Monthly Archives: May 2012

TAKING THE WEEK OFF

Monday May 28, 2012 Dear Readers, I’m taking my first week off of 2012 to 1. Plan for future months on blackcoffeepoet.com  2. Apply to a writing program 3. Write a real handwritten letter to my pen-pal/mentee in prison 4. … Continue reading

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ASSUMPTION IS THE MOTHER OF ALL FUCKUPS!!!

I recently had a beef with someone that was mainly based on an assumption.   After tense emails we agreed to meet and talk.   I found out that my main problem with them was based on me not doing … Continue reading

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TALKING THINGS OUT: A LESSON IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Talking Things Out: A Lesson In Conflict Resolution By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Conflict resolution has not been my strong point over the years.  I know how to resolve other people’s conflicts, and I have, but doing it in my own … Continue reading

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TAKING THE DAY OFF

May 21, 2012 Dear Readers, It’s a holiday in the land now known as Canada (where I live). I’m taking the day off to read, rest, and write. Peace, Black Coffee Poet

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THE HOMECOMING: A POEM ABOUT PRISON

It has been an interesting week.  On Monday I wrote about my criminal past while thinking of the future of an acquaintance who has been charged with first degree murder; and I explored the prison industrial complex.  A few people … Continue reading

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THE STORY BEHIND “THE HOMECOMING”, MY POEM ABOUT PRISON

The Story Behind The Homecoming, My Poem About Prison  By Jorge Antonio Vallejos I saw Butch about a month ago on Bloor Street.  He rode by on a bike as I was talking on a pay-phone. (Yes, pay-phones still exist and … Continue reading

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THE HOMECOMING: THOUGHTS AND A POEM ABOUT PRISON

The Homecoming: Thoughts and a Poem About Prison By Jorge Antonio Vallejos I found out on Saturday that an acquaintance has just been charged with first-degree murder: “Did you hear about [so and so]?” said my friend. “Was he killed?” I said. … Continue reading

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FREE BOOKS!!! # 2

This is the 2nd installment of my VLOG series FREE BOOKS!!!. My friend Paula gave my 42 books last week.  So, I decided to write an article about the event and do this VLOG to show you the books and … Continue reading

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THE BOX OF BOOKS IN PAULA’S KITCHEN

The Box Of Books In Paula’s Kitchen By Jorge Antonio Vallejos “I still have that box of books for you in my kitchen,” said my friend Paula last month while we talked on the phone.  Paula had been holding that box … Continue reading

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MONDAYS

Mondays By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Today is that day that many people dread: Monday. I have heard people say, “I hate Mondays!” My mom and my friends have said, “Mondays.  Mondays.  Mondays.” I’m not a hater of Mondays but some Mondays … Continue reading

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