Grow

As you grow and you’re pruned, the world crashes down around you defaulting to ash.

The dust of the ones you loved and thought loved you too, all scattered into miniscule fragments.

The after glow of day knowing you are destined to live the life of a phoenix. Whats always yours has always been, and will forever be.

Leave me to my thoughts, the ones you are mad when I express…the ones you cant control. The life you think you possess and the one I behold.

Those who watch the storms come…dare I beg you, pray them away?

And whats wrong with chasing waterfalls? The rivers and lakes I know are drying up like fadded memories and things I love to forget. Hate to remember you and the summers we fell in aubile laughter created in love.

I’m pretty sure Ive exhausted myself.

January Joys of Existence

When walking after the flesh, you will constantly find all to be vanity…most done in chaos and indecency. All for naught. Nothing. At all.

I briefly found myself searching for happiness in food and drink. What soda, what beer will quench my thirst? What food can fill me to the brim of satisfaction? Which pretty girl will kiss my fears and hide my shame? How much money do I need to ease my families burdens and send me to unknown land for my magic feet? Where are the Joneses and what are we in competition for this week?

What happened in the news to make us weak? What holiday approaches so we can momentarily ignore the sorrowful time warp we call life? Who would you be if drugs had devoured you?

How dark is the Black Hole anyway?

{New} Lyel- Empath (Poetry For The World)

If you are a supporter of this blog, you know I hate being late. In any event, UK pop sensation, Lyel, dropped this awesomeness over a month ago and I am just now catching up. Please follow her on twitter @lyelmusic and visit the website www.lyelmusic.com. Lyel is an inspiration and it is always a pleasure to hear her new creations! Happy Sunday.

Nicki Minaj Recites Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’

Praise Be God! Maya Angelou was one of the most inspirational writers of our time. As an African American woman, she always offered a unique perspective and loads of philosophical wisdom. Angelou was a civil rights activist, poet, orator and an inspiration to minority women everywhere! Check out Nicki Minaj paying homage to the late great Maya Angelou at Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America, presented by A+E Networks and iHeartMedia. For more from the concert, tune in to A&E on Friday, November 20 at 8/7c. . #Salute

Thanks to The Sun

What’s the plan big Man?
Alone I journey familiar streets
The birds see me, the trees know me well
I tried to put sunglasses on
I hate walking by myself
Loneliness is all around
But I’m never by myself
The sun is always shining,even
when it’s hiding
Who needs a reason to frown?
The seasons are due to change
Any day now
Just waiting for the leaves to fall

Good Morning To The Existentialist

I was born of a loving family

I learned to walk and talk

I learned to eat and pray

I learned to write and play

I went to school and got good grades, so I could someday get into a good college

I got a boyfriend, because someday I’d make a good wife

AND THEN WHAT

I graduated high school and went to college so I could get a good job

I married my boyfriend and became a good wife

I graduated college and got a good job

I became a mom to a loving family

AND THEN WHAT

I taught my daughter to walk and talk

I taught her to eat and pray

I taught her to write and play

I made her go to school to get good grades, so someday she’d get into a good college

I told her that having a boyfriend would make her a good wife

AND THEN WHAT

Poem by JRP

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