You want your voice to be heard? Don't be another sheep in the herd You want to make a difference? Look in the mirror and find what's missing You want to protest? That's fine Just leave out the crime There's already enough violence and rage Don't be the next to end up in a cage "Darkness cannot drive out darkness" As Martin Luther King Jr. once said So let's take a civil stand instead Let us be divided no more Let us not begin the next civil war Let us stand hand in hand Side by side This is true American Pride
Painted colors atop Streaks of pink and blue I can't help but stop And gaze at such a wonder It's amazing how I'm merely a speck On this painting that I stand under Pink and blue Watching them turn a different hue How they blend so seamlessly I'm awestruck as I stare dreamily Seems so surreal It's hard to fathom such a sight is real This painting has majestic splendor It's all thanks to our Creator
I couldn't see myself staring back at me It was nothing but a blank stare When I would see myself standing there It wasn't until I saw my true reflection That I saw perfection Courage and intelligence Beauty and elegance I stare with such reverence The reflection staring back at me Wasn't me, you see It was you
Warm sun Carefree fun Outside all day Enjoying the time I had to play Wandering alone in the store Deciding what item I wanted more As a kid, this was the world I once knew A world which wasn’t skewed Today, a skewed world is what we have Where differences divide us into halves Where senseless acts of violence is all we see I guess freedom isn’t so free The land that was built on diversity Sees ignorance and immaturity When someone is ridiculed and despised for being who they are Seems the end result is a death toll and a broken heart How did this world become so skewed? Is it because love has become obscured? This skewed world that’s so divided Must come together and be united Stop the madness Live in peace, love and happiness
Let me into your head space Let me listen to the thoughts your mind creates I wanna hear the gears grind I wanna know what goes on in that beautiful mind Expose to me your organized chaos Even the thoughts you find dross Show me the paths of your thought process Even if they should digress Allow me to embrace Your resplendent head space
I love you more than you know From the tip of my tongue To the depths of my soul Through the highs and the lows Together we will grow I’ll always be by your side You need not fear being alone Because I’m here to love you forevermore
Hello everyone! First, let me begin by saying thank you for showing my poetry blog some love :). I really appreciate it. I honestly didn’t expect much when I started posting my poems but I am happy it turned out well for its second day being live. I actually started this project last October but it was it ended up being on pause until this week. I just woke up Monday dead set on picking up where I left off and I am glad I did! Ever had that moment where you were in the zone and time just got away before you knew it? That was me and I’d have to say it’s been a good while since I have been that focused on something. I definitely enjoyed my time though. There’s more where these poems came from most of which are scribbled on pieces of paper (i.e. receipt paper, paper bags, etc..). It’s time to convert them to the digital age. Better late than never right?
As my blog continues to grow, I will add some backstories to these pieces of my work as they were written during my most joyous and dark times. Being introverted, I usually don’t expose myself so deeply and so quickly to just anyone but, it’s time to step out of my comfort zone a little bit. I realized that this gift wasn’t given to me for just me. I believe I am to share this poetry with others because you never know who might need to hear words of comfort or strength. The gift of poetry is one of the most intimate and priceless gifts you can give someone as it lives on forever in the hearts of those we touched.
On that note, I bid you all adieu for now but stay tuned for more to come. 🙂
Looking through the lens of a pessimist Feeling life's deficit Storms raging Emotions waging Feeling diluted Peace eluded Soul exhausted Hope halted Energy depleted Strength weakened When there is no forward motion And happiness seems like a far off notion Now is the time To rest and realign
I’ll love you in the dark I’ll love you in the light I’ll love you in the pain I’ll love you in delight I’ll love you in the imperfections I’ll love you in the mistakes I’ll love you in good health I’ll love you in the aches I’ll love you in the whole I’ll love you in the broken With these words My heart has spoken
Shackled wrist Shackled ankles Your spirit is mangled These chains that hold you down Taking you under Feeling like your going to drown Tugging and pulling With yourself, you're constantly dueling You're wondering will this battle ever end Wondering if you will ascend These chains feel hopeless But all you need to do is focus You have the power Realize you no longer have to cower Grasp for freedom Conquer the demons No longer do you need these chains Rise up And take the reins