Let’s Pretend We Know Everything

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Let’s Pretend We Know Everything

Let’s pretend we know everything
and carry our religion
like a clutch.

We can carry it when
we wear certain outfits
certain places.

Let’s pretend we are God
and give everyone a key
who is like us

to the door of these
certain places
where people gather

who are certain
about all things
in the universe.

Let’s pretend we are right
until certain people
decide we are wrong

and lock the doors
to certain places
where everyone

is absolutely certain
about everything.


Shawn R. Jones


Author of the devotional book, Pictures in Glass Frames   http://t.co/BxiNwWRG

and the poetry chapbook, Womb Rain, 


Quickie Poem of the Day

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Poem Three 


The weeping willow

we planted

still stands still


despite the storms that

folded,  unfolded, and

twisted and turned

our front lawn.


Its pear-green limbs

sashayed on the wind

each night


I slept


in your arms.


Shawn R. Jones

Beautiful Blogger Award

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I am so so grateful for the Beautiful Blogger Award!  Uzoma, thank you so much for this nomination!  If you are not a follower of Uzoma’s blog, you are missing out on some brilliant writing.  His lines have often left me in awe and in very deep thought. If you are a follower, you already know how wonderfully inspiring and encouraging he is!    Stop by and follow his blog, 85 Degrees, today:

85 Degrees


Seven more random things about me:

1.  I clean better when I am angry and write better when I am sick (not too sick).

2.  I love slant rhyme.

3.  I write in the morning, read in the evening, and pray all day.

4.  I prefer books to movies.

5.  I don’t watch sports.

6.  I don’t like politics, but I do vote.

7.  My favorite place in the world is in my husband’s arms.

I am very happy to nominate the following bloggers for this award:

1.  lumatiza

2.   J.R.Taylor

3.  murielle cyr

4.  edithlevyphotography

5.  Gigi wanders
Please stop by their blogs and enjoy their work!
Oh, and nominees, here are the rules:

The Rules:

  1. Copy and place the Beautiful Blogger Award in your post.
  2.  Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  3.  Tell 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers for the Beautiful Blogger Award, tell them by posting a comment on their blogs.

Next Book Signing

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My next book signing will be held at the Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Philadelphia  (Feb.2013)  immediately following the 10:45am service. http://www.decministry.org/  If you are interested in attending, please send me an e-mail for more details: sjjjones@msn.com

Sister Romona McQueen is a beautiful woman full of love, faith, and encouragement.  I am so grateful we are friends.

She has been such a blessing to my life!


Sister Romona McQueen and I at the African-American Heritage Luncheon at the Deliverance Evangelistic Church

February 2012