Friday, March 28, 2014

Invisible smiles

The moon will not rise beyond this horizon of lies
Weary eyes shall wait but still it will not
The darkness groans under the weight of the truths you once told
I sold my heart for a pound of gold that would never age as I grow old
I waited for the sun, and then the moon.
I long for you but my lips will never betray that to you.
Hidden behind a veil, I believed I could unravel you.
A powerful attraction while you played a game of distraction.
Like an elaborate scene crafted to keep me keen.
The clouds are on fire But beneath them I'm dancing,
Even in the rain there's a ray of light that leaves me smiling.
You were  just that, my oxygen in this bottomless water tank, this endless struggle to breathe.
But now the sun will not rise beyond this horizon of lies.

And neither will the memories and dreams of empty photo frames filled with invisible smiles.

-2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

These words

My thoughts, are like flashing lights across my minds sight. The silence of my words floating in a sea so bright. I would sit up at night trying to make the words sound right. This spirit overwhelms me even when I try to turn away. Like dinner on an empty tray, food for thought is what I serve your way, Quiet whispers speaking truths, touching souls, making whole. I see beyond the faces in the crowd, I hear them scream out loud. I understand the kid in the corner, I know it doesn't stay that way forever. I feel the beauty in minute details, I learn something new from all life entails. 

I learn from the words that I hear and the words that I read. Innocence grows into belief, the fire burns, keeping me warm on cold nights filled with doubt. Questions born from lessons, patience that moves mountains, dreams filled with needs. Money talks, but words are silenced, and a simple question can lead to violence. I don’t believe in the impossible, I see why, then ask why not. This isn't simply an art, its more like a battle, a fight between what’s inside, and what stares back at me in this world of ours. Daydreaming, laughing, living, one word, many emotions, all in a singular instant. I breathe in life and scribble these words. They are beautiful like a never ending rainbow of multicolored realities floating in the oasis that is, my thoughts.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Paper wings



Paper wings.
Soon. Your dreams will fill the skies.
And rain drops. A symphony of highs.
Will dance to the tune of your heart.
You're but a seed but I already feel that need.
To cradle your head and stop even your eyelashes from falling.
I've fallen into a love deeper than I could ever feel.
I look around and I imagine the stillness of our home replaced with the rapidness of your tone.
I imagine you'd remind me of myself, we would have to keep all the valuables up on a shelf.
But most of all I imagine I'd just watch you stand on your tiptoes and pretend to fly with your beautiful little paper wings and candy colored dreams while smiling like I say the funniest things.
Last week we painted the walls of your room, a joyous shade of blue.
In the morning after you had your first cry I stared at your beautiful face,
And all my fears varnished without a trace,
And this incredible joy swept through my heart,
And all I wanted to do was dream beautiful dreams without sighs,
Because you and your paper wings make me believe again.
Its like I can feel every beat of your heart pulsing with glorious faith.
Its like your lips already speak words that soothe my soul.
Fly, high, never be afraid to fall.
Your mother and I would always be there to hold you back up,
And let you go out and find your dreams in this fragile reality.
God guide you as you open your eyes to each blessed day.
Never forget your paper wings, even when all isn't what it seems.
Even when difficult skies and turbulent clouds float by.
Know that they will not last if you believe in yourself.
Already you are more powerful than I would have ever believed.
You changed me, newness personified in every second.
Its like suddenly the lights are all turned on,
And I can see again, I can breathe again.
In the morning, I look at my reflection in the mirror and I see you.
Its been an incredible journey so far.
For seven years, we've been dreaming of the day you would hold our fingers in your tiny palms.
At night, I pray for you and your mother.
It wasn't always easy but God blessed her with the strength to take every step.
Sweltering heat and bumpy roads, were no matter because we had each other,
And we had you, and that always made everything better.
I still miss our long walks when you weren't ready.
Trying to guess which one of us you would look like.
She believed in me when not many did,
And I'll believe in you for as long as my heart beats,
And we'll teach you to love just as much as we'd be stern when you do wrong.
We'll always love you and you'll always be a piece of us no matter where you go.
So fly, rise,  with your beautiful paper wings and all those candy colored dreams.
And find true joy, peace and happiness and all it brings.