Away From You…

Traveling down winding roads

I think of you.

Your lips.

Your laugh.

Your scent.

I glimpse into the heavens

Asking for your protection

Every so often.

This life apart is hard on me

Though I mask it with a smile.

It’ll only be a little while…

It’ll only be just one more mile.

Highways don’t love me the way you do.

I sit,

Secluded in a box

With my thoughts to keep me company.

I can’t get used to you not here….

I deal with my hurt silently,

Wishing you were near

And inside of me is wounded

But I have to run this race or I’ll lose it all.

We’ve come so far just to be so far apart.

Needing to have my space

But mourning my sudden loss.

In the morning I awaken and I face another day.

Taking on the pavement yet I’m still so far away.

I miss you…

I just want to be hugged.

Tell me that you love me by your touch,

You dont have to say a word.

But if you want,

Whisper in my ear sweet nothings

That will make my body melt for you and fall into your bosom.

I miss you….

I just want to be loved.

And passing all these exit signs

I look for your figure around the bend.

Maybe that was your voice at an intersection crossing

Or mabye I’m going crazy once again…..

Highways don’t love me the way you do.

Equally Yolked by Eminent Endurance

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Sunny side up is how I see things, being hard with you is over easy.
I have scrambled my mind into how a woman can treat you rotten…
I know you have Benedict, meaning you have been a dick…
But not everyone is perfect
Sunny side up most just imitation.
I am offering you myself no cheesy overlay,
This is who I am,
Now how you handle me is all on you.
I advise that you treat me like a brand new fresh carton…
Separate from the others, placed delicately in your basket.
Only carrying this carton and leaving the rest behind,
Placing each part of that carton in their holder.
True love can never be colder…
Egg-knowledge who you fully want me to be,
And the end result will be a beautiful recipe.

Eminent Endurance

My Escape to Cancer

This isn’t because you’ve asked me to, it’s only because you cared.
You’ve shared the hills of my life with your own,
Staring out as clouds disappear from your balcony.
With genuine laughter we recount stories of the good ol days,
Made waves as oceans gaze at us two.
It’s you,
That has one key to unlock things no world has ever seen in me.
It’s you,
That has allowed me to explore parts of myself that I never knew.
But it’s not because you’ve asked me to,  It’s only because you were there.
As the night skies fall and we fade into our shells
I’ll think of you,
My Escape to Cancer.

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Break Out Season 2015

Its been a great year,
Counting all the blessings I received
Reminiscing on the moments
In this moment
On this Eve.
I’ve perceived so much beauty
Opportunities and doors opened.
I been around the block twice
But remained focused
On this mission given,
Placed upon my life
There’s been times where
I didn’t get it right,
But still I’m in this fight.
And in store is more
Than can dream of.
No resolution but I predict a solution
To all the madness
The sadness we’ve been through it
But peace can overshadow what we’re doing.
And so I write this piece,
To bring in 2015
Break Out Season will be the theme…

Mama Africa

“Mama Africa” is featured in the 2013-2014 San Diego Poetry Annual

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Soldiers, invite themselves into areas unwanted.

They beat them,

Hate them,
Rape them,
Deface them,
But there’s nothing to be done to erase the pain they have caused.
With each and every thrust, they touch a nerve unheard of;
In her innocence, there were no marks of sin.
Now, forever from within is an empty feeling,
Numb to the world are our mothers,
Our sisters,
Our precious little girls.
Their tears don’t reach far enough to lubricate what’s meant for love.
Wounded and scarred.
Souls charred from the burns that they’ve endured.
Prevention and protection is the only cure for our women.
Mama Africa,
Beautiful in all her ways,
Your silent cry is not forgotten.
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