Larger than Life she is;
fame, glory, more homes and money
than most can count
the ability to get folks in front of
televisions like many long to.
who once told Barbra Walters,
“I knew I was destined for greatness”
greatness she has achieved over the years!
In those red soled shoes
we have watched her
in her grow, change; her many battles with weight,
with friends that she called close to her
in her relationships
ones that didn’t appear real,
in guests that appeared on her show.
We have listened to her transformations
her phases and stages
her wisdom develp through mastery and failure
Now we hear that
the move from her usual tremendously successful slot on television
is not doing as well as the world expected on cable!
Oprah seems different to me,
the joy not quite as joyous,
somehow now different
The interview that others would have given their first born to get
that I strongly feel should have not happened so soon,
seemed tight, canned
not as real as the Oprah of days gone by.
Gayle King now working for another company back to the east coast?
Maybe she saw the changes as well.
a cable network
definately owned and backed by huge bucks
now firing folks,
now not drawing the millions that were projected.
Layoffs at O’s network
experts saying that if she gets
more of the reality shows
like other cable shows it will do better
bring more to the station…
is that what Oprah is?
Jersey Shore programming, Mob Wives
Do we want to see that?
people want to see the real
the one from days and years past
who talked from the heart,
who felt things strongly
did not attempt to “fix everything”
introduced people to real people along with the famous.
I believe that was her magic,
when she was her most
reached out to humanity
with her most
Maybe Oprah should have a show on the greats in music on her show?
Has she seen too much
become too large
in living color?
Has she stretched too far
now is not “feeling as she did with her feet out of her shoes”?
I don’t know.
Can a regular/spectacular/destined for greatness person
a woman of such power these days?
Not so sure of that one either.
one thing is certain,
Oprah is standing in a new light,
walking through a different door
the Executive Director and CEO
OWN the network.
Much different than
of walking onto the set
of an adoring audience and millions who set their clocks and their DVR’s for when her show came on, to see
Can you even imagine $312 million being put into a cable network
now hearing that folks are being fired
there cos’ it is not doing well?
20% layoff on a network
that Oprah controls?
WOW is the only word that comes to mind.
We’re talking Oprah here,
generous, and business out of the box thinking Oprah.
Seems to me
that Dr Oz, Dr Phil
those that Oprah gave starts to,
Oprah did better than well,
that the Discovery Channel
did quite well.
What in the world is happening on
What is it that folks are wanting?
Since Rosie was fired
we can assume they didn’t want her
it does make you wonder
what is it…
I don’t want another wives anywhere show,
another weight loss show,
another show of hoarders
one of terrors
or Kardashians or fake people in luck drawn instances of wealth and fame
folks are wanting the ole’ and real
shows that feature real or that entertain
allow them to relax and enjoy.
Maybe even shows that focus
on these United States
and those living here
maybe the Native Americans
Oprah developing a school there
in the Appalachians,
they will come kinda program?
she is the one who
makes the decisions
must dig deep
to find her answers.
Still waiting for her to grab that copy of
maybe she will want to give me
Rosie’s spot called
“Keepin it Real with Dr Sherry”
Dig deep Oprah…
yes you were destined for greatness.
The Creator has blessed you richly,
let go of all those things that are now
boggling your brain and your spirit
get back to that which fills you up
with laughter and splendor
that you can find your way back
to that very thing
that let the world fall in love with you.
The public sometimes
falls in love with
and places great pressure and expectations
on what they see and hear
When the lights go off, the show has ended,
they take their clothes off the very same way
everyone else does,
hang them up
throw them in the floor.
Toss and turn in beds,
and have their own difficulties
wondering how to cope,
cry their own tears of disappointment, fear, and hurts.
The scream in celebration and laugh like the child within at wonderment of success and grand joys that are theirs,
just like everyone else.
there are pressures
things that are never seen on stages and screens by the eyes of those who admire them
are their fans as they muster strength and courage that keep them on point,
on their game.
In the struggle
some at times
even lose the vision
or it becomes cloudy by the expectations
the demands and pressures exerted at tables and board rooms
letters of those wanting more
The world is a stage.
Powerful message one way or the other.
Hoping you are setting your message to your brain today,
to have a remarkable day
claim it as yours.
Outshine the sun dear ones,
you too are destined for greatness.
I still want my very own
red soul shoes
as my heart beats red
my road is red
and my soul itself
is so red with the passion of each breath I take…
I’m needin those red souled shoes, but I still think I need the ones like Little Kamryn that are made by
so my feet are on the ground!
Walk in Beauty,
keepin it real
“Oprah, I’m waiting for you! Take best care of YOU”