While always interested in writing and poetry, Ummi had a need to understand her youngest son and all this new generation. Her interest pushed what she wrote in a new direction as she searched for understanding and a way to help bridge what her generation had to offer to this new generation. Ummi says: " It was my strong urge and my youngest son, as well as the need to understand and aid, that results in my poetry having the tone and beat of todays rap songs. I often asked Daron, what is your generation thinking about? What is it that you all need to help you soar like you're meant to? For the longest time I just couldn't understand. Now when I write it comes through, seemingly, as messages that are given to me. I truly believe that the death of Daron, at age 19, has a lot to do with my poetry. They are messages that I need to share with the world. My poetry is based on World events."