world observations

Happy Mother’s Day

april-723022_640  Good morning world, and more importantly Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mother’s out there! As I’ve been working hard at finishing my next novel and writing random poetry I realized that I would be at work when Mother’s day started. I’d be at work when Mother’s day ended. The place I wouldn’t be is with my mother for the duration of the day.

I’m 26 years old, at least that’s what my wife and driver’s license says, and this is the first year that I’ll not be within short distance of my mother on this day. It’s a different feeling knowing that I won’t be able to hug and kiss my mom, and cater to her all the day long, but it does have one perk. It gives me a chance to appreciate all the things that Rhoda Hemingway has done for me. It gives me a chance to revel in the memories of my mother’s lessons in life and all the good times. Even the bad times are worth remembering because they never lasted. My mom never allowed negativity to last long for me because she hated to see her kids down.

Next to life, love is the most amazing gift that a mother is going to give you. Not to gloat, but my mom has the market cornered on love she is the end all be all lover of her family. My mom would at any given time give her all to make my sister and I happy. My mom spent countless hours listening to me ramble on about nothing as a child. indulging in hours of conversation about comic books and games as I got older. Supported me countless times in my endeavors as an undergrad as well as dealing with my attitude that I had that was almost unbearable. Since it’s mother’s day we’ll say I got that from Dad’s side of the family haha. No matter how much of an ass I could be Rhoda never falter in her love and adoration for me. Once adulthood took it’s toll and I leveled out into a normal human being she was right there with a smile as if to say I knew the man I raised was in there some where.

My mother is a born leader, not meant to follow any path but her own, and I can only pray that I’m half the awesome person she is. She’s a fighter, a warrior of love. Whether it was the fight to put me into a preschool program when I was only three because she knew I was smart enough, fighting to keep me going to the same school as my friends when the city tried to send me to another, or instilling the will to fight for myself when a college professor told me I wasn’t ready to take their class and I would fail, my mother is a warrior for her kids. No matter what choice I’ve made or path I’ve taken, I never took a step alone. Don’t confuse that with being led by hand through life. My mother when the time was right stepped aside and let me walk my own path, I just never had to look far for my mother’s love or help. I’m grateful to have such a woman in my life. You should be grateful for your mothers too!

I love you so much mama, I hate that I can’t be with you today, but I assure you that I’ll be with you soon. I love you mom. I love you sooooo much! Happy Mother’s Day!!!

-LeTavious “Poetic Ice” Hemingway


world observations

I’m thankful that it’s October


It’s finally October! That means fall has been in effect for a while, Football and Basketball fans alike jump for joy, and Libras run rampant the first half and hand it over to Scorpios later. But more importantly for me and a few choice people in my family it’s my Birthday Month! I’ll be turning 26 this month on the 14th so I figured I’d share what I’m thankful for, 14 times over.

1. My Wife
Without here I’d have no purpose and definitely no will to write

2. My Family
The group of special people who have helped mold me into the man I am today. This includes both the people who do share my Genetic code and some who don’t.

3. My Job
My job as a veterinary. Technician allows me to enjoy a career in a field I’ve been passionate about my whole life. Work for a doctor that has taught me so much that I should’ve paid her for classes, and I have the world’s best coworkers so suck it if you disagree.

4. Cheesecake
Need I say more. Its cheesecake.

5. Stand up Comedy
A laugh could change your entire mood. Laughter is what I crave daily and great comics bring it to you with ease. Some if my favorites are: Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Gabriel Iglesias, Dat Phan, Kevin Hart, Katt Williams, Paul Mooney, and Dane Cook. What about you?

6. Morgan Freeman’s Awesomeness
This dude is immortal, a great actor, good as any role from Lego wizard to God himself. Lastly he is the voiceover king. I wish he was the voice for my answering machine.

7. Chinese Food (American Style)
I’ve yet to taste true Chinese Food, but the American version is a love of mine. Chicken wings and shrimp fried rice could fuel my life

8. Cat Videos On The Internet
I could watch cats make stupid noise, get scared, fight, or be zany all day long. Cats are hilarious… or possibly the most fearless, ferocious, demonic creature on earth if pushed.

9. Books
They are the true gateway drug. Just find the right one and you are taken on a high to another land that leaves you craving more. Then you seek more and more until you end up losing time and gaining a new love for something transient harmful at all. At least that’s how I feel about them. My favorite Genres to read are fantasy fiction, Christian fiction, thrillers, and comedy books.

10. Writing
Number 9 led to this one as I get older. I wanted to create one of those wondrous books I loved so much. But not just novels I write poetry as well. Each poem or story I feel is another gateway to my own soul that I choose to share with the world around me in hopes that you enjoy it.

11. Being a Libra
Being a Libra is awesome. Were creative, helpful, loving, caring, free spirits, and pretty much the best sign out there. Yes I’m biased, you are supposed to be. Our element is the air so like the air we can’t be restricted and I dint advise you to try. You will fail. Some other famous Libras include Usher Raymond, Marshall “Eminem” Mathers, Will Smith, and Hugh Jackman. That’s right detective Mike Lowry and Wolverine are Libras.

12. The Llama
Both the animal and the word Llama are hilarious to me. There is no real reason for it. I have always laughed at it. I’m weird I know

13. Video Games
I’ve been an avid gamer my entire life. It’s always been a stress reliever for me. I love platformers, JPEGs, and various fighting games. MY all time favorite/most played is probably the Super Smash Bros series with the “Tales Of” Series by Namco being a close second.

14. Netflix
This modern day marvel has made me forget what cable even is. Plus it’s only 8 bucks. All my favorites from my childhood and now are on here. It draws me in and I get lost In awesomeness. Gotta live it.

What are you thankful for?

poetic ice