I’m a creative services specialist based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I’m a partner in SC Media, LLC where I work as a photographer, graphic designer, and web designer. I am the editor and publisher of Serenity Cafe Magazine and the forthcoming “be the Change magazine.” I also oversee the Poetry is a Verb! site.
My publishing career began in the early 1990’s with poems, essays, and op-ed pieces appearing in numerous small-press, local, and literary journals. I founded and edited the social justice publication, Infinity Forum Magazine, from 1992 to 1994, and served as managing editor for CCEQ (Carolina Christian Education Journal) from 1999 to 2001. I’ve edited the work of numerous writers through the years and published aspiring new talent on a regular basis.
I spent 18 of those years in the automotive Industry as a GSM, Sales Manager, and Finance Manager for 100+ car dealerships. I worked primarily for large franchise dealerships with a few small dealers here and there. I also spent some time in the cemetery industry and doing freelance gigs as a business and marketing consultant (writing foundational business and marketing plans and assisting companies with branding messages and advertising). I left the automotive industry in 2019 to return to creative projects full-time–and to the design and publishing work that I love.
I’m always open to comments and contact from aspiring and established artists, poets, and writers. You can find me on LinkedIn at Marissa Mullins, on Instagram @myserenitycafe, and on Twitter @serenitycafemag.
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The Meaning of Existence by Les Murray
Everything except language
knows the meaning of existence.
Trees, plants, rivers, time
know nothing else. They express it
moment by moment as the universe.
Even this fool of a body
lives it in part, and would
have full dignity within it
but for the ignorant freedom
of my talking mind.
In Broken Images by Robert Graves
He is quick, thinking in clear images;
I am slow, thinking in broken images.
He becomes dull, trusting to his clear images;
I become sharp, mistrusting my broken images.
Trusting his images, he assumes their relevance;
Mistrusting my images, I question their relevance.
Assuming their relevance, he assumes the fact;
Questioning their relevance, I question the fact.
When the fact fails him, he questions his senses;
When the fact fails me, I approve my senses.
He continues quick and dull in his clear images;
I continue slow and sharp in my broken images.
He in a new confusion of his understanding;
I in a new understanding of my confusion.
I’m impressed that you maintain multiple blogs…I can barely keep up with one 🙂
Just wanna say that this is handy , Thanks for taking your time to write this.
Thank you for the award! I’m just now posting and nominating on it….waited for the V on the A to Z Blogging Challenge.
You’re very welcome and very deserving! Blessings!
Thank you for the nomination, Marissa. I accept. I feel honored and humbled that you thought of me.
You are a talented writer.
With warmest regards,
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thank you and I wonder if quiet time is a writer’s quirk as I feel very much the same way! Loved “Teddy’s Stoddard”, quite interesting how things just sort of become from just a simple present….
Thank you so much for stopping by and reading, A.B. – I would tend to agree with you about quiet time – writer’s do seem to share that little quirk! 🙂 Thank you again! Blessings, ~Marissa
thank you so much ! <3<3
You are very welcome! 🙂
🙂 Maybe it’s just a “writer thing.” LOL
Thanks, again. I’m with you on that “cranky if not enough quiet time” thing!
Yes, I think we writers are in agreement – it’s a “writer thing.” I’m glad you stopped by and enjoyed your visit!