A Broken Mother

This is the same lay out but organized in a different order. I couldn’t say I understand her pain as I watch her aging right in front of the public’s eyes. Her future was taken from her; still she smiles with the agony that shouldn’t be there. Her heir was the cost; that was the picture he painted for us. Still the boards don’t see the lie that was told; twisted the regulations and made it to his favor. Come on, I would fabricate the same tales if I was pushed into the spotlight. She’s broken; her lover will pay for that. At night she lies still in the bed, smelling the dirty laundry that feeds the hunger for his touches. Camera, lights, action; people wanted to pick her brain. She lied, telling the world what they want to hear. Reporters asking question the answer should be so obvious. I would lie if I tell you my answer would have been different, my heart sank when I saw I was watching the reflection of my mother. She’s no mother of mine, but she could have been. Sitting, standing, walking, or laying down; I wonder if my brother will be next. Delete that… I meant to say; my blood might be the next to be spilled on the broken sidewalk. When my ghost looks upon the world I’m gladly no longer part of, all I will hear how I’m the cause of my absent.

Copyright © 2014 John SterVens & John SterVens’ Tales

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John’s Tell It Mt Word on the Music Scene (Part. II): One Hit WONDER

I’m curious what happened to those artists that rose in the public’s eyes, somehow they fade into thin air. You can see they had so much promise of being the next big thing. I can’t help but ask; did they lose their way or they didn’t get the support that could have pushed them to be an icon, maybe they wanted to live in the now. I know the music business is not as glamorous as it looks. My mistake, the whole entertainment business is tough period. I just can help wonder what happen to O’ryan (take it slow), Brooke Valentine (girlfight), Teiarra Mari (make her feel good), and so many more artists that seem too existed a lifetime ago. From what I can observe, I think people that make it in this business are the ones with vision, drive, and who are fighters that don’t take no for an answer. Knowing yourself and envisioning why you want to do this. If you want it for the fame; how long can you rock that boat? If you want it for the money; how much money is enough? If you want it to be your career; how can you stay relevant until someone else comes along? I feel there are two things that break an artist spirit; not getting the support to create your art and being broke while on top. I guess sometimes it doesn’t matter when you make it; the question is what’s next. This is John’s Tell It. 

Famous Quotes Vol. IV

“For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.” Bo Bennett.

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it.  I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for – or against.” Malcolm X.

“Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.”  Jean de la Fontaine.

“It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.” Sally Kempton

The MAN that GOT IT

I know what it means to be a hero. I know what it means to be a villain. I know what it means to be human; to feel pain, betrayal, and hatred. I know what the emptiness can drive; the loneliness that tears your heart a part and the breaking point that can take your humanity away. I know when is enough; when the air that supposed to be safe to breath is the same that is chocking you. I know why playing the victim card makes you look crazy; being innocent isn’t a choice when you already been assigned a role. I know why those tears burn! I know why people worship wood and smile as if it was normal. I know why giving up is easier than fighting; I know why you’re supposed to keep your head high. I’ll understand why if you run away. That doesn’t make you weak, but it makes you a sturdy being.

Copyright © 2014 John SterVens & John SterVens’ Tales

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John’s Tell It, My Word on the Book (Part. I): You Don’t Know Me

You don’t know me at all. You know the first thing about me.You don’t know me.You don’t know where I’m writing this from. You don’t know what I look like. Just the thought of these words makes me laugh, this book kept me laughing throughout the whole summer of 2007. My co-workers thought I was crazy, sometimes I thought the same thing when people stared at me underneath their eyes. The book dealt with a young man that thought the whole world was against him. As a teenager at the time, I felt the same way. However the humor of the book that’s what made me keep turning the pages until the end. I can’t tell you much about this story, but I know his step-dad wasn’t a nice man. I’m sure his mother was aware what was happening under her roof. I’m not 100% about this, but I think she only cared about her own happiness. That is a mistake some parents keep on making when they stray from there old partner and start over with someone else. I know the signs were there; the fact her son were being mistreated by her lover. The end of the book was well written, from what I can remember!!! This is John Tells it!!!

Famous Quotes Vol. III

“All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.” Mahatma Gandhi.

“We all wear masks, and the times comes when we cannot remove them without removing our own skin.” Andre Berthiaume

Niccolo Machiavelli wrote, “If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.”

Thomas Kempis wrote, “Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of its trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.”


John’s Tell It, My Word on the TV Scene (Part. III): THE FOLLOWING, Why, Why, But Why Not?

The following is that type of show where the premise limits the art; where could it go and for how long. Still, that doesn’t stop the network and the creator to milk the idea as long as the viewers are watching. I’ve watched the first season; the first six episodes kept me on the edge of my seat. After episode seven I wanted to stop but I stuck around. Now I’m wondering should I stick around for another season; after all I’m getting disappointed with where the series is heading. The main issue with season one; why is Kevin Bacon character (Ryan Hardy) always facing Joe alone? Come on, how many times can you do the same dance? I have watched the first episode of second season; Joe is alive. Really Following writers; Joe’s ghost hunting Ryan should be enough to keep James Purefoy employed. In the other hand I thought the show already had its end game. I guess fox didn’t think so, so were 11.18 million viewers, DVR and counting. But the next episode dropped down to 6.02 million viewers without adding the DVR viewers. Some shows are meant to be a mini-series, maybe a one season show. And again, Kevin Williamson would be an idiot to say not to continue a show that not only pays his rent but also keeps hundreds maybe thousands people employed. At the end the show runner doesn’t have any say so; the network has the finale say. People like Kevin W. should count his blessings; because in Hollywood only 10 percent of pilots get to be shot, with the one that airs maybe 30 percent of them get to see another season. I’ll keep on watching to reveal what millions of people are thinking, but they have no way of sharing their opinions. Oops, maybe they’re not paying any attention to the underline stories…This is John’s Tell it.

Famous Quotes: A GRIMM Tribute Part. I

I love Grimm; their storytelling is unique…. I found their opening quotes to be funny, curious, and different.

So here the first four quotes from season one; Episodes One-Four!!!  ….to continued

01×01: “The wolf thought to himself, what a tender young creature. What a nice plump mouthful…“—”The Brothers Grimm, 1812″

01×02: “She looked in the window, and then peeped through the keyhole; seeing nobody in the house, she lifted the latch.

01×03: “She’ll sting you one day. Oh so gently, so you hardly even feel it. ‘Til you fall dead.

01×04: “There she paused for a while thinking… but the temptation was so great that she could not conquer it.