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foreverYoung (BIO) My life is abstract; I respond spontaneously and vary from a wide range of moods and imaginative ideas. Confused, a little. Undecided, always. Confidence, stability and spirituality are my main goals in llife. Glamour and Fame comes wit jus bein me thru karma and social activity, but underneath is a human being struggling to overcome years of hardship and pain you don’t see. In my leisure, I dream of one day sharing my dreams with the world. Starting with a collection of poems I wrote and turning TheEllisInk into a publishing company that will discover and expose new raw talent to complement my creations. Time repeats itself, history fades, Memories last and bullshit pass #TheEllisInk

President’s Spring Address

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend’s
Or of thine own were:
Any man’s death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

Hold that thought. From the President of Montclair State University, best said in the words of John Donne, I applaud you..

We are all diminished by the loss of any one of us, and so we must try not to lose each other. And we must try to be worthy of each other. When we look around this room, what each of us should see is all those who are relying on us. It’s nice if we like each other, but it is not necessary and it’s not the point. The point is the greater good.

This University is the world in which we have chosen to work, and we do so for our students, we do so to repair the world, and we do so to protect earth.

No man is an island
Entire of itself…
Any man’s death diminishes me
Because I am involved in mankind…

When we leave this place, the bells in College Hall will be ringing. Do not send to ask for whom those bells toll. I will tell you. They toll for us, not mournfully, but in hope, reminding us of the chance we have to make a difference for the greater good, if we just remember to seek the best in ourselves and in others. Thank you all for your extraordinary work this year. Let’s bring this academic year successfully to a smooth landing, so we can re-fuel and get this space ship ready to take off again.

Thank you.

HOMAGE TO MY EYES

 

 

When I look at my mom it reminds me why people say we look alike

When I look at my cousins I see the resemblance people recognize

 

Homage to my eyes

 

Never really paid attention to them until I wore color contacts

Never paid attention to anyone else’s until I saw mine in them

 

Homage to my eyes

 

America’s Great When

America’s Great When

America’s great when

We come together and stand as one

In all different hues

With the same amusement

The same smile and laughter

 

No one looking down

 

Americas great when

Christians, Muslims, and Jews or whoever

Live on the same street without war

Their kids play together

Teaching each other different languages

 

Unfamiliar families praying together

 

Americas great when

People can actually pay their bills comfortably

Thanking God that their prayers have been answered

Lines crossing, merging with empathy

In crowded noise moving constantly

 

Then,

Someone notices your lip ring

One day

One Day

All the dirt sticks to the hair in my nose

So it don’t go back in

That filthy film that tastes so nasty

After smoking in the morning

Or soon as you woke up

Is so refreshing when my skin dries

It’s just amazing how our mind

Communicate with our bodies

And our hearts beat as one

One day we’ll see our true face

And will know who we are……

ELLISINK

Managing the Unmanageable

A million tongues couldn’t describe
These tears pouring from my heart
Still walking around looking at the ground
So no one will see the fear in my eyes
Managing the unmanageable
After a psychotic manic distressing depressive episode
Hurting the feelings of those dearest to my heart
With confusion, mistrust, misdirected anger, and lust
I put my body at risk, my relationships in jeopardy
Sabotaging every bit of love I can think of
Instead of caring for those who care for me
I put it all at risk; and begged Satan to take me out of here
Instead; God saw fit for me to get the help I need
Placing me in the care of professionals who are competent when I’m not
Even the strongest people have weak moments
The loveliest people can be beautiful and ugly at the same time
Underneath the insanity, the appealing character and funny jokes
There’s a sense of darkness where reality peaks
Enticing the perfectionist to create a fix where nothing is broke

May 23, 2016
ELLISINK©