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Dear Father

Dear Father,

I miss you everyday. Growing up without you has been tough. I don’t know if I became the man that you would’ve imagined, but I definitely tried to become the best man that’s possible. It’s been an obstacle. Not knowing what’s right or wrong. Grief eating at me, cracks in a song. A kid broken, with words unspoken.

I loved you with all of my heart. Though, as a young boy, I never quite valued your attention. As a teen, I felt like I needed you for ascension. Body changing, emotions phasing, and mind racing. Questions that I had. Curiosities like a fad. Man, I was so mad. I needed you! I missed you! I cried to the sky with emotions of blue. Candle after candle, I wished, and blew. Nothing occurred, nothing new.

An adult I became, and the days got easier. I was able to go on with your teachings, pushed to the front of my mind. The light shining on me, and I was no longer blind. I did the best that I could. I observed. I learned. I defeated every obstacle, and gained new knowledge. You’d be proud, I released the bondage! I know you’re always with me, dad. I’m no longer sad. My blood is your blood. I am your blood. You’re always with me. I’m accompanied, always, by your gift of red love.

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The Shield

Things we do for the souls we love. It’s hard, ya’ know?! It’s the darkening of the dove.

Atrocities fighting through the beaming light. Can you feel it? Crushing of all the gleaming might. You’re walking on a bright ladder. The atrocities now sucking on your sight. Only the hard sacrifices will matter. No circulation for the giant kite.

Pulling every direction, weakening your strength. The whole world wants cleansing of their sin. Only you can save the treasures you love. Turning off any emotions to wear the boxing gloves.

I’ll give my all to protect the beings within thy heart. Sometimes not fighting fair, yet fighting smart. The force field of a lifetime. A darkened dove – one of a kind. Quick game of chess, and the obstacles playing checkers. Rendering them speechless, while I’m giving lectures.

Protector of the vale and soldier of one. Fighting until the opposition has fallen, and I have won. I’ll give my red beating heart to make sure that my duties are done. The golden, yet darkened shield, I was destined to become.

A Discovery Of Witches TV Review

This Review contains spoilers! 🤞🏾

Season One Review

I’ve read articles and posts calling this show the new age Twilight, so I had to check it out! And sure, I can definitely see where that conclusion can be drawn – forbidden love aspect. Though, let me say, main characters Diana Bishop, is far from a Bella, and Matthew de Clairmont, is far from an Edward. I’d compare them more to Buffy and Angel.

Based off of the Deborah Harkness‘ book of the same name, A Discovery of Witches is a hidden gem. A truly spectacular show!

Diana Bishop (played by the beautiful Teresa Palmer) is our heroine and the main character of the show. Matthew de Clairmont (played by Matthew Goode) is the second main character, Diana’s heroic love interest, a very strong, and old, vampire, who will do anything to protect Diana. Okay, sounds like Twilight, though seriously, Diana is a BADASS all on her own!! Trust me!

Diana is a powerful witch, yet she has forsaken her magical side, believing that magic isn’t good and things can be done the human way. She’s also very smart. She’s a Yale college Professor of History – being a historian with a vast knowledge of alchemy and science. Her parents were murdered when she was young, and she was left in the care of her aunts, Sarah Bishop, and Sarah’s partner, Emily Mather. They’re both powerful witches as well. Actually, the Bishops (Diana’s mom side) are descendants of Bridget Bishop, the very first witch killed in the Salem Witch trials. So yeah, it’s safe to say that the Bishops are very magically adept.

The series starts off with Diana checking books out at the Bodleian Library. She checks out a certain book, Ashmole 782, which she quickly realizes is an enchanted manuscript. Once Diana touches it, the book literally brands her with a rose tattoo, and BOOM, it sets off a magical wave that supernatural creatures everywhere can feel. This manuscript is the secret to all supernatural species. So you can see why everyone is alerted and wants it. Diana puts the manuscript back, but that doesn’t stop everyone from coming after her, especially since Diana is the ONLY one who can obtain the magical manuscript.

You see what I mean? Just look at the last picture. Who wouldn’t be terrified when you have an old, vampire creeper looking at you like that.

This puts Diana in the path of her future soulmate Matthew, a vampire geneticist, and Professor of Biochemistry. Matthew instantly feels the magic that the manuscript releases. He finds out that it came from Diana, and tells Diana that she needs to watch her back, as the supernatural world will be coming for her. Matthew originally wants it for himself, because it contains information on the creation of vampires. Yet, once he meets Diana, he feels a connection with her that he hasn’t felt for anyone in centuries. It’s love, you guys!

Matthew and Diana quickly fall for each other. This leads them into being targets for the Congregation. The Congregation was formed to keep the supernatural world in line, consisting of witches, vampires and daemons.

Now, if you’re like me, you’re asking yourself what are daemons? Not much are known about them, except that they’re very creative and smart. Their power lies in their minds, as their ideas are ingenious. Besides that, they’re not immortal like vampires. Their lifespans are like humans. They’re also pretty friendly, becoming allies of Diana and Matthew. The Congregation isn’t having any of Diana’s and Matthews forbidden love, though, so they instantly go after the couple. Not to mention they want the Ashmole 782 manuscript – mostly the vampires and witches, the daemons have their own agenda.

Witches and vampires come after Diana, yet she unleashes magic that hasn’t been seen in centuries. A testament to her powers!

Look how badass she looks. Go Diana! I’ve watched a lot of supernatural shows, and this is the FIRST time I’ve seen a witch do this to a vampire!

Later down the line, we find out why Diana’s parents were murdered..and it has a lot to do with power, and Diana. They were murdered by fellow witches, by the way. This show is very good with twists and mysteries!

Towards the end of the season, Diana and Matthew are up to their necks in trouble, and this leads Diana to embrace her magical side fully, and since no other witches in her time has the power she has, she decides to travel back in time to train. This is a very rare power. Diana gets this power from her father. You see, Diana comes from two rare, powerful witch lineages, so that’s why she’s so powerful.

A Discovery of Witches is a very history informative, creative and fun show! The magical scenes are spectacular and magnificent. There’s headless witches being kept prisoner by vampires. So yeah, also pretty dark. The romantic scenes between Matthew and Diana are beautiful. Seriously, two romantic characters that can take care of themselves, if needed, is a wonderful element to see on TV! Diana is a force to be reckon with, and Matthew is the strength behind the pair!

A Discovery of Witches TV series is produced by Bad Wolf and Sky Productions and comes on UK’s channel, Sky One. Being in the US, I’m thankful that AMC decided to air the show! That’s how I watched it. It’s been picked up for a second season, though there isn’t a release date for it yet! I highly recommend that everyone checks out this show!!

If you love witches, magic, vampires, dAemons, and magical battles, this show is right up your alley. It’s informative, creative, and the scenery is breathtaking – you won’t be disappointed, trust me!

Mixture of Dreams Part Nine

Hello literary friends! Mr. Giant was ready for bed, though his bed started to suspend.

The Giant decided to ask his pal for tools, hoping that everything would be cool.

“Baa baa black sheep have you any wool?” The Giant sighed. “Yes sir, yes sir.” The Sheep replied. The Giant was ecstatic, receiving three bags full. He went back into his home, sleepy and all. Fixing his bed, tired and ready to fall. The Giant jumped into his bed, feeling very cosy. Thinking about roses, with pockets full of posies.

Away the Giant’s mind went, going round and round. His spirit soaring, all through the town. The Giant’s dreams were now stout, with his comprehensive teapot being poured out. Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite, you wonderful writers! This Giant, hopes that no one has to pull any overnighters.