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Tosha Michelle

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About this author

I am a reformed Southern Belle who lives to write, thrives on creativity, earning degrees, and majoring in snark. A lifelong devotee of Godiva chocolates, so hide your sweets. A human rights advocate and lover of all things feline and girly.

My poetry is simple and a reflection of me. You'll find a melancholy, introspective, and somewhat snarky woman between the covers of my chapbook. A woman who is no stranger to loss and heartache, but a woman who also has experienced love in its purest form, along with moments of great bliss.

A poet laureate, I am not. I’m still very much a neophyte. I simply write to know myself better. It’s a way to make the unknown, known, the unseen, visible, to make the intangible, tangible. When I write, I don’t fe

The kettle of my mind.

Boils over and spills on the pages.

Words saturate.

Evaporating regret.

Burning away fear

Creative impulses take over.

Absorbing my muse in every line.

-Tosha Michelle

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I am a child throwing rocks into the stream.
Challenging the rushing water.
Raising my fist and daring fate to do it worst.
I am a dancer in the waves of the ocean.
Swaying in time with the tide.
Pirouetting, the current my only friend.
I am the sun, rising across the canyon
Ascending, and shinning down.
Giving the illusion of perception and motion.
I am thoughts like a rolling river.
Water cascading over the rocks of my soul.
Shaping, forming, conforming.
I am the peace of the rain forest.
Basking in solitude
Tranquil, serene, transfixing angles.
Reflecting from within.
Dripping and dropping. Shaking it off.
I am the dust of the galaxy.
Yearning to know itself.
I am the wind.
Wandering. Searching.
A storm brewing from within.”
Tosha Michelle, Confessions of a Reformed Southern Belle.: A Poet's Collection of Love, Loss, and Renewal

“It is only through love, tolerance, humility and the understanding of our own fragility that we can begin to find our humanity and, in turn, extend that humanity to others.”
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“To deny equality to one is to deny equality for all.
We won’t find joy by misplacing our unhappiness onto others.
Love cannot be defined, assigned or mitigated.It’s not something to be controlled or dictated.
Love is uncontrollable and limitless.”
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“She was so Southern that she cried tears that came straight from the Mississippi, and she always smelled faintly of cottonwood and peaches.”
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“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.

It doesn't matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”
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“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
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“Sometimes goodness doesn't tell everything it knows. Sometimes goodness waits for the appropriate time and does the best it can with what it has.”
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Tosha Michelle Karen wrote: "Hi Tosha,
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Karen, good luck. You are an inspiration.

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Tosha Michelle Hunter wrote: "Tosha Michelle, I'm definitely reading your book! I think you're the cat's pajamas. :) Thanks for being so cool."

You are too kind. Thank you. I hope you enjoy it. I'm trying to picture a cat in pajamas. ;) x

Hunter Murphy Tosha Michelle, I'm definitely reading your book! I think you're the cat's pajamas. :) Thanks for being so cool.

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Karen Tyrrell Hi Tosha,
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