Libbydocious Is Thinking Out Loud Musically
I am Elizabeth A. Irving (Libby/Libbydocious)Poet/Author, and I'm proud to say this is my Debut CD of original poetry and original music. The name of my company is LibbydociousINK/Slamm'n & Jamm'n. If you would like me to recite Poetry With A Flair at your party or event, for Bookings call (925) 439-9676 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, my CD will make great stocking-stuffers, and gifts for all occasions. The recipient of such a wonderful gift will love you to pieces. I want to Thank God for giving me this talent, and I am using it to the best of my ability. I have recited my poetry at many venues: LaPena Cultural Center (Berkeley,CA) Kimball's East (Emeryville,CA) TR's Bar and Grill (Concord,CA) Hilton Hotel (Concord,CA) Sheraton Hotel (Concord,CA) Yoshi's/Jack London Square (Oakland,CA) Marriott Courtyard (Emeryville,Ca) Marriott Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center (Oakland, Ca) Anna's Jazz Island (Berkeley, CA) numerous private parties, church weddings and other church events. I was the opening act at many of the venues for my sister's shows (The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol). I never imagined, in a million years, I'd be reciting poetry in front of big crowds. My sister told me to never say what I couldn't do, and that was the best advice. I'm glad God gave me my Mother. My Mother is the force behind my success and she inspires me to do better. What would I do without her? The poem 'Brown Skin-Bea' was tailor-made for my Mother. Every word in the poem is true, because they were said throughout the years. From the time I was a teenager, until I became a grown woman, my Mother spoke of her childhood and teenage years, growing up in the deep South. Now, I thank my Mother, everyday, for giving me her unique brand of inspiration. My Mother exposed me to church at a very young age, and I loved going. To me, the best part of church service are music and the choir singing. I didn't begin writing poetry until I was forty years old, so I'm proof positive that it's never too late to reach for and attain your dreams and goals. Writing poetry helps me tap into my innermost feelings, and be able to share them without being afraid. Yes, fear of what other people thought of me stopped me from moving forward. I had to go around that barrier, because I know what I like. I realize I can't please everybody, but I continue to reach out to touch people in a positive way. I leave it up to the individual who reads my material to interpret it the way he/she sees fit. Producing this CD was a wonderful experience, and I love every poem on it. The music takes my poetry to another level, and I hope you enjoy listening to it. 'I must humbly say that words fall short in attempting to describe Libby's Writings. They are simply GLORIOUS!! For example, the poem 'My Prayer For You-The Gifts That God Has Given Me' is on my refrigerator to Nourish our Souls just as the food in the fridge is meant to Nourish our Bodies. So, all of Libby's poetry is a Conduit for reminding us of all the Good Things and Blessings that are meant for us to embrace. The poetry of Libby is alive! It reaches deep down in your Soul, and connects with the essence of Love, Joy, and Vitality that resides there, all too often,dormant...until those Poetic Words, of Libby, act as the Provocative Conduit that can awaken our memories about 'The promises of Life' and, as well, ignite the fire/flames of passion to Share: to rise to give..to pass on this living-Blessing, Through Reading...to others' Dr. Mona Scott, Artistic Director, Berkeley Black Repertory Theater.