Untitled: Depression never lifts a finger…
Depression never lifts a finger, but rage—
So says Lavinia; sliced tongue
fingers and thumbs drawing
Praying for anger is not the same as angry prayers.
Stay focused on the places you’ll go past,
The strong follows the weak now, wobbly steps
become more sure, but the weak can
only follow for
Let the tide take the message away because
everyone hears, no one accepts—
but who will be remembered longer,
Achilles or Astynax?
I Dance the Dance of Life
Idance the dance of life like Indians dance their dance for rain
The life that I loved for 34 years left me despite my dance
I saw the life leave those doe brown eyes
I felt his cinnamon skin change from pain sensitive softness to rock hard rigor
Rainbows in my tears
Rainbows in raindrops clinging to windowpanes
Following My Dream
As a child I would act and play,
in hopes of what I would become someday.
A fireman, a cop, a doctor or dentist,
sometimes I see myself as a great pianist.
Whatever I am or whatever I am not,
I will keep on trying and I will never stop.
Hard work and determination is all I need,
to follow my dreams and to succeed.
Never give up and never take no,
I tell myself where ever I go.
I have reached graduation; I have found my way,
to be the person I am today.
My father’s love is something, I hold dear
Never will it drift, like a boat at sea
Kept in my own heart, it drowns out my fear
And though he is gone, he lives on in me
Every day I miss him, this does not fade
While time eased my sorrow, my scars remain
Two sisters’ and my mom too went away
Buried by my father, together again
All this death over eight heart-wrenching years
A family of seven, is now three
Myself, a sister and brother, our tears
God, for unknown reasons, chose my family
Therefore, dad was right when he said to me,
“God’s plan will unfold mysteriously”
Untitled: She is of my flesh…
She is of my flesh,
She carries in her, my blood.
The apple of my eye,
I hate to see her cry.
Her life may be a struggle,
Her glucose is always changing.
Four times a day she must prick,
Three times a day she must stick.
She is as tough as nails,
She is as smart as a whip.
What she does not know,
Are the lengths her daddy will go.
Her age is almost twelve,
Yet her burden is quite large.
I would relieve it if I could,
Any good father would.
My wish is to see her happy,
My dream is to see her thrive.
I want to watch her grow,
I hope that I am first to go.
That first trip my heart was racing.
When I signed the papers my dad was pacing
It was my first chance to be out on my own,
and I couldn’t wait to leave home.
When I left there were tears,
but I had no fears
Although, it was hard leaving my mom in despair,
for I was separating a pair.
My dreams were finally coming true.
I was playing softball for a Division Two.
My smile was like a radiant beam,
I was about to start living the dream.
Those West Virginia autumn-fields were nice.
For this Pennsylvania native, they would suffice.
I was so happy to be in a new place,
it was a great change of pace.
New friends were easy to make,
I knew going there was not a mistake.
I did not regret my decision at all,
I was getting an education and playing ball.
After the fall and winter,
the spring went a lot quicker.
My classes were exhausting my brain,
but my teammates and love of the game kept me from going insane.
Few finals stood between me and summer.
If I failed them it would be a bummer.
My grades finally arrived,
and I realized I had survived.
I was dying to go,
so dad and I hit the open road.
I was no longer on my own,
I was on my way home.
There Comes a Time In Your Life
There comes a time in your life
when you are care-free
and you crave for adventure
When you start to notice
how beautiful the little things in life are
When you are ready to move on
and run towards your dreams
When someone is going to tell you
that you are not strong enough
When you fall down to your knees
and wonder why life is so hard
When you look around and see
all the little things that are still beautiful
When you finally realize that
you could die at any minute
There comes a time in your life,
when you decide that there
is only one thing that will stop you
He could not look away from her eyes. They were kaleidoscope eyes, too complicated a hue to be named, encompassing every shade of blue with just a touch of gray; a storm now darkened those tumultuous depths and rain fell. Guilt ripped through him and rain wet his face, the tempest in those eyes, striking him deeper than any words. No longer could he deny the unspoken word reflected in her eyes: Goodbye.
Alone in the Night
Walking through the night,
couldn’t see a thing in sight,
my mind started to play games,
And I realized things would never be the same.
Lost in complete despair,
for I thought you would never appear,
I realized then I was not alone,
for I saw you sitting on your throne,
and now I know I will never be alone.