Interview #55, with poet and preacher’s daughter, Kezia Jones!
Describe yourself in 5 words:
Loyal, Humble, Loving, Sensitive, and God-Fearing.
Share a short excerpt and blurb of your work (10-100 words):
Labels, Tags what is it all 4 2 show
the world you aren’t poor
status symbol of the struggle
a product of your time
proof to the world that u
can shine bright yes u a star
Gucci, Louis, Prada is your light
the label of success
growing up juicy couture
we find our true religion in jeans
and we rock our republic
while our world is falling apart at the seams
but at least we are somebody and we can afford the right things
this is what we struggle 4
these labels and tags have become the American dream
Very nice ;) Share an excerpt of your favorite poet’s work (10-100 words):
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
— Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson
Did reading a poem first spark the desire to write poetry, or was it an experience?:
My diary is where I released my issues, let out my fears, and learned who I was it was where I first wrote poetry and learned I could express myself through my poetry.
I can totally relate to that :) What goal do you seek through your poetry?
To inspire people to go after their dreams and to seek spiritual connection.
Yes, materialism is not the same as spirituality (and if people can’t understand that, well…). Please share your #1 tip for poets/writers:
Write from your heart.
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Much thanks to Kezia for stopping by!