Monthly Archives: July 2010

So I was rifling through my old blog the other day….

And I found a lot of old pieces that I had wrote from 2005-2007.  Some pieces that were 5 years old! Can you believe that? A lot of them I still liked, while a lot of them I found to be embarrassingly awful. I’m gonna go ahead and post some Old pieces occasionally to spice things up here on my blog! So if you are interested, check back regularly and see if something old (new to you) pops up!  So for my first throwback…. we are going way back to April 30, 2007. I remember writing this piece for a friend.  It was a dream that I had about meeting her mother….. Enjoy!

your mother…..
Last night I had a dream that I met your mother
we talked in mostly  dream like mumbles,
and our hands never seemed to touch
I caught Hints of childhood and potty training
you in PJ’s brushing your teeth.
Lists of presents you asked Santa for
and proof that you were never a naughty child.
Only if Santa knew what you would eventually become,
Your mother says you would have never gotten that bike.

She told me that you used to paint pictures of
what you thought your daddy looked like.
They always made her cry, but she never let you see her tears.
She hid them under her bed till you went to sleep.
Then she whispered to me, “They looked just like him.”

Pig tails made you look cute
Pony tails made you look sporty
Your daily intuition chose
which one you liked for the day.
She never knew how, but you had a system.

Sometimes at night you would mumble songs that were stuck in your head.
“Don’t go chasing waterfalls, please stick to the rivers and the lakes that your used to”
She thought of waking you, but you were always smiling, so she never bothered.
Sometimes she sang along with you if she knew the words.

You had pneumonia twice in your life.
She almost lost you three times.
You almost lost her once.
She told me about that time when she left you at the mall.
Then how you cried so viciously when she found you
You told her that you would never forgive her for leaving you.
She thinks you have been true to that promise.

We talked and laughed about how you like to twitch
your nose when you are excited.
I pointed out all the idiosyncrasies that
she passed down to you, she denied them all.
Coincidence i guess.

Pictures of prom
broken hearts
great hair.

Cell Phone Bills,
Total Request live on MTV
“Damn I need to get her a car.”
“You just don’t know what I am going through.”

She knew.
She got you a car.
She loved Carson Daly
She paid your cell phone bill till you were 21.

Of course she would, she is your mother.
Of course you would, you are her daughter.

We Continued talking till Sunset.
And I thought she was you for a split second.
When I told her that I loved you,
she twitched her nose in excitement.
Coincidence i guess.

-JP

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“We Can All Be Brave” Released for Purchase!

Hey y’all! My first chap Book entitled “We Can All Be Brave” has been released and is available for purchase!

I am really excited about this release and truly believe that this is a beautiful expression of my first chapter as a writer and artist.  It sort of marks the end of a chapter for me and signals a new journey ahead.  I am excited and hopeful for the road ahead, and thankful for all the lessons that I have learned in the past and the fears that have taught me how to be brave and journey ahead into the unknown!

We Can All Be brave is an exploration into the depths of inspiration and artistry from a dreamer and imagination full of hope and creativity.  My goal is to inspire others to believe in themselves and find their own creativity within them to create a world that is full of hope and love.  We are all artists, and we must be brave to venture out into our own expressions and create art that inspires and changes the world we live in.

If you want to order a copy and support my work, you can hit the button below and purchase it through paypal.  They cost 10.00 with free shipping! Once I receive your order, I will send it out as soon as possible so that you can enjoy your new purchase!  Again, thanks so much for your support and love, and know that it does not go unnoticed.  It will go a long way in helping me along my journey and moving forward with more courage and inspiration! Remember, We Can ALL Be Brave!

Love you all,

J.P.

Maxey Fish And Sea Reel “A Dedication to Womyn who Love Womyn”

If you haven’t already heard about my friend Ryan Maxey on this blog, something is wrong with you!  He is one of my dearest brothers and one of my favorite artists to create with.  If you know me at all, you will know that we can get down on some poetry, lap steel guitar, take-away shows, hour of power, or social networking domination! Here is an old video from one of our first Synchronicity Salons (www.synchronicityla.com).  This has been one of our favorites to play together, especially since it rings true not only for me, but for this wonderful man as well! Anyhow, just thought I would give some love to the old videos laying around on the net!

Also, if you want to see more of his work, please go to www.ryanisyourfriend.com and check out his Quarter Moon Consecution! It’s worth it, I promise!

Once again, Thank you to all the faithful readers, friends, strangers, artists, and humans! You are all loved!

-Poet John Paul the Third!