Category Archives: Spoken Word/Poetry

JLJ Poetry: What I Want!

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Hello New year

This is what i want.

Lots of laughs

And not at my expense.

Lots of tears

Not because another person I love has left this earth.

Lots of wealth

In Friendships, and relationships, and familyships

Lots of good health

I would love to lose weight naturally but I will take what i can get

Lots of travel

And that can mean around to new places in Southern California

Lots of good will

I want done to me that I do to others

I want kindness, support, love, compassion, strength, courage, confidence, consistency, conflict, challenges, growth and lots of laughs.

You hear me

Lots of laughs.

Give me some funny stuff

Happy New Year, New Year

May we have a good, healthy relationship this Year! 

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Posted by on January 1, 2018 in Spoken Word/Poetry


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The Dark and the Light of Christmas

it hurts

it really hurts

i can feel you…everywhere

i wish i could see you…anywhere

I went to the store to buy you a Christmas card

Isn’t that crazy. You’ve been dead for a minute now.

I went to the store and I saw all the things you would like.

I cried at a CD of Chaka Khan. I cried at a book for Top Chef. I cried a cute sweater vest in your size.

emotions are swirling all through my head. they are drowning me.

I’m trying to come up for air

I knew this would happen but i was not prepared for it…fully

I remember all the good years we had to together. All the Christmas holidays.

I smile

I cry

then i smile again.

I still have people HERE that i need to give attention to

I still have people here to celebrate the holiday with.

I still have people here at Christmas..and some of them miss you too.

We can miss you together. The survivors.

We can love you together.

I want to be someone who is missed when i am gone.

I have to remember whether i am missing them or being with who’s left

Love is filling the room.

Love is filling my heart

Love is lighting my Christmas.


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Posted by on December 24, 2017 in Spoken Word/Poetry


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Poetry is Spilling Out of ME!

I am writing and writing so much poetry. It is spilling out of me! Some i have changed a bit and turned into songs. I am so proud of the surprise success of my Poetry book It was a labor of my life in 2016. My ups and downs and now I have decided that I will end the year with another poetry book. I am currently picking the poems to be included. This will chronicle my 2017 and its ups and DOWNS! I hope to have it out in December.

This has been a great outlet for me and getting my feelings out! I feel better personally and I hope people who pick up the books feel better too and can relate!

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Posted by on October 30, 2017 in Spoken Word/Poetry



I Work Hard For The Money!!

I Work Hard for the Money by James Lott Jr 2017

I work hard for the money!

Actually I work hard for the dream!

Actually I work for the dream!

Actually I work for the dream and hopefully it will make me money!

Money is not the reason I work for the dream.

Money isn’t the dream.

The dream is the dream but I have to make money too.

I can never forget that.

I can never forget the dream.

But I need to find ways for the dream and the money to intersect.

I feels unfair sometimes but then I remember

I’m living the dream.

To be able to dream and to work for it.

I work hard.

But it feels good and not always like work.

I make some money

Somehow I make it work.


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Posted by on August 27, 2017 in Spoken Word/Poetry


Poems From The Heart! I’m on

I started writing poetry and spoken word pieces and publishing them on here. Now I have a collection of them in Kindle and paperback form! You can go to to purchase! Here is the link:



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Green with envy

Green with jealously

The grass is greener on the other side

It ain’t easy been green

I see the pics.

I see the posts

I KNOW its of your best bits

I KNOW it can’t be all good

You must have a job

The kids can’t be that well behaved

How can you be having fun when you are shooting video of yourself the whole time

I still feel bad

What am i NOT doing right

I have bills to pay

I have a house to take care of

I’m single and can’t find a partner

I travel but not THAT much

Why do I care

It all an illusion to make me think they are better

or at least not sad

Everybody’s happy


Green in anger

Green in silence

Green and alone

Its time for some green tea to calm me down

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Posted by on March 17, 2017 in Spoken Word/Poetry


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Life changing

Life affirming



Be open to it.

It’s too unknown

Embrace it.

i just can’t

It might be good for you

It might destroy me.

my ego

my heart could get borken

my ego

my self esteem will go back down

my ego

Maybe i’ll like this job

Bye by ego

This person could be the one

Walk through it

Be present

this house could be our new sanctuary

Always do it

Maybe its time to have that baby

I will survive

I will thrive

it will work out.

It may not work out

It’s always right on time.

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Posted by on March 16, 2017 in Spoken Word/Poetry


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