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A Poem for February by James Lott Jr.


A Poem for February

its still icey there

Its nice and warm here

We are in the middle of time

Next month brings such promise of rebirth and renewal

I stand in excitement until then

But I need to enjoy February

For what it is

The shortest month of the year

Black History Month

Presidents month

My sisters birthday month

And treat it with respect

Each day that arrives.


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Posted by on February 12, 2018 in Spoken Word/Poetry


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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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James Lott Jr is a Published Author

That’s right 

I have a book out!! A dream realized!! It feels so good to put out product after working on it for such a long time! Its a book of short stories.

I’ve started something called The Really Short Story Project. This book is just the first of many.

The Book is called The Really Short Story Project: 54 Stories of Micro/Flash/Sudden Fiction Volume 1. A long title for a book of short stories! Ha!

It is available on Amazon Kindle and Amazon as a paperback. Here is the link:

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Posted by on April 13, 2017 in Literary


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7 Things I No Longer Worry About

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1. I no longer worry about what people think of MY choices.

2. I let go of past actions of my parents. I see them as human beings with flaws like everyone else.

3. I Can’t control everything!! (that can be a hard one LOL)

4. I stopped worrying about when I will hit it “big”. Like what is that about. I am hitting it “big” now with being able to do what I do!


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5. I stopped worrying about failure. Its ALL part of the picture. Some things DON’T work. But the lessons DO!

6. I started to believe in my close friendships and not look for problems. So when a real issue DOES come up, its real and its handled.

7. Worrying doesn’t really help you or any situation. You have to work on learning not to worry. For some people its faith in a higher spirit or God, that helps. Others its finding grounded realism that works. Worrying just adds stress and stress can lead to a host of health problems.

My life has become freer and I want yours to be freer too!!

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Posted by on September 10, 2016 in Uncategorized


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9 Reasons I’m Happier These Days

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  1. I know better.
  2. I know that I can make it thru anything because the longer I live , I experience it.
  3. I have a great support system that I can trust.
  4. I am more comofrtable in my own skin
  5. I have forgiven everyone and everything.


6. I feel ALL emotions and that is a great release.

7.I’m FINALLY in the career I want to be in!

8. I have forgiven myself.


9. I have developed a spiritual side that guide me! (Also my garden is my safe space too.)

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Posted by on September 9, 2016 in Uncategorized


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James Will Drop A Single in 2016!

IN 2016 I will be crossing something off my bucket list! I will be working on, recording and releasing a song! Its a dream come true! I will be working on a dance song! so Stay tuned. In the meantime I have done two episodes of Afterbuzztv’s The Concert Experience recently and here they are:

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Posted by on December 30, 2015 in TV/Movies


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