upon centuries and upon my arrival this is the first word that fell on my pale ears |
| a girl
I'm told in dreams the violence they receive...the "I mentally hit you, you physically hit me" and the sly smirk and cute little grin that went from coffee to "oh baby, let me just slide the tip in"|
I'm told in dreams of family gatherings where laughter and smiles took place in the light | and dehumanizing granddaughters and nieces took place in the dark |
| a girl | I cried
I am told in dreams I am often silenced...my mouth often covered by white hands my black hands covered in red blood |
blood | i'm covered in blood | they were covered in blood and tags
toe tags |
I cried | she planted the softest and warmest kiss on my third eye
I smiled | she smiled.
They prepared me for this | for 9 months they spoke to me | I listened.
| The experience begins here |