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You know my hills and valleys ’cause “The world done whipped me so”

Love is a state of mind that can be practiced at any time.
Love is a state of mind that can be practiced at any time.

This love poem was written in February 2020 in response to a “Friday Fix” (Medium publication) prompt. My 50 character piece is an artistic reaction to an excerpt from “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry. It is time to see life for what it really is.

Please, ache, freeze, make

Love, trust, shove, adjust

Tune, shake, swoon, take

Bite, thrust, fight, lust


Eat, shit, cheat, quit

Plot, see, rot, be

Think, split, slink, spit

Smell, pee, sell, agree


Touch, press, smutch, mess

Feel, stall, steal, troll

Lie, guess, die, stress

All is one, one is all.


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The Friday Fix Prompt for February 21st, 2020 was:

“…Child, when do you think is the time to love somebody the most? When they done good and made things easy for everybody? Well then, you ain’t through learning—because that ain’t the time at all. It’s when he’s at his lowest and can’t believe in hisself ’cause the world done whipped him so! when you starts measuring somebody, measure him right, child, measure him right. Make sure you done taken into account what hills and valleys he come through before he got to wherever he is.”—A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry


Vivi has been writing about the process of self-realization through mindfulness and compassion since the age of six. She has dedicated her last years to helping people know themselves and live their best life. In addition, Vivi has taught around 10,000 students since 1990, and she blogs about the role of cooking at the intersection of food and self-mastery using simple recipes and copyright food photos. Subscribe to this site to stay updated with new posts on living the best life.

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You know my hills and valleys ’cause “The world done whipped me so”
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You know my hills and valleys ’cause “The world done whipped me so”
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The poem was written in February 2020 in response to a "Friday Fix" (Medium publication) prompt. My 50 character piece is an artistic reaction to an excerpt from "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry.
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