My name is LaShawanda N. Ivey.I was born in Charlotte, N.C. I FELL IN LOVE with poetry when I was 7 years of age.The person that inspired me the most was my Grandmother Maggie Pittman. But I found poetry as my way to express myself. I hope you enjoy reading my poems. My Favorites are Egar Allen Poe, William Shakespere, Maya Angelou and the list goes on and on. I am trying to write my second book. ALL THESE POEMS MEAN A LOT TO ME.