LiteraryAward.com Winner, Monique A. Williams (Closed)
Emma Southee, VJ Ancona, Jennifer Welker, Cindy Lambert
Monique A. Williams, Winner of The Bryant McGill Literary Award
"For her unique literary style, which conveys an effective and important social commentary, and for her dedication to raising awareness for neglected, yet vital issues."
~ Bryant McGill
Momowilly knew forever that writing was her calling. As a child, she kept journals regularly, cutting her soul with a pen and bleeding her feelings onto paper. Her offbeat sense of humor and outrageous intelligence made her a hit with classmates and nemesis of most teachers. She knew she was different when she was assigned a book report in the first grade and she chose her favorite, Judy Blumes Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, while everyone had picked Harold and the Purple Crayon. A textbook Gifted child, school bored her so she challenged herself in private reading constantly and paying close attention to pop culture, melding the worlds of the hip and nerdy. Growing up with Archie and the gang, she appreciated the blue humor of the Worlds Dirtiest Jokes and the wholesome charm of The Baby-sitters Club. She became friends with Omar Tyrees Flyy Girl Tracy, and wept with E. Lynn Harris Raymond. She heard when McCall hollered and saw a Brave New World with Huxley.
With her uncanny abilities to relate to and understand human behavior, momowilly became everyones confidante and advisor, squelching her own fears and disappointments. These tales have molded momowilly into the author she is today. Drawing inspiration from people rather than situations, she creates worlds where we can effectively enter the minds of strangers. In the end, we realize they arent strangers after all. They are our family, our friends, our co-workers, our neighbors, ourselves. momowilly allows us to gain a better understanding of human nature by putting the truth in our faces. Taking off the blindfold is the first step.
"Its tha real" by Monique A. Williams
AIDS and BABIES AIDS and BABIES Theres nothing out there but AIDS and BABIES Maybe thats what we should tell em The kids wanna shake their laffy-taffy They wanna fall in love with a stripper They getting slizzle on that goose Theyre dying to Theyre just dying Thinking how cool it is to get it How grown theyll be when bedded Because they see it all on the TV The idiot box shows them reality? But they dont see the real What? AIDS and BABIES! AIDS and BABIES? Because thats really the end of the show Just cut to the chase and let em know We all listened to every tune Promising us the stars and the moon We wanted to bump and grind Our parents got busy with Prince and the Time They were our soundtrack growing up Teaching us that was the way to grow up Getting someone to slide inside Or being the slider inside For what? AIDS and BABIES? AIDS and BABIES? Maybe BABIES with AIDS? BABIES with AIDS? You probably cant even hear me Thinking you really aint tryin to hear me You know about that sh*t And it aint got nothing to do with you He pull out, she got kids so she clean And youll just continue to do it And end up with AIDS and BABIES AIDS and BABIES You took a chick out last night, huh? Whatd you do? Oh, went to the movies, went to grab a bite to eat, Thats it? No, I put it down and gave it to her so sweet! Really? So you got AIDS and BABIES? No, shes safe As safe as knives with toddlers? Or did you think she told you the truth? I met this fine a** nigga on the job last night Thats it? No, he takin me shopping from the job I did last night Really? So you got AIDS and BABIES? No, we was safe As safe as playing in traffic? Youd trust your life in the hands of another? Someone you dont know, a brand new lover? Sounds great Like getting AIDS and BABIES AIDS and BABIES I mean, who wants to have all this sex So you can be on Maury coming up next Its your 5th show trying to find that daddy You dont remember dude name who drive that caddy Cant pay your light bill, phone bill, rent Bought new hair, thats where your check went Kids are in the dark, crying, starving But you sitting around waiting for Marvin Trying to get him to come through Maybe hang around a bit Fling him the ooka bit So he can gi you some loot And youll end up with more AIDS and BABIES AIDS and BABIES Sounds like a song thatll never be Because no one wants to hear the real They turn a deaf ear, it's truly a pity Ignorant people say Ignorance is bliss Unless you start a situation with a kiss For you to entrap yourself in a web Of lies and deceit Because all they really wanna do is Give you AIDS and BABIES AIDS and BABIES AIDS and BABIES Dont make it your story
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