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Introducing kimberlyslyrics otherwise known as Kimberly Gray


Introducing kimberlyslyrics otherwise known as Kimberly Gray

Posted on December 1, 2011
“It is my pleasure to introduce to you Kimberly Gray our kimberlyslyrics on Hubpages. She likes to say she is a rhyming savant, who she is, and she is so much more. Her writing will enlighten, your senses she will heighten and your awareness she will brighten. Do you need something to read? Want to be taken to places other writers cannot find? Look up kimberlyslyrics and be prepared to be touched.” MFWhen I asked Kimberly to send me, a bio this is what she felt was the most important things to share.

The Best I Can Be is Me. 

I have survived too many painful and demoralizing times in my life.  Believe me I seek no pity, remorse, justice or revenge.  Each challenge and trauma turned into a gift over time. Gifts came from every magical delivery. Magic of course, being free, I keep turning into endless experiences of change.

Even now, I must still say people are my favorite things, if we are things.  For all the heartache, I remain grateful and for people at face value.  Like fireflies, people lead me to places I would otherwise not go.  I learn so much.  You are my school, my teachers.

I heal, and when hurt again, it is worth it from the time spent believing our shared moment was true. Being schizophrenic, has gifted me with an imagination I channel in words and photography.  Visual and written expressions have always been my greatest form to stay grounded, in a mystic form of healing.  I am finally at a stage of my life of sound mind to the point I, understand reality.  Truth be told, I still prefer and live in my imaginary mind’s world.

If granted a wish at any time, it would be that my message of words reaches someone in the same situation.  To simply reach them, knowing they are not alone. See, I believe we all, everyone, has a story.  The magical part of that reality, is there will always be someone, somewhere that needs to hear yours.

We are all writers.  We are all human.  We all err.  We all excel.  We all need to not be alone.  May you never be. I ask each morning that people treat me today as I treated them yesterday.  Many days have given me such hope from this.

My writings are for me, not a writer, rather a messenger, to scream, “I care.”  My messages are to heal, first me, then, I hope you.  Whether it’s tears, laughter, sarcasm, shock, disgust, disagreement, relating, or just through reading.  Thank you, for what you do, not what you are.”

Kimberly Gray,

I love you Sydney.

Writing terrifies me. Writing provokes me. Writing inspires me. Writing identifiesme. Writing drives me. Writing defines me. Writing speaks for me. Writing frees me. Writing challenges me. Writing protects me. Writing excites me. Writing knows me. Writing dares me. Writing strengthens me. Writing teaches me. Writing frustrates me. Writing directs me. Writing rewards me. Writing purges me. Writingintroduces me. Writing shares me. Writing stays with me. Writing cries with me. Writing laughs with me.

Kimberly shares one of her favorite videos of Tupac who was shot dead at 26.
 ”I believe the greatest poet of our time. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we turned our focus from world peace and started focusing on the kids war on the streets?” KG
 
Who is kimberlylyrics? If you have taken the time to get to know her, you will find a kind soul! She is a fighter in life…one that does not give up so easily…through the fire, she is refining herself like pure gold. SD

Kimberly’s favorite quote is : “ every morning as I blow dry my hair I say to myself; please, may people treat me today as I treated them yesterday.” KG

“For me to be the best lyricist I want to be, I try to find a way to balance the romantic soul within me with the perceptive, down-to-earth person who is out on that street everyday.  I have only just begun” KG

This is one of my favorite hubs that Kimberly wrote:

Message in a full bottle 

Needless to say it was wet

The ink smudged and I was blue

Ocean roaring slamming to sand

I did sit along with it in the sun to dry

Funny how the sun goes in then comes out

Problems don’t exist just at the tip

Of that waters edge

Funny how you get wet then not

Does this work for you?

When everything looks just like

Watercolor

I prefer transparent visuals

Never liked the beach but today

Until I found this bottle

With its smudged message

Now drying in the heat

Ridiculous I even care but as it dries

Words are forming

Right in front of me

On that hot sand

Using the paper to reunite

They are re assembling

Gathering together

I unsure if it is what was written

Or that in which meant to be written

No coincidences

No magic

No special effects

Just ink paper sun and sand

Creating a formed perfectly written

Letter to someone whom I can’t read yet

Time is what this note needed

For our turn to feel its soul

I was glad for the sunburn

Intrigued about the heat

It was running through my veins

Excitement a true buzz

It was freaking me out

No one around to tell

A bare beach on a perfect day

Did the bottle run them away?

Or was it I?

It was always me

In my depression I gulped

The oceans whiskey to look down

The note was perfect

Not one ink spot or smudge

How this happened I still don’t know

How it came to me I will never know

But It did and it read

GOD

GRANT ME THE SERENITY

TO ACCEPT THE THINGS

I CANNOT CHANGE

THE COURAGE

TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN

AND THE WISDOM

TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

Author unknown

That was the last time I took a drink

I took that half bottle of whiskey

Put the note back in

Sealed it back up

Walked to the end of the pier

Threw that glass as hard and far

As every strength of me could

splash

http://princessshoshauna.hubpages.com/

This is her baby Shoshauna. She is a rising star and also has her own hub!. Looking at that face  who could not help but fall in love with her.

Kimberly won out of 460,000 hubbers 1 of 4 hubbie awards this past fall for best poet!
Kimberly’s Links:
These few 10 hubs have a message [I hope}
He was my first, I was his last
Pull my Finger [fathers recent death]
                                                                                                         http://kimberlyslyrics.hubpages.com/hub/Pull-my-finger
Do women have wet dreams?
The progression of a kiss
Canada’s 10 worst serial killers
My life as a white, female drug dealer
Undiscovered Porn Star
Proceed without Caution
Porcelain Princesses
I am so tired of being afraid
Don’t Bother
You make me laugh
When we die by choice
A woman’s passion exposed
My minds world
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no face.


Scholastically challenged and a street scholar


School, I imagined from afar

How is education defined?

  • 0% textbook studies
  • 0% primarily reading
  • 100% through learning what other people share
  • 0% family guidance

1 person has voted in this poll.

Education

Education and knowledge can primarily be achieved by three means; academic learning in schools, home schooling or street lessons, on one’s own.

All ones individual choice as to which education they/we desire.

This was not my case. The last time I set foot in a classroom was at the age of 14 and I am now 45. Safe to say, my schooling was from life experience, in dozens of jobs, and on the streets. Especially in the early years.

Are we….

defined by what we do or how well we do it? Too profound for me. I actually believe we are defined by how we reconcile our wrongs, and what lessons we gain from them.

I have never believed in failure. Suppose I just see incidences as circumstances. Remembering some of my own, [actually too many] limited my choices and decisions that were made for me.

As drastic

in education, or that lack of, with such different in approaches, much of it does seem the same. Just an observation I have acquired.

Yet the differences in the result of knowledge from street, and scholastic learning, is also vastly different.

Everyone possesses some form of street smarts or people skills, but not everyone is fortunate enough to be scholastically smart. Having said that the street smarts are a different animal and learning is useful but very hard to attend, and keep attending. Unless you have no choice.

We are so similar……….

and so very different. I struggle with social arenas when a group of people are speaking of history or science, geography and even poetry.

I know nothing of this. Never learned algebra or took science, did not have the opportunity to learn proper English. As simple as the structure of a sentence. My grammar is still elementary, but if my message magically does come across, then I am happy. It’s irrelevant what negativity comes my way because of it.

Where are your greatest strengths?

  • 100% people skills
  • 0% intuition
  • 0% school smarts
  • 0% creativity
  • 0% self defence
  • 0% knowing how to deal with uncomfortable situations
  • 0% directing people
  • 0% confrontation
  • 0% a specific area in education
  • 0% the use of the English language, or others

1 person has voted in this poll.

let’s step back a minute

so what’s my point? No, not as usual to share my challenges, although I have done some of this already.

I was thinking about this as I began to write it. What is my point?

Simple, once I get honest about it. It’s to ask for your help, experiences, knowledge, links etc to further educate myself in English.

Now that I am publishing books, and have an amazing editor, I still would like to understand grammar.

I am not able to attend a school here due to health restrictions. Truthfully, the more I research the more confused I get.

I am moving at warp speed

with nothing to hang onto. Not any advice is intended when I share how street and self education benefited me.

Somehow after numerous factory and smutty jobs, I was determined to enter the corporate world. Face mostly men with honesty and confident in my desires. This honesty gifted me with a 25 year, print and broadcast producing career globally at, Advertising Agencies. Full time for 25 years, not burning one bridge.

I am a six figure employee, and that is not my reward. I worked hard to learn the business and excelled for doing so. I work with charities for children and runaways.

I am not sure what drives me, but I think it has much to do with shame; trying to prove I am no less than anyone else. Ironic, I am the same and do very well.

Trick is I never knew I would be a writer. Just as I have approached my career, I need to progress by understanding English and learn to write like me. Any advice?

I am a unique case I know. So much so if I could go back and trade my global career for schooling, I would not. This is not for many and school is so important, believe I feel its confusion of next steps.

Did you like school?

  • 0% yes
  • 100% no

1 person has voted in this poll.

OK Break

watch the school of fish again, tranquil break from hard work that I see most of writers accomplishing here. So much talent and such a great site.

Seems far fetched……

Street Smart and School Dumb. Why?

My objective here is to share my own experiences, having had to leave school at 14, and forced to hold my own.

Like you, life experiences shaped all of us who we are. Unlike you, I didn’t get to learn the books or various subjects. Therefore, this is what you must learn on the streets. It is that concrete where I still am most successful and that concrete mayhem where I fit in best.

In your world I struggle, smile and nod. Many times not having a clue about grammar or Shakespeare, politics or history. I nod, not adding to the conversation because the hard fact is, I have no clue what you are talking about.

And anything is possible. At the end of this Hub remember someone with no education or school smarts wrote a Hub. Anything is possible.

There are School Smarts and there are Street Smarts. Each of us hold one or the other, but cannot posses both.

That’s not exactly true. We all possess survival smarts, and some more than others, so therefore you can posses both. I mean not equally, or in the same type of way.

I should define quickly what I mean by each.

School smarts refers to book smart, scholastically smart, study smart, knowledge of many topics, academic smart, intellectual, educated and cultivated.

For most of us, that again, means a lot of education. The school kind.

Street smarts refers to more of a survival instinct or rather capability, the means to attain people skills, regardless of to whom, practice not just caution but be proactive in self awareness, manipulation, truth, practical living, how to live life, bargaining, keeping yourself entertained by entertaining others, living on next to nothing, etiquette never exposed to, when needed, lie, wise, be driven and determined, feeling you have a purpose and finally, finding your own.

On your own.

My Education, like few of us, came straight from the streets.

Make no mistake about it. I have no regrets. Whether optional choices or governed direction. I stand firm where I am, and am, who I am, because of everything that brought me here.

I KNOW TODAY; THINGS DO NOT CHANGE, WE CHANGE.

That, in itself, is my life’s biggest lesson.

**Having not even explained myself, I want you to know I am a strong believer in Education. I believe it also to be critical and crucial for the success of any person’s development and potential. I do wish I had of not given up, and had got an education myself.

I have, like you, lived more than a few types of lives. Learned a few lessons, just in another, round-about way, I’ll say. So lets go, come on, this way……………….We all have lived really, this is just my story of what I have learned and how I did. I have lived life to it’s fullest, what a gift.

School History of Events – The Proposal

It started when I turned 14 years old. I was given a very judgmental choice to re-enter school. Because I had just attended a 30 day rehab program the Board of Education gave me this option; (given now at 14 I was some sort of criminal or something);

I could re do grade 8 (disregarding having already moved half the year into grade 9), but then re-enter next year and start grade 9 again. Check this out – they actually gave me option B which consisted of leaving immediately and permanently. I would be given all credits in good standing up to and the completion of grade 10.

Feeling like a maggot anyways, I took the deal, emptied my sparse locker and had no idea what that actually meant. Also how very wrong of the School Board it was and how very scared I was going to get.

By the way, I would learn later that my first life lesson would realize; I can wait to make a decision. I had the right to question but allowed them to intimidate me when in fact I was better now than ever. To feel confident that I deserve exactly what every other student did. I was no different, just sick. It did however take me a few years to realize how large of a lesson this actually was.

3 weeks after school dissolved I had to get working;

Age is compulsory, wisdom is optional.

Holding my own from such a young age has given me wisdom which I consider my life lesson number 2. Wisdom in the form of people-wise, street-wise, skills-wise, survival-wise.

The truth is, we all learn how to live life. My point is, that how we live our lives are obviously based on what we are exposed to in the younger years of our life. This includes years of schooling to develop and gain potential.

I am street smart and school dumb. Some maybe school smart and street dumb. There are many similarities in both worlds. They have many differences as well.

A quiet, shy, demure young girl-instantly cast into the world made the passage from obscurity to working girl. I quickly developed into a chameleon that influenced my world by connecting with people emotionally, intellectually, and physically. This chameleon would grow and improve forever. Then ultimately saved my life.

This mystical, silent, magnetic quality I learned was called CHARISMA. And you have it. We all do, but I learned mostly from a few business men. I wanted what they had. Respect and inspiration and a ‘wanting’ to change peoples lives. Another lesson and, once developed, it helped me…

I actually made it and with respect!

Despite the illegal and lonely experiences I lived to endure, I somehow came up on top. Well, not somehow. It was due to pure determination and drive. On my part.

I did it. I was an executive traveling around the world standing side to side with the biggest Directors and Clients any Producer could ask for. Mostly, they respected me. But, I knew people and genuinely have much compassion for all people. That with a fearless humbled attitude there was me, making more money than I could spend.

I proved to myself once again, street smarts can, in my case, play a larger role, along with truth. More than anything book. The staff that I managed had MBA’s but I had multiple years of on-set experience and client relations.

Don’t get me wrong, it was hell getting there, but I love nothing more than a challenge and that also gave me my determination.

This Hub is about success. From any walk of life. Anything is possible. This I now know. It is also for a cry for help on which direction I should take.

What means did you receive your education?

  • 0% schools and institutions
  • 0% home schooling
  • 100% Streets

1 person has voted in this poll.

And anything is possible. At the end of this Hub remember someone with no education or school smarts wrote a Hub. Anything is possible.

My situation took me places only dreams are made of, and to crack houses only armed guys hung at. I believe my drug addiction back through those years played both a good and bad influence. Rather a good and terrifying ride.

There are School Smarts and there are Street Smarts. Each of us hold one or the other, but cannot posses both.

That’s not exactly true. We all possess survival smarts, and some more than others, so therefore you can posses both. I mean not equally, or in the same type of way.

I should define quickly what I mean by each.

School smarts refers to book smart, scholastically smart, study smart, knowledge of many topics, academic smart, intellectual, educated and cultivated.

For most of us, that again, means a lot of education. The school kind.

Street smarts refers to more of a survival instinct or rather capability, the means to attain people skills, regardless of to whom, practice not just caution but be proactive in self awareness, manipulation, truth, practical living, how to live life, bargaining, keeping yourself entertained by entertaining others, living on next to nothing, etiquette n

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Did you finish school?

  • 0% yes
  • 100% no

1 person has voted in this poll.

Do you have an education you are satisfied with?

  • 100% yes
  • 0% no
  • 0% plan for more

1 person has voted in this poll.

To Recap

As a recap, these were some of my street schooling lessons and principles that I obtained from the streets. Similar to your school learning’s, just at a different pace and on different subjects, slightly. :o)

  • I have the same rights as everyone else and shouldn’t feel less than because I was living a very different lives than the other kids. Don’t allow people to intimidate you.
  • Wisdom. People wise, street wise.
  • Charisma. A tool for survival and forming a personality for life. The beginnings of a knowing a different type of people-wise.
  • Direction. Discovering this is something I had to and understand how to get it let alone follow it. Blessed with DETERMINATION and DRIVE. From where, I believe my mothers influence as a survivor herself.
  • Being taken advantage of over and over again and learning how not to be. This was very difficult for me.
  • Survival, under the worst circumstances imaginable and on my own. This is where I learned most of my street smarts directly.
  • There are no free rides and nothing comes without a price. Not from resentment but from Fact.
  • There are second chances and I learned this the hard way but received a gift n the end. The knowledge of knowing this up front.
  • The truth will set you free. For sure. It builds confidence and integrity as well. Got me from a lot of bad situations when you would have thought the reverse would be true.
  • Each day is a gift for me, and I do feel it everyday. This has taught me the true meaning of gratitude.

stuffed toys gone wrong


link to site

 

Um………..

Catastrophic is the only thing that comes to mind. I stumbled upon a stuffed toy and remembered how dirty and chewed up mine were as a child. I have a theory young children chew them not because they are soft, rather they are deliberately trying to destroy the odd thing, from mommy and daddy.

But my theory is thrown out the window because some adults collect them and love them too (not that there is anything wrong with that). I recon it is a personal thing cause stuffed toys just freak me the freak out, if you know what I mean. OK, maybe not. You judge.

ONE

Honestly?  I had to start with this.  A squid?  Really?  Furthermore look how ugly it is and someone explain to me how to play with it or is the objective to make the child cry?

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Honestly? I had to start with this. A squid? Really? Furthermore look how ugly it is and someone explain to me how to play with it or is the objective to make the child cry?

TWO

Not bad at a first glance and I can see swinging their legs could be fun for 3 minutes but PEOPLE they have no arms! Not that there's anything wrong with that.  I'll stop now
Not bad at a first glance and I can see swinging their legs could be fun for 3 minutes but PEOPLE they have no arms! Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I’ll stop now

THREE

um, ah, er, ya that's what I said!
um, ah, er, ya that’s what I said!

FOUR

Elmo has always freaked me out, I think the colour combined with the size of his mouth and eyes and seriously people, the dude is naked.  Some clothes maybe and with pockets?
Elmo has always freaked me out, I think the colour combined with the size of his mouth and eyes and seriously people, the dude is naked. Some clothes maybe and with pockets?

um

sorry but that squid is still freaking me out!

 

FIVE

Bite much, terrified of mood swings, hope it comes with warning label, wait, these goblins probably ate it before hand.  AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH
Bite much, terrified of mood swings, hope it comes with warning label, wait, these goblins probably ate it before hand. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

Did you have a stuffed toy that frightened you as a child?

  •  yes
  •  no

See results without voting

SIX

Just imagine, we can depress our children and scare them without any effort.  This thing works for them.  Why the green?  Does that represent something?
Just imagine, we can depress our children and scare them without any effort. This thing works for them. Why the green? Does that represent something?

SEVEN

I hate lions. There.
I hate lions. There.

EIGHT

Nothing like a plush doll for your child who's head has been split open and still has scary stitch as he is healing.  I'm not smiling, and I am sure neither is any child that has this.
Nothing like a plush doll for your child who’s head has been split open and still has scary stitch as he is healing. I’m not smiling, and I am sure neither is any child that has this.

NINE

ya, that's right give your kid halloween toys for the one day it's appropriate so they're scared all year round, is it just me?
ya, that’s right give your kid halloween toys for the one day it’s appropriate so they’re scared all year round, is it just me?

Would you buy any of these stuffed toys for your/a child

  •  yipee! yes
  •  OMG no!

TEN

I am reporting this mommy and baby thing.  It's rude to keep your mouth open and are they on the way to the dentist, what's with those scary teeth.  I'm wishing for a cavity right now
I am reporting this mommy and baby thing. It’s rude to keep your mouth open and are they on the way to the dentist, what’s with those scary teeth. I’m wishing for a cavity right now

Are stuffed toys a big thing as adults?

  •  yes
  •  no

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