V. Pain

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Born the first of four daughters, VPain was raised in Indianapolis, IN. As a second grader, her teacher projected her love of poetry upon the entire class. Reciting at least 30 pages of poetry by the end of that year, literature had begun to make its mark on the artist. She began to write poetry outside of school, and it eventually became a release. By high school, VPain had joined the Speech Team and become a member of the National Forensics League. Her poetry program included Naomi Long Madgett, Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou. These lyrics stayed with her. She is today inspired to interpret dreams for those who go numb from the traumas which can take place in life. In her book, Hear Me Roar, she has compiled the poetry born from her com ...more

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Hear Me Roar

4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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WHY I ROAR (Health, Mind & Body)
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Description: An explanation of HEAR ME ROAR's origins, not just poetry, but an honest plea for women everywhere!
N-word, Friend or foe? (Nonfiction)
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Description: This is an age old debate I was inspired to weigh-in on. My message is plain: the entire race is made up of individuals who navigate the image of the whole. So each person has a prescribed duty to help ameliorate just one of the problems facing this minority.
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“Never let kindness be your weakness, never let your weaknesses be your downfal”
V. Pain, Hear Me Roar

“Fish for a man, he'll eat for a day, don't teach him to de-bone that fish, You may not have to worry about him tomorrow!”
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“Fish for a man, he'll eat for a day, don't teach him to de-bone that fish, You may not have to worry about him tomorrow!”
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“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
John Lennon

“Never let kindness be your weakness, never let your weaknesses be your downfal”
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“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
Ernest Hemingway

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”
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message 18: by V.

V. Pain "However, this very fact constitutes the opportunity of the future Negro novelist and poet to give the country something new and unknown, in depicting the life, the ambitions, the struggles, and the passions of those of their race who are striving to break the narrow limits of traditions."
- from The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man This ends a two paragraph account of gospel on the "Negro experience" He compares it to being an actor, stuck doing tragedies. {PREACH} This passage is a chilling foretelling of the lives many people of the demographic now lead... #Wakeup


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V. Pain http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/1...
Join me in the Duplicitous take of an "Ex-Coloured Man" I am not waiting any longer. This is free I opened the HTML version and began reading immediately!


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V. Pain Why do I keep using the words coming of age and actualization? Occasionally, we recoil from the sting of growing pains, but still we must go forward. It's just like a child who hates going to bed. Each day winds down to that dreaded moment. Little by little the child will become creative, cunning, and even desperate to avoid this moment. No matter what they invent, reality remains, the day is ending and bedtime's beginning. Eventually, they learn the time is inevitable. But it may take a few chastenings before they comply...
The same is true of life, you may struggle with each change necessary to become responsible for yourself. (Bucking parental advice, tradition, and good sense altogether!) At some point, all the ways you hit your head are supposed to culminate, shaping behavior, encouraging maturity....
That is just the first step in actualization.
So don't ge me wrong, I am not yet the wise one I hope to someday be, but some of the paths I have walked, I know I shall never return.


message 14: by V. (last edited Jul 06, 2014 01:00PM)

V. Pain http://www.goodreads.com/story/show/3...

article I wrote over the last week or so.


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V. Pain UPDATED! Youtube Chennel VPain Subscribe, share, comment: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtl3...
Me, you, poetry #starvingartist


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V. Pain http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/1...

30 Years A Slave
Blow the dust off a story and discover truth today!


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V. Pain Subscribe to my You Tube channel http://youtube.com/user/MZVPAIN

My poetry and some other videos of interest!
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V. Pain Vpain on Twitter @Vpain1 follow me!


message 8: by V. (last edited Feb 11, 2014 01:08PM)

V. Pain Now What!? a Poem from Hear Me Roar by V. Pain

http://youtu.be/qzlum-BFJVE


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V. Pain If you pray, pray for peace, pray for patience: pray for your poet... #starvingartist -VPAIN


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V. Pain Feeling ground from the daily grind, but feeling inspiried by hope of a better day. Pray for your poet


message 5: by V. (last edited Aug 05, 2013 07:33AM)

V. Pain Please click here for my Goodreads excerpt of Hear Me Roar:
http://www.goodreads.com/reader/37852...


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V. Pain Never let kindness be your weakness, never let your weaknesses be your downfall.


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V. Pain Jump to Kindle Preview of Hear Me Roar- My poetry Collection!

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V. Pain V. wrote: "On Facebook http://facebook.com/victoria.pain.33"


Still reading Kwame's Passage by Jerry Sarkwah Kwame's Passage by Jerry Sarkwah

I highlighted "After all I had learnt he has been repeated three times in this class; now his new name is 'Father' and could be heard on the lips of every little child in the school." This made me laugh out loud! I felt akin to children who would do this, kids are cruel all over the world...CUTE and ironic!


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