Get Cheekie

1 Nov

Welcome to Cheekie!

This blog was born of frustration. For years I’ve struggled with the often-futile content of women’s magazines and blogs. Where are all the magazines and blogs for smart women? Shoes and sex tips are fabulous, but we know our rivers run deeper than that.

The young women I know are intellectually curious, savvy and yes, cheeky. Cheekie blog is for women who love their lip gloss and their boyfriends, but are not defined by them. From book reviews to wellness tips and inspiring interviews, Cheekie offers substance and fun for smart women.

Beginnings are tough. First impressions are everything, or so they say. It’s been difficult to decide how to begin this blog, but last week serendipity struck. A friend inadvertantly brought a brilliant poem to my attention. I first discovered it years ago, and this was an ideal moment for it to resurface in my life. 

The Laughing Heart

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

-Charles Bukowski

My hope is that Cheekie will help to feed your laughing heart.


8 Responses to “Get Cheekie”

  1. jess r November 1, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    That was a beautiful poem, and this site seems awesome, good luck with it. I look forward to reading more!

    • Cheekie November 2, 2010 at 11:30 pm #

      Thank you Jess! It’s a great poem, indeed 🙂

  2. Jenn November 1, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

    you are marvelous! i’m sure the god’s are delighting in YOU tonight. 🙂

    • Cheekie November 2, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

      Thanks Jenn!!

  3. Jingle November 4, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    laughing is healthy,
    love your uplifting spirits.

    • Cheekie November 4, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

      Thanks, Jingle 🙂

  4. Shashi November 5, 2010 at 2:16 am #

    Great thoughts.. and you got the life head on in your words…

    “your life is your life.
    know it while you have it.”

    The true mantra to live is in the present. I liked your verse.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay

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