Category Archives: Random Musings

Difference – A Poem

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I am the difference

In the middle of a storm

I stand unmoving


I am the difference

When others are immobilized by fear

or tradition

I am unafraid


Walking past the mirror

I like what I see

I am a gift from my ancestors

A present to the generations

Redefining the roles

Crushing the stereotypes

I am the difference.


You are the difference

When darkness falls

You are the beacon of hope


You are the difference

Illuminate your talents

No one can do it but you

You can shine without fear


Look in the mirror

Can you envision what I see

You are a dream revealed

A prayer’s resolution

Refining the roles

Crushing the stereotypes

You are the difference.

(c) Michelle Rayford – 8/2017

MLK Day – 2017


Going into this new year of uncertainty, I am reminded that King’s dream is still far away.  This means that we have work to do.  I think the months and years ahead can be summed up in the words of Frederick Douglas,

“Power concedes nothing without a demand.  It never did and it never will.  If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”

Keep fighting, people.

The Greatest



How Old Am I Again?


In my mind I’m 40.  My birth certificate would have you add a few more years but I am stuck on 40. I’m not immune from the passage of time. I see things changing around me.

My kids are aging.  Princess will be 20 years old in a few weeks. Diva is almost 18. They are aging. Me. I’m 40.



Relaxing weekend getaway

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