Poetry Spotlight: When You Look Back


“Sometimes you choose a path in life because you know its right. The thing is “right” doesn`t mean easy…”
– E. Lyric Johnson

“When You Look Back…”

We take steps to improve
show and prove
take steps to get right, stay right
get to the point where we…
Fulfilled in life
we fight, because we know we are worth the fight struggle, battle to get there
sad enough
for some of us
that fight leads to nowhere
pressure so high
so intense
we break, we come to the edge and don`t fall
pick up the phone
and dont make that call
we live trying to be rightous
we live trying to be just
clear conscience, guilt free
yet leave room for possibilities
nothing in life is free
dues to be paid
construct and foundation laid
roads and paths covered and paved
sometimes its only us
who can make the way
you are
writer, director, producer and main of this play…
When you look back you
I hope you can honestly say

I did it my way…”

Da Absentee (c) 2012

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Thanks Da Absentee for allowing me to share your beautiful work in my space!! I really enjoyed this piece!! If you want to share your poetry, feel free to email me: sunnydelyte21@gmail.com and put “Poetry Spotlight” in the subject line and we are a go!!


Ask 12Kyle


1. What life lesson did you learn the hard way?

One lesson that I’ve learned hard way is how to appreciate things that happen to you. Good or bad. When I was 13, my parents got divorced. It was the worst thing that happened to me. I didn’t see it coming because my parents NEVER argued in front of me and my younger brother. Prior to that, I would say that my life was damn near perfect. The lesson that I learned is that good and bad things happen. What matters most is how you deal with it. You can never be too high nor too low…remain even keel when it comes to your emotions.
2. If you had to teach something, what would you teach? Why?

I would teach people about credit and how it works. I’ve spent the last 13 yrs working in the mortgage industry as a mortgage underwriter. I found out very early in the industry how many people DON’T understand the how credit works. It’s complicated but simple. I remember when I was in college, my mom said “Don’t get a credit card and mess it up and mess up your credit.” But that’s all she ever said about credit. I found out that credit was much more defined than her brief warning. I would love to teach people how credit works…how good credit helps you…and how you can make bad credit better.

3. What have you lost interest in recently? and why?

I’ve recently lost interest in video games. There was a time in my life when video games was the ultimate time waster. I would play them for hours at a time. Technology has made the games better and more realistic. For me, I’ve lost the TIME to play the games. I used to play late at night but that changed. Once you spend a 30 mins on twitter…then  another 30 mins on Facebook…you’re sleepy. Not to mention, I’m at the point now where my KIDS are better than me. If your kid can beat you in John Madden…you gotta quit.

4. What is the most recent dream you remember having while sleeping?

In my most recent dream, I was hanging with one of my homies and I got shot several times in the dream. Just random drive-by. LOL . I got up and pulled the bullets out of my chest. I’ve gotten shot, driven off a cliff, driven off a bridge, and been in a plane crash in my dreams. But I never actually die in the dream. Normally when I have these dreams, something good happens to me in life. Weird?!?

5. What is your favorite quote? and why?

I have two favorite quotes. The first one I always heard as a kid. The quote was given on a tv show that I would watch every Saturday morning.

Think positive. Act positive. And you will become a positive person.”  I’m not sure who coined it but it was something that they said each week. It stuck with me. And I live by it.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt. It’s simple and speaks to how we should appreciate things.

6. What is the most insensitive thing a person can do?

Betray someones trust. Once you lose trust in someone…it’s over

7. What was the last thing you furiously argued about with someone?

Biggie vs 2Pac. I’m a hip hop head. It’s rare that I even get into a discussion about these 2 great MCs. I loved them both. But one of my boys said that “2Pac was the greatest rapper of all time.” While I respected his opinion…I vehemently disagreed and I told him why he WASN’T. I think Pac was the most influential but not even close to being the greatest. He threw Biggie’s name in the discussion and we argued (loudly) for about 20 mins. LOL

Bio – 12kyle: A father of three sons (Deion, Kameron, Brandon) and daughter (Skyler). I am a husband,former college football player turned sports junkie, a hip hop head, blogger, host of the 12 Radio Show, host of the Dead End Sports Show

blog – the12planet.blogspot.com

Radio Show – www.blogtalkradio.com/12kyle (can be heard Wednesday nights at 9pm-11pm EST)

Sports Radio Show (Host) – www.blogtalkradio.com/deadendsports (can be heard Tuesday nights at 9pm-11pm EST)

YouTube – www.youtube.com/deadendsports

Twitter – @12kyle


Thanks for agreeing to do this Kyle… please everyone go visit all of his sites…and follow/subscribe!!! If you want to be apart of “Ask a Blogger” shoot me an email: sunnydelyte21@gmail.com and we can most definitely can make that happen!!!

Music Monday: Girl Tonite f. Trey Songz

Love this song!!!

What’s Your Flavor?


I saw two pictures of this female right here… And I thought this one was sexy!!

But here is the other one…


Well both are sexy… She is a very beautiful (looks wise) woman!!

Ask James






What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say?

About a year ago, I was speaking with a co-worker of mine and asked her what she would do if she found out that God does not exist and she’d been wasting her time following all these rules and guidelines. After thinking about it for a bit she replied, “I’d rather live my life believing there is a God and then find out that there isn’t one, than to not live my life right and find out that there is.” It may seem trivial to most, but it’s the best and most sensible answer I’ve ever gotten from anyone when I asked them that question.

What’s a belief that you hold with which many people disagree?

That’s a tough one. I’m not really sure. In these day and age it’s almost impossible to have a belief that isn’t at least 50/50 down the scale.

Which is worse, failing or never trying? And explain why?

Not trying is worse, hands down. If you try and fail at least you made an attempt, and have probably learned something from it. If you never tried, then you will never know what could have been. That nagging doubt of what could have been would haunt me forever.

If the average human lifespan was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?

I’d be more daring. I’d take more risk and try to experience everything that I could. In all honestly, I really could be doing that right now.

If you could instill one piece of advice in a newborn baby’s mind, what advice would you give?

The measure of a person’s ability should not be determined by the color of their skin. All people are equal and should be judged according to their character and not their appearance. You have the potential to be great and should strive to be the best and be always kind and compassionate to your fellow man. Strive for peace and avoid conflict.

If you could live the next 24 hours and then erase it and start over just once, what would you do? And why?

I’d quit my job in spectacular fashion, passionately kiss a few people that I secretly want to, take all the money I have in my saving right now and travel to my favorite destination, steal a very expensive car and drive it like I stole it and then rob a bank. LOL



Father. Artist. Writer. Poet. Photographer. Film Maker and an all around legend. Originally from the beautiful island of St. Croix, now resides in the lovely state of Maryland.


If you would like to be apart of  “Ask A Blogger”, hit me via email: sunnydelyte21@gmail.com with the Subject line “Ask a Blogger”…. and I will send you questions!! Thanks James for doing this and I love your poetry!!

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