Please SUPPORT, SHARE or PRAY for the publication of my first of many books! Actually I would appreciate all 3! :-)

Hello Family, Friends & Faithful Supporters,

As a kid, I can’t say that I had a strong desire to be a writer. However, as I think back over my younger days, writing was never my issue; it was my English teacher’s red pen marks about my grammatical errors and run on sentences. Now, when I write all I can hear sometimes is her voice saying “Less is more”. My teenage years I can’t say were the best, but my mother always kept me grateful, so I made the best of them. My relationship with my father was a strained one, and sometimes even volatile, due to my immaturity and his chronic alcoholism. Many young males don’t get a chance to have their fathers around, but here I was with my father present, yet it felt like he was absent, because of the alcoholism. In my 20’s, the tides of my “me against the world” mentality began to calm down. I became more focused and driven to settle down and possibly establish a family. I spent those precious years in a relationship that I figured for sure would end up in marriage. However, that did not happen, and in the beginning I was devastated, but as time went on I healed mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I always tell people, getting over the break up was the easy part; it was the getting over of what I allowed to happen to myself.  When you allow someone you thought loved you, to bring down your confidence and self esteem, it will be the major blow that will bring you to your knees. The worst part about it all, is that it will leave you alone and wondering how you got there. Well enough about that, but I will say I survived thanks to family, some great friends and of course My GOD, who was there for me even through I turned my back on him because of that failed relationship. I am now a married man of one wife, and father to four wonderful children. That was a brief introduction, to let you know a little bit about me, the man, the husband, the father, the brother, the uncle, and the friend.

In 2007 during my healing period, I was invited to attend a poetry venue. At the time I had no idea that would change my life forever. I was challenged by my brother to write a poem and perform it the very next week or so, and he would do the same. Well we did it, and it started something in me that I don’t think I was quite ready for what GOD had in store. Writing poetry became my outlet, and it allowed me to vent in such creative ways. I was groomed, mentored, and befriended by a man by the name of Will Bell Jr. His instruction and  guidance was the catalyst to my growth as a writer. He always gave advice and challenged me, he never wanted anyone that he mentored to sound like him, he wanted us all to find and cultivate our own voice. His catch phrase to us was always “Be Humble,  Yet Explosive”, this reminded of my high school English teacher with the “Less is More” phrase.

I write to you all today because I have always had the desire to become a published author, and came close a few times, but then life happened. I heeded to the call of becoming a parent, and it has been such a wonderful experience, even with its highs and lows, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. With that being said, the demands of family will always be my priority, so of course I placed my dreams and aspirations on the back burner, just like any other responsible parent. However, I’ve come to realize that those days of delay did not mean denial. They were times for me to experience life and learn more about it and myself. I now find myself at a point in my life, where GOD has cultivated and stirred up in me my purpose. My purpose is to write, and my channel to the world is poetry and my life experience. However, as of lately I am constantly being placed in deep meaningful conversations with many of my fellow brothers. Sometimes I use to wonder what they see in me, to even value my opinion or advice. But I’ve come to realize that of course it is GOD leading them and its my responsibility to speak or write to them, through my life experienced lessons. I am always telling people there are many people in the world that know the Bible from beginning to end, yet lack the live experience of it.  People are becoming intolerant to scriptures that they already know for themselves, people want to know when that scripture became “alive” in your life. I don’t want to lose your attention by being too preachy, but I just needed to be honest about the soil in which my roots are planted, and where my strength and courage resides. I am such a “thinker” and sometimes I feel like I can over think things, but I know the spirit is with me.

I have a passion to help restore the integrity of men. The roles of the male creation, no matter what you believe are under attack. The emasculation of the man is one of the single greatest threats to our society. Men are so consumed with what society defines as good man, that they lose the intended purpose of what it is to simply be a Man. I am asking for you to help support my purpose, my passion and my contribution to give back to our community. I am charged to write about not only men and the challenges we encounter, but also our triumphs and achievements. As I am now a husband and father, I feel compelled to speak to my other fellow fathers and husbands. The importance of us being in the right position as leaders of our households, even if you are not under the same roof as your children, is so vital to the health of our society and more importantly our homes. In conclusion, I’ll end with this quote of mines “Having thoughts of quitting is easy and quite superficial. Try challenging yourself and tap into your natural GOD given ability to adapt and succeed”.

I am asking that if you believe in me that you will help me to develop and share my gift to the world. This will be my first publication of the many books I have in me to come. I am already looking at a publishing company, but of course I must continue to do research, so that I will make a responsible decision with your gifts of support of whatever you can, any amount makes a difference because I know it’s out love. I am asking that even if you cannot give, that you will support me in fervent prayers. I will be providing updates to you all throughout the process.   Thank you all for everything and GOD Bless!

Alve A. Campbell

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Poem: A Game called Foreplay


Only a soul that’s pure has the capabilities to Love in a manner, which can affect the laws of time,
Causing spontaneous bursts of writings in the form of rhyme,
It dam sure adds to the fire that your finer than a so called dime,
I love to move my hands across your azz like the invisible wall of a mime,
Your refreshing waters that flow, should be served on the rocks with a slice of lime,
A sip of that drink alone can have me oozing my masculine essence that looks like slime,
I want you to make this solid matter, shoots its thick vapor into the sky like it was sublime,
Is it such crime?
—— to wonder how many looks, touches and kisses it takes, to get you in the bed by nine,
Mentally all I need to see is your brain & body, flashing like a vacancy sign,
Because, I want to lay this blueprint in you and create a new architectural design,
I have a romance coupon that reads that only 2 can dine
—— On each other,
and it can’t be duplicated or passed off to another,
——- because it bears your name,
But it can only be signed with this pen, on the surface of those refreshing waters that poured out of you with the downpours came,
This passion for you runs wild and can’t be tamed,
You are that cartridge I need connected to my inner most parts, in order for us to enjoy this interactive game,
So baby these are my thoughts and I was wondering if you felt the same,
—— If so, just push the Play button!

© Copyright by Wordplay

Rock Your Natural Hair

Very inspiring article on Natural Hair, by my daughter for the college newspaper. Just thought I would share with the blog word.


November 19, 2013
Bernesia D.

Late celebrity make-up artist Ross Burton once said, “If you aren’t confident, it doesn’t matter what reflection you see in the mirror.”

Two years ago, I gave up chemical processing and the silky smooth, straight hair that accompanies it. I did what many would call “going natural,” and although my natural hair may be a bit frustrating at times, I love my kinks and curls because they are a part of who I am.
Natural hair is defined as hair that hasn’t been altered by chemical straighteners, including but not limited to, relaxers and texturizers. Natural hair, in my opinion, is the best thing ever. If I could go back in time, I would choose to go natural all over again.

Wearing your hair naturally is healthy for you in more ways than one. The hair relaxing process involves using chemicals that break down your hair to make each strand straight. This breakdown can weaken your hair, causing it to become brittle and even fall out. Natural hair, in comparison to relaxed or texturized hair, is stronger, more durable and nutrient rich. In addition, it sheds less and grows faster.

Another benefit of natural hair is its affordability. You don’t have to make bi-monthly trips to the salon anymore. Instead, all you need for natural hair maintenance is your shampoo and conditioner. Many other natural hair care remedies can be made with your everyday household items, such as eggs, honey, sour cream, lemon juice, olive oil, beer, cornstarch, avocado and even baking soda. Not only is natural hair healthier, but it allows for more hairstyles, as the strands are stronger and able to hold and maintain styles longer than chemically weakened and relaxed hair.

I made my decision to give up chemical processing two years ago, after watching the documentary “Good Hair” by African-American comedian Chris Rock. Rock visited hair salons, barber shop and laboratories to get the lowdown on weaves, natural hair and the chemical processes that many people put their hair through. At one point, he demonstrated the effects of hair relaxers using a soda can and a piece of raw chicken; when treated with a relaxer, the soda can deteriorated and a hole burned right through the chicken. I thought to myself, if a relaxer isn’t safe enough for a metal soda can or a piece of meat, then it is coming nowhere near my hair.

Nowadays, I think many girls treat their hair because natural hair is looked down upon. At first glance, a natural hairdo might look like an unkempt bird’s nest. It requires a plethora of maintenance, patience and plenty of moisture. But relaxed, straight hair is widely accepted because it looks neater and more presentable, as opposed to having wild, natural hair in your face. Relaxed hair also lets you do as you please. You don’t have to wear protective styles to preserve the delicate ends of your hair or retain its length, and you can also take it easy; you don’t have to fuss and fight with your hair to prevent frizz. Relaxers and texturizers are just the easy way out.

However, relaxed hair isn’t a walk in the park. There are two kinds of relaxer, lye and no-lye relaxers. The active ingredient in lye relaxer is sodium hydroxide, a chemical that’s also found in drain cleaners. Lye relaxers can cause scalp irritation, skin burns, permanent scarring, deep ulcerations, skin drying, irreversible baldness and even eye damage if you aren’t careful with the application.

The active ingredients in no-lye relaxers are calcium hydroxide and guanidine carbonate. Though these aren’t as potent as sodium hydroxide, they are just as dangerous if you aren’t carefully applied.

Lye or no-lye, any relaxer can burn your hair. Relaxed hair is subject to thinning, breakage, stunted growth, severe split ends and scalp damage.

In this day and age, it’s often difficult to fit in with natural hair, because society and the mainstream media pressure girls into conforming to the more accepted image of beauty. But natural hair seems to be on the rise, helping many girls learn to build self-confidence. Being natural gives you a better sense of self. No two curl patterns are alike, which makes girls realize how unique they truly are. There’s something about the uniqueness of natural hair that just makes you feel confident in who you are. Maybe it’s the fact that you’re embracing yourself entirely that makes you feel so fierce.
Many African-Americans have tightly curled hair, while many Hispanics and Caucasians have wavier locks. But at the end of the day, even if your hair is dyed, flat ironed, pressed or even curled, it’s still considered natural. There’s no need to take it to the next level by applying harmful chemicals to your head. The frustration of maintaining natural hair is definitely worth it when considering all the harmful side effects of relaxers. Rock your natural; it looks good on you.