Just Making Rhymes

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JMR was born in Baltimore, MD. He is the oldest of three siblings. JMR attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute then Morgan State University where he majored in Electrical Engineering. He later attended Johns Hopkins University where he received his MSEE

JMR began writing in high school as an outlet from his rigorous academic schedule. He continued his writing while in college and afterwards.

JMR was 1st published in a collection of poems entitled Twilight Musing in 2002, his contribution was a single poem called “Street Folks”. He began writing seriously in 2003 and has composed over 100 poems. These poems ranged in subject matter from love and life’s turmoil to politics and religion.

“Stolen Excepts: Love, Lust & Longing” is his second poetry book release. A 3rd book is already completed and being formatted.



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an object or design resembling a cross but having a loop instead of the top arm, used in ancient Egypt as a symbol of life.
The ankh or key of life is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol used in Egyptian art and writing to represent the word for “life” and, by extension, as a symbol of life itself. The ankh has a cross shape but with a teardrop-shaped loop in place of a vertical upper bar.

There are many interpretations of what the ankh means. One of the more popular explanations is that I represent child birth (i.e., new life). The loop represents the womb, the two extended arms represent the fallopian tubes and the remining shaft represents the male reproduction organ.

I gravitate to this definition as I believe the ankh represent the creation of life that began in Africa.

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