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Melica Niccole

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  1. In thinking about poetry, we have to pay homage to those before us. Without them, how can we be? This is the very reason I wrote "Respect". "Respect" was published in my fourth book of poetry, Renaissance of the Psyche, in November 2017. I hope this poem inspires and encourages other poets. 

     

     

    Respect

     

    I have to give respect where respect is due

    This poetry thing has never been new

    The greats before us paved the way for us

    To lyrically flow and make a stand for us

    We have to pay homage to the present and past

    Because it’s with past that our presence last

    See Nikki Giovanni was an active poet

    Created different platforms for others to show it

    Sonya Sanchez is world renowned

    The love of language created beautiful sound

    Edgar Allan Poe, the father of detective stories

    The Raven was where he got his glory

    Maya Angelou said “Still I Rise.”

    Phenomenal Woman with her Eyes on the Prize

    William Ernest Henley was a delectable soul

    Master of his fate and captain of his soul

    Amiri Baraka fought for the rights of his own

    Poet, playwright, and very well-known

    Sam Walter Foss wrote The House by the Side of the Road

    Listening to that poem will never get old

    Etheridge Knight did Poems from Prison

    And this is where his name had risen

    Gwendolyn Brooks won the Pulitzer Prize

    highly influential and very wise

    See these are the greats who we must acknowledge

    And this right here is why we pay homage


  2. Meet me at half of pi

    That’s 1.57079632679
    Square units from our starting point
    It’s half of a moon
    Half of the distance that it takes
    For my eyes to encounter yours
    Half of the time spent letting true love find me
    When all I had to do was meet true love half way

    If only Pi would have meant more to me
    When I was a Geometry test taker
    With no real equation to apply
    The rationale of it all

    Now I sit here
    Carefully examining the equation
    D = 2r

    Which, if calculated correctly
    Displays the midpoint between you and I

    If this circle that I speak so highly of
    Was reshaped with precision and care
    It would morph into something so beautiful
    That all those like it could see
    a heart
    Now

    I say with such truth and conviction
    Meet me at half of pi
    Today

    Tomorrow

    And every day that I breathe this glorious air

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  3. Hi everyone,

     
    I know it has been a while since I updated you about the 2nd Annual Children's Book Festival this Saturday. We truly hope you attend. This year we will give out 35 book bags to children, which is an increase of 30 book bags from last year. There has also been an increase of authors and sponsors, as you will see by clicking the link below. Check out the Ad Booklet for our upcoming event this Saturday by clicking the link below.
     
    Hope to see you there!!
     

     


  4. Hi everyone! 

     

    So... I am working on releasing my fourth book of poetry by the end of this year or early next year. This is a poem that I wrote sometime last year. I was all in my feelings about love and how I missed love, but I really didn't know love.

     

     

    I Miss You


    I miss you 
    And I really don’t even know you 
    My spirit wants to vibe 
    And flow with you 
    Free style together 
    And go toe to toe with you 
    Travel to a distant land 
    And cuddle with you 
    I just want to hold you 
    Our bodies come together 
    And create a mold of you
    Singing Back to life 
    Soul II Soul with you 
    Bump and Grind 
    R. Kelly with you 
    Ain’t no mountain high 
    Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell with you 
    I want to fly with you 
    Giggle and act shy with you 
    Laugh a thousand laughs with you 
    Sit on the porch and.... 
    Reminisce 
    But, I guess I’m infatuated 
    Elated 
    Vastly gaited 
    Emotions precipitated 
    So let me slow it down and say... 
    Hello... 
    How’s your day... 
    You good... 
    Good bye

     

    Check out my other writings here: http://melicaniccolesrealmofcreativity.blogspot.com/


  5. ADC Kid and Hampton Publishing House, LLC Presents The Second Annual Children’s Book Festival in Conjunction with PBCIP’s Annual Haddon Avenue Street Festival

     

    Contact: ADC Kid and Hampton Publishing House, LLC                                       For Immediate Release
    Email:
    iamadckid@gmail.com and Info@HamptonPublishingHouse.com    

    ADC Kid and Hampton Publishing House, LLC have made the Children’s Book Festival an annual event. The first festival, which took place in September of 2016, was very successful in obtaining all proposed authors, acquiring more than 10 sponsors, and providing five book bags to youth in Camden, New Jersey. Some of the festival’s notable sponsors were: Central Michigan University, Volunteers of America, and Butterfly Dreamz. ADC Kid and Hampton Publishing House, LLC also worked with Councilman Brian Coleman (Camden) to secure sponsors and had the privilege to take photos with key people in Camden, such as Mayor Dana Redd, Senator Donald Norcross, and Assemblyman Arthur Barclay.

    In 2017, the festival will again be held in association with PBCIP’s annual Haddon Avenue Street Festival from 12 - 5 PM on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The festival was created for the sole purpose of encouraging children to read, be healthy, and connecting them with authors of the books they read. The children’s interaction with the authors will assist with their growth and development as readers, help spark their creative flairs by partaking in various activities, and encourage them to be children by having fun. We look forward in your attendance and hope you spread the word about this great event of local authors and vendors, children, book readings, activities and more. Learn more about the event by visiting www.HamptonPublishingHouse.com and ADCKid.com.

     

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    If you would like more information about the event, please email us at
    iamadckid@gmail.com and Info@HamptonPublishingHouse.com   

     

     

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  6. The Children's Book Festival for 2017 is back!!!

    Are you a children's book author, business, or individual who would like to support children based programs? This event is definitely for you then. We are currently looking for 3 more authors or sponsors/vendors for this event. The event will taken placed on Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Camden, New Jersey in collaboration with the Haddon Avenue Street Festival, which is an event with an anticipated attendance of 500+ people.

    Interested in attending the first Children’s Book Festival in 2017 sponsored by ADC Kid and Hampton Publishing House, LLC? This event will be held in association with the Haddon Avenue Street Festival at the Parkside Learning Garden.
     
    Registration for authors, illustrators, and sponsors will start in November 2016. You have until May 31, 2017 to register as an author or sponsor. We are looking for 10 authors to participate in this event, seven of which will be featured authors and 3 will be regular authors. As a featured author, you would get a table, name badge, publicity on various social media websites, membership into the Social Exchange Group, information featured on a whole page of the ad/program booklet, included in newsletters for each company, and an opportunity to read your book to the children.
     
    Sponsors should contact ADC Kid or Melica Niccole for more information. Please see 2017 flyer below for details. Below you will also find a link to sponsoring the event, previous sponsors, and well-known artists who have attended the event.

    http://www.hamptonpublishinghouse.com/Sponsorpack.pdf

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  7. As I got back into my workout regimen last weekend, I was in my feelings about all the things that had taken place lately. I needed an outlet, so I decided to write this poem.

    Shattered windows. Shattered dreams. Ulterior motives it seems. Pieces of him. Pieces of me. It’s just too bad the blind are the first to see. Legacies undone. A man gone before the sun. Set on his life. Fatherless kids gloom amongst the ranks. Souls torn for they have witnessed the Shawshank before the redemption. It’s sad because some may never get this. The past remain the present with heavily coated makeup. Covering up all the blemishes. Showing the beautiful exterior when it the interior that is “Still under construction.” Keep out and skull bone signs show there is imminent danger, but how can one know when the package has been adorned to protect?

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  8. ADC Kid and Hampton Publishing House, LLC Connects with Affiliates from the Haddon Avenue Street Festival to Implement the Children’s Book Festival in Conjunction with an Annual Event in Camden, New Jersey

     

    Contact: ADC Kid and Hampton Publishing House, LLC                                      For Immediate Release
    Email:
    iamadckid@gmail.com and Info@HamptonPublishingHouse.com    

    ADC Kid and Hampton Publishing House, LLC have been very busy recruiting authors, illustrators, sponsors, and partnerships for the Children’s Book Festival. These companies have been in conversation with the City Council of Camden and Parkside Learning Garden about PBCIP's Haddon Avenue Street Festival. It was decided and accepted by each company that the event should be held in associate with the street festival, which has over 500 attendees each year. The Children’s Book Festival is being sponsored by various organizations and companies, three of which include prominent companies/organizations, such as Central Michigan University, TERK Loving clothing line, and Butterfly Dreamz. This festival will be held in association with the Haddon Avenue Street Festival at Parkside Learning Garden (1221 Haddon Avenue, Camden, New Jersey) from 12 - 4 PM on Saturday, September 17, 2016. It was created for the sole purpose of encouraging children to read, be healthy, and connecting them with authors of the books they read. The children’s interaction with the authors will assist with their growth and development as readers, help spark their creative flairs by partaking in various activities, and encourage them to be children by having fun. We look forward in your attendance and hope you spread the word about this great event of local authors and vendors, children, book readings, face painting, and more. Learn more about the event by visiting www.HamptonPublishingHouse.com and ADCKid.com.

     

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    If you would like more information about the event, please email us at
    iamadckid@gmail.com and Info@HamptonPublishingHouse.com   

     

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