Ready to Fly by Nakia R. Laushaul

The Truth As I See It by Nakia R. Laushaul
Author’s Personal Introduction

I love the written word. Ever since I was nine years old I knew that I wanted to write. I still remember the first real novel I ever read, and the impact that novel still has over my life. Somehow, life, love, and discontentment squeezed itself in between the coils of Gods purpose for my existence. I buried my dreams. Whatever the case, it doesnt matter anymore. What is important is that I am here now and oh how happy I am to be exactly where I am, introducing myself to you. I commit to the integrity of my thoughts soulfully arranged on paper.

I know this is the first you may have heard of me, but it won’t be the last.

This is my dream, not to write poetry, but to tell stories. Stories that bruise, scab over, and finally heal as though there was never a bruise. There were so many nights I lie awake crying and thinking about what it really meant to be a woman, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a member of society, and most importantly a child of God. I thought it was insomnia (smile), but it was purpose calling out to me. Finally, I put pen to paper and I let my fingers tap incessantly across my keyboard until the joy and pain within poured out of my spirit.

I offer to you my stories in the form of poetry & prose. This is The Truth A I See It. Please enjoy.

Ready to Fly by Nakia R. Laushaul, author of The Truth As I See It

Shouldn’t I be ecstatic every time I grow? Every experience in my life enhances me, impacts me in some way. Both tiny and large, I study them all and take each one seriously. Why am I so not satisfied with just what I have? When the yearning in me keeps calling out to me disrupting my sleep, ending relationships. Some days I feel guilty, then I try to remember peace, and love, and life are promised to me and more abundantly if I do what He tells me (John 10:10). It has taken so many years for me to accept my identity and embrace my destiny. And finally run. I have no more years to waste, as I played many days away.

Most importantly I must remember, we are all living our own strategically mapped out lives. Although I want all my brothers and sisters by right by my side, that is for God to decide. Stay. Go. Stay. Grow. Stay. No, come with me. They can’t. They are not supposed to; they have their own destinies that if not today, will one day burn a purpose in their hearts and they too will run. It’s ok for them to do their own thing, which I must accept because I’m doing me and going wherever God has my love of writing lead me.

I heard a cute story. I can’t remember it all so, as I shorten it, of course I will exaggerate it and change it to tell it in my own way to fit my thoughts 😉 and my randomness. still you will get the gist..

An eagle, lost from its mother was raised by a hen. When it was small this was ok. Until one day it began to stretch out its mighty wings and its difference began to become apparent. The eagle tried and tried to fit in, it wanted to be happy clucking and pecking around the chicken ring. The chickens were happy. But every time the eagle stretched out its wings; it would soar off the ground… just a little. The other chickens became excited and tried to flap away too. Yet, they couldn’t quite get their feet off the ground, so they stopped trying of course. Now what was an eagle to do, should it soar because that’s what God gave it great wings for? Or should it stay cooped up in a coop to small with chickens that cared nothing for eagles at all. Bigger and greater it grew; til there was nothing left to do, and off to great heights it flew.

The eagle crossed paths with its mother high in the sky and all she said was “I was wondering when you were going to figure out that you weren’t chicken. You are an eagle my child.”

Peer Book Review for The Truth As I See It by Nakia R. Laushaul
Have you ever felt a heart beat on paper? Experience Nakia Laushaul’s The Truth as I See It. This talented newcomer has a distinctive voice that must be heard, offering insights on everything from love-turned-hate to the tentative joys of parenthood to all-important self-appreciation. Follow the poet’s voice as she narrates the peaks and valleys in this journey we call life. The Truth as I See It reads like magic and will leave you forever changed.
–Marguerite Benjamin Parker, author of A Debt Too Deep

Nakia R. Laushaul, author of The Truth As I See It
• Email: nrlaushaul@yahoo.com
• Website: http://www.nakiarlaushaul.com
• Follow the Blog: http://nakialaushaul.blogspot.com
• Book Intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq5T85tMQ68

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