Etiology of Quality

On Jan 14th this poem was posted on Twitter. It is Dedicated to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the family of Malcolm X, the family of Ted Kennedy, and the Obama Family.

Quality of Life is quality of one’s Mind.

Quality of Education will leave us refined

Quality of Parenting will strengthen the binds.

Quality of Endurance is an ultimate goal.

Quality of Happiness will enlighten the soul.

Quality of Love puts our hearts on the mend.

Quality of Knowledge helps us teach, learn, and comprehend.

Quality of Truth is an awesome power.

Quality of Peace is needed by the hour.

Quality of Commitment is Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream”.

Quality of his Speech motivated and lifted our self-esteem.

Quality of Loss is a masterful gain.

Quality of Hope, we must truly retain.

Quality of Relationships should be cherished to the end.

Etiology of Quality, this is where it all begins.



NLD Mom/cancer survivor

Rest Peaceful, Our Nubian Queen

Throughout our lives, we shared so much,

Conversation, Family, and Friends.

Our Nubian Queen with a magical touch,

Who shared love to the end.

Your words of wisdom opened many hearts,

You elevated our self-esteem.

It hurts to see our loved ones depart,

You will remain our Nubian Queen.

Rivers of tears, flow like a stream…

To express our hurt and sorrow.

Sleep peacefully now, our Nubian Queen,

God has granted you a better tomorrow.

Bea Fontaine, you will always remain,

Lifelong in our hearts and dreams.

Wisdom and knowledge that we gained,

It was inspired by our Nubian Queen.

Down this path, death now echoes…

She walks with a gracious gleam…

This is not goodbye, but a later Hello…

God has called home our Nubian Queen.

Dedicated to Beatrice Fontaine and Family.  Giving recognition to her lifelong mentor-ship and love she shared with family, friends and the community.