I Even Love Baby Showers and at a proper time

I remember once upon a time a baby shower was simply for women where the expectant mother, female friends and family gathered with food, gifts for the child and parent and even played games. No men were allowed nor even participated. I recall my mom hosting a baby shower for my cousin while I was in college. I was home that weekend and studied in my room.

Present day: baby showers are more co-ed and inclusive. They can be like cookouts and family reunions. Modern mothers and planners have made them more into fun events than simply women gathering. It’s great for the father and his friends also.

We are trying to stay societal norms and bring back the presence of two parent households and I think this is an awesome way. Plus this is a great way to showcase what I discuss with the #imjustdrew brand far as connecting and staying plugged in. I honestly don’t get upset if I don’t get invited but I do love it due to the energy, vibe, celebration of a new life and the food.

Therefore if you don’t think I would come to your baby shower, you’re wrong. Please send me the details and the link if you’re registered. I’m likely buying wipes anyways but if you desire something else, that’s fine also. I’m here to help and be a friend!

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine


Bonding through pain

There is a lot to be said about how pain brings folks together. I didn’t realize there was another community out there that caters and listens to folks that have suffered serious injuries such as mine.

I’m aware of similar in the sporting world but they happen in everyday life as well. I have heard compelling stories from many that I interact with daily. They are all filled with pain, redemption and appreciation for being able to perform the small tasks such as walking unassisted and driving yourself. I also see a need as many struggle to find folks to help them with their daily activities and the road to normalcy is a rocky one.

My advice is from a limited gage so I will keep it simple. Be patient, listen to your doctors, limit who you inform but ensure all of the important people in your life know of your condition. Take it slow getting back out there, set a plan (daily and weekly for your life). Look into some sort of therapy for your physical and mental. Many find it’s a different world out there but the world hasn’t stopped moving. Just find your metaphorical footing, get into a routine and cadence, have mentors and outlets and things can be better.

I just realized I wrote all of that as I do my poems but that’s OK. I made my point and I want to be there for others as they were for me during my dark times.

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine


I live my live happy and free. No bondage nor shackles and chains. The sunshine is always better after it rains. I have all of my rest and can be fashionably late. Some things can definitely wait. I can just not think in a world of meetings and lists. Currently it’s all peace and bliss. I love this moment. I wish it were in cement. Music, eating good and sleep. It’s all fun and nothing deep.

Black Excellence in Parties and Events

I realize I am the one to criticize an event or gathering when it’s not first class nor advertised well. I’ve seen a plethora of events with heavy attendance from the Black community be first class and top tier.

These events include those by Diamond South Events, Dreamers Entertainment, Diner en Blanc and now the Bruh Mentor Sneaker Ball.

I personally needed the latter and not just because I missed last year’s event. It was the first large scale event I have attended since my injury. I was so happy to see people I knew and they felt the same way. This event definitely falls into the creme boulee category in that you must experience it. You had the 360 booth, 3 full bars, DJ, huge dance floor, free parking and food trucks. It checks many boxes for me as an event.

I have a few events annually that I must attend and now I add the Bruh Mentor SneakerBall Gala to this list. I may have found out late but now I know and want to continue to attend and contribute to the organization annually. SneakerBall Galas are becoming more of a thing now just like color and other such theme parties.

It’s definitely an added plus that people of color can come together and it doesn’t involve death nor drama. I will not speak highly of an event that isn’t top notch as I’ve attended many events throughout my life. It’s important to have these in your life not just for the social and networking purpose but also for your mental health. This is the best I’ve felt in a while and I want it to carry into March and the next event I attend.

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine #SneakerBallGala2023 #BruhMentor

No More Tears

Lately I’ve been shedding a lot of tears. I’ve become captive by my fears. This is as saddening as anything I’ve been through over the years. I know it’s not quite the end. I need all the hands that will help and lend. All I need is someone to whom I can vent. I’m hustling more, finding something lucrative to invent. I don’t want to be one place. I also don’t want to be 70 running the rat race. Big Pun was right when he said it’s so hard. The country folks wouldn’t say I’m tired, that’s I’m tard. I have the people I didn’t wayback and a score. The game is different, I have more. I’m stronger now and can react better, heal faster. I’m only a beginner but I will be a master. Thankful to be able to write. My feelings have a different bite. It will be soon enough before my heart will smile again. There will also be no more tears. It only be congratulations and cheers.


I heard you the first, second and the third time. Don’t, just don’t, I can’t find a rhyme. Moreover, stop, breathe and think. This is all starting to stink. I’m not with all of this mess. I’m a human first, God bless. I’m returning back to form, it won’t be overnight. I also won’t be an oversight. Don’t just don’t. Work with me, relax, relate and release. Your time will be shorter, no more lease. Don’t be that person, you don’t want to fight this fight. I will not hesitated to take flight. Now I will enjoy this wonderful game. Don’t try it again, I will not tolerate this same ol same

The Healing That Comes From Your People

Many know by now that I suffered a nasty injury at the end of last year that had me out of work for a couple of months. I am now back at work and start my first full week this Wednesday.

I will say that while following doctors orders and going through the recovery and healing process is important, internal and mental healing are paramount as well. I have enjoyed the past few weeks and this week being the culmination of being around those I care about, I’m around often, and feeling a sense of normalcy again.

I have said well before I founded the #imjustdrew brand that the people and the environment are what makes life and any experience great. I’m blessed to be able to experience this and be around. I am also improving on being a team player not only in the workplace, in my day to day life but also to God and Jesus. I know my plans are not always in alignment with His. I do know that His plan is the best and I have to trust and be patient with the process.

This is where having my folks, my tribe around me is important. They lift me up when I’m down and continue to encourage and celebrate me when I return and we link up. I enjoy a good conversation and dialogue and while I am tired, my heart is full.

I honestly feel the prayers, thoughts, communication and well wishes from others has helped in my overall healing and I’m definitely a rich man for that. It sounds cliché but it’s true.

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine


Why does everything need a name. People, items, poems, anything that’s the same. Creativity is at a high and titles are at a low. If you know you know. Come correctly the very next time. Please have everything completed just like school. We even have lymon when it was lemon and lime. Can’t be a couple anymore, even your names are combined. It’s a cluster. Don’t believe it buster? Look closely, really observe. You get all of your detail, adjust your eyes, sometimes we all get what we deserve. When you can’t get a title, you’re forced to recreate and reboot. But why? Only so someone else has their horn to toot? Let’s normalize having our own work and merit. Do it now I dare it. I want to see how this goes when people have a mind and it’s used. Not lost nor abused. Continue to tune it if you like this one. Next one may have a title, it may not. It definitely will be fun


This is the new year, isn’t that right. Yet we still do the same ignorant things on sight. Same stuff, different day. You must be the change and not the date. You definitely don’t want to be late. Still bickering about the smallest stuff. At days end it all turns to fluff. Who cares more about shoes, phones and housekeepers. You still can’t get past the gatekeepers. Why should I entertain a clown that can’t even read or maintains their health? You’re on here to be nosy, not to cultivate my wealth. If this weren’t spoken you would never get the message. Feel the vibe, manifest the essence. Everyone wants the same job, woman, body and all. No originals left and then you fall. Styles and fads come and go. Maturing is different and real. You truly have vision and you see the deal. The big picture is outstanding. Once your mind is set, why would you go for less than astounding?


The rain takes on new meaning after its fall. You see what’s left, Following the rumbling, relaxing sounds, that is not all. It often gets challenging and muddy. No one is your friend or buddy. They’re not rushing to dig you out. You can’t even go around and about. The puddle is thicker and sinking. The smell is awful and everything is stinking. Then there’s slip and a trip. You’re down! Oh my, pain and a frown! You are literally stuck. They say you did a number, who believes in luck? It all came from a puddle and the ground. The extremely wet, muddy mound. It can get anyone and needs filling. This isn’t your normal wheeling and dealing. The Jordan year is here, time to be the GOAT. More rain is coming, don’t forget your boat!