Tuesday, 25 April 2017

I sit alone with God: A spontaneous heartfelt rant

Disclaimer: Not all reflections are good

I walk among criminals. You define these monsters as professionals because they dress and speak a certain way. They are educated ( or so they think) and in most cases are able to assume a role of power and status because of the occupation they call their career. Let’s be real, the face of corruption is just as bad in the corporate world, as the drug lord hiring the pushers to destroy a community’s youth.

There is much to dislike in this world.

There is so much abundance and yet the level of poverty rises,
just like the tides of hate.

Who the hell do you think you are?
Who are you really when you pay your taxes and bills and everything
which is declared as compulsory on your paycheck?
Who the hell do you think you are when you go out to work
every single day and expect a fair days pay for a fair days work?
How dare you live your life anymore with expectations of anything good?
Who the hell died and told you that you can be someone other than who you are?
How dare you live your life with such hope and expectation?
Let the winds catch your skirt
and unleash the wrath of life upon your hopefulness.
Faith, what is your faith to you when you fight
that unending battle of relentless optimism.
I do not feel your pain I have my own.

We do not wish to live forever. We just simply wish to live.

I hear you.
I feel for you because I can feel your heart
as it rushes out of your chest in anger.
Your rage mounts,
yet the criminals around you, laugh in glee.
Why do you hope for something the world forgets was once present?
Your life makes a mockery of you.
You are indeed a fool, if you cannot look around
and see that the world sits upside down on its axis.
You were taught it was a sphere,
but one day a man will say its square,
and the ‘alternative fact’ will suddenly be accepted as truth.
So who do you really think you are — loaded full of a belief in a dying humanity?

Screech, Oh Shit…bang, bang, bang…
yes, you get hit again, and again, and again.
It won’t stop because
the weak must suffer the pain of their foolish weakness.
It is the law of the land.
Who the hell are you to expect good service from anyone?
Third world, fourth world, fifth world.
Who the hell are you to crave compassion and understanding?
Don’t you read the news?
Can’t you see the world unfolding — and the people
have lost their way and soul!
Whoever you are, wherever you are- Disabled,
Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Refugee, immigrant,
transgender, black, purple, green , white — whatever your story,
in the very depths of this moment I feel your tragedy, and your pain.
For a few moments I am borrowing the sorrow I try to hide behind.
My present feels soo much more painful than my past.

I sit and bask in the understanding, that my resilience, needs to get some time out. This moment is here and in the now, I sit alone. Just me facing God.

And finally,
now I can exhale.
I can let the reality walk into me.
I believe, because I trust my maker whom I cannot see.
He is here with me, in my moment of agony.
I am okay now he is here,
and my faith, and hope come out to greet him.

Thank you for reading, this spontaneous heartfelt rant.

If you can identify in anyway with this and if it resonates, share your thoughts and share this post with a friend! Stay awesome!

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

We Do Not Make Forever


Just thinking out loud...


There are many times we wait for tomorrow. It is not promised. We may wait for life to change and become more palatable sometimes. Then, there are moments when we wait longingly for hope to step in and make all the changes we desire. Hope is waiting for the future. To wait means standing still and allowing 'hope' to take charge. No matter how you spin it, the future is something we may never see.

Yet we believe that change can happen, and we hope that tomorrow will happen today. Then, time passes. We grow older. Our expectations and wishes may come to fruition or the waiting game will continue.

As you read my words I'm sure you are waiting for the subject of this post. Every word that passes should take you to 'what is this all about'. If this is your thought, you have experienced the subject. It is about time. It is about our forevers which can be happening as we speak in real time.

I've been waiting for my kids to grow up. Waiting to get married. Waiting to attain that Ph.D., waiting for all my family problems to be solved. Waiting, waiting , waiting in motion. Doing what I believe is my part, but waiting for the more to come. I'm waiting to give that big donation, and waiting to go to do missionary work, waiting for everything to be in its perfect time. What is a perfect time?

We do not make forever, but we are blessed beyond what is measurable with today. Today, I will stop waiting in motion. Today is my forever, and its your forever. I thank God for today. He holds all the forevers, and everyday I get to experience one!

Make use of your today. Cherish your today, because in it you have found forever




A short brief about me: I’m a corporate business veteran, with practical experience in a diverse range of industries — Safety/ HVAC / FMCG /Industrial Equipment /and much more . Sales ,Marketing, Business Development & Coaching are combined to deliver over 30 years experience. As an entrepreneur and blogger (Dwordslayer) I’m right now living an adventure, and looking forward to the next opportunity to challenge mediocrity.

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Climbing the knowledge Wall


An adventure awaits...

We are limited only by what we 'choose not to know'.

Early last year I started to blog on a social media platform which is Spanish in origin - beBee.com . I was invited to visit the site and began publishing soon after. Its been a rollercoaster of learning and understanding people, their cultures and languages!

Indeed, there is a very diverse range of cultures which we would never know, unless we choose to go out and find it. There is much to learn from what we do not understand because we have never had an experience. The internet has made it possible for us to interact and interface with many countries and languages, and its all fascinating.

My reverie 

As a teenager I studied Spanish in school. I did not wish to learn Spanish, I was drawn to French, but they were a pair, and to do one you had to accept the other. There was a fieldtrip to Venezuela, which is very close to Trinidad, but my mother could not afford to send me. I did not go to Martinique with the French group, there was no money for this also. I read in the Encyclopedias, looked at photographs and watched the few shows available on national television. It was not enough for me. More than fifteen years later I went to Venezuela and stood still at the airport, fascinated by the language and the people. Watching and observing, smelling and feeling, listening to the essence of the country. Upon my return, I visited Puerto Rico, and it was amazing. Finally, I experienced standing in another place where what I did not know forced me to communicate with something beyond words. I smiled, nodded, pointed, and used my limited Spanish to the curiosity and many times humor of those around me. "You do not need to know Spanish, everyone speaks English," I was advised by someone. In my heart I felt  to say to the person speaking, "what a shame you do not wish to communicate with the same level of understanding. It is better to try and make a fool of yourself, than to sound good to yourself alone." 

I signed up for classes at the Venezuelan Embassy for a year and achieved to intermediate Spanish level.

Blogging beyond borders

One of the very best things I've discovered is 'I love the Spanish language' and the way words are expressed. I am inspired by the passion of writers who can make you feel their words like Jose Manuel Lopez Garcia, Mamen Delgado and Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos to name a few. I'm not beyond an intermediate knowledge stage in Spanish, but I take advantage of my online translator on many occasions. I'm familiar with more words and phrases and can figure out the content most times. The technical stuff, sends me 'up a wall', but I like climbing walls - they challenge me to go beyond mere words.

Many days, I will try to read out loud the articles, and sometimes I know I'm sounding crazy, but its a way of learning. On other  occasions I will listen to the words on my audio translator and I can poke fun at myself while learning. Sometimes, I share a Spanish post on my English 'hives' aka groups and  hope there are others like me willing to take a chance and 'climb the wall of knowledge'. Why not?

What distinguishes beBee.com from other platforms now, for me, is the way I can practice and experience Spanish , Portuguese, French. I'm hoping one day my knowledge expands way beyond the limitations of a single language. The world embraces many currencies, and people from other cultures and countries take the time to learn English. They climb walls accepting it as functional and normal. I admire their willingness to cross barriers and boundaries, mastering more than what they are given from birth.

If you visit the posts I share and come across something in another language, its because I climbed that wall. I'm green, as are my verbs in Spanish sometimes, but I don't mind sounding silly to become better!

This year I intend to climb many more walls, and maybe I will become an expert one day. So while I can read and post in English on beBee, and there are millions of English bloggers and followers, I want more. It is here, it is possible, because someone chose to break barriers creating the internet, and now someone stepped up and brought me a 'language wall' to climb.

Most mobile phones will have a built in translator, or you can download a translator app. They do mess up the verbs many times, but they also get it right! Definitely beBee.com has something no one else can help me with on social media at this time. Something soo simple, makes a big difference, because I choose to climb knowledge walls!

This morning as I read, sharing my experiences seemed important. Thank you for reading.

Muchas Gracias. Por que no?

A short brief about me: I’m a corporate business veteran, with practical experience in a diverse range of industries — Safety/ HVAC / FMCG /Industrial Equipment /and much more . Sales ,Marketing, Business Development & Coaching are combined to deliver over 30 years experience. As an entrepreneur and blogger (Dwordslayer) I’m right now living an adventure, and looking forward to the next opportunity to challenge mediocrity.
 
Find me on: Twitter https://twitter.com/DLE41 or email:dwordslayer@gmail.com

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Friday, 14 April 2017

A Mother's love for Jesus


A Time to reflect


Today is Good Friday. Unlike most days it a day which comes around annually and reminds Christians and persons who believe in Jesus Christ, that he lived and died for us.

Last Sunday I attended a show produced by a church I attend. The youths gave a wonderful moving enactment of the loss felt by those around Jesus when he died. I was moved to tears by the way the girl in the role of Mary- Jesus's mother acted. It was gut wrenching. For the first time in my 47 years I was able to connect with the pain of the mother of Jesus. It was painful.

When a mother loses a child the pain would be indescribable. I have an inkling, from a time when I thought my first born son was dead in an accident. There was that moment when I cried out ,"Lord, please I will give anything, just don't take my son, please let him be alive." There was also another occasion when my second son had major surgery and almost died right after. For days, I prayed and cried out for the Lord to step in and save him. His life was spared, but those moments of gut-filled anguish are indescribable. Mary lost her son. He died in the most inhuman and pain-filled way. A mother would take that for her child any day.

Mary lost her son and the world's people gained an opportunity for salvation. Was it a fair trade? Have you ever thought of what Jesus did for you and me?

In John 10:10 of the holy bible (King James Version) Jesus says, "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."

If  you are reflecting at this time and desire to have Jesus in your heart and released in your soul, tell him. That is a good place to start. If you are in a relationship with our Lord and Savior that is also awesome. I remember hearing these words many years ago and accepting Jesus into my life by opening up my heart, John 3:16, " For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life."

The significance of a father, The Holy Father and creator of this earth giving up his son's life to save others is too big a sacrifice to ignore. I am glad I accepted Jesus in my life. My walk on this earth is easier, and my burdens and lighter because he is always with me. Whenever I stumble He picks me up and sets me steadfastly on solid ground. In my sadness I can praise Jesus. In joyous times I will praise Him. In all 'times' I will praise Him!

Today I say Thank You Jesus. Thank You Mary for being his mother and Thank God that no sacrifice was too big, to give me redemption and a chance at salvation. This is Love!

Have a Holy Reflective Easter weekend.

God Bless You all.


A short brief about me: I’m a corporate business veteran, with practical experience in a diverse range of industries — Safety/ HVAC / FMCG /Industrial Equipment /and much more . Sales ,Marketing, Business Development & Coaching are combined to deliver over 30 years experience. As an entrepreneur and blogger (Dwordslayer) I’m right now living an adventure, and looking forward to the next opportunity to challenge mediocrity.
 
Find me on: Twitter https://twitter.com/DLE41 or email:dwordslayer@gmail.com

Special mention and credit to: The New Testament Church Of God, ( Youth Group and Choir Ministries )  Montrose Chaguanas. Trinidad W.I. for being a source of inspiration for this message.

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Friday, 7 April 2017

Dwordslayer 2017: Marketing and Everything


Keeping YOU in my loop!

To all my followers and readers. I appreciate your support. 2017 has been good. It has brought some challenges which can only make me stronger and maybe change my vision on what I expect for the future. This blog is import to me because you read, share and are a part of my world.

For 2017, I made a decision to try to streamline my online musings and content into different categories. Business and career categories will overlap when it comes to my blog platform, because life is not one dimensional.

There are many personal reflections on a wide range of topics which will only be published here though shared sometimes on other sites from time to time. We will see how this works and will review as we move forward.

I'm also publishing on Medium some specific posts/articles via Thrive Global and Marketing &Growth Hacking publishing sites. The stories on both are quite good and also including links to these home pages.

When I publish there I will provide a link to the articles/posts here also, so you won't miss any of my writings. I'd like to get to know my followers and if you comment or like my posts here or on any link, I will respond.

Here are some new writings I hope you will enjoy at Marketing & Growth Hacking Publication;

The Social Media Follower : Following Communication
Excerpt: "There are somethings we forget about humans when we are caught up in the latest technology blitz or hype. Not many people like to ask questions. They don’t like asking for several reasons which include the fear of sounding ignorant, dumb or stupid. Communication tools and social media channels are things which demand questions to be asked, because they change so frequently. Here are some examples of the words which ‘tripped me up’, before I asked questions and investigated their meanings;"

Understanding Blogging & Social Media : Consumer Behavior
Excerpt: "Blogging is much more than sharing stories via words posted online. “One must be keen to listen to be good at blogging, because its about a conversation.” This is my understanding of blogging from my experience. Businesses have been reaching out to have this conversation. Bloggers tell a story with their reading/viewing customers, which can help influence the decision-making process."

Failing Up: There is only one 'F' word we fear as business people
Excerpt: "To be a successful business entrepreneur, you really need to get up and get going to the next round. Sometimes a referee will halt the match, allowing one of the fighters to get help and catch his breath. Take that opportunity and breathe, the business can wait, while you regroup and focus on the next round."



Thank you for reading, interacting and sharing. I hope there is something within which resonates and inspires you today! Stay awesome :-)

A short brief about me: I’m a corporate business veteran, with practical experience in a diverse range of industries — Safety/ HVAC / FMCG /Industrial Equipment /and much more . Sales ,Marketing, Business Development & Coaching are combined to deliver over 30 years experience. As an entrepreneur and blogger (Dwordslayer) I’m right now living an adventure, and looking forward to the next opportunity to challenge mediocrity. Available for business consulting or speaking engagements internationally.

Find me on: Twitter https://twitter.com/DLE41 or email:dwordslayer@gmail.com

© Donna-Luisa Eversley and D-WORDSLAYER, 2017. All Rights Reserved







Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Choices: A woman's right to choose



When I was pregnant with my first son, my father and the father of my firstborn wanted me to have an abortion. I was almost eighteen and preparing to go to London to continue my education at my father's home. Those plans were cancelled because I choose to have my first son.

I made that choice and this year my son will be thirty. Having him was a struggle, but I made the decision because of my belief in everyone being responsible for their life and their actions. Making the decision to keep my pregnancy was hard. I had no money, no job, no support systems. I had my faith and my unquestionable love for Jesus Christ and the belief that no matter what he would never forsake me.

I was in love and became pregnant through my own actions. There are consequences to our actions. I choose to take responsibility for my actions. Pregnancy is always a possibility when engaging in sexual activity.

The Freedom to Choose


Everyone should have the right to choose how they determine their actions when it comes to their body. Though I am not in favor of abortion, its a choice a woman has to make. For men, their sexual actions do not bring a swift reprisal or condemnation, when they impregnate a woman. Society does not condemn the behavior of 'their swimmers' going into a woman and fertilizing an egg. Males in society are given a free pass when they have children with a woman and just move on to another. If he were to 'carry a belly', he would have an opportunity to walk a woman's walk. I am quite sure men would choose abortion rather than endure the bashing society feels inclined to render to women in some countries.

There is an article I read on Medium called What We Can Learn From Romania’s Complete Abortion Ban by Ilana Gordon, and it made me consider the privilege of my past choice. Let's face it, having the ability and freedom of choice is one every human being should be granted. There are some choices many will not agree with, but when a woman has to live with body changes, emotional challenges and ongoing financial and social adjustments to her life, it should be her choice.

Here is my comment after reading this article which I want to share with you;

"Hear me out on this. A woman cannot get pregnant on her own. A male sperm needs to fertilize our eggs. Therefore the safest way to ensure women don’t get pregnant is to make it a criminal offense for men to impregnate women until they are mature enough to handle their role. Yes guys, I know not all of you are bad dudes, but you need to control those sperms that leave your body and inhabit another. Actually, it should be illegal for men to not control their ‘little swimmers’. It’s their body, and I think they are responsible for what comes out!

Abortion and planned parenthood are decisions which affect an individual; mainly the person who must face body changes over nine months. If a woman’s right to choose is taken from her, this is tantamount to regurgitating enslavement of a human being. We were once considered the property of men and in some societies we still battle those shackles.

I hear many people talking about the rights of the unborn child, and I want to find out what about the rights of the children born in circumstances where they cannot be cared for. Let me see those self-righteous folks who are willing to spend on stopping abortion, but will not sign a donation card to help parents without money to feed their children.

I am not in favor of abortion, but I think its a choice each individual has a right to make. I’m not in favor of this hypocritical society which hates human life soo much, they are prepared to kill a mother for exercising her rights over her body. If you really care about human life stop trying to harm persons who are living and breathing on the outside, for making decisions on their lives.

Its time the anti-abortion folks stop persecuting women and get to the genesis of the matter. The person who makes the pregnancy get started is male. I’m suggesting take up your fight with men, and ask them to stop having sex, unless they are prepared to man up. Keep your ‘joy-toy’ covered and safe, and get some standards. Have sex with the woman you will make your wife! Boom! "

Choices can hurt forever. Choices can also lead you to the greatest happiness you can experience.

If we cannot tell a man its not okay to let your 'semen' flow or ban or jail him for his ejaculations which inflict 'change' in another human being, then the same choice should be given to a woman.

It is my personal wish that we encourage or young women and girls to value life and not lean towards the choice of abortion. This is my advice to those for and against abortion. Let the love we feel for each other  be the reason abortion stops, and not the hate felt by the judgmental harm the life of a woman. 

***My eldest son was the apple of his grandfather's eye, and is loved beyond measure by his dad.

Thank you for reading and sharing my words. They are from my own experiences and though we may not agree, do hope for understanding and respect for differing opinions.

 Donna-Luisa Eversley and D-WORDSLAYER, 2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Donna-Luisa Eversley and D-WORDSLAYER with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.