"I live beyond that which the world tells
me is probable and most likely to happen. With a positive
attitude of gratitude, nothing can get in the way of my forward
movement. My life is one of growth, expansion, and creative
possibilities". -- Ayin Adams from We Cannot Live A
Dr. Ayin Adams is an international Metaphysician, poet, actress,
playwright, and winner of the Pat Parker Memorial Poetry
Prize and the Audre Lorde Memorial Prose Prize.
Ayin grew up in Brooklyn, New York where she
studied acting in New York City appearing in films, stage and
commercials and also traveling with stage productions. Ayin
studied speech and theater at Lehman College in the Bronx, New
York and received her Doctoral Degree at the University of
Ayin is a practitioner of the International Foundation of
Bio-Magnetic Touch Healing, a motivational inspirational
speaker, inventor, award-winning poet, scriptwriter, songwriter,
Ayin has recorded and released a series of
meditation tapes of spiritual transformation and empowerment
geared towards personal growth.
Ayin taught herself how to read and write and tie shoelaces at
age two. By age five, she was writing her poems and posting them
on colored construction paper, selling them on her street corner
in Brooklyn, for twenty-five cents. With much success, she
quickly increased her sales to fifty-cents as passersby enjoyed
her writing and poetic flare.
Ayin's writing is tender, dynamic, stimulating
and thought provoking, emotionally weaving through one emotion
to the next, leaving her readers astonished.
Ayin's most recent achievements are the
completion of "SPARE CHANGE", on the a docudrama short
film on the subject of homelessness, slated for many domestic
and international film festivals.
Maui she has been part of the International Peace Poem
Project, an effort to create the longest peace poem ever
written to present to the United Nations.
Ayin is the 1998 "Pat Parker" memorial
poetry-prize winner, and the 1999 "Audre Lorde" memorial
prose-prize winner. Ayin has been published in the "Island
Lesbian Connection" in Maui, Hawaii, "Poetic Voices of
America" Spring 1999 edition, "Women In The Moon"
publishing company, Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry Jam
Publication by Three Rivers /Crown, as well as other
magazines, books, and reviews around the world.
Ayin is a member of "The Academy of
American Poets", and "Maui Live Poet's Society",
"Christian Writer's Guild", and the "Detroit Black
Ayin believes that everyone has the wherewithal to surpass
oneself in life by suiting up, showing up, and following
Ayin M. Adams makes her home in the Hawaiian
Island where she writes daily and enjoys the beauty and nature
"CAT CAUGHT UP IN A TREE"
At times I feel like a cat
caught up in a tree.
Isolation and segregation
keeps me on the branch.
I shine like the night,
and am quick to leap
but I know not where to go.
My blackness is a perception
wherever and whenever I silently walk
others fear me, they say I am evil.
And so I sit, not knowing
whether to stay put
or slip down
into the cold
lonely land of broken dreams
Maybe if I don't move
life will go away
and leave me to my solitude
and sexuality, giving me time to think.
Startled by breezes blowing
and beckoning branches swaying
the moment of decision
demands an action
tighter and tighter I hold on!
Just as my grip loosens
I spring upwards,
not knowing where I may land
Until I feel the solid branch
between my gay and graceful