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June 1, 2017 – Another Month Come and Gone and I’m Still Here

May was an incredibly rough month for me. So many things occurred and a lot of emotions got stirred up. I will say that I realized how strong I really am. I had some incredibly dark moments and I really […]

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May 28, 2017 – Sanctuary In A Closet

As I peruse through my memory bank while working on my show, interesting things surface. I keep coming back to my 7-year-old self. That was a tumultuous time for me. It was the year the beatings began, the year my […]

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May 19, 2017 – Allowing

It’s interesting to view life from my poet self. It’s a very different way of being than my everyday, here I am self. I’ve discovered over the years that my strongest writing comes about when I am in my deepest […]

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March 16, 2017 – It Was Inevitable I Would Have To Wear The Phoenix

My, how many times I embraced this mythical creature. I lost county of how many times I crawled out of the fire of a difficult life, angry, sad, broken. I spent so much time on my knees begging for a […]

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March 10, 2017 – Refuge From The Fight

I’m in a rough spot right now. Having a hard time staying positive and focused on moving forward. I suppose this is all a part of the transition. Being born is painful I’m told. Not sure how anyone figured that […]

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The words of my Mentor

The amazing foreword for Rejecting 18 Square Feet by my mentor, Ned Johnson. I am honored by his words. „R. MonaLeza dedicates her existence to the exploration of the human condition. Her empowering message that the spirit overcomes adversity follows in […]

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The dissection of skin from bone…

…and removing veiled interpretations of a dark journey will hopefully lead those in perpetual nightmares to know they are not alone, and there is peace of mind and personal salvation if you stop for just a moment and…breathe. That sensation […]

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