Books, RRBC, Writing



Hello, bloggers!!

Welcome to the Alabama stop on the #RRBC BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY!! I am thrilled to have you stop by!!!

My stop’s Giveaway Prizes include these 3 fabulous items:

1)  1st Edition RRBC Anthology
2)  2nd Edition RRBC Anthology
3)  $10 Amazon Gift Card

Which do you hope to get your hands on??? All you have to do is comment below and that will get your name in the hat!!  😉

Now, for the book info…
AUTHORS:  Myself, along with many incredible authors of Rave Reviews Book Club.

GENRE:  Poetry
BOOK BLURB:  RAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER’S SOUL Anthology is a compilation of motivational, inspirational and humorous stories from some of the most talented writers of the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB. These stories and poems are meant to inspire you and lift you up at the exact moment you need it. We all know how soup warms our bodies, and there are so many different brands on the market to choose from, but for a writer, only RAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER’S SOUL will do! So pick up your literary spoon and ENJOY!



By Marlena Smith

One moment
One day
One step

One voice
One person
One chance

One breath
One life
One purpose

It only takes ONE to make a difference, to be a change, to take a stand.

Be that ONE!

Thank you so much for joining the party today! Do yourself a favor and check out the other stops along our MONTH-LONG Block Party!!! Enjoy!!!

118 thoughts on “RRBC BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY”

  1. I love the poem, One. People tend to think they need a crowd to get something accomplish and so many people don’t do anything because they feel they can’t start without help. This is in itself is a pity. We have forgotten what one person can do, forgotten that Thomas Edison lit up the world, that George Washington Carver defined the many uses of the peanut, that Mary Mcleod Bethune started a university, and that a woman named Sojourner Truth was the first woman to speak at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in Ohio and her speech, Ain’t I Woman set fire in women’s heart during the Civil War. These people and many others would never have made or changed the course of history if they had waited on a group or crowd of people.
    Thank you very much for presenting your poem One. It was an encouraging reminder for me today to keep on walking.
    Shalom aleichem,

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  2. Hi Mar!! I always love stopping by your blog, and today is no exception 🙂 What a wonderful poem. So, come on gal, when will we see a book from you?!! 🙂 I have both editions of Rave Soup, and loved your entries. I hope you get a lot of visitors today. Very best wishes with everything! 🙂

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    1. Goodness, Harmz!! Soon… I hope!! Lord knows the story is there, just can’t find the time. It keeps disappearing! LOL
      Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comments! 🙂


  3. Such a beautiful poem with a poignant message, Marlena. Thanks for sharing it with us. 🙂
    I have both Anthologies and always revisit them. It’s a wonderful collection indeed. Have an awesome Party day! And a huge THANK YOU for all that you do for RRBC! Cheers. 🙂

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  4. Hi, Marlena! Hope you are enjoying your day to party with RRBC! You know, one of the things that I love about RRBC is that so much is done to inspire and uplift. I feel honored to have found this special family. Great post and beautiful poem.

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  5. Hi Marlena. Great poem. it reminds me of the quote, ‘Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me.’ We tend to forget how much ‘one’ can do and if all the ‘ones’ merged it would be unstoppable. Nice prizes. I’ve been wanting to get the Rave Anthology for a long time now.Have a great tour day. I see John Howel ate all the snacks yet again. 🙂

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  6. Hi Marlena – thanks for sharing your poetry with us all at the RRBC Back to School Blog Block Party – very well done indeed! Hope you have had a great time – Best — MikeL

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  7. Hi Marlena. Wow, three fantastic prizes to win at this stop. And I love that you put your poem here. When are you going to put out a book of your poetry? I will be first in line to get it. I hope you’re having a wonderful day. ☺

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    1. It’s funny, Rhani… I hadn’t thought much about doing a poetry book, although that’s the escape I often turn to. After today, and all the wonderful compliments I’ve received, maybe I should start thinking about it! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!!


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