Monday, December 18, 2017

Think Tank "The Bathroom Poem"

I sit
I think
I manifest
More than one

                      Until . . .
                                 (c) 2016

Monday, November 6, 2017

Poetry . . . My first love

Hey there my beautiful readers and lovers of poets and poetry!

You all know that I'm a Poet and now an author of my first poetry edition called "I Just Want to Write!" which was published in the year of 2014, and what a wonderful journey. That book alone brought me many joys and opportunities considering before then, it had been awhile since I'd been in the poetry world. But what some don't know is that I've always been a writer and though gratefully being a writer has always brought about new waves of things to try that had to do with my many other interests, it seems that sometimes, my other endeavors overshadow me as a poet. 

So I actually had to return my focus soulfully back to just poetry for a moment and put my stamp back where it belongs. Now, I must at admit, indulging in my other dream-goals is amazingly satisfying and it can become so easy for me to twine myself in them but, poetry is and always will be my first love. So, this is why we're here, below I wanted to share with you, the reviews from a few people who's seen me perform.  

Though I don't mind being viewed as those other thingummies, I just want you to remember what you know me for first. Poetry is first always, and I want you to keep in mind to remember: 

"Poetry is me. Therefore I am Poetry"

Until . . .

Until is one of the most thought-provoking poets around.

I have had the absolute privilege of seeing and hearing Until perform live several times now. I have two favorite living poets; Until is one of them. Her verse dances in your mind long after she's done performing it, and she always leaves me wanting more; that's the earmark of a gifted artist.
- Jason Fairhurst Wall
  • Soon to be legendary!
I have seen this young lady perform before she is awesome. Her style is not like all the poets you see today and that's what makes her so refreshing. Her poems give you a visual as if she is painting on canvas. She has to be my favorite poet of this generation, I'm sure one day she will be considered one of the greats!
Oh yeah If you don' believe me you can purchase her book of poetry on Amazon or her website.
  • -- Shaun Brown

Something To Hold On To

Until's poetry is a sensory experience. Her initial words set the table - as you sit down for the verbal feast every tone has a taste and the sweet smell of truth and wisdom. I look forward to her next engagement.
  • -- Chandra Chatmon

Spoken Elegance, Beautiful Enigma, Consummate Professional

If you're looking for a show-stopper, look no further. Until's spoken word poetry is a beautiful enigma in that it is at the same time both elegant and raw while also being intelligent and revealing. As you can imagine, this dynamic combination makes for a compelling performance.
In August 2015, my colleagues and I invited Until to be Poet in Residence for our A Poetic Uprising monthly poetry show held in Downtown Fullerton. She is a consummate professional as she is punctual, respectful of others, up front about what she will deliver and what she requires to give a good show (great lighting and decent sound equipment).
I was so impressed with her professionalism, I hired her to host one of the shows when my host fell ill. She filled in like a champ and the show went off without a snag.
The best way for anyone to understand exactly what a talented, creative, and inspiring artist Until is, is to read her words, watch her videos, and then book her for your next event! You will be ever so glad you did.
--Kim C Martin

Outstanding Spoken Word Artist

Flawless, smooth, outstanding delivery by this spoken word artist. Until No More has a distinctive style that separates her from the rest. Her words are truthful, the emotion behind them sincere. Until excels in her craft to be one of the best poetess in our time and it shows. Much continued success to Until as she continues to inspire others with her poetry.
  • -- Charles Chatmom

Depth and Authenticity
Until takes poetry and storytelling to the depths of the human psyche, where spirit and soul meet the collective unconscious. An avid writer since childhood, she brought the audience to laughter and tears in turns. She worked together with a band that backed her up and accented and improvised to her soulful words.
-- Daniel Hofmann

Hold fast to dreams...for dreams to die

I’ve had the honor to perform as a musician with “UNTIL” a couple of times. Her words are real. Her words go deep and leave a mark. You’ll remember them because you needed to hear them, to feel them, to inhale them. Go and look for her tour schedule and join her on her poetic journey. You’ll never forget.
  • -- Juergen Anthony Riedelsheimer

Powerful, thought-provoking, and moving poet and voice

I have had the privilege and honor to hear and witness Until's poetry and spoken word Her poetry is magnetic and powerful and comes from a place deep within her and echoes with authenticity. To be in her presence as she shares her poetry and her voice is an incredible experience!
  • --  Dr. Sonia Singh

Awesome Poet

I've had the opportunity to see Until perform numerous times . She is a delight to watch as she performs.Her poems are very touching and she knows what real poetry is . I would definitely go to another performance of Until No More . Applause 👏 Applause
  • -- Harmony
For Booking information
Please contact 
Alethea Reece
Black Swan Publishing
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Until It's Gone: Dreams...

I was commissioned to write this poem for the company QS Simple Treasures Greetings and Collections for their newly launched product called Dreams "Are Meant to be Lived" Oolong Tea.
Please read below and for more of my poetry and others please visit this link: Until No More .

I have aromatic wishes
Fragrant dreams of desire
My favorite flavors intertwined
Speak to my soul to become inspired

When I open the box of my
Dreams "Are Meant to be Lived" Oolong Tea
I let the smell escape to run free

Within my home

It invokes happiness
Spark ambition
As the essence of relaxation 
Continuously roam

While I sip and enjoy
the texture and the taste
of such a perfect blend

The infusion of;
Strawberries, peppermint
and who would've thought

Reeks in my senses
Reeks relentless

and leaves me 
to daydream
to chase dreams

Until it's gone.

(c) 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SOY: Save Our Youth Foundation

Ever heard of an organization called: S.O.Y. Save Our Youth? Well they have just put together a book and it's a collection of poetry that speaks out about child abuse. Written by various poets, the collection was put together to raise child abuse awareness and inform people of the danger that comes with it. All proceeds from this title goes to the Save Our Youth Foundation (SOY).

The spearhead of this project is Author and Poet David Motte better known as Mr. Metaphoria. His mission to help Save Our Youth with one action at a time. In his words:

"SOY is foundation that advocates for abused children as well as fight daily to prevent abuse from happening. Please purchase to help a great cause, to move in the steps of helping in Saving Our Youth and on top of that read some really great poetry."

#FunFact:This book features Author and Poet Until, including many other talented poets. We shared poems for the cause. Will you support?

#PoetrySavesOurYouth #DavidMotte #AuthorandPoetUntil 
#TogetherAsOneVoiceWeSpeak #IJustWanttoWrite #SOY

Monday, August 7, 2017

My Life As A Sheet

As I lie here taking on the burdens of the world
The dreams of individuals
The presentations of foundations and organizations
The business and marketing plans of enterprises and small owned entities
Soon to become entrepreneurial treasures of all nationalities.

I sing logistics, time, effort, togetherness and patience that brings about fruition
   of long-awaited cherishments for years to come to be recycled and embedded for a guide,
    a base for others to utilize ...

To later enhance what started as a beginning present and later became futuristic ideas 
     to grow into a mass of variety.

As I just lie here consuming secrets good and bad from ancient times to the most recent diaries,
 of slaves, inventors, geniuses, young boys to young girls to travelers, writers and generational notes
 of ancestors. I exude, antique to modern to contemporary form. I show the finest of calligraphy, the drawings that are to be pressed and scanned, different hand writings  done hand after hand;

Soon turned into, type that is now, known as what we call, fonts on the computers to print upon me
 and last but not at all least, I come with the highest of security, national government because I provide you with your necessities and desires, you can't buy anything without me. I am what we call paper, cheddar', green, dinero, moolah or the simple term, muhn-ee.

As I continue to lay here mesmerized by the sight of music notes like treble clef's and lyrics grammatically prepared to be put to music or an already made melody for the whole world to hear, sing and dance along to; I am nationally universal, for I soothe souls all over the world.

As I lie here with expressed dreams of many and wishes of plenty I reek ambition, drive, exuberance and vision. Feeling on subjects that may be taboo, goals and ideas of what one wants or is going to do. Mental exhaustion, words rushed in scribble, chicken scratched riddles show pages of dated progress. Though people may have said "you can't do it" or "you'll never make it", the white sheet with blue lines soulfully manifest, careful research, step by step instructions, recorded journey of my stress, though, conquering my quest still,  however exposing how I am blessed by my dream finally being made palpable.

As I lie here, I'm overwhelmed and humbled by this whole experience because I've come so far, I've had a long road. Especially when I think long ago to the beginning of my career, my very first two projects. I'll never forget it. They're one of the my greatest achievements to date. To be honest, I was nothing before all of this; I didn't even exist. My whole existence was born when my creator built the world in six days and later created the Ten Commandments to be transferred and the Bible to be printed.

As I lie here . . . I am generationally ubiquitous.
I am timeless.

My life as the sheet.

written by Until...
(c) 2017

***This poem was originally published in the book called "I Just Want to Write!" written by Poet and Author Until in the year of 2014. If you've purchase the book, then you will find this poem on page 92 but the story that goes with the poem called " A Dialogue Between Friends" begins on page 90. Thank you for all those who has purchased, read and shared.  Love Until..

Monday, April 24, 2017

What's new?

Me writing a new book that's what. Though I must admit I am simultaneously working on three and I'm just not sure which one to put out. I guess when I'm almost done with all three, my heart and creativity will speak to me and guide me in which one to release. Right? What do you think?

One book is about the steps you need to becoming an artist/entertainer/author. Another book is about my belief in God as I answer some of the questions that has been asked of me in regard to Him. The latter is a children's/poetry book.

I'm just not sure... let's vote. In the comment section let me know you're opinion:

  • Steps to becoming an artists...

  • God and I walk together....

  • Children poetry book...

Have a great day and I look forward to seeing your feedback. :)

Friday, February 24, 2017

Until's Itinerary 2017

Ep 8 Beyond The Word: THE QUEEN'S ROUNDTABLE 2017 | WOMEN OF POETRY feat. WhisperUntil, moderator Suite Franchon and invited phenom L.Y.R.I.S.P.E.C.T. Q-A with You! CALL IN (646) 716-7994. Come around the QUEEN'S ROUNDTABLE, have your intellect ignited, soul filled and heart humbled as four phenomenal women from across the country share the triumphs, challenges, and opportunities for women in poetry. The Queens' Roundtable is The Master Griot's Project annual Women's History Month Celebration.
OMG, spoken word is popping up everywhere! The Master Griot Project contends this is just the tip of the iceberg. We have not yet seen all that the word can do. Spoken word is moving beyond just public service announcements, slams, and open mics to commercials, creative edutainment campaigns and leveraging the internet of everything to produce new works and galvanize fans.
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Come. Sit. Listen to the Jewels that the Poet of Light better known as Until will give you
The Theme...
"To Be Continued" 
 Until will be guest feature on Lady Talk 101
Date: March 7, 2017
Time: 8:30pm
Author & Poet Until...
Lady Talk 101

Monday, February 13, 2017

Aunt Florie (Reignites) "Poetry 4 Every Occasion"

Hey my Simple Treasures/Black Swans: I just thought I would stop in and share something about me, poetry and another dimension. So, years ago beginning at 14 until the age of 18, I created an unofficial small business for myself called "Poetry 4 Every Occasion" and I would customize poems for people who lost their loved ones.

It was something I enjoyed but it was sad when I would have to ask questions about their beloved in order to create the poem that was needed. However, when my brother passed away, that was the last time I did customization for that area of life because it became too hard and I knew then just what they were going through as me being my own client. Because though I enjoyed making people happy with the combination of my words and there thoughts mixed with emotions and nostalgia it was also sad because it hurts to want to begin to remember that a loved one is gone and are never to return.

But, when your best friend asks you to write a poem for her family do to their recent loss, you do it, and truth be told, well, I was honored. I couldn't even believed they remembered I used to do that, as it was so long ago, and though I haven't done it in a long time, it really did come back as natural as it started. Only this time was different, I wrote the poem and then as a Poet, I was asked to deliver the poem at the repass. God blessed. They were more than happy with the poem, overwhelmed with the delivery and to top it off I presented them with an autographed poem with all of the bells and whistles. They loved it and I love them and I'm humbled, grateful and blessed.

Thank you Lord for allowing me to bless others that has always supported me. Always help where you can.

The poem is called "Aunt Florie"...
written by Until...

"Poetry is me. Therefore I am Poetry." ~Until...

#artisto #QuandaRGraves #authorpoetwriterUntil #ijustwanttowritebyUntil #PoetQuandaRGravesUntil #AuntFlorie #poetryismethereforeiampoetryUntil

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

RedShift and Until...

Hey everyone! 
Happy New Year!!!! I hope all is well and that you and your families, had an amazing Christmas and more. As for me, I did. God has blessed me again and I'm ever grateful, because only he knows if I deserve it. Well, over my break, I was invited by Dannie Hofmann who plays the "Sax" in the new group called RedShift to perform a spoken word piece.  

I have to say, this was fun and I truly enjoyed myself and every performance before and after me, which included the mesmerizing  and enchanting Paula Gabriel, the strong and powerful blow horn of Donzelle Harris, the multi-talented Shere Disraeli along with the wonderful sound of RedShift; was really live.

The piece I performed was familiar, yet a fan favorite called "Gotta-Go, Gotta-Leave." Inspired by the artist Vivian Green. I have to be honest, I was on and if you ask if I did that? I did. LOL! I was very happy with my performance, RedShift made me feel right at home.

Special shout out to Dannie Hofmann for inviting me to do what I do and appreciating what I do.
Thank you again my friends.

Let's do this again.



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I am someone who is attracted to paper and aroused by my thoughts and feelings which are connected to my pen. I am someone who is enlightened by what I and others write down and often surprised about how I and others think. I am somone who believes that I am all that my poetry speaks, all that my poetry bleeds, all that my poetry reeks, all that my poetry feeds. Poetry is me. Therefore I am poetry. Until...