Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Friday, October 10, 2008


I hear so much these days about female power,
And we know it is something, the hand that rocked the cradle and all...
But power my friends, is a slippery slope indeed,
And many times a trade off,
In my office, they tease me about being the silent power,
The one who is really in charge,
Largely because my job is to make sure the money is spent,
In ways that is legal and true to our mission,
Also because it is also my responsibility to weigh in on the unpopular stuff,
Like rules and is what it is,
But I know that my true power comes from who I am,
And how I try to live,
It is rooted in the fact that I know God, and truly believe,
And in the fact that I love people, and know and accept that I am loved,
Also, in the fact that I don't have to wake up every morning of my life,
Feeling as though I have anything to prove to anyone,
Or lay awake at night churning about a new way to get over on someone,
That is not necessary...
And ends up oftentimes being self-defeating,
Because Karma is truly a @#$&^,
And it always comes around,
One of the places where people try harder than any to prove,
Is within their love thang,
And I shudder at that, because I know one of the reasons that brothers and sisters,
Are struggling because there is so much show and prove,
One of the main reasons I have been able to be married so long is because I know this,
As does my man,
A woman wants loving devotion,
And a man needs loving respect,
And we both understand that to give that to the other,
In no way diminishes who we are or what we have,
But makes the thing work...
Each of us know what we are best at,
I am a task manager,
My man is a crisis manager,
We lovingly cede to the others strengths,
And sometimes ignore the others weaknesses,
It works I tell you, and lasting love and respect,
Is true POWER!

For real though!


Anonymous said...

Well alright! (a cyber high-five)

True Power comes from within and is not abused but used to help uplift others.

Gwyneth Bolton said...

and lasting love and respect,
Is true POWER!

That's so true! Great post. Truly powerful people, in my opinion, know how to use their power in ways that empower others as well. And you have that in spades, my sister. Have a great weekend!


Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

Thanks Sister Shelia,

Thanks Lady G,

Enjoy your Class Reunion...


Jennifer C. said...

Mama Deep the last bit about the relationship between you and your man, resonates so big inside my head and heart.

I really wish I lived closer to you. I need to be filled with all your wisdom. (ignore the crazy emotional girl)

'Cilla said...

I learn so much from you daily...
YOu really do not have to up front to display power, confidence, love and wisdome...
Thanks Angelia :-)


Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

Sweet Jen,
I wish you were closer to, you would be one of my girls and I could be Gmama to those children, but, it is all good, you are close to my Heart!

mama deep

Baby, it is what it is and I am what I am...

Love and Blessings!

Phe said...


Love is the most powerful state of mind!

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

Thanks Phe!


Poetic Genesis said...

I know that's right!

Glad I learned some of the most important things early cuts down on all the nonsense people go through in marriage.

Love U