365 Valentines by Untamed
Thoughts of you caress my mind
As I patiently yet impatiently await the time
To be next to you.
It's true. Yet every day is Valentines
When I'm with you.
But today is extra special
It's when your touch is a caress
The finesse of your fineness is at its best
No fussing...shit no talking...no stress
Well maybe a reliever....haha
to make you a believer
that what we have is real 365
and on this day I'ma make you "cum" alive
Again...and again and again
Ain't no sayin when
Ain't no safe words needed
Pulling my hair and scratching yo back is intended
Hiked over, cuddling and bended
Shiittt....I'ma take everything you giving
So that when the sun ray
Comes up on Feb 15's day
You gone remember why everyday is Valentine’s Day.
About the Poet
Untamed is a fiction author working for One Karma Publishing Company. She first found a love of writing as a young child through her love of reading. It was a novel entitled, Coming of Age by Lorri Hewitt that truly inspired Untamed and became the flame that ignited her introduction to the pen and pad.
Untamed's writing journey began twenty years ago at thirteen years old with poetry, spoken word and short stories. Throughout her high school and college years, she received many accolades for her writing ability to include, the Coca-Cola Young Writers Award and honorable mention in the Sandhills Writers’ Conference.
Later, she began to develop her writing talents as a novelist due to her own personal life experiences. Best known for her gritty yet flavorful language, she embraced urban literature to bring about knowledge and support through real life, every day stories with highly animated and lifelike characters. Her powerful words and straight up, no-chaser verbiage delivers punches that will leave you screaming for more.
Writing is a passion to Untamed; believing that everyone has a story to tell, she proudly writes stories that not only entertain but relate to the readers on a very personal level.
UBAWA: When did you first realize your attraction to poetry?
Untamed: I first realized my attraction for writing poetry at the age of thirteen. We were learning about different poetry styles in school and we were asked to write a booklet of poetry as a final assignment. What started off as a simple class assignment opened a new world where I was able to release all of my inner thoughts and emotions. From that moment on, I began writing poetry all the time.
UBAWA: Tell us about the very first poem you have ever written
Untamed: What makes this funny is that during the time we were learning about poetry in school, I was upset with my "boyfriend" at the time. Therefore, I had a lot of emotion to get out! It was a quick little one stanza poem that I wrote on a half-slip of notebook paper and handed to him between classes.
UBAWA: Do you have a favorite poet? If so, who is he/she?
Untamed: My favorite poet is the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou.
UBAWA: When you’re writing poetry, do you think in terms of genre? U
Untamed: I generally write based on my feelings so I don't have a genre. My poems can fall into several genres anywhere between religion to erotica. It depends on my mindset at the time, what I am moved to write.
UBAWA: Some people say writing poetry is like writing a rap or love song. Do you agree? Why/why not?
Untamed: I believe the writer's style of the poem can sway a reader/listener into feeling that it is a rap or love song. To me, poetry in itself is a heart's melody.
UBAWA: Are there certain styles/techniques/rules of poetry you adhere to in your writing? Tell us about your writing style.
Untamed: I've tried to adhere to certain techniques but it doesn't work for me. I literally have to write what's in my heart and on my mind to say. But if I had to pick a few styles that I tend to favor it would be kyrielle. I've also written in a monotetra style, and spoken word.
UBAWA: What poetry books have you written?
Untamed: I have a collection of poems that I have written. Perhaps one day I will compile and publish them.
UBAWA: Have you performed any of your poetry pieces on stage? If so, please share your experience(s) with us.
Untamed: I've been asked to write poems for different occasions such as weddings, funerals, black history programs etc, and asked to recite them. When you are performing a piece, the feeling is indescribable. Bringing the poetry to life takes you on an emotional roller coaster. It is where you are truly able to let out the feeling and meaning in your words.
UBAWA: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of love?
Untamed: Everlasting. It's the single most sought after, fought after, hated, misunderstood yet understood emotion that everyone craves to have forever yet falls short of giving to someone forever. But God's love never fails. It is everlasting. Love. We love to love it.
UBAWA: Are you currently dating someone, married, or single?
Untamed: I am married to the most amazing man for twelve years and counting. And I'm looking...I’m joking. No, really, I'm joking. :)
UBAWA: Do you think success is a matter of chance or a matter of choice?
Untamed: A matter of choice. I think you can choose to go as far as you are willing to pray and work for. However, success can also come by chance, but the key to maintaining success is by your choice.
UBAWA: Inspiration for a new poem can come from the strangest places. What inspired you to write your most recent poem?
Untamed: Valentine’s Day and my husband inspired me to write 365 Valentines.
UBAWA: If you could go back and “right” any past wrong in your life, which one would it be and why?
Untamed: Wow. That's a deep question. I will just say that the couple I can think of, I've already apologized and prayed over them. So in essence I've "righted" them. If I could go back I would've never done it, but mistakes garner growth. You just have to be able to learn from them.
UBAWA: When you’re not writing, what are you doing?
Untamed: Marketing, promoting, editing...that still falls under the "writing" category, huh? Well, besides my life as a poet/author, I'm a full time worker, a full time wife, and a full time mother. I love spending time with my family playing on the WII, watching movies or sports. Hugh football fan! And I love to read and go shoe shopping!
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.
Untamed: Typical day? What's that like? I'm asking because I don't have those lol. Gosh, the most typical part would be going to work and my kids going to school. After that, it can get pretty hectic between my projects, their school projects and activities and making time for everyone.
UBAWA: If you could create the “perfect day,” what would it be like?
Untamed: A glass of wine, my laptop, my favorite book of poetry, my favorite novel, a beach and some alone time with my husband. Perfect!
UBAWA: What do you do on the weekends?
Untamed: If I am not out promoting my book, I'm spending time with my family and tending to my house or watching sports. I love to watch ESPN. Yes, I'm a female and I love to watch ESPN. :) I'll catch up on my three favorite TV shows: Scandal, Suits and Necessary Roughness.
UBAWA: Do you hang out or go to clubs?
Untamed: I hang out with my family and close friends. I don't really do the club scene unless it's an event where I'm attending to show support.
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?
Untamed: I would love to go to Greece and take my hubby.
UBAWA: Tell us about one challenge in life that you had to overcome. What was the challenge and how did you get through it?
Untamed: Losing my child had to be the roughest challenge to overcome. No mother or parent wants to go through that. I made it through that by my faith, my family, my friends and my writing. Aside from that I realized, with something as devastating as this you will always go through some type of emotion. So I allow myself that moment to have my moment and I keep going.
UBAWA: Before you leave, tell us one thing about yourself that we may not know.
Untamed: Oddly enough, I'm a very guarded person. Writing allows me to come out.
UBAWA: Do you host contests or giveaways?
Untamed: I am not hosting any at this time, but stay tuned.
UBAWA: Any upcoming events that we should know about?
Untamed: I have a book signing on Saturday, March 2nd at the Nubian Bookstore in Southlake Mall in Morrow, GA from 12-3 for my novel Never Again...No More. The second part will release in May.
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