An autobiography is supposed to be a recollection of your life from your point of view, however tarnished or embellished it might be. I however have no need nor want to tarnish my truth or exaggerate my truth; I only want my life to be heard by ears that are going to understand my voice. I only want my life to be seen by eyes that are going to mentally see my options. I only want my life to be felt by the skin that absorbs the essence of my struggle. I only want my life to be tasted by the mouths of those whose tongues can savor an acquired taste. I only want my life to be smelled by those whose noses inhale a nonjudgmental atmosphere. I may have lost some in my requirements for this journey that I will navigate you through. You may turn around at this very moment and wonder what guile I have to demand criteria for the mindset of an individual. But to fully capture me, fully capture the essence of me. I want your third eye to gain the wisdom of empathy, empathy for a life you may not empathize or sympathize with. I only need your mind to supersede your level of thinking in this journey.
Now, that I have told you how tall you have to be to ride this ride. I warn you to keep your hands in, your mouths closed, your minds open, stomach strong and seat belts unfastened just in case you want to jump ship , when it gets to real for you. You may proceed with caution! MY STORY IS SOMEWHERE IN MY BOOKS.
Hello I am Ms. Pantha Jones, a native of Gary, Indiana with two beautiful girls. I hope to pull my readers into every story by your hearts, minds, spirits and souls and vividly paint a picture, that you could easily visualize in your head. I'm here to write about your hustles, your lost, your happiness, your triumphs , your dreams, your nightmares, your hood, your life through sympathy and empathy.
GOD surprises me all the time with the unbelieveable talents he has given me. The strenght he has blessed me with amazes me when he pulls me up and through the obstacles I don’t think I can move out of my way. I’m a ways from where he brought me from but he’s still working on me.
My pseudonym is Ms. Pantha Jones my real initials L.R.B. No matter what name I use. Being born in Gary, Indiana will never change. G. I. aka Gangster Island was unfortunately known for being the Murder Capital. I felt like surrounded I was surrounded by death so I embraced reading at a young age and has had a thirst for written words ever since. I escaped in other peoples’ worlds by reading. Unfortunately, the books I was given to read were only temporally distractions. I decided to write about my realities in poems and short stories in the hopes that it would inform people that the Urban community needed change. Rarely did my poems and stories end in happily ever after. Never the less I felt every story needed a teller.
My world was most definitely not a Walt Disney Classic
I learned not to let trials and tribulations get the best of me, I chalked it up as learning lessons. But hard times came rapidly and frequently and my only outlets were God, and my paper and pen. In 2001 I felt God gave my pain and struggles a purpose. Writing is like therapy for me. I hope what I write is therapy or even just reassurance that someone out there is going through something similar to someone else. I also want to assist people in developing their dreams.