Hey, how you doing?
You look nice today
I see you've still got that smile
You still wear the same aftershave
Got the same swagger in your step
Still fresh with your clothes
You still make me melt
And I bet you still know
Just what makes me giggle
What makes me giddy inside
What makes me lose my cool
And how to keep my tears dried
I've been missing you
Dream about you sometimes
Thought about you the other day
Yeah, you tend to cross my mind
I heard about the wedding
That's a nice ring on your finger
I hope you're truly happy
Despite these feelings that linger
I hope she knows she's lucky
And what a good man she has
I hope you stay together forever
I hope yours is a love that lasts
Well, I'd better be going
Busy as ever, you see
But there's one more thing I want to say:
She should be ME
About the Poet
Married at sixteen, a mother twice by seventeen, and thrice a mother and divorced by twenty-four, Adrienne Thompson is no stranger to adversity. Not your typical teenage mother, she went on to complete her college degree and to earn her nursing license. She attributes God's faithfulness as the catalyst for her success in life. Now, having raised two children as a divorced mother, with a third fast approaching adulthood, she is sharing a long hidden talent and passion with the world. Using the lessons that life has so expertly taught her as a guideline (betrayal, abusive relationships, self-esteem issues, and witnessing the deteriorating effects of drug abuse), she has created stories that will both entertain and inspire the reader.
Adrienne currently resides in Arkansas with her daughter. Formerly a registered nurse, she now writes and publishes her stories full time.
UBAWA: When did you first realize your attraction to poetry?
Adrienne: I believe around Junior High School. Poetry allowed me to express the feelings I kept bottled up inside.
UBAWA: Tell us about the very first poem you have ever written
Adrienne: Oh, wow. I don't think I can remember exactly what it said, but I'm almost positive it dealt with love. That's what most all of my poetry deals with. I was probably either expressing my love or my anguish over a lost love.
UBAWA: Do you have a favorite poet? If so, who is he/she?
Adrienne: Years ago, I bought a book called The Rose that Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur. It was then and has remained my favorite book of poetry. And Tupac is my favorite poet.
UBAWA: When you’re writing poetry, do you think in terms of genre?
Adrienne: No, I think in terms of what is in my heart at the moment, what craves to be expressed.
UBAWA: Some people say writing poetry is like writing a rap or love song. Do you agree? Why/why not?
Adrienne: Definitely! A song is nothing more than poetry sung or rapped over music.
UBAWA: Are there certain styles/techniques/rules of poetry you adhere to in your writing? Tell us about your writing style.
Adrienne: Anyone who really knows me knows that I am not big on rules. There are no real rules for creativity. You can't put what's in your heart into a certain category. I just write and whatever comes to mind comes out.
UBAWA What poetry books have you written?
Adrienne: I am currently working on a book of poetry that I will most likely offer as a free download on my website.
UBAWA: Have you performed any of your poetry pieces on stage? If so, please share your experience(s) with us.
Adrienne: No, I haven't. But it's on my bucket list. :)
UBAWA: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of love?
UBAWA: Are you currently dating someone, married, or single?
Adrienne: Happily single at the moment, but I'm ready to receive my husband when God sends him my way.
UBAWA: Do you think success is a matter of chance or a matter of choice?
Adrienne: Definitely a matter of choice. In order to succeed, you have to choose to work hard, take advantage of opportunities, and persevere. You have to choose not to give up and to believe in yourself.
UBAWA: Inspiration for a new poem can come from the strangest places. What inspired you to write your most recent poem?
Adrienne: Knowledge that a former love was newly married.
UBAWA: If you could go back and “right” any past wrong in your life, which one would it be and why?
Adrienne: I would choose to turn my back on fear and be fearless. I wronged myself in the past by being so afraid all of the time. I would go back and fix that for sure.
UBAWA: When you’re not writing, what are you doing?
Adrienne: Listening to music or sleeping, lol.
UBAWA: There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of a poet’s life, fill us in on what one typical day for you is like.
Adrienne: Well, I make my bread and butter by writing novels, so I spend most of my day writing or promoting or thinking about writing and promoting.
UBAWA: If you could create the “perfect day,” what would it be like?
Adrienne: Me on a beach with my iPod, a notebook, a pen, and no distractions,
UBAWA: What do you do on the weekends?
Adrienne: The same thing I do through the week: work!
UBAWA: Do you hang out or go to clubs?
Adrienne: No, I'm way past that phase of my life.
UBAWA: If you could visit any other country in the world and take one other person with you, where would you go and who would you take?
Adrienne: Brazil, and I would take my youngest daughter.
UBAWA: Tell us about one challenge in life that you had to overcome. What was the challenge and how did you get through it?
Adrienne: I had to overcome worrying about the opinions of others, especially when it came to writing. I had to realize that just like I don't like everything I read or every song I hear or every movie I see, there will be people who won't like my work. And that's okay, because there will also be people who will love it.
UBAWA: Before you leave, tell us one thing about yourself that we may not know.
Adrienne: I love watching ballroom dancing and I loved it way before Dancing with the Stars. I used to watch competitions on PBS all the time, lol.
UBAWA: Do you host contests or giveaways?
Adrienne: Yes, I do from time to time.
UBAWA: Any upcoming events that we should know about?
Adrienne: Be sure to check out my website often as I plan to offer free reads throughout the year.
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Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/muusikluvver?feature=mhee